15th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday Sept. 13, 2020

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s sermon message for 15th Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 13 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 50:15–21, Psalm 103:1–12
Rom. 14:1–12, Matt. 18:21–35
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
Presentation of Bibles & Catechisms to 1st gr. & 5th gr.
Moses Auction Ends Today
Monday Sept. 14 Pastor Winkel Mtg. Trinity GI
HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30-2:30
Tuesday Sept. 15
Wednesday Sept. 16 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
Thursday Sept. 17
Friday Sept. 18
Saturday Sept. 19
Sunday, Sept. 20
 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Isa. 55:6–9, Psalm 27:1–9
Phil. 1:12–14,19–30, Matt. 20:1–16
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship with Comm. 10:30 am
11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Cairo Senior Ctr.

September 21 Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 7 pm
Sept 24-27 NE Junk Jaunt
Sept. 28 Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Sept. 28 Elders Mtg. 8 pm
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
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021 

  Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz’s 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, recovering following back surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
  Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
  Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
  Barb Meyer
  Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
  Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
  Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
  Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

WELCOME Jason, Jennifer, Jack, Madelyn, and Sam Hadenfeldt, transferred from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gretna Ne.

Darren & Charity Adams w.9/16/1995 (25)
Loren & Julie Dibbern w.9/16/1978 (42)
Craig & Lora Harders w.9/17/1983 (37)
Russel & Charlene Lemburg w.9/17/1950 (70)

Peggy Hadenfeldt – Sept. 13
Kalli Knuth – Sept. 13
Robbie Gilbert – Sept. 15
Elizabeth DeFreece – Sept. 16
Kendal Knuth – Sept. 16
Benjamin Serr – Sept. 16
Loren Dibbern – Sept. 17
Shawn Harders – Sept. 17

Old Testament Reading Genesis 50:15–21
15When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, 17‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 21So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Epistle Romans 14:1–12
1As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” 12So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Holy Gospel Matthew 18:21–35
21Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. 23“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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