Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity
21 October 2018
The official said to Him,
“Sir, come down before my child dies.”
Jesus said to him,
“Go; your son will live.”
The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.
St. John 4.49-50
God Declares Us Righteous Unsheathing His Word Against All Evil
“‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1.1—2.3). The Father speaks, and it is so. His Word accomplishes what it says. He created all things out of nothing through His Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Father’s creative Word became flesh in Jesus Christ, that He might restore fallen creation and save fallen man. To the nobleman whose son was deathly ill, Jesus says, “Go; your son will live” (John 4.46–54). And in the very hour Jesus spoke, the nobleman’s son was made well. The Word of Christ still accomplishes what it says. In baptism, absolution, and the Lord’s Supper, He declares His life–giving forgiveness to you, and it is so. This saving Word of God is the sword of the Spirit by which you are able to fight off all the onslaughts of the devil (Ephesians 6.10–17). “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Scot Mullins in honor of Kole and Mackenzie’s baptismal birthdays.
Fall Tuesday Evening Class: Everyone wants to be successful, especially in terms of spiritual things. 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. Join us on Tuesday evenings and form the “8 Habits of a Highly Successful Christian” – our new eight week class on Christian piety using Rev. William Weedon’s book, “Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey” beginning Tuesday, October 30 (6:30pm). Reserve your book for the class on the sheet outside the Parish Office, or email Pastor Sutton (email@example.com).
Where Doctrine is Life Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: College Campus Diversity; Person and Work of Jesus Christ; Flesh and Spirit in the Epistles; Dorcas, Lydia and Phoebe. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Micah 6.6–8; Philippians 1.3–11; St. Matthew 18.21–35
Hymns: 647 – TLH 321 – 582 – 569 – 645 – 559 – 656
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] Ephesians 1.1-23; Micah 6.1-9
[T] Ephesians 2.1-22; Isaiah 58.1-14
[W] Ephesians 3.1-21; Isaiah 59.1-21
[Th] Ephesians 4.1-32; Jeremiah 31.1-22
[F] Ephesians 5.1-33; Jeremiah 31.23-40
[S] Ephesians 6.1-24; Isaiah 48.1-22
Hymn of the Day or Month Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (655)
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.