Biblical Texts for Sunday (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 9):

 

Focus Text:

Matthew 11:25-30, Read Online: https://bit.ly/3g6BAAt

 

Other Texts:

Zechariah 9:9-12, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2A86EjZ

Romans 7:14-25a, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2NzaWUI


Reflect After Reading:

 

Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Is Our True Peace and Sabbath Rest

 

Though we have died with Christ in Holy Baptism, and we are raised to new life in Him, we find “another law waging war” in our body and life, that is, between our old Adam and the new man (Rom. 7:23). By the Spirit of Christ, we “desire to do what is right,” but we are not able to do so because “nothing good” dwells in our sinful flesh (Rom. 7:18). “Thanks be to God,” therefore, “through Jesus Christ our Lord,” who delivers us from “this body of death” (Rom. 7:24–25). We rejoice in Him, our gentle King, who comes “righteous and having salvation” (Zech. 9:9). He speaks peace to our embattled hearts, and by His blood of the New Testament He sets us “free from the waterless pit,” and He returns us to the stronghold of our Baptism (Zech. 9:10–12). Though we “labor and are heavy laden,” He calls us to Himself and gives rest to our souls through His free and full forgiveness (Matt. 11:28), not because we are “wise and understanding,” but by the “gracious will” of God the Father, whom “the Son chooses to reveal” in love (Matt. 11:25–27).

 

 

 

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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