Thursday, September 27, 2012

Daily Readings for September 30-October 6, 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 Seventeenth  Sunday After Trinity September 29–30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012                     Worship Service 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 30, 2012    Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 30, 2012                      Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

“Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king” (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 whoever 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, go 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.— LSB Notes

·         October is LWML Month
·         During October our LWML will have a door collection for mites.
·         Midstate Fall Rally October 7, 5:30p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 1301 N.  State St., Litchfield.  Speaker will be Diane Grebing. See bulletin board.
Coffee Break Bible Study
Coffee Break Bible Study meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for a lively discussion. Today, we will be studying, Translations and paraphrases of the Scriptures, as compared to the original text.

Please Pray For: 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.

Happy Birthday This Week: Evelyn Carney, Dorothy Robison,  Ozzie Maddox, Gary Eskew, Kathy Donaldson
Happy Anniversary: Gary & Amy Eskew

LUTHERAN HOUR "Jesus, I Don't Love You"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
Jesus said those who are not against Him are for Him, but the opposite is also true: those who are not for Jesus are against Him. (Mark 9:38-40)
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

Lutheran High Notes: Thanks to all who supported the Trivia Night.
     Lutheran High Players will have a dinner theater on October 26-27, 2012 more information to follow soon. The Play is “Hard Luck.”

Lutherans for Life –
    Life Thought: Scripture calls for patience in suffering and reminds us that God can make it purposeful (James 5:10-11). The cross of His own Son assures us of this truth. Our society increasingly deals with suffering by killing the sufferer and then calls it compassion. They desperately need to hear about the compassion of the cross.
   Life Quote: “[W]hen a child is adopted into a family there is a real family formed there. Our entire Gospel is at stake in that recognition because there is no such thing as an ‘adopted child,’ only children who were adopted. Adopted in the New Testament is a past-tense verb, not an adjective.” Dr. Russell D. Moore, author of “Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families” – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

Readings for the Week of 17th Sunday after Trinity
September 30   Jeremiah 28:1-29:32, 1 Timothy1:1-20, Psalms 86:1-17
September 31     Jeremiah 30:1-31:26, 1 Timothy2:1-15, Psalms 87:1-7
October 1       Jeremiah 31:27-32:44, 1 Timothy3:1-16, Psalms 88:1-18
October 2         Jeremiah 33:1-34:22, 1 Timothy4:1-16, Psalms 89:1-13
October 3      Jeremiah 35:1-36:32, 1 Timothy 5:1-25, Psalms 89:14-37
October 4      Jeremiah 37:1-38:28, 1 Timothy 6:1-21, Psalms 89:38-52
October 5   Jeremiah 39:1-41:18, 2 Timothy 1:1-18, Psalms 90:1-91:16
October 6   Looking Ahead to Sunday    Deuteronomy 10:12–21, 1 Corinthians 1:1–9, Matthew 22:34–46
Saturday, September 29     5:30 pm                                 Divine Service
Sunday, September 30       9:00 am                                       Bible Class
                                          10:00 am                               Divine Service
                                          11:00 am                        Pot Luck Luncheon
                                          11:15 am                                           Voter’s
Monday October 1– Tuesday October 2           Fall Pastoral Conference
Wednesday, October 3      8:30 am                            Concordia Chapel
                                          5:30 pm                                   Confirmation
                                          7:30 pm                                                   AA
Thursday, October 4          9;00 am                          LWML Bible Study
Friday, October 5                                                     Pastor’s Family Day
Saturday, October 6           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.

The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

Deuteronomy 10:12–21; 1 Corinthians 1:1–9; Matthew 22:34–46

The Pharisees ask a Law question. Jesus asks a Gospel question. The Pharisees seek to trap Jesus in His own words. Jesus seeks to “trap” them in the saving reality of who He is as the Messiah (Matthew 22:34–46). The Law requires you to “fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul” and to “love the stranger” (Deuteronomy 10:12–21). Failure to keep the Law perfectly brings judgment. On the other hand, the Gospel brings the grace of God given by Jesus Christ, that you may be blameless in the day of His return (1 Corinthians 1:1–9). Jesus is David’s Son yet David’s Lord, true God and true man. He is Love incarnate who fulfilled all the demands of God’s Law on our behalf, that we might be saved from the Law’s condemnation and sanctified in the Gospel’s forgiveness. Thereby we see that “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Collect: O God, forasmuch as without You we are not able to please You, mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord . Amen.