Ninth Sunday after Trinity
29 July 2018
“And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth,
so that when it fails they may receive you
into the eternal dwellings.”
St. Luke 16.9
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 Mr. & Mrs. Kris Wineinger in honor of Hannah and John’s baptismal birthdays.
Please pick up your January—June contribution statements on the back table in the Narthex. If there are any questions, you may contact Stacy in the parish office at 812-232-4972 between 12-3pm Tuesday-Friday. Thank you.
Remember to take home your Bulletin and Parish News each week to use as a reminder of events at Immanuel, and as a resource for Daily Prayer. If you must be absent from Divine Service, use the Parish News as posted on the website for the weekly Psalm and daily Scripture lessons.
During the hymn to depart, please turn and face the processional crucifix as it leaves the Nave. If you are leaving through the south side door after the service is over, wait until the procession and hymn are completed to depart, remaining in your pew to sing the hymn. Only those exiting through the Narthex should leave the pew, as they follow the procession. Thank you for your attention and reverence for God’s Word. Pastor Sutton.
Equipping the Priesthood of all Believers Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: Contemporary Worship, Song of Solomon, Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus Gives the Lord’s Supper and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
We are in need of singers for the Adult Choir! Several members have moved away since the spring. Rehearsals begin Sunday, August 19 from 9:45-10:20am. Wednesday rehearsals begin September 5 from 7-8:30pm. Please let Kantor know of your willingness to sing!
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.