Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
30 August 2020
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. and Mrs. Kris Wineinger in honor of Hannah and John’s baptismal birthdays.
GivePlus Mobile App No checks or cash? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel with the GivePlus mobile app. Simply download the app and set up a one time or recurring gift. Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device.
Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins, followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study will also be live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
Calling All Singers! Adult Choir rehearsals are at 9:45am in the Parish Center, with Thursday evening rehearsals beginning in September. Please let Kantor know of your willingness to sing!
Please join us in supporting Wabash Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center’s Annual Fundraiser “Taking Back the Family…the Heart of it All!” This year’s fundraiser will include a virtual banquet with Client Testimonies and Year Overview from Executive Director, Sharon Carey, which can be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erG3fPZKLeg. If you would like to support this worthwhile organization in 1) Strengthening survival rates of at risk babies; 2) Training parents; 3) Protecting children in the womb; and 4) Helping teens and parents develop healthy relationships; please contact our church office and fill out a contribution card. All contributions are confidential and the church secretary will simply collect your sealed envelope and deliver it to the Wabash Valley CPC office on September 15, 2020. Thanks!
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.