The Word and Music  Series C

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  August 25th

Collect Prayer of the Day...O Lord of grace, help us understand who we are in light of Your Gospel - that we do not need to fear You, but instead can run into Your arms knowing that we are loved and forgiven This we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You, Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  AMEN


Psalm 50:1-16  Yahweh, the God of gods speaks; He summons the earth from east to west.  From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God appears in radiance.  Our God is coming; He will not be silent!  Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him. On high, He summons heaven and earth in order to judge His people. "Gather My faithful ones to Me, those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice." The heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God is the Judge.  Selah

Hebrews 12:4-12  In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons:  My son, do not take the Lord's discipline lightly or faint when you are reproved by Him, for the Lord disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He receives.  Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline - which all receive - then you are illegitimate children and not sons.  Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn't we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?  For they disciplined us for a short time based on what seemed good to them, but He does it for our benefit, so that we can share His holiness.  No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace  and righteousness to those who have been trained by it.  Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated  but healed instead.
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"I'm fairly convinced that the Kingdom of God is for the broken - hearted.  You write of 'powerlessness.’  Join the club, we are not in control.  God is.."    Mr Rogers

The Holy Gospel from St. Luke 13:22-30... He went through one town and village after another, teaching and making His way to Jerusalem. "Lord," someone asked Him, "are there only a few being saved?"  He said to them, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door.  Then you will stand  outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up for us!' He will answer you, 'I don't know you or where you're from.' Then you will say,  'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets!' But He will say, 'I tell you, I don't know you or where you're from. Get away from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness!' There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth  in that place, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves thrown out. They will come from east and west, from north and south, and recline at the table in the kingdom of God. Note this: Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last." "


  Classic Hymnal Service (8:15am):    Lutheran Service Book   #348, "The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns,"  #469, "Christ the Lord is Risen Today"  #816 "From All that Dwell Below the Skies"
  Liturgical Contemporary Service (10:45am):  Call to Worship: "What a Beautiful Name"  Praise Set: "Only King Forever, Free to Worship,"  Special: "Holy is the Lord," Message: "The Way"  Offering: "Touch the Sky"  and Sending: "Remind Me Who I Am"


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