Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
17 October 2021
Jesus Invites Us to His Wedding Feast to Receive Abundant Righteousness
The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner … Come to the wedding feast” (St. Matthew 22.1–14). But many reject this invitation in favor of worldly pursuits. And so the call goes out to others, both the good and the bad. For the wedding invitation is not based on the qualifications of those invited but on the basis of the merits and work of Christ. The feast is free: “He who has no money, come, buy and eat … delight yourselves in rich food.” (Isaiah 55.1–9). Those rejecting the Spirit’s work shall experience God’s wrath and judgment. Those who are not clothed in Christ’s righteousness shall be cast into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us therefore seek the Lord while He may be found, for He will have mercy upon us. Let us redeem the time, being filled with the Spirit, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5.15–21).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Martha Galenski in memory of Raymond Hubbard and Mr. & Mrs. William Pieper.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center.
One God, many gods College students are exposed to many faiths while on campus. Our study this semester provides an opportunity to learn about the religions of the world through the lens of Christianity This week’s lesson is Mormonism. All college students are welcome to join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Parish Center for dinner and discussion.
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All Saints’ Day Divine Service will be Monday, November 1 at 7pm. Please submit your loved one to be named during the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed by completing the bulletin insert or contact the office at 812.232.4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Bach Cantatas Lutheran Public Radio streams an appointed Bach Cantata uninterrupted at 2pm and 9pm on Sundays. This week’s cantata will be BWV 180 “Adorn Yourself, O Soul.” You can listen at lutheranpublicradio.org, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod and on the LPR mobile app.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 1.1—2.3; Ephesians 6.10-17; St. John 4.46-54
Hymns: TLH 470 – 655 – 834 –671 – 668 – 661
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] St. Mark 4.1-41; Isaiah 43.1-13
[T] St. Luke 13.1-35; Isaiah 41.1-20
[W] St. Matthew 13.31-58; Habakkuk 2.1-20
[Th] St. Matthew 16.1-20; Isaiah 63.1-19
[F] 2 Corinthians 3.10—4.18; Isaiah 64.1-12
[S] 2 Corinthians 5.1-21; Isaiah 5.1-7
Hymn of the Day or Month O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold (TLH 260, insert)
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.