Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
20 September 2020
Anxious Bondage vs. Confident Trust
“You cannot serve God and money” (St. Matthew 6.24–34), for they require two contrary forms of service. Worry is the worship given to the false god of mammon, an unbelieving anxiousness and focus on the things of this world. Faith is the worship of the true God, a confident trust that He is a loving Father who will care for all of our needs in both body and soul. The widow of Zarephath served God— that is, she believed the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah that the bin of flour would not be used up nor would the jar of oil run dry (1 Kings 17.8–16). He who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will certainly provide for our daily needs. For He has already provided for our eternal needs, clothing us with Christ’s righteousness in Baptism and feeding us His body and blood for our forgiveness. With such confidence we are liberated from worry and freed to do good with our material resources, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Galatians 5.25–6.10).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Danielsen in memory of Aiden Adam Bays.
Mark Your Calendar to attend Divine Service commemorating St. Michael, Archangel on Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm. The Divine Service includes the Blessing of the Nursery Roll. Parents and relatives with children age 4 and under are invited and encouraged to bring their child forward for the blessing, as we implore God to continue His gracious love and protection for our children.
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Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins, followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study is live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page.
Prepare for Next Sunday
1 Kings 17.17–24; Ephesians 3.13–21; St. Luke 7.11–17
Hymns: 755 – 758 – 618 – 818 – 619 – TLH 407
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] Titus 3.8-15; 2 Kings 20.1-21
[T] Philemon 1-25; 2 Kings 21.1-26
[W] Hebrews 1.1-14; 2 Chronicles 1.1-33
[Th] Hebrews 2.1—3.19; 2 Chronicles 35.20—36.10
[F] Hebrews 4.1—5.14; Jeremiah 22.1-30
[S] Hebrews 6.1-20; Jeremiah 25.1-14
Hymn of the Day or Month What God Ordains is Always Good (760)
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.