Eighth Sunday after Trinity
02 August 2020
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.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Dr. & Mrs. Frank Acker in honor of their fifty-second wedding anniversary.
Welcome Reception and Pantry Shower Join us after Divine Service for a reception and pantry shower to welcome Vicar Harris.
Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins (Morning Prayer), followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study will also be live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
Mark your Calendar to attend Divine Service for the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, August 15 at 10:30am.
2nd Quarter 2020 Finance Report:
Amount needed to meet operating budget: $69,719.76
Contributions made toward operating fund: $55,129.50
Immanuel did receive a “PPP Loan/Grant” which is not included in the above figures, but was God’s gift to cover our shortage. Please remember to support the ongoing work of the Gospel happening each week here at Immanuel.
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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.