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Readings for this Sunday – 12th Sunday after PentecostOld Testament Reading Isaiah 51:1–6
1“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. 2Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him. 3For the LORD comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song. 4“Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples. 5My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait. 6Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.”
Epistle Romans 11:33—12:8
33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35“Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” 36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. 1I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Holy Gospel Matthew 16:13–20
13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.
PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke. Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, Cindy is scheduled for surgery on her back on the 31st of this month, in Omaha.
Prayers that her tests prior to the surgery will allow the surgery to go forward, but also for the surgery and recovery itself.
Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.
BLOOD DONATION at HLHS
*HLHS National Honor Society Blood Drive for the Red Cross – Mon. Sept. 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sign up online at redcrossblood.org or call the office at 308-385-3900
The M&M committee wants to thank everyone for their faithful giving throughout the Covid Crisis.
Just a reminder, while we have maintained our General giving, we have fallen behind in our Missions giving. Please be sure to check the proper box on the offering envelopes where you desire your offering to be directed, all unmarked donations are directed to the General Fund.
REMEMBER donations may still be dropped off at Pathway Bank anytime during the week or mailed to the church.
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen w.8/24/2013 (7)
Nathan & Jaci Knuth w.8/29/1998 (22)
Robert & Kristin Schultz w.8/29/1992 (28)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24
Lois Neppl – Aug. 25
Colt Hadenfeldt – Aug. 27
Berkley Strode – Aug. 28
Aubrey Reynolds – Aug. 29
Seth Reynolds – Aug. 29