Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
14 October 2018
Then the king said to the attendants,
“Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness.
In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
For many are called, but few are chosen.
St. Matthew 22.14
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).
St. Luke, Evangelist—October 18
Remember this day in your daily prayer. The lessons are 2 Timothy 4.5-15 and St. Luke 10.1-9.
Collect: Almighty God, who calledst Saint Luke the physician to be an Evangelist and physician of the soul, heal, we beseech Thee, all the diseases of our souls by the wholesome medicine of Thy Word; through Jesus Christ…
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Eric Crucitti in honor of their wedding anniversary.
Private Confession and Absolution is Thursday from 5-6pm. Enter the Nave through the Narthex and depart through the south side door through the Parish Center. Vespers is prayed at 4:30pm prior to Confession.
Fall Tuesday Evening Class: Everyone wants to be successful, especially in terms of spiritual things. Do you want to be more at peace amidst an ever-changing and chaotic world? Are you anxious about the future? Do you just wish things in your life were a little more consistent? Whether we admit it or not, everyone desires these things. So come, join us on Tuesday nights and begin to form the “8 Habits of a Highly Successful Christian” – our new eight week class on Christian piety beginning Tuesday, evening October 30. Reserve your book (cost is $12) for the class with the Parish Office.
Brat Trot is Saturday at 9am. Share the website, www.ielcth.org, with your friends and family and encourage them to participate. Members may turn in their forms along with payment to Church office. All checks payable to Immanuel. Volunteer sign-up sheet is posted outside the Parish Office. Race questions see: Brad Cress; Volunteers see: Kari Cress or Deanna Mathias (or as always, one can call the Church office with questions).
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 1.1—2.3; Ephesians 6.10–17; St. John 4.46–54
Hymns: TLH 470 – 655 – 834 –671 – 668 – 661
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)
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.