Summary of the Day:
The Gospel Call Goes Out to All
Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Prov. 9:5–6). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call, therefore, goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15–24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13–22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one Body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13–18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.
Sunday Divine Service – 9:30 am
If you are unable to join us this Sunday, please use this resource to lead your family together in hearing the Word and in prayer. Use this bulletin with a Lutheran Service Book and pray along with our live stream.
Introit: Ps. 18:1-2a, 27, 30a, 49; antiphon: Ps. 18:18-19
Old Testament: Prov. 9:1-10
Psalm 34:12-22 (antiphon: v. 11)
Epistle: Eph. 2:13-22 or 1 John 3:13-18
Proper Verse: Ps. 7:17
Gospel: Luke 14:15-24
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The Congregation at Prayer – Each Morning at 8 am
Wednesday Bible Study – 7:30 pm
Join us for a Bible Study on 1 Corinthians each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. You’ll be able to find our class live on our Facebook and YouTube channels (note: we are not using Zoom). Post your questions in the comments, and I’ll respond in realtime or later.