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The flowers gracing the sanctuary are given to the glory of God in memory of loved ones & in joyous celebration of the 325th anniversary of our beloved Church by the Safay family.

Please join us for a reception in the Parish House immediately following this service!

Consistory meeting next Sunday, November 3, 2 PM


A Mighty Fortress is Our God
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.  Ps. 46:7

1. A mighty fortress is our God, 
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He amid the flood 
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe 
Doth seek to work us woe-- 
His craft and pow'r are great, 
And, armed with cruel hate, 
On earth is not his equal.

2. Did we in our own strength confide, 
Our striving would be losing,
Were not the right man on our side, 
The man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?  
Christ Jesus, it is He-- 
Lord Sabaoth His name, 
From age to age the same, 
And He must win the battle.

3. And tho this world, with devils filled, 
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed 
His truth to triumph thru us.
The prince of darkness grim, 
We tremble not for him-- 
His rage we can endure, 
For lo, his doom is sure: 
One little word shall fell him.

4. That word above all earthly pow'rs, 
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours 
Thru Him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go, 
This mortal life also-- 
The body they may kill; 
God's truth abideth still: 
His kingdom is forever.  Amen.

TEXT: Martin Luther; translated by Fredrick H. Hedge; based on Psalm 46

The Church's One Foundation
I lay...a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation. Isa. 28:16

1. The Church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is His new creation
By water and the Word:
From heav'n He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her,
And for her life He died.

2. Elect from ev'ry nation,
Yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With ev'ry grace endued.

3.'Mid toil and tribulation
And tumult of her war,
She awaits the consummation
Of peace forevermore;
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.

4. Yet she on earth hath union
With God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with Thee.  Amen.

TEXT:  Samuel J. Stone

 

 

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