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Old Testament Isaiah 56:1, 6–8
1Thus says the LORD: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. . . .6“And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant—7these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” 8The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered.”
Epistle Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32
1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I, myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. . . .13Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? . . .28As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30Just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. 32For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.
Holy Gospel Matthew 15:21–28
21Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Paul & Marilyn Wilhelm w.8/16/1970 (50)
Richard & Beverly Gilbert w.8/20/1982 (38)
Wayne & Julie Whitefoot w.8/20/2000 (20)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Courtney Dibbern – Aug. 17
Isaac Frankforter – Aug. 18
Aiden Grabowski – Aug. 18
Ryan Harders – Aug. 18
Paisley Weber – Aug. 18
Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20
Trey Schultz – Aug. 21
Cynthia Hansen – Aug. 22
PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Braxton Jones in your prayers, Braxton was Baptized into the faith through Holy Baptism.
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.
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.
Sunday, Aug. 16 – 11th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 56:1, 6–8, Psalm 67
Rom. 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32, Matt. 15:21–28
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship w/Comm. & Baptism 10:30 am
SS Teachers mtg. following Worship in the Library Room
Private Family Baptismal Lunch Following worship
Monday Aug. 17
Nominating Committee / M & M mtg. 7:00 p.m.
**Along with those who are on the M & M committee the Nominating committee needs to attend.
Nominating Committee consists of the off going officers
Paul Wilhelm, Josh Harders, Peg Lemburg, Gordon Bredthauer, Gary Harders, Tim Lemburg, Scott Reynolds,
Ted Dibbern, Kimberly Dibbern, Doug Meyer
Tuesday Aug. 18
Wednesday Aug. 19
Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
Thursday Aug. 20
Friday Aug. 21
Saturday Aug. 22
Sunday, Aug. 23 – 12th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 51:1–6, Psalm 138
Rom. 11:33—12:8, Matt. 16:13–20
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am
SAVE the DATE
Aug. 26 7/8 gr Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm
Aug. 31 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Sept. 9 LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021
Christ Lutheran Church
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.