Saturday, June 23, 2012

Daily Readings for June 24-30, 2012

July 8, 2012 – Church Picnic/Potluck
Fun, Food, Swimming, and Fellowship. The Fun begins at 3:00 pm. We will begin eating around 5:00 pm. Please bring a dish to share and your chair!  Meat and drinks will be provided.  David Ray farm, 12958 Lead Line Rd., Auburn – 438-4202
NEXT WEEKS LESSONS: The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
“Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful” (Luke 6:36–42). The old Adam in us, however, wants to condemn and seek vengeance. But the Lord says, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay” (Romans 12:14–21). To condemn, to avenge yourself, is to put yourself in the place of God. It is to fail to trust that He is just. Ultimately, it is to disbelieve that Jesus suffered the full vengeance for all wrongs. Only Christ is merciful as the Father is merciful. He is the one who overcame all evil with the good of His cross, forgiving even His executioners. Jesus is our Joseph, who comforts us with words of pardon and reconciliation (Genesis 50:15–21). He is the One who does not condemn but gives life that runs over. Only through faith in Christ are we sons of the Father—being merciful, forgiving, doing good to our enemies. For in Christ we know that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:8–13).

Collect: Grant, O Lord, we implore You, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by Your governance, that Your Church may joyfully serve You in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 50:15–21
Epistle: Romans 8:18–23
Holy Gospel: Luke 6:36–42

Readings for the Week of Third Sunday after Trinity
                                         June 24-30, 2012
June 24                                                     Proverbs 17:1-28, John 16:17-33
June 25                     Parable of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin—Luke 15:1-10         Joshua 1:1-18, Acts 8:1-25
June 26                                                     Confessing Christ—Luke 12:1-12         Joshua 2:1-24, Acts 8:26-40
June 27                                   The Parable of the Rich Fool—Luke 12:13-34         Joshua 3:1-17, Acts 9:1-22
June 28                                               The Faithful Servant—Luke 12:35-48         Joshua 4:1-24, Acts 9:23-43
June 29                        Christ Brings Division and Suffering—Luke 12:49-59         Joshua 5:1–6:5, Acts 10:1-17
June 30                                                 Looking ahead to Sunday’s readings
                                       Genesis 50:15–21, Romans 8:18–23, Luke 6:36–42

Vacation Bible School
We will have a planning meeting on Sunday July 1 at 11:00 am
We appreciate your prayers for Amazing Desert Journey, our Vacation Bible School being held on August 6-August 10. Ask God to bring children and adults to our program so they can know and grow in Jesus, our Savior! 

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