Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
22 September 2019
The Cry of Faith: Lord, Have Mercy
The ten lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (St. Luke 17.11–19). Their condition cut them off from God and others. So also do the works of the flesh cut us off from God and others. “Those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5.16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, “Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy,” eagerly seeking His good gifts. Jesus said to the lepers, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. So too, we walk by faith and not by sight, being confident of Jesus’ help before we see any evidence of it, trusting that Jesus’ cleansing words of forgiveness will restore us to wholeness in the resurrection. Let us be as the one leper who returned to the true High Priest to give Him thanks and glory. For Jesus bore our infirmities in His sacrifice at Calvary. His words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4.10–23).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Rick Todd.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, next week with a guest presentation on LCMS Theological Education and Mission Work in Kenya by the Rev. Dr. Walter Steele. The study on Hebrews will continue on October 6.
Matins is prayed (LSB 219) in the Nave on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am. The congregation is always welcome. Park in the Swan St parking lot and enter through the rear door.
Coffee Break Bible Study After Matins in the Nave at 8:30am, this study meets Wednesday morning at 9am in the Parish Center, currently studying 1 Samuel 1.21-28, “The Second Trip to Shiloh: Samuel is Given to Yahweh”: Hannah fulfills her vow to Yahweh, and brings Samuel. “All the days that he lives he is dedicated to Yahweh,” she says. Samuel begins a lifetime of faithful service to the Lord, in contrast to the rise and fall of future kings of Israel which will be raised up during his lifetime.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Esprit mailing on Friday at 10am.
Education and Edification Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: Pastoral Care for Members with Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Christ’s Victory, Jacob’s Dream, The Ordination of a Minister and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Daniel 10.10-14; 12.1-3; Revelation 12.7-12; St. Matthew 18.1-11
Hymns: TLH 257 – “Lord God, to Thee We All Give Praise” (insert) – 716 –639 – 621 – 520
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 Timothy 6.1-21; Isaiah 6.1-13
[T] 2 Timothy 1.1-18; Amos 7.1-17
[W] 2 Timothy 2.1-26; 2 Kings 16.1-20
[Th] Titus 1.1-16; 2 King 17.1-23
[F] Titus 2.1-14; 2 Kings 18.1-37
[S] Titus 2.15—3.7; 2 Kings 19.1-37
Hymn of the Day or Month From God Can Nothing Move Me (713)
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.