The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 9, 2011
Your forever, God of love! Hear us from your throne above; Yours forever may we be Here and in eternity! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 426:1)
Worship Focus: Forgive one another
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 399, 493, 466, 478
First Lesson: Genesis 50:15-21
His brothers had mistreated him. They had lied about him. They had sold him as a slave. Now Joseph has the opportunity to get back at them. But he forgives.
God's forgiveness removes our sins as far as the east is from the west
Second Lesson: Romans 14:5-9
Christian love not only forgives but also seeks to glorify Christ in all we do. For he has died and risen for us.
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35
The Lord God has forgiven us a great debt of sin, more than we could ever imagine to pay. How will we treat those who sin against us?
Sermon: Romans 14:6-9
Finances: Our Lord has blessed us with the following offerings for the General Fund in September: Opening Balance $1548.61; Sept. offerings: $5136.20; Sept. bills: $6266.76; Ending Balance: $418.05. For Missions $321.00 was received bringing the yearly total to $5288.75. We need $2711.25 to meet our annual commitment which averages out to about $900 per month for Oct., Nov., and Dec.
Quarterly Voters' Meeting: The quarterly voters' meeting after the service today. Agendas are in the narthex.
October ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth
October cleaners: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff; Dean & Moni Rohloff
Today's Greeters: Sam Roth