This Sunday’s Bible Lessons:
Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12, Mark 10:2-16
Dear Members and Friends of Immanuel Lutheran Church,
Happy October, everyone.
Is it by God’s providence that we face these particular texts these days, as difficult as they are? Yes, I believe so. I mean to approach today’s Bible Readings by way of our Psalm – Psalm 8. That Psalm speaks of the majesty of our God and of the dignity of humanity. We poor humans have our ups and downs. Sometimes we are poor or ill or guilt-ridden. It is good then to remember that our majestic God has some majestic plans in store for us.
Our congregation is continuing to consider my proposal to leave the ELCA and join the NALC. This Sunday’s Coffee Hour is important because it offers a presentation by members of the congregation who are in favor of remaining in the ELCA. Please join us then for Coffee Hour if at all possible.
And then, the following Sunday, October 11, representatives of the ELCA will lead worship and a Coffee Hour discussion. Rev. Robert Wollenburg is set to preach for us and I have invited Bishop Robert Rimbo to preside at the Lord’s Supper. Rev. Wollenburg and Bishop Rimbo will be joined by members of the Metro New York Synod Council for the Coffee Hour forum. Please join us then.
Lutheranism 101 meets this Sunday, 10 a.m. in the undercroft. We are in seminar mode now, working and paging our way through the Augsburg Confession. Welcome everyone.
I hope to see you in church. Have a good weekend, everyone. God be with you.