Wednesday, August 8, 2012

readings for August 12-18, 2012

Our Lord wept over Jerusalem for the destruction that would soon come upon her. For she did not recognize the time of God’s visitation in Christ, who had come to bring her peace (Luke 19:41–48). Through His prophets God had consistently called His people to turn from their deceit and false worship. “But My people do not know the judgment of the Lord” (Jeremiah 7:1–11; 8:4–12). They sought to establish their own righteousness rather than receive Christ’s righteousness through faith (Romans 9:30–10:4). So it was that God was in His temple to cleanse it, a precursor to the once–for–all cleansing from sin which He would accomplish in the temple of His own body on the cross. God grant us to know the things that make for our peace—His visitation in the Word and Sacraments—that by the Holy Spirit we may penitently confess “Jesus is Lord” (1 Corinthians 12:1–11).

Please Pray For: Emily Rodenbeck, Phyllis McElroy, Ada Dambacher Dorothy Robison, Juanita Rankin, George Van Huss, Crystal Ray, Ruth Hedrick, Walt Hedrick, Erna Van Winkle, Mary Kay Schmidt, Kathy Schmidt, John Haynes, Bill Uchtman, Colin Starks, George Shepherd, and Donna Smith.
Military: Please keep in your prayers all Military persons, especially Brittany Worth who is deployed to Afghanistan.
Hospitalizations: Please notify Pastor GeRue about any sickness or hospitalizations.

LUTHERAN HOUR August 12 "Retooled"
Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz, Retooled, reconstructed believers in Christ speak and act in ways that build others up with God's love. (Ephesians 4:17-5:2)
WLUJ             Springfield, IL   89.7 FM                 Sunday 3:00 pm
WLLM            Lincoln, IL         1370 AM Sunday 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
WSMI             Litchfield           1540 AM               Sunday 9:30 pm

Lutherans for Life –

Life Thought: It is easy to imitate the culture and walk as they walk. But their way is futile and dark (Ephesians :17-18). We are beloved children of God and are called to imitate our heavenly Father (5:1). Walking in Christ’s love, we can bring understanding and light and influence our culture for good.

Life Quote: “Rocks beg to be thrown. And the Gospel begs to be shared. And just as a rock thrown into a calm lake causes ripples that keep going and going, when the Gospel is shared, it causes ripples, which spread from person to person, generation to generation.” Rev. Peter Meier, assistant to the president: missions, Minnesota South District (LCMS)

Saturday     August 11           5:30 pm                            Divine Service
Sunday       August 12           9:00 am                                 Bible Class
                                             10:00 am                            Divine Service
Tuesday      August 14          6:00 pm              Unity Finance Meeting
Wednesday August 15          7:30 pm                                             AA
Thursday    August 16           7:30 am                        Virden Chamber
Friday         August 17                                           Pastor’s Family Day
Saturday     August 18           5:30 pm                            Divine Service

Vacation Bible School
Thank You to all who assisted and attended this years VBS.
Next years dates are June 17-21, 2013.
Our Theme will be “Tell it on the Mountain.”
Genesis 4:1–15, 1 Corinthians 15:1–10, Luke 18:9–14
The Lord Lifts Up the Lowly
“And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (Gen. 4:1–15). For unlike Abel, Cain’s offering did not proceed from a heart that revered and trusted in the Lord. Thus, the lowly tax collector who prayed, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” was the one who went down to his house justified before God, not the respectable, outwardly righteous Pharisee who trusted in himself and his own good living (Luke 18:9–14). “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph. 2:1–10). The one who penitently despairs of his own righteousness and relies completely on the atoning mercy of God in Christ is the one who is declared righteous. For Christ died for our sins and rose again the third day (1 Cor. 15:1–10). Therefore, “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Readings for the Week of 10th Sunday after Trinity
August 12                    The Greatest Commandment—Mark 12:28-44
                                         Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12, 1 Corinthians 7:17-35
August 13           Bread of Life Promises Resurrection—John 6:35-51
                                      Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:12, 1 Corinthians 7:36-8:13
August 14 The Destruction of the Temple Is Predicted—Mark 13:1-13
                                       Ecclesiastes 9:13-12:14, 1 Corinthians 9:1-18
August15                                 The Great Tribulation—Mark 13:14-23
                                     2 Chronicles 2:1-5:1, 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13
August 16                   The Second Coming of Christ—Mark 13:24-37
                                   2 Chronicles 5:2-7:10, 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1
August 17            The Woman Caught in Adultery—John 7:53—8:12
                                      2 Chronicles 7:11-9:31, 1 Corinthians 11:2-34
August 18                                        Look ahead to Sunday's Readings
                          Genesis 4:1–15, 1 Corinthians 15:1–10, Luke 18:9–14

No comments: