Published on November 10th, 2014 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: November 16th, 2014
On Sunday, November 16th, Pastor Nathan finished his sermon series in I Samuel. In this passage we again see how God’s Word was fulfilled. Worship services on Sunday were at 8:30 and 11:00 AM.
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: 1 Samuel 31
 Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.  And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.  The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was badly wounded by the archers.  Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and mistreat me.” But his armor-bearer would not, for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword and fell upon it.  And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him.  Thus Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor-bearer, and all his men, on the same day together.  And when the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley and those beyond the Jordan saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their cities and fled. And the Philistines came and lived in them.  The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.  So they cut off his head and stripped off his armor and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to the house of their idols and to the people.  They put his armor in the temple of Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.  But when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,  all the valiant men arose and went all night and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.  And they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh and fasted seven days.
Hymn of Adoration: # 38 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 648 My Jesus, I Love Thee
Hymn of Response: # 242 Not All the Blood of Beasts
Dismissal Hymn: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever (4)
Additional Readings: The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Full Liturgy for November 16th, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of I Samuel
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)