Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
25 October 2020
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 Mr. & Mrs. Kris Bilyeu in memory of their parents.
YPI will be hosting a Reformation celebration after Divine Service today with apple strudel and ice cream. Please join us!
Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins, followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study is live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page. Currently the Study is at 1 Samuel 26, David spares King Saul’s life in the wilderness of Ziph.
Euchre Game Night and Chili Cook Off Saturday, November 7: Sign up to make your chili and vie for the title of best chili at Immanuel! Tasting begins at 6pm. Bring your change to vote for your favorites. Euchre tournament and other game play will begin at 6:30pm with prizes awarded at 8:30pm. Sign up outside the church office or on the insert. $5 suggested donation for attendance at this YPI hosted fundraiser.
All Saints’ Day and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated during Divine Service next Sunday. As part of that service, we wish to read the names of those who received the ministry of our congregation during their last days and who received a Christian burial. Please send those names of your immediate relatives to be included on this list and your relationship by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office before Tuesday, October 27.
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.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Revelation 7.9-17; 1 John 3.1-3; St. Matthew 5.1-12
Hymns: 677 – 670 – TLH 589 – 672 – 674 – 671 – 676
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.