Pastor’s Email Blast 9/16, “The Cry of Faith: Lord, Have Mercy”

SJLC ElderNews

14th Sunday after Trinity – Join us on Sunday for Divine Service at 9:30
 
Bible/catechism Class from – 10:45-11:45
Sunday School for the little ones – 10:45-11:45
 
 
The Cry of Faith: Lord, Have Mercy The ten lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:11–19). Their condition cut them off from God and others. So also do the works of the flesh cut us off from God and others. “Those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, “Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy,” eagerly seeking His good gifts. Jesus said to the lepers, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. So too, we walk by faith and not by sight, being confident of Jesus’ help before we see any evidence of it, trusting that Jesus’ cleansing words of forgiveness will restore us to wholeness in the resurrection. Let us be as the one leper who returned to the true High Priest to give Him thanks and glory. For Jesus bore our infirmities in His sacrifice at Calvary. His words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Prov. 4:10–23).
Preparing for Worship: For those preparing to receive The Lord’s Supper, please refer to p. 328 in the hymnal. Prayers for worship are located on the first page of the hymnal. Children’s Bulletins Available.
Prayers for the week: * Tony Folkmann’s grandmother, Dorothy Folkmann, on hospice care. * Rick Nyman’s niece, Elizabeth Nyman, diagnosed with cancer. Also, his friends, Howie and Jan—Jan has advanced cancer. * The Whitmire’s neighbor, Russ Wheat, who has advanced cancer. * Joyce Louden’s friend’s grandson, Sam, who’s in critical care. * Those recovering from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. To learn how to volunteer and help, visit: lcms.org/harvey If you would like a prayer in the bulletin, please call or email pastor by Friday*For pastoral emergencies and care, please call me at 972-802-0444

 

Pastor Clint Stark
St. John Lutheran Church
Frisco, TX

www.stjohnfrisco.org

 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

(Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV)