Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daily readings for October 21-27, 2012

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
32946 Route 4

Girard, IL 62640
Pastor Keith GeRue
Office: (217) 965 – 4816
Cell: (217) 725 – 8137
“Tender Evangelical Loving Care
The Twentieth  Sunday After Trinity October 13–14, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012                         Worship Service 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2012        Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2012                          Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
P: Christ is with us.
C:                              He is and ever will be!

The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner …Come to the wedding” (Matt 22:1–14). But many reject this invitation in favor of worldly pursuits. And so the call goes out to others, both the good and the bad. For the wedding invitation is not based on the qualifications of those invited but on the basis of the merits and work of Christ. The feast is free: “You who have no money, come, buy and eat … Let your soul delight itself in abundance” (Is 55:1–9). Those rejecting the Spirit’s work shall experience God’s wrath and judgment. Those who are not clothed in Christ’s righteousness shall be cast into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us therefore seek the Lord while He may be found, for He will have mercy upon us. Let us redeem the time, being filled with the Spirit, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:15– 21). — Lutheran Service Book Notes

WE GATHER TO HEAR GOD'S WORD—“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:23). Each week the faithful gather to receive the Word of their Lord. Ongoing catechesis— passing on the Lord's Word by which faith lives—is the way of life for all the baptized.

·         October is LWML Month
·         During October our LWML will have a door collection for mites.

Coffee Break Bible Study
Coffee Break Bible Study meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for a lively discussion. Today, we are studying, “Lutheranism 101.”

Guest Register in the Narthex. All guests are asked to please sign this register either before or after the service.
Copies of Sermons are on the back table for your reference and study.

Copies of Sermons are on the back table for your reference and study.
Please Pray For: Rev. Richard Bremer, Sean Greer, Marge Greene, Elena Howarth, Emily Rodenbeck, Phyllis McElroy, Dorothy Robison, George Van Huss, Crystal Ray, Ruth Hedrick, Walt Hedrick, Erna Van Winkle, Mary Kay Schmidt, Dorothy Schroll, Kathy Schmidt, John Haynes, Bill Uchtman, Colin Starks, George Shepherd, and Katie Ketchum.

Military: Please keep in your prayers all Military persons.

Hospitalizations: Please notify Pastor GeRue about any sickness or hospitalizations.

Happy Birthday This Week: Kaleb Sisson, Karen DeFevers
Happy Anniversary: William & Tracy Beichler

Guests and the Lord’s Supper: If you desire to commune, please speak to Pastor GeRue before the service. Our altar is open to those who confess oneness with us in doctrine, are members of our congregation or sister congregations of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and are not under church discipline in another congregation. In Christ, Pastor GeRue.

LUTHERAN HOUR "You've Got To Be Kidding"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
Christians respond to God's grace by putting Jesus first in their lives. But do they? (Mark 10:23-31)
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 – www.lutheransforlife.org
         Life Thought: “I can’t afford a baby right now” can be a very real and heartfelt cry for someone in a crisis pregnancy. But, used as an excuse for abortion, it becomes idolatry. The Bible never condemns wealth, but loving and trusting it more than God is “a grievous evil I have seen under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 5:13a). He who afflicted His Son on our behalf, will not abandon us in our afflictions.
        Life Quote: “God created human life. He, therefore, gets to set the rules. And no matter how many times man redefines human life, God’s truth doesn’t change. The Bible should be the foundation for our thinking in every area.” Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Answers in Genesis – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life

Readings for the Week of 18th Sunday after Trinity
Oct 21           Jeremiah 37:1-38:28, 1 Timothy 6:1-21, Psalms 89:38-52
Oct 22        Jeremiah 39:1-41:18, 2 Timothy 1:1-18, Psalms 90:1-91:16
Oct 23          Jeremiah 42:1-44:23, 2 Timothy 2:1-21, Psalms 92:1-93:5
Oct 24        Jeremiah 44:24-47:7, 2 Timothy 2:22-3:17, Psalms 94:1-23
Oct 25        Jeremiah 48:1-49:22, 2 Timothy 4:1-22, Psalms 95:1-96:13
Oct 26                Jeremiah 49:23-50:46, Titus 1:1-16, Psalms 97:1-98:9
Oct 27                                                        Looking Forward to Sunday:
                             Isaiah 55:1–9, Ephesians 5:15–21, Matthew 22:1–14

Saturday, October 20         5:30 pm                                 Divine Service
Sunday, October 21           9:00 am                                       Bible Class
                                          10:00 am                               Divine Service
Monday, October 15          7:00 pm                                Elder’s Meeting
Wednesday, October 24    5:30 pm                                   Confirmation
                                          7:30 pm                                                   AA
Friday, October 26                                                   Pastor’s Family Day
                                          6:00 pm                    LuHigh Dinner Theater
Saturday, October 27         5:30 pm                                 Divine Service
                                          6:00 pm                    LuHigh Dinner Theater
Hayride, Bonfire and hot dog roast
On Sunday, October 28th, we will have a Bonfire, Hot Dog Roast, Hay Ride, and more.
Where: David and Debbi Ray Farm, 12958 Leadline  Road,  Auburn,
When: October 28, 4:00pm – whenever
Bring: yourself, your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Revelation 14:6–7, Romans 3:19–28,
John 8:31–36, Matthew 11:12–19

The Son of God Has Set Us Free from Sin and Death by His Grace
“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matthew 11:19), and the true Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus the incarnate Son, justifies us by His deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself over to violent men, that we might eat and drink with Him in His Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35).  For He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matthew 11:19), and He has rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people” (Revelation 14:6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Romans 3:21), “that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:26). And by hearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus, “whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith” (Romans 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).

Shipp Endowment
There will be a meeting with investors on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 pm to discuss investing the Shipp Funds. Please come and join us.

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