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Trinity XIII - St. Luke 10:23-37 - August 30, 2015

Order of Service - Pg. 15 Hymn #344 Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs Hymn #417 How Can I Thank Thee, Lord Hymn #375 If Thy Beloved Son, O God
Readings Leviticus 18:1-5 Galatians 3:15-22 St. Luke 10:23-37
Collect for the 13th Sunday after Trinity
Almighty and Everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity, and that we may obtain that which Thou dost promise, make us to love that which Thou dost command; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Sermon on the Holy Gospel


1)         Jesus is the Good Samaritan. Without that understanding this Gospel lesson makes no sense. We might think it makes perfect sense because Jesus ends with the words, Go and do likewise. Many have imagined that those final words of Jesus show us the entire point of the parable. Go from this place and be the Good Samaritan. Do good works for your neighbor. Be thoughtful, selfless people ready t…

Trinity XII - 2 Corinthians 3:4-11 - August 23, 2015

Order of Service - Pg. 15
Hymn #3 Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
Hymn #30 O That I Had a Thousand Voices
Hymn #26 Praise the Almighty, My Soul Adore Him

Readings

Isaiah 29:18-19
2 Corinthians 3:4-11
St. Mark 7:31-37

Collect for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity XI - Luke 18:9-14 - August 16, 2015

Order of Service - Pg. 15 Hymn#329 Fromthe Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee Hymn#342 Chief of Sinners Though I Be Hymn#526 In God, My Faithful God
Readings
2 Samuel 22:21-29 1 Corinthians 15:1-10 St. Luke 18:9-14
Collect of the Day
Almighty and Everlasting God, Who art always more ready to hear than we to pray and wont to give more than either we desire or deserve, pour down upon us the abundance of Thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Sermon on the Holy Gospel


1)Spiritual pride is a most deadly sin. It is undetectable through self-examination unless the Holy Ghost, working through the Word of God, exposes it in our hearts. Spiritual pride causes us to glory in our own good deeds so that we begin to think that we have something, anyth…

Trinity X - St. Luke 19:41-48 - August 9, 2015

Order of Service - Pg. 15 Hymn#239 Come, Thou Almighty King
Hymn#473 The Church's One Foundation
Hymn#258 Lord of Our Life and God of Our Salvation
Readings Jeremiah 7:1-7 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 St. Luke 19:41-48
Collect
O God, Who declarest Thine almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity, mercifully grant unto us such a measure of Thy grace that we, running the way of Thy commandments, may obtain Thy gracious promises and be made partakers of Thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

Sermon on the Holy Gospel
1)Approaching Jerusalem, the holy city, Jesus weeps. He weeps out of sorrow for what will happen to this blessed place. About forty years from the time Jesus shed tears over her, Jerusalem would be sieged by the Romans. The city would be razed to the ground. Jews would be sold into slavery and shipped all over the known world. Men, women, and children wou…

Trinity IX - Luke 16:1-9 - August 2, 2015

Order of Service - Pg. 15 Hymn #240 Father Most Holy, Merciful and Tender Hymn # 430 What Is The World To Me? Hymn #500 May God Bestow on Us His Grace
Readings 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 St. Luke 16:1-9
Collect

Let Thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please Thee; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Sermon on the Holy Gospel


1)A certain rich man had a steward. This was a normal practice in the ancient world. We see it elsewhere in Scripture. After Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers he is purchased by Potiphar of Egypt. Joseph rises to prominence in Potiphar’s house. Moses writes that Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority. Thus he left all that he had in Jos…