Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
15 September 2019
Jesus Is Our Good Samaritan
The Law cannot help us or give us life. Rather, it confines everyone under sin as wounded and naked before God (Galatians 3.15–22). So it is that two figures of the Law, the priest and the Levite, passed by the injured man on the side of the road (St. Luke 10.23–37). Only the promised Seed of Abraham can rescue us and make us righteous before God. Only the Samaritan, our Lord Jesus, had compassion. He came down to us in our lost and dying condition, pouring on the oil and wine of the Sacraments. He placed us on His own animal, bearing our sin and brokenness in His body on the cross to restore us. Jesus brought us to the inn, that is, the Church, and gave the innkeeper two denarii, that His double forgiveness might continue to be ministered to us. In this way the Lord, by whose Law we are torn and stricken, heals us and revives us by His Gospel and raises us up with Himself on the third day, that we may live in His sight.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Danielsen in memory of Aiden Adam Bays.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, next week continuing study at Hebrews 12.1-2, “All Eyes on Jesus”: Hebrews appeals to the imagination of Christians by painting a vivid scenario of them as runners in a race with the support of an appreciative crowd of spectators, and with Jesus, the only runner who has reached the end of the race.
Matins is prayed (LSB 219) in the sanctuary Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am. 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 sanctuary at 8:30 am, this study meets Wednesday morning at 9 am in the Parish Center, currently studying 1 Samuel 1.1-20, “The First Trip to Shiloh: Hannah asks Yahweh for a Son”: Hannah, wife of a Levite, unable to have children, nevertheless remains faithful to the true God. She stands in the long line of faithful women in the Bible who are blessed with the miracle of a child where before there was none, culminating in the Savior of us all, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.
Private Confession and Absolution is this Thursday, 5-6 pm in the Sanctuary. Enter via the Narthex and wait for any penitent already in the sanctuary. See Lutheran Service Book p. 292 for the rite that is used. Contact Pastor Sutton if you have any questions or need to arrange another time.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Proverbs 4.10–23; Galatians 5.16–24; St. Luke 17.11–19
Hymns: 793 – 713 – 941 – 602 – 544 – 895
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] 1 Thessalonians 5.1-28; 2 Kings 10.1-36
[T] 1 Timothy 1.1-20; 2 Chronicles 22.1-12
[W] 1 Timothy 2.1-15; 2 Chronicles 23.1-21
[Th] 1 Timothy 3.1-16; 2 Chronicles 24.1-27
[F] 1 Timothy 4.1-16; 2 Kings 14.1-29
[S] 1 Timothy 5.1-25; 2 Kings 15.1-38 (St. Matthew, Evangelist)
Hymn of the Day or Month The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace (580)
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.