Weekly Calendar

Sunday, September 17th 

Readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 50:15-21, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-25

Forgiving as the Lord Forgives Us

In settling His accounts with us, our Lord acts not with anger, but with compassion. He does not imprison us as we deserve, but He forgives all our debts and releases us (Matt. 18:23–27). Therefore, our Lord bids each of us to have “mercy on your fellow servant” and “forgive your brother from your heart” (Matt. 18:33, 35). By the Lord’s forgiveness of our sins, we are free to forgive those who sin against us, because He has been handed over to the jailers in our stead and He has paid our entire debt with His lifeblood. Whether we live or die, we “are the Lord’s” (Rom. 14:8). Since we all will “stand before the judgment seat of God,” we are not to despise our brother (Rom. 14:10), but gladly forgive him. By the grace of God, our brother also “will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand” (Rom. 14:4). Though we daily sin against each other, the Lord intends “to bring it about that many people should be kept alive” (Gen. 50:20). Jesus speaks kindly by His Gospel and promises: “I will provide for you and your little ones” (Gen. 50:21).

9:00am                Holy Communion

10:40am              Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

Elders:                  Dan Flanscha & Dean Amdahl

Ushers:               Bob Waite, Dennis Ulrich, Hal Medo, Bob Runyan

Office Hours This Week: Tue/Fri 9am-noon

Wednesday, Sept. 20th   

6:30am                Men’s Bible Study

6:00pm                Choir Practice

7:00pm                Worship/Bible Study

Friday, September 22nd     

9:30am                Women’s Bible Study

6:30pm                Dominoes

Sunday, September 24th  

9:00am                Matins

10:40am              Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

5:00pm                Worship & Dinner @ ULC