Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
13 October 2019
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. Eric Crucitti in honor of their twenty-sixth wedding anniversary.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, next week studying Hebrews 12.18-29, “Access to Heaven for People on Earth.” Hebrews compares and contrasts the present theophany of God through Jesus and His blood in the Divine Service, anticipating its full manifestation at His second coming, with the historical theophany to Israel at Mount Sinai. God now speaks His better Word of grace and pardon, through the voice of Jesus and His speaking blood.
Matins is prayed (LSB 219) in the Nave on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am. The congregation is always welcome. Park in the Swan Street parking lot and enter through the rear door.
Coffee Break Bible Study After Matins in the Nave at 8:30am, this study meets Wednesday morning at 9am in the Parish Center, currently studying 1 Samuel 2.12-17, “Eli’s Sons and Their Sins”: In contrast to Samuel, the “good-for-nothing” sons of the High Priest Eli sin against God and the Law of Moses.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study “United in Christ: A Bible Study on Marriage and Family” is Wednesday at 7pm. “United in Christ: Preparing for Christian Marriage” published CPH, will be provided (one per family) with a free will donation.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Deuteronomy 10.12–21; 1 Corinthians 1.4–9; St. Matthew 22.34–46
Hymns: 904 – 708 – 581 – 555 – 402 – “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.