Prepare for the Sunday of the Unjust Steward (08/09)

Sunday Divine Service – 9:30 am

If you are unable to join us this Sunday, please use lead your family together in hearing the Word and in prayer. Use the bulletin linked above with a Lutheran Service Book and pray along with our live stream.

The Steward’s Shrewdness Sanctified
“The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness” (Luke 16:1–9). The steward’s shrewdness is praiseworthy for two reasons. First, he knew the master would be merciful. He trusted that the master would honor the debts he forgave in the master’s name. In the same way, though we have squandered our heavenly Father’s possessions in selfishness and sin, Jesus is the Steward who has canceled our debt, knowing that His forgiveness will be honored by the Father because of the holy cross. Secondly, the steward was shrewd in using oil and wheat to provide for his earthly welfare. So also do these earthly elements aid us when pressed into heavenly use in the anointing of baptism and the wheat of the Lord’s Supper. Those who have the Sacraments will have an eternal home when their earthly home fails. These provide us aid in times of temptation (1 Cor. 10:6–13). For the Lord is our strength and a shield to all who trust in Him (2 Sam. 22:26–34).

Introit: Ps. 54:1-3, 7; antiphon: Ps. 54:4-5
Gradual: Ps. 8:1
Old Testament: 2 Sam. 22:26-34
Psalm 51:1-12 (antiphon: v. 18)
Epistle: 1 Cor. 10:6-13
Proper Verse: Ps. 112:1
Gospel: Luke 16:1-9 (10-13)

730What is the world to meWas frag ich nach der WeltVideo
559Oh, how great is Your compassionAch, was soll ich Sunder machenVideo
726Evening and morningDie guldne SonneVideo
716I walk in danger all the wayDer lieben Sonne Licht und PrachtVideo
738Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joySlaneVideo
578Thy strong word did cleave the darknessEbenezerVideoHymn Study

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The Congregation at Prayer
Mornings at 9 am

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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. Post your questions in the comments, and I’ll respond in realtime or later.

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