Biblical Texts for Sunday (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 20):

 

Focus Text:



Matthew 20:1-16, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2E9qUni

 

 

 

Other Texts:



Isaiah 55:6-9, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2ZGiOdg

 

 

Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30, Read Online: https://bit.ly/3c5E3ug

 

 

 

Reflect After Reading:

 

Disciples Live in Their Vocations by Grace through Faith in Christ

 

Those who are sent as “laborers for his vineyard” (Matt. 20:1) depict the wide diversity of vocations to which the disciples of Christ Jesus are called. Whatever our particular stations in life may be, we are called to live and serve by faith in His promises. Our labors do not merit anything before Him, for He is already generous to one and all without partiality. In mercy, He has chosen to bear “the burden of the day and the scorching heat” on our behalf, to make us equal to Himself and to give us what belongs to Him, that is, the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 20:12–15). This way of the Lord is foolishness to the world and foreign to our thoughts, but He draws near, so that “he may be found” (Is. 55:6), “have compassion” and “abundantly pardon” (Is. 55:7). So it is that we are found in Christ Jesus, and He is honored in our bodies, “whether by life or by death” (Phil. 1:20), by “fruitful labor” (Phil. 1:22) or by suffering. It is by faith in His forgiveness that our works are “worthy of the gospel” (Phil. 1:27).

 

 

 

 

Daily Devotions:

 

Lutheran Hour Ministries, Link: https://www.lhm.org/dailydevotions/default.asp

 

Special Announcements: 


 -          Reminder about inclement weather and church functions: Our policy for bad weather cancellations has been to cancel morning Bible studies, etc. when local schools close. Evening meetings and events will probably continue, as long as road crews are out and a storm is not intensifying. Sunday services, as well as Advent and Lent midweek services, are seldom cancelled. However, do not attempt to drive if your local conditions are poor and you are uncomfortable driving in the weather!


 

Upcoming Schedule:

 

Sundays

Worship Services at Church will begin June 20 at 5 pm and June 21 at 11 am. Please see the Church Re-opening Letter and Plan for more information.

Outline for Worship Service available for download each week. Click on "Sermons" on the Menu Bar. (Outlines and Sermons are listed according to date.)

Sermons available for download each week. Click on "Sermons" on the Menu Bar.

View Pastor Joe's Worship Service on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHtgiS3iZfCsFPTp1bb-HrQ

 

Tuesdays

No Bible Studies meeting at Church until furthere notice. Click on this link to view Pastor Joe's Bible Study on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHtgiS3iZfCsFPTp1bb-HrQ

No LWML Quilting until further notice.

 


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