Eighth Sunday after Trinity
11 August 2019
Beware of False Prophets
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (St. Matthew 7.15). Deceit has its strength in masquerading as the truth. False prophets speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord (Jeremiah 23.16–29). They deny the judgment of the Lord, speaking peace to the unrepentant, when in truth there is condemnation and wrath. “You will recognize them by their fruits” (St. Matthew 7.20). The “fruits” of a true prophet are not outward righteousness or success but faithfulness in proclaiming the Word of the Lord. This is the will of the Father in heaven, that pastors take heed to the flock, the Father’s adopted ones (Romans 8.12–17), warning them against the wolves and their lies, and shepherding the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For indeed, the cross is that good tree bearing good fruit—namely, the body and blood of Christ, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.
St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord – August 15
Remember this day in your daily prayer at home. The lessons are Isaiah 61.7-11; Galatians 4.4-7; and St. Luke 1.46-55.
Collect of the Day: O God, who has taken to Yourself the blessed Mary, mother of Your only Son: Grant that we who have been redeemed by His blood, may share with her the glory of Your eternal kingdom; through the same, Jesus Christ…
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Faith Fenner in remembrance of her fifty-second wedding anniversary.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the pericopes for the Sunday of the Church Year. The study of the letter to the Hebrews resumes in September.
Fall Bible Sale Concordia Publishing House is conducting their 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, 2019. Make checks payable to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church.
Calling All Singers The Adult Choir resumes rehearsals next Sunday, August 18 at 9:45am, with mid-week rehearsals beginning Thursdays at 7pm in September. We welcome new singers to join us. Please let Kantor know of your willingness to sing.
Sunday School Rally Day is September 1, 2019. CPH has developed a new curriculum and materials we are excited to introduce to our youth and we need teachers. We will have a Sunday School teachers meeting at 10am next Sunday (August 18) in the Church library to go over our schedule and the new materials. Everyone interested in teaching Sunday School is encouraged to attend! If you cannot attend, please contact Janet Crucitti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord Divine Service is Thursday at 7pm.
Prepare for Next Sunday
2 Samuel 22.26–34; 1 Corinthians 10.6–13; St. Luke 16.1–9
Hymns: 902 – 536 – 714 – 617 – 730 – 758 – 726
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] 1 Corinthians 12.1-31; 2 Samuel 19.1-23
[T] 1 Corinthians 14.1-40; 1 Chronicles 21.1-30
[W] 1 Corinthians 15.1—16.24; 1 Chronicles 22.1-19
[Th]2 Corinthians 1.1-24; 1 Chronicles 28.1-21
[F] 2 Corinthians 2.1—3.3; 1 Chronicles 29.1-30
[S] 2 Corinthians 6.11—7.16; 2 Chronicles 1.1-13
Hymn of the Day or Month In God, My Faithful God (745)
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.