This Week's Sermon

 

Preparation for this Week's Sermon (Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost):

 

Biblical Text:

Genesis 32:22-30, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2OLXGh7

 

 

Other Texts: 

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2oJK9fg

Luke 18:1-8, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2Mc7wHn

 


Reflect After Reading:

Faith Clings to the Word and Promises of God and Perservers in Prayer 

 

“Left alone,” Jacob wrestled through the night with the Lord, “until the breaking of the day” (Gen. 32:24). Though “Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him” (Gen. 32:25), he would not let go until the Lord blessed him. At times, we, too, strive with God; He strives with us and blesses us by grace. So Jesus teaches us “always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Jesus speaks of “a judge who neither feared God nor respected man” and of a widow “who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary’” (Luke 18:2–3). Because of her persistence, the judge agreed to “give her justice” (Luke 18:5). Our Lord dispenses justice generously and swiftly, giving “justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night” (Luke 18:7). He does so according to the Gospel. Therefore, His ministers are to persevere faithfully in their vocation, in what they “have learned and have firmly believed” (2 Tim. 3:14). On the basis of “the sacred writings” (2 Tim. 3:15), they are to “preach the word” at all times and not lose heart (2 Tim. 4:2)..

 

 

 

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:

  

Tuesday the 15th

 9:30am Bible Study w/Pastor Joe

10:30am LMWL/Quilting

2pm Council Meets

 

Wednesday the 16th

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Thursday the 17th

7:30am Men's Bible Study


Saturday the 19th

9am-LWML Zone Rally, Zion, Petsokey


Sunday the 20th

9am Choir

9am Bible Study & Sunday School


Tuesday the 22

9:30am Bible Study with Pastor Joe

10:30 LWML



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