Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
8 September 2019
Faith Comes from Hearing
A man who was deaf and therefore also had an impediment in his speech was brought to Jesus (St. Mark 7.31–37). In the same way, all are by nature deaf toward God and therefore also unable to confess the faith rightly. For “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Jesus put His fingers into the man’s ears, and He spat and touched His tongue. Even so in Holy Baptism, water sanctified by the words of Jesus’ mouth is applied to us; and the finger of God, that is, the life–giving Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3.4–11) is put into our ears in the hearing of the baptismal Gospel. Jesus’ sighing “Ephphatha” opened the man’s ears, and his tongue was loosed to speak plainly as Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah, “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book” (Isaiah 29.18–24) So also, He who sighed and breathed His last on the cross for us has given us to hear and believe in Him and has opened our lips that our mouths may declare His praise.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Scot Mullins in honor of Kole and Mackenzie’s baptismal birthdays.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the letter to the Hebrews.
Lutheranism in the Public Square Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: Suffering, Equipping Families to Use the Hymnal at Home, An Introduction to the Koran, Scripture in the Divine Service and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
Prepare for Next Sunday
2 Chronicles 28.8–15; Galatians 3.15–22; St. Luke 10.23–37
Hymns: 579 – 580 – TLH 267 – 566 – 876 – 683 – 822
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] Colossians 2.1-23; 2 Kings 4.1-44
[T] Colossians 3.1—4.18; 2 Kings 5.1-27
[W] 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10; 2 Kings 6.1-23
[Th] 1 Thessalonians 2.1-20; 2 Kings 6.24—7.20
[F] 1 Thessalonians 3.1-13; 2 Kings 8.1-15
[S] 1 Thessalonians 4.1-18; 2 Kings 9.1-37
Hymn of the Day or Month My Soul, Now Praise Your Maker (820)
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.