PO Box 128, Brandon, SD 57005-0128 Sunday Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 10:30 am • Coffee Fellowship 10:30 am

Sunday, November 8th Bulletin – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Beaver Valley Lutheran Church
26214 484th Avenue   PO Box 128 Brandon, SD 57005-0128
web site: www.beavervalleylutheran.org   Pastor: Greg Johnson  cell #605-940-5875
e-mail: bvlc@alliancecom.net    Ph. 605-582-3504   Fax: 605-582-3035 

Welcome! We are glad you are with us today!!
“If you do not have a church home, you are welcome here.  If you would like become
a member, contact any member or the church office.” 

Sunday, November 8th, 2020; 9:30 am            Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost



Sharing of the Peace


Call to Worship
Leader: We get ourselves so caught up in the hectic world around us. O Lord, be with each of us as we gather this day for worship. L: Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead.
P: Find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed.
L: Clear the chaos and the clutter
P: Clear our eyes that we can see
ALL: All the things that really matter. Be at peace and simply be. AMEN.

Opening Hymn                            Christ, Be Our Light             ELW#715 (vss. 1, 2, 3 &5)

Prayer of the Day (All)
O God of justice and love, you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

 First Lesson                                                      Amos 5:18-24                               Dan Feeken
18Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord!
Why do you want the day of the Lord?
It is darkness, not light;
19as if someone fled from a lion,
and was met by a bear;
or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall,
and was bitten by a snake.
20Is not the day of the Lord darkness, not light,
and gloom with no brightness in it?

21I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
22Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
I will not look upon.
23Take away from me the noise of your songs;
I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
24But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Second Lesson                      1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. 15For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. 16For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Children’s Lesson                                                                   Brittany Gerovac

Gospel                                 Matthew 25:1-13
(Response after the announcement: Glory to you, O Lord.)
[Jesus said to the disciples:] 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9But the wise replied, ‘No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ 10And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ 13Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”
(Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, O Christ.)

Sermon                                          “I am Thankful for You”                      Susan Kruse

Hymn of the Day                               All Are Welcome                ELW #641 (vss.1, 3 & 5)

Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
   creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
    who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    born of the virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and was buried;
    he descended to the dead.
    On the third day he rose again;
    he ascended into heaven,
    he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
    and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body
    and the life everlasting. Amen. 

(During this time of pandemic, both children’s and adult offering baskets are placed at the entrance of the sanctuary so that gifts can be given directly, without physical contact)

Prayers of the Church

Lord’s Prayer


Three-fold Amen  

Closing Hymn                     For the Fruit of All Creation                   ELW # 679                                                                                         
Sending:              P:  Go in Peace, Serve the Lord
                                    C: Thanks Be to God!         


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