Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Sixteenth  Sunday After Trinity September 22–23, 2012

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.”—LSB Notes

Please Pray For: Juanita Rankin, Talon Fickas, John Haynes, Margaret Branham, George Van Huss, Joan Shipp, Crystal Ray, Ruth Hedrick, Walt Hedrick, Mary Kay Schmidt, Colin Starks, George Shepherd, Donna Smith, Erna Van Winkle, Mary Ehrat, Art Ehrat, Katie Ketchum, and Bill Hoff.
Military: Please keep in your prayers all Military persons.
Hospitalizations: Please notify Pastor GeRue about any sickness or hospitalizations.

Lutheran High Trivia Night, Friday September 28, 2012 7 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall at Iles and Meadowbrook Rd. We have 2 teams from Trinity. Thanks for you support and have fun..

Lutherans for Life –
Life Thought: Whoever receives a child, receives Jesus (Mark 9:37). Whoever receives anyone, especially the vulnerable and needy, receives Jesus. It would seem to follow then that if we reject a child, if we reject the vulnerable, we reject Jesus. May God preserve us and our nation from the latter and renew our zeal to do the former.

Life Quote: “All your sins—original sin that condemns even the seem­ingly innocent baby, sins of sex outside of marriage, the sin of having an abortion, the sin of leaving women in the helplessness and despair that leads to abor­tion (that’s the sin of all of us who haven’t done everything we could to help!)—all our sins were forgiven when Jesus reached out His arms for you on the cross. You are forgiven!” Carl C. Fickenschner II, associate professor of pastoral ministry and missions and dean of certification and pastoral education, Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Saturday, September 22         5:30 pm                            Divine Service
Sunday, September 23           9:00 am                                 Bible Class
                                             10:00 am                            Divine Service
                                               3:00 pm   Circuit Forum @ Farmersville
                                      5:00 pm   Circuit Pastors Farewell for Kirby’s
Wednesday , September 26     5:30 – 6:45 pm                  Confirmation
                                               7:30 pm                                             AA
Friday, September 28                                             Pastor’s Family Day
                                               7:00 pm                 Lu High Trivia Night
Saturday , September 29         5:30 pm                            Divine Service

The Intersection of Church and State
A Lutheran Hour program on Religious freedom in America. Broadcast Sunday, September 30, 4:00 pm on Fox Business Channel. Dishnet 206. Directv 359. NewWave Cable 141.AT&T 211 or 1211.

Voters will meet on Sunday, September 30 after church.
We will also have a fellowship potluck dinner that day.
LUTHERAN HOUR "With God, There Is Great, Even Greater Grace"
Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
God gives great and even greater grace because we need it and only God can provide it. (James 4:5-10)
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

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Proverbs 25:6–14, Ephesians 4:1–6, Luke 14:1–11
Whoever Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted
      ―Do not put yourself forward in the king‘s presence (Proverbs. 25:6–14). Rather, take the lowest position at the table. Humble yourself before Him. For your place is not for you to take but for Him to give. Conduct yourself with all lowliness and gentleness, bearing with one another in love (Ephesians 4:1–6), that the King may give you glory in the presence of those at the table with you. ―For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted (Luke 14:1–11). 
         Is this not the way of Christ? He is the one who took the lowest place, who humbled Himself even to the point of death for us. He is now exalted to the highest place at the right hand of the Father that penitent believers may be exalted together with Him in the resurrection. To the humble at His Supper He says, ―Friend, move up higher, giving you His very body and blood for your forgiveness that you may ascend to take part in the great wedding feast which has no end.

Readings for the Week of 16th Sunday after Trinity
September 23                                Psalm 119:17-24, Lamentations 3-5
September 24                                          Psalm 119:25-32, Ezekiel 1-3
September 25                                          Psalm 119:33-40, Ezekiel 4-6
September 26                                          Psalm 119:41-48, Ezekiel 7-9
September 27                                      Psalm 119:49-56, Ezekiel 10-12
September 28                                      Psalm 119:57-64, Ezekiel 13-15
September 29                                              Looking Ahead to Sunday
                               Proverbs 25:6–14, Ephesians 4:1–6, Luke 14:1–11

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