Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
10 October 2021
Jesus’ Incarnation Secures for Us Life, Forgiveness, and Healing
The Lord does not require us to ascend to Him; in mercy He descends to us (Genesis 28.10–17). The ladder in Jacob’s dream was not for climbing; it was the means by which the Lord came to bless Jacob. This event finds its fulfillment in Christ who descended from His throne to save and bless us. By His incarnation He is the eternal bridge between heaven and earth. “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (St. Matthew 9.1–8). The Lord was present in the flesh to absolve the paralytic. Jesus also healed and restored this man’s body. “For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation” (Small Catechism). The Lord still has power on earth to forgive sins. In holy absolution He raises up the new man (Ephesians 4.22–28) and bestows the healing medicine which will bring about our resurrection on the Last Day. Thus we say with Jacob, “This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Genesis 28.17)
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Eric Crucitti in honor of their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center.
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 Confucianism and Daoism. 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 email@example.com today.
Fifth Annual Brat Trot is this 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 brattrot.itsyourrace.com
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 55.1–9; Ephesians 5.15–21; St. Matthew 22.1–14
Hymns: 940 – TLH 260 – 636 – 672 – 689 – 919
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 John 1.1-10; Nehemiah 1.1-11
[T] 1 John 2.1-17; Nehemiah 2.1-20
[W] 1 John 5.1-9; Nehemiah 4.1-23
[Th] 1 John 5.10-21; Nehemiah 8.1-18
[F] 2 John 1-13; Nehemiah 9.1-38
[S] 3 John 1-14; Zechariah 8.1-23
Hymn of the Day or Month Praise the Almighty (797)
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.