Ninth Sunday after Trinity
09 August 2020
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. Michael Latta.
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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 this Saturday, August 15 at 10:30am.
Please remember to take home your bulletin each week as a guide for Daily Prayer and a reminder of upcoming activities at Immanuel.
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.