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New York, NY 10128
The Bible Lessons:
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28
Dear Members and Friends of Immanuel Lutheran Church,
My sermon text this Sunday is from our Gospel Lesson. It is the story of the Canaanite woman and of how she persevered in bringing her request to Jesus:
And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” (Matthew 15:22, RSV)
This Canaanite woman is our hero! We rise or fall with her. Let us keep our eye on her in her dealings with Jesus. Let us admire her love for her daughter and the lengths to which she is willing to go to seek help from Jesus.
Remember our barbecue this Sunday after the liturgy in the courtyard. These are yummy and popular fellowship events. If it is raining, I bet we will cook in the courtyard and bring the food into the undercroft. Enjoy!
Remember our Vacation Bible School. It begins this coming Monday. The sessions run from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. If you can help, even for a single day, please let Karen Bazik know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking ahead to September 12, a new film about Martin Luther is set to be broadcast on PBS. Here is a link about
Have a good weekend, everyone. I hope to see you in church. If you are traveling, God go with you in your travels.