september 9 & 10
Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). It is of great comfort that almighty God treats us as His dear children. As the hymn says, although “He knows how frail our powers,” still “His grace remains forever” and “His rule is over all” (LSB 820:3–4). Yet while we rejoice in God’s tender mercy for us, today’s Readings remind us that God intends that same mercy for those around us, our family, our own children, and our brothers and sisters of the household of God. As John said, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11). In other words, we who have received mercy are the very channels and messengers of that same mercy to others. We renounce disgraceful ways that allow sin to drag either ourselves or others down, and we bring God’s merciful forgiveness of sins to everyone.
the lord's supper
Each of our weekend worship services includes the Lord's Supper. On Saturday, we come forward to the altar and kneel. On Sunday, we receive Jesus' body and blood via a continues flow. To learn more about what the Lord's Supper is and why it is important, please click over to our Synod's website to learn more.
beginning september 11
We all want to dive deeper into the meaning of our weekly readings. Soon, you will be able to study God's Word right from your mobile device or PC and learn more what God is telling us in our readings each weekend.