Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Daily readings for March 18-24, 2012

Midweek March 21 – Pastor GeRue
Psalm 32    “Hiding from God or Hiding in God?”
God can either be the one we hide from or He can be the one we hide in.
Catechism: What is the Office of the Keys? Where is this written?
Midweek  God’s gift of forgiveness
SUNDAY’S DIVINE SERVICE—The Bread that Satisfies
Jesus is the true bread that came down from heaven. Whoever partakes of Jesus by faith alone will never hunger. He is forgiveness, life, salvation, health, wealth, peace, joy, contentment. He is the beginning and the end of faith and the One by whom we have everlasting life with God. The multitudes
recognized the parallels with Jesus and Moses through whom the Lord fed  Israel in the wilderness. They hailed Him as the prophet greater than Moses who was to come into the world. But only those in whom God worked true repentance and faith came to believe in Him alone.

"Good News for Religious People Too?"
Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
The Bible speaks about grace for sinners, but even the so-called "good people" need God's grace and mercy, too.
(John 3:1-16)
WSMI               Carlinville, IL                1540     AM       Sun       9:30 am
WLUJ               Springfield, IL               89.7      FM       Sun       3:00 pm
WLLM              Lincoln, IL                    1370     AM       Sun       7:00 am
WLLM              Lincoln, IL                    1370     AM       Sun       7:00 pm

Sunday we will have a special voter’s meeting to discuss remodeling the parsonage basement.

Next Weeks Lessons: Fifth Sunday in Lent (Judica)
Genesis 22:1–14; Hebrews 9:11–15; John 8:42–59
Jesus Is Our Redemption
In the temple Jesus said, “If anyone keeps my word, he will never see death” (John 8:51). For Jesus came to taste death for us—to drink the cup of suffering to the dregs in order that we might be released from its power. Clinging to His life-giving words, we are delivered from death’s sting and its eternal judgment. Christ is our High Priest, who entered the Most Holy Place and with His own blood obtained everlasting redemption for His people (Hebrews 9:1115). He is the One who was before Abraham was, and yet is his descendant. He is the promised Son who carries the wood up the mountain for the sacrifice, who is bound and laid upon the altar of the cross. He is the ram who is offered in our place, who is willingly caught in the thicket of our sin, and who wears the crown of thorns upon His head (Genesis 22:114). Though Jesus is dishonored by the sons of the devil, He is vindicated by the Father through the cross.

Saturday, March 31 5:30 pm & Sunday, April 1 10:00 am              Palm Sunday
Monday, April 2         7:00 pm                       Holy Week Bible Study, Witness”
Tuesday, April 3         7:00 pm                       Holy Week Bible Study, “Mercy”
Wednesday, April 4     7:00 pm             Holy Week Bible Study, “Life Together”
Thursday, April 5        9:00 am                                            Ladies Bible Study
                                 7:00 pm                                Maundy Thursday Worship
Friday, April 6            12:00 noon                       Noonday Good Friday Service
                                 7:00 pm                                           God Friday Service
Saturday, April 7        5:30 pm                           Easter Vigil with Confirmation
Sunday, April 8          7:00 am                                       Easter Sunrise Service
                                 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.                                    Easter Breakfast

Saturday       March 17                 5:30 pm                            Divine Service
Sunday         March 18                 9:00 am       Bible Class / Sunday School
                                                   10:00 am                            Divine Service
Tuesday        March 20                 4:00 pm               North Mac Ministerium
Wednesday   March 21                 5:00 pm                              Confirmation
                                          5:45 – 6:45 pm                        Lenten Luncheon
                                                     7:00 pm            Lenten Midweek Service
                                                     7:30 pm                                              AA
Friday           March 23                                                  Pastor’s Family Day
Saturday       March 24                 5:30 pm                            Divine Service

Daily Lectionary March 18– 24, 2012
March     18                       Numbers 7:1-65; Luke 2:21-40; Psalms 35:1-10
March     19                Numbers 7:66-9:14; Luke 2:41-52; Psalms 35:11-18
March     20                        Num. 9:15-11:3; Luke 3:1-22; Psalms 35:19-28
March     21                Num. 11:4-13:25; Luke 3:23-4:13; Proverbs 7:21-27
March     22                    Num. 13:26-14:45; Luke 4:14-37; Psalms 36:1-12
March     23                     Num. 15:1-16:35; Luke 4:38-5:16; Psalms 37:1-9
March     24                                                          Looking ahead to Lent 5   Genesis 22:1–14; Hebrews 9:11–15; John 8:42–59

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