Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
26 August 2018
“‘Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor
to the man who fell among the robbers?’
‘The one who showed him mercy.’
And Jesus said to him,
‘You go, and do likewise.’”
St. Luke 10.36-37
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. Dave Morge in memory of Roy and Renee Greenwood.
Email Addresses If you have a new email address, or have not shared your email address with the Church yet and would like to be included in future congregational announcements made via email, please send your address to Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org
Martyrdom of St. John the Baptizer is this Wednesday, August 29. Divine Service is at 10:30am.
Calling All Singers! The Adult Choir is an enjoyable way to participate and enhance the musical life of our parish. We are looking for more singers to help in this important proclamation of the Gospel at Immanuel. Rehearsals are Sunday from 9:45-10:20am. Wednesday rehearsals begin September 5 from 7-8:30pm. Please let Kantor know of your willingness to sing!
Children’s Catechesis and Youth Planning All parents of children in Saturday morning catechesis are expected for the parent’s meeting at 9am next Saturday, September 1. Following this meeting at 10am is YPI Planning meeting for this year’s youth activities, all parents of YPI youth please come to take part.
Brat Trot 2018 is now less than two months away, on Saturday, October 20. Plan to attend and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Share the website, www.ielcth.org, with your friends and family and encourage them to participate.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Proverbs 4.10–23; Galatians 5.16–24; St. Luke 17.11–19
Hymns: 790 – 713 – 737 – 602 – 544 – 895
Prepare for the Martyrdom of St John the Baptizer (Wednesday at 10:30am)
Revelation 6.9-11; St. Mark 6.14-29
Hymns: 750 – 518 – 756 – 936
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 (Martyrdom of St. John the Baptizer)
[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
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.