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The Sunday of Brotherly Love (07/19)

Read Pastor’s Letter to the Congregation with our Reopening Plan

Summary of the Day:

Our Only Hope Is in Christ’s Righteousness
“Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:20). God demands nothing less than perfection and holiness from you in regard to His commandments (Ex. 20:1–17). Your only hope, then, is not in your own goodness but in the goodness of Christ, who did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets but to fulfill them for you. In Christ, your righteousness does indeed exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. For you have been baptized into Christ’s death and your sinful nature crucified. Therefore, he who has died has been freed from sin (Rom 6:1–11). You are now raised with Christ to walk in newness of life and to share in His resurrection on the Last Day. Christ has brought you through the baptismal sea “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Exodus 20:2). Therefore, “consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 6:11).

Service Schedule:

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. 28:1-2, 7; antiphon: Ps. 28:8-9
Gradual: Ps. 90:13, 1, 2b
Old Testament: Ex. 20:1-17
Psalm 19 (antiphon: v. 8)
Epistle: Rom. 6:(1-2) 3-11
Proper Verse: Ps. 31:1
Gospel: Matt. 5:(17-19) 20-26

562All mankind fell in Adam’s fallWenn wir in hochsten Noten seinVideoHymn Study
565Thy works, not mine, O ChristSt. JohnVideo
581These are the holy Ten CommandsIn Gottes Namen fahren wir (Dies sind die heil’ gen Zehn Gebot)Video
843Forgive our sins as we forgiveDetroitVideo
655Lord, keep us steadfast in Your WordErhalt, uns, HerrVideo
555Salvation unto us has comeEs ist das HeilVideo

Previous Services:

The Congregation at Prayer – Each Morning at 9 am

Join our congregation in prayer each morning on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Wednesday Bible Study – Around 7pm

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.

Please share these resources with your loved ones who would benefit from regular prayer and meditation on God’s Word.