Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
26 September 2021
Jesus Calls forth Life from Death
A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life meet face to face at the gate of the city (St. Luke 7.11–17). Filled with compassion, Jesus comes into direct contact with our mortality in order to overcome it. He touches the coffin and speaks His creative words of life, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Jesus does what is neither expected nor requested. For through Christ, God the Father “is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think” (Ephesians 3.14–21). Jesus bore our death in His body that we may share in His resurrection. Even as Elijah stretched himself out three times over the Zarephath woman’s son (1 Kings 17.17–24), God stretched Himself out over us in the threefold application of His name in the baptismal water, breathing new and everlasting life into us. “To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Dr. Bill & Dr. Colleen Davis in honor of their children.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, continuing the study of St. Luke 9.
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 Sikhism. All college students are welcome to join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Parish Center for dinner and discussion.
St. Michael, Archangel Divine Service is Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm. The Divine Service includes the Blessing of the Nursery Roll. Parents and relatives with children age 4 and under are invited and encouraged to bring their child forward for the blessing, as we implore God to continue His gracious love and protection for our children.
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.
This Week on Issues, Etc. Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s subjects include: Being a Lutheran Vicar During the Cuban Revolution, Responding to Today’s Woke Worldview, Caring for Caregivers, Congregational Singing and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Fifth Annual Brat Trot is Saturday, October 16. See Brad or Kara Cress if you can volunteer to help. Register to run online at https://brattrot.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9493
Prepare for Next Sunday
Deuteronomy 10.12–21; 1 Corinthians 1.4–9; St. Matthew 22.34–46
Hymns: 875 – 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 7.1-28; Jeremiah 37.1-21
[T] Hebrews 8.1-13; Jeremiah 38.1-28
[W] Hebrews 9.1-15; Jeremiah 32.1-44
[Th] Hebrews 9.16-28; Jeremiah 39.1-18
[F] Hebrews 10.1-34; Jeremiah 29.1-23
[S] Hebrews 11.1-16; Daniel 1.1-21
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.