Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church, Iola, WI

Sermons, Devotions, and News from Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iola, WI

December 2016

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Redeemer Lutheran Church, Iola, WI  Chancel during Advent

Sunday, 4 December – The Second Sunday in Advent

Sermon Text:  Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon Theme:  “The Time of Fulfillment Has Begun”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #106, “On Jordan’s Bank the Herald’s Cry”

View the bulletin here..

 

Wednesday, 7 December –  Midweek Advent Vespers, St. Ambrose of Milan, Pastor and Hymnwriter

Sermon Text:  Luke 1:26-38

Sermon Theme:  “The Savior of the Nations Is Coming Home”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #90, “Savior of the Nations, Come”

View the bulletin here.

 

Sunday,  11 December – The Third Sunday in Advent

Sermon Text:  Matthew 11:2-11

Sermon Theme:  “The Coming of the Coming One Gives Us Cause to Rejoice”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #107, “When All the World Was Cursed”

View the bulletin here.

 

Wednesday, 14 December – Midweek Advent Vespers, Daniel the Prophet, observed

Sermon Text:  Daniel 6:1-28

Sermon Theme:  “God Is the Living God, in Whom We Trust”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #69, “The God of Abraham Praise”

View the bulletin here.

 

Sunday, 18 December – The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Sermon Text:  Matthew 1:18-25

Sermon Theme: “The Prophecy Is Fulfilled to Be Our Hope: Born of a Virgin, God Is with Us”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #111 – “When Sinners See Their Lost Condition”

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Wednesday, 21 December – Midweek Advent Vespers, St. Thomas the Apostle

Sermon Text:  John 20:24-31

Sermon Theme:  “Jesus Goes After His Straying Sheep”

Chief Hymn:  “Ye Sons and Daughters of the King”

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Saturday, 24 December – Christmas Eve

Sermon Text:  1 John 4:7-16

Sermon Theme: “Our Love Is Generated by the Incarnation of the Son of God”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #129, “I Stand Beside Thy Manger Here”

View the bulletin here.

 

Sunday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Sermon Text:  John 1:1-14

Sermon Theme:  “We Have Seen the Glory of the Eternal Word”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #123, “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come”

View the bulletin here.

 

Saturday, 31 December – New Year’s Eve 

Sermon Text:  Isaiah 63:7-18

Sermon Theme:  “At the End of the Old and the Beginning of the New, We Praise God for His Mercy and Petition Him for Redemption”

Listen to an audio (.mp3) recording of the sermon here.

Chief Hymn:  ELH #160, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

View the bulletin here.

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