Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
06 October 2019
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. Kris Bilyeu in memory of their parents.
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 2.1-11, “Hannah’s Prayer”: The first of four major poems in 1 Samuel, all of which are united by one theme, the anointing of kings, pointing to the future Messiah, or “Christ” (anointed one). This hymn is strikingly similar to St. Mary’s Magnificat at the Annunciation of Our Lord.
Sanctifying Your Childrearing with the Word of God Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: The Book of John, Responding to Roman Catholic Proof Texts, The Lord’s Prayer, The Patriarch Abraham and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
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.
[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.