Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
1 September 2019
The Lord Lifts Up the Lowly
“And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (Genesis 4.1–15). For unlike Abel, Cain’s offering did not proceed from a heart that revered and trusted in the Lord. Thus, the lowly tax collector who prayed, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” was the one who went down to his house justified before God, not the respectable, outwardly righteous Pharisee who trusted in himself and his own good living (St. Luke 18.9–14). “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” The one who penitently despairs of his own righteousness and relies completely on the atoning mercy of God in Christ is the one who is declared righteous. For Christ died for our sins and rose again the third day (1 Corinthians 15.1–10). Therefore, “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Martha Galenski in memory of Stanley Galenski.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the letter to the Hebrews.
Fall Bible Sale Concordia Publishing House is having a fall Bible sale with a savings of up to 33% on selected books and other items. A sign-up sheet is posted in the parish center with a booklet describing the items on sale. Please get your orders in soon. Sale ends September 30. Make checks payable to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church.
Adult Choir Rehearsals resume Thursdays at 7pm. We welcome new singers to join us. Please let Kantor know of your willingness to sing.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 29.17–24; 2 Corinthians 3.4–11; St. Mark 7.31–37
Hymns: 797 – 820 – 912 – 578 – 637 – 923
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] Ephesians 6.10-24; 1 Kings 16.29—17.24
[T] Philippians 1.1-30; 1 Kings 18.1-46
[W] Philippians 2.1-30; 1 Kings 19.1-21
[Th] Philippians 3.1-11; 1 Kings 21.1-29
[F] Philippians 4.1-7; 1 Kings 22.1-53
[S] Philippians 4.8-23; 2 Kings 1.1—2.25
Hymn of the Day or Month I Will Sing My Maker’s Praises (bulletin)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.