Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Trinity 19 Daily readingd for October 14-20, 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 Nineteenth  Sunday After Trinity October 13–14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012                         Worship Service 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2012        Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2012                          Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
P: Christ is with us.
C:                              He is and ever will be!

SUNDAY’S DIVINE SERVICE– Jesus’ Incarnation Secures for Us Life, Forgiveness, and Healing The Lord does not require us to ascend to Him; in mercy He descends to us (Gen. 28:10–17). The ladder in Jacob’s dream was not for climbing; it was the means by which the Lord came to bless Jacob. This event finds its fulfillment in Christ who descended from His throne to save and bless us. By His incarnation He is the eternal bridge between heaven and earth. “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Matt. 9:1–8). The Lord was present in the flesh to absolve the paralytic. Jesus also healed and restored this man’s body. “For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation” (Small Catechism). The Lord still has power on earth to forgive sins. In holy absolution He raises up the new man (Eph. 4:22–28) and bestows the healing medicine which will bring about our resurrection on the Last Day. Thus we say with Jacob, “This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Gen. 28:17)

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, Carmen Horrighs, Marge Greene, Joe Worth, 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: Erin Miller
Happy Anniversary: None

LUTHERAN HOUR "Nothing"  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus Many things used to come with a guarantee. God's promises still do. (Romans 8:37-39)
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: Speaking truth at the city gate must have been difficult in Amos’s day. He writes, “They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth” (5:10). People today—even God’s people—do not always like to hear the truth. But thank God for those who speak it anyway! For the ultimate goal is not condemnation but, “that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious” (15b).
        Life Quote: “My trust for real change is in the LORD. He changes hearts, and we need a lot more changed hearts before we will ever get changed laws. We need a lot more changed hearts so we can get a lot more pro-life champions. We need a lot more changed hearts so we can get our priorities in their proper place.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life

Readings for the Week of 18th Sunday after Trinity
October 14 Jeremiah 29:24-31:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, Psalms 119:33-40
October 15 Jeremiah 31:15-32:25, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18, Proverbs 25:1-10
October 16 Jeremiah 32:26-34:22, 1 Timothy 1:1-20, Psalms 119:41-48
October 17  Jeremiah 35:1-37:21, 1 Timothy 2:1-15, Psalms 119:49-56
October 18    Jeremiah 38:1-40:6, 1 Timothy 3:1-16, Psalms 119:57-64
October 19 Jeremiah 40:7-42:22, 1 Timothy 4:1-16, Proverbs 25:11-20
October 20                                                 Looking Forward to Sunday:
                             Isaiah 55:1–9, Ephesians 5:15–21, Matthew 22:1–14

Saturday, October 13         5:30 pm                                 Divine Service
Sunday, October 14           9:00 am                                       Bible Class
                                          10:00 am                               Divine Service
Monday, October 15          7:00 pm                                Elder’s Meeting
Tuesday, October 16         7:30 am                      North Mac Ministerial
                                          5:00 pm    Unity Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 17    5:30 pm                                   Confirmation
                                          7:30 pm                                                   AA
Thursday, October 18        12:00 noon  Virden Chamber Senior Dinner
Friday, October 19                                                   Pastor’s Family Day
Saturday, October 12         5:30 pm                                 Divine Service

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.
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.

the twentieth sunday after trinity
Isaiah 55:1–9, Ephesians 5:15–21, Matthew 22:1–14
Jesus Invites Us to His Wedding Feast to Receive Abundant Righteousness
The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner ... Come to the wedding feast” (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: “He who has no money, come, buy and eat ... delight yourselves in rich food.” (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).

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