Ninth Sunday after Trinity
18 August 2019
The Steward’s Shrewdness Sanctified
“The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness” (St. Luke 16.1–9). The steward’s shrewdness is praiseworthy for two reasons. First, he knew the master would be merciful. He trusted that the master would honor the debts he forgave in the master’s name. In the same way, though we have squandered our heavenly Father’s possessions in selfishness and sin, Jesus is the Steward who has canceled our debt, knowing that His forgiveness will be honored by the Father because of the holy cross. Secondly, the steward was shrewd in using oil and wheat to provide for his earthly welfare. So also do these earthly elements aid us when pressed into heavenly use in the anointing of baptism and the wheat of the Lord’s Supper. Those who have the Sacraments will have an eternal home when their earthly home fails. These provide us aid in times of temptation (1 Corinthians 10.6–13). For the Lord is our strength and a shield to all who trust in Him (2 Samuel 22.26–34).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Dr. & Mrs. Frank Acker in honor of their fifty-first 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. Make checks payable to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Esprit mailing on Friday at 10am.
Calling All Singers Adult Choir rehearsals have resumed on Sundays 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.
YPI Swimming Party The Wineinger family has invited Immanuel youth and families for a swimming party at their home at 4600 E. White Avenue, Terre Haute, 47805 on Sunday, August 25 at 3:30pm. We will also plan youth events for the year. Please come with fun activity and fundraising ideas for the year. Please bring $1 for pizza, and fruit, veggies, or dessert to share.
Sunday School Rally Day is September 1. CPH has developed a new curriculum and materials we are excited to introduce to our youth and we need teachers. If you are able to teach, please contact Janet Crucitti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanctifying Your Yard Work with the Word of God Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: Defending Boyhood, The Holy Spirit & the Sacraments, Jesus Heals a Blind Man, The Gospel of Mark and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Jeremiah 8.4–12; 1 Corinthians 12.1–11; St. Luke 19.41–48
Hymns: 766 – 608 – 607 – 909 – 639
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] 2 Corinthians 8.1-24; 1 Kings 3.1-28
[T] 2 Corinthians 9.1-15; 1 Kings 4.1-34
[W] 2 Corinthians 10.1-18; 1 Kings 5.1-18
[Th]2 Corinthians 11.1-18; 2 Chronicles 3.1-17
[F] 2 Corinthians 12.1—13.13; 1 Kings 7.1-51
[S] Galatians 1.1-24; 1 Kings 8.1-66
Hymn of the Day or Month One Thing’s Needful (536)
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.