2014-11-16 — I'm but a Stranger Here, Heaven is My Home

Pentecost 23/Saints Triumphant:
Date: November 16, 2014

Theme: I’m but a Stranger Here, Heaven is My Home

– Isaiah 52:1-6

– ( Pastor John Hein )

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 197 : Where Wilt Thou Go since Night Draws Near Hymnary.org link
WS 766 : Sing with All the Saints in Glory Hymnary.org link
TLH 660 : I'm But a Stranger Here Hymnary.org link
TLH 54 : Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13

Theme: I’m but a Stranger Here, Heaven is My Home

Isaiah 52:1-6

The Lord‘s Coming Salvation

52:1 Awake, awake,
put on your strength, O Zion;
put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city;
for there shall no more come into you
the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Shake yourself from the dust and arise;
be seated, O Jerusalem;
loose the bonds from your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.

For thus says the Lord: “You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” For thus says the Lord God: “My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing. Now therefore what have I here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail,” declares the Lord, “and continually all the day my name is despised. Therefore my people shall know my name. Therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here am I.” (ESV)