Biblical Texts for Sunday (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 10):

 

Focus Text:

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Read Online: https://bit.ly/3iEP5ta

 

Other Texts:

Isaiah 55:10-13, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2O0cx69

Romans 8:12-17, Read Online: https://bit.ly/3iD0z05


Reflect After Reading:

 

The Preaching of the Word of Christ Bears the Good Fruits of Faith and Love

 

As “the rain and the snow come down from heaven” and “water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout” (Is. 55:10), so the Word of God accomplishes the purpose for which He speaks it, granting joy and peace through the forgiveness of sins and producing the fruits of faith and love in those who are called by His name. Christ Jesus, the incarnate Word, has established the name of the Lord as “an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off” (Is. 55:13). He opens our ears to hear, our minds to understand and our hearts to believe His Word, lest the evil one come and snatch it away. He thus transforms our rocky hearts into good soil, which clings to the Gospel and “indeed bears fruit” (Matt. 13:23). He is Himself the firstfruits of all who “have received the Spirit of adoption as sons” (Rom. 8:15). Thus being “led by the Spirit of God,” we are not afraid, but we cry out in faith to our Father in heaven (Rom. 8:14–15). For as we suffer with Christ, the beloved Son, so shall we “also be glorified with him” (Rom. 8:17).

 

 

 

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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