Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
22 August 2021
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 Dr. & Mrs. Frank Acker in honor of their fifty-third wedding anniversary.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, continuing the study of St. Luke 9.
Calling All Singers! The Adult Choir is an enjoyable way to participate in 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. Please also consider if you have family or friends who enjoy music, or those who have not been present with us recently, who you could invite and encourage to join us. Sunday rehearsals have begun from 9:45-10:20am in the Parish Center. Thursday rehearsals begin September 9 from 7-8:30pm. Please let Kantor know of your willingness to sing! Thank you!
Calling All Instrumentalists! If you play a musical instrument, we would welcome your participation with our current instrumentalists (trumpets, trombone, baritone, flutes, violin, and clarinet). There are opportunities to play in groups, with the choir, and with the organ. Please let Kantor know if you can help us in this important work at Immanuel.
Old Theology, New Technology Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: Stewardship, Jesus Teaches Nicodemus, the book of Lamentations, 5th Century North African Bishop Augustine and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Please take home your bulletin and Parish News each week to use as a guide for your daily prayer at home and as a reminder of the weekly schedule at Immanuel.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Revelation 6.9-11; Romans 6.1-5; St. Mark 6.14-29
667 – 750 – 518 (s. 1, 24, 3) – 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] 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.