St. Michael, Archangel
29 September 2019
St. Michael, Archangel
The name of the archangel St. Michael means “Who is like God?” Michael is mentioned in the Book of Daniel (12.1), as well as in Jude (9) and Revelation (12.7). Daniel portrays St. Michael as the angelic helper of Israel who leads the battle against evil. In Revelation, St. Michael and his angels fight and defeat Satan and his angels, driving them from heaven. Their victory is through Christ’s own victory over Satan in His death and resurrection, a victory announced by the voice in heaven: “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come” (Revelation 12.10). St. Michael is often associated with Gabriel and Raphael, the archangels who surround the throne of God. Tradition names St. Michael as the patron and protector of the Church, especially as the protector of Christians at the hour of death. On September 29 each year, the Church gives thanks to God for His protection of His angels, and for their faithful service in announcing and defending the Holy Gospel, forever pointing us to Jesus Christ and His Word.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. William Davis in honor of John and Peter’s birthdays.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, next week studying Hebrews 12.3-17, “Participation in God’s Holiness.” The members of the Christian congregation are depicted as students who are instructed by God and trained by Him with His word, so that they can run the race of faith with endurance.
Matins is prayed (LSB 219) in the Nave on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am. The congregation is always welcome. Park in the Swan St 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.
Little Lambs Hayride and Bonfire Little Lambs (all children, infants to 4th grade) and their families are invited to a hayride and bonfire on Saturday at the Wineinger’s home from 3 to 6pm. Hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please RSVP to Erin Wineinger or Karie Sutton.
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] Titus 3.8-15; 2 Kings 20.1-21
[T] Philemon 1-25; 2 Kings 21.1-26
[W] Hebrews 1.1-14; 2 Chronicles 1.1-33
[Th] Hebrews 2.1—3.19; 2 Chronicles 35.20—36.10
[F] Hebrews 4.1—5.14; Jeremiah 22.1-30
[S] Hebrews 6.1-20; Jeremiah 25.1-14
Hymn of the Day or Month
Sunday (St. Michael): Lord God, to Thee We All Give Praise (insert)
Through the week (Trinity 15): What God Ordains is Always Good (760)
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.