Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
16 September 2018
Then Jesus came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
St. Luke 7.14
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.”
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist—September 21
The lessons are Ephesians 4.7-14 and St. Matthew 9.9-13.
Collect: O Almighty God, who by Thy blessed Son didst call Saint Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same, Jesus Christ…
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Danielsen in loving memory of Aiden Adam Bays.
Private Confession and Absolution is Thursday from 5-6pm. Enter the Nave through the Narthex and depart through the south side door through the Parish Center. Vespers is prayed at 4:30pm prior to Confession.
Mark Your Calendar to attend Divine Service commemorating St. Michael, Archangel on Saturday, September 29 at 10:30am. 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.
Brat Trot 2018 is on Saturday, October 20. Plan to attend and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Share the website, www.brattrot.itsyourrace.com, with your friends and family and encourage them to participate.
Grace, Faith, Scripture, and Christ Alone Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week’s teachings include: The History of Celibacy & the Priesthood, Marriage Vows, Jesus the Catechist, the Book of Lamentations and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
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.