Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daily Readings for October 2-8, 2011

Saturday       October 1           5:30 pm                            Divine Service
Sunday         October 2           9:00 am                                  Bible Class
                                             10:00 am                            Divine Service
                                               3:00 pm             Adult Information Class
                                               5:30 pm          Midstate LWML Fall Rally
Monday-Tuesday October 3-4                         SID Pastoral Conference
Wednesday  October 5          5:00 pm                     Confirmation Class
                                               7:30 pm                                              AA
Thursday      October 6                                             LWML Bible Study
Friday           October 7                                            Pastor’s Family Day
Saturday       October 8           5:30 pm                            Divine Service

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life meet face to face at the gate of the city (Luke 7:11–17). Filled with compassion, Jesus comes into direct contact with our mortality in order to overcome it. He touches the coffin and speaks His creative words of life, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Jesus does what is neither expected nor requested. For through Christ, God the Father “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:14–21). Jesus bore our death in His body that we may share in His resurrection. Even as Elijah stretched himself out three times over the Zarephath woman’s son (2 Kings 17:17–24), God stretched Himself out over us in the threefold application of His name in the baptismal water, breathing new and everlasting life into us. “To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.”

Collect: O Lord, we pray that Your grace may always go before and follow after us, that we may be continually given to all good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord . Amen.

Old Testament: 1 Kings 17:17–24
Epistle: Ephesians 3:13–21
Holy Gospel: Luke 7:11–17

Readings for the Week of 15th Sunday after Trinity
October 2                           Cain Murders His Brother Abel—Genesis 4:1-1-15
                                                               Titus 3:8-15, Philippians 1:21–2:11
October 3                                God’s Covenant with David—2 Samuel 7:1-17
                                                               Philemon 1-25, Philippians 2:12-30
October 4                            David’s Thanksgiving to God—2 Samuel 7:18-29
                                                               Hebrews 1:1-14, Philippians 3:1-21
October 5             David Shows Kindness to Mephibosheeth—2 Samuel 9:1-13
                                                              Hebrews 2:5–3:6, Philippians 4:1-23
October 6                              David and Bathsheba— 2 Samuel 11:1-17, 22-25
                                                           Hebrews 4:14–5:14, Colossians 1:1-23
October7             The Prophet Nathan Confronts David - 2 Samuel 11:26-12:15
                                                             Hebrews 6:1-20, Colossians 1:24–2:7
October 8                                            Looking Forward to Sundays Lessons:
                                      1 Kings 17:17–24, Ephesians 3:13–21, Luke 7:11–17

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