Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
03 October 2021
In Life and Death, Christ Fulfills The Law of God
The Pharisees ask a Law question. Jesus asks a Gospel question. The Pharisees seek to test Jesus in His own words. Jesus seeks to “test” them in the saving reality of who He is as the Messiah (St. Matthew 22.34–46). The Law requires you to “fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul” and to “love the sojourner” (Deuteronomy 10.12–21). Failure to keep the Law perfectly brings judgment. On the other hand, the Gospel brings the grace of God given by Jesus Christ, that you may be blameless in the day of His return (1 Corinthians 1.1–9). Jesus is David’s Son, yet David’s Lord, true God and true man. He is Love incarnate, who fulfilled all the demands of God’s Law on our behalf, that we might be saved from the Law’s condemnation and sanctified in the Gospel’s forgiveness. Thereby we see that “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1.9).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Kris Bilyeu in memory of their parents.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, continuing the study of St. Luke 9.
One God, many gods College students are exposed to many faiths while on campus. Our study this semester provides an opportunity to learn about the religions of the world through the lens of Christianity This week’s lesson is Shinto. All college students are welcome to join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Parish Center for dinner and discussion.
GivePlus is changing to Vanco Mobile. All current participants in online giving through GivePlus will be receiving an e-mail from Vanco in the near future with instructions. You can download the new, free, Vanco Mobile App at Google Play or Apple App store. If you have set up recurring gifts, no action is required. Those recurring gifts will continue to be made as scheduled.
Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet is Tuesday, October 12 at Rose-Hulman. Dinner is free and includes a free will donation opportunity to the CPC. Immanuel is hosting a table. Please join us. Contact Barbara Seliger at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday, October 10.
Fifth Annual Brat Trot is Saturday, October 16. See Brad or Kara Cress if you can volunteer to help. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors. There are three races: Beer Challenge 5k; Regular 5k; and the 1 Mile Walk/Run. Register to run online at https://brattrot.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9493
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 28.10–17; Ephesians 4.22–28; St. Matthew 9.1–8
Hymns: TLH 317 – 797 – 942 – 746 – 607 – 977 (“I Will Sing My Maker’s Praises”)
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] James 3.1-18; Ezra 4.1-24
[T] James 4.1—5.6; Haggai 1.1-15
[W] James 5.7-20; Ezra 5.1-17
[Th] 1 Peter 3.1-14; Ezra 6.1-22
[F] 1 Peter 3.15-22; Ezra 7.1-28
[S] 1 Peter 4.1—5.14; Ezra 8.1—9.15
Hymn of the Day or Month Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart (708)
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.