Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
27 September 2020
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 Mr. & Mrs. Scot Mullins in honor of Mackenzie and Kole’s baptismal birthdays.
St. Michael, Archangel Divine Service is Tuesday 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.
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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.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Proverbs 25.6–14; Ephesians 4.1–6; St. Luke 14.1–11
Hymns: 954 – 557 – 587 – 617 – HS 852 – 585
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 The Will of God is Always Best (758)
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.