Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
04 October 2020
Whoever Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted
“Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence” (Proverbs 25.6–14). Rather, take the lowest position at the table. Humble yourself before Him. For your place is not for you to take but for Him to give. Conduct yourself with all lowliness and gentleness, bearing with one another in love (Ephesians 4.1–6), that the King may give you glory in the presence of those at the table with you. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (St. Luke 14.1–11). Is this not the way of Christ? He is the one who took the lowest place, who humbled Himself even to the point of death for us. He is now exalted to the highest place at the right hand of the Father that penitent believers may be exalted together with Him in the resurrection. To the humble at His Supper He says, “Friend, move up higher,” giving you His very body and blood for your forgiveness that you may ascend to take part in the great wedding feast which has no end.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Rick Todd in memory of their parents.
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Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins, followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study is live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page.
Property & Grounds Work Day Saturday, Oct. 10 at 9:00 am. Able-bodied men are needed to assist moving the pews to make room for changing light bulbs in the Sanctuary. Please consider joining us. Many hands make light work.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Deuteronomy 10.12–21; 1 Corinthians 1.4–9; St. Matthew 22.34–46
Hymns: 904 – 708 – 581 – 555 – “I Trust, O Christ, in You Alone” (972)
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] Hebrews 11.17-40; Daniel 3.1-30
[T] Hebrews 12.1-17; Daniel 4.1-37
[W] Hebrews 13.1-25; Daniel 5.1-30
[Th] James 1.1-26; Daniel 5.31—6.28
[F] James 2.1-13; Ezra 1.1-11
[S] James 2.14-26; Ezra 3.1-13
Hymn of the Day or Month Seek Where You May to Find a Way (557)
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.