Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) October 9th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 Epistle: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Lesson: Ruth 1:1-19a Psalm: Psalm 111 CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden The gospels often record Jesus going from Galilee to Jerusalem. The one in our text today was his last. Jesus was very much aware of how this trip would end.
Pray for The Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of givers as they consider supporting the work of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. Pray that they will embrace the vision of the ministries of the CLB.
Pastor Harold and Joyce Rust will begin groundwork on a new CLBC church planting effort in Red Deer, Alberta this month. Pray for them as they make connections and transition to this area.
IPOINT, our camp in Minnesota, has for a number of years put on a great weekend for youth workers called “IPOINT Equips” and this year’s featured speaker was Duffy Robbins. I first heard Duffy as a 14 year old attending summer camp at Tuscarora and as I say that, I realize how much wisdom he
Praise the Lord for our new lead pastor, Jason Lang and his family. Pray for them as they transition to LeSueur. Pray for Pastor Mark Johannesen and his family as they transition to his new position at Triumph, in Moorhead, MN.
Pray that God will continue to lead new families to our congregation. We praise the Lord for the many new families that have already been coming each week.
Pray for these churches as they continue to search to fill pastoral, associate pastor and campus pastor positions in their churches: Salem, Grand Rapids, MN; Bethel Ridge, Faribault, MN; Emmaus Road, DeWitt, IA; Word of Life, LeSueur, MN; Triumph East Campus, Moorhead, MN.
Pray for those women who are attending the PRN retreat at Hope Church at Silver Lake in Everett. Pray as they meet for prayer, worship, and encouragement from God’s Word.
Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) October 2nd, 2016 Gospel: Luke 17:1-10 Epistle: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Lesson: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm: Psalm 62 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum This pericope addresses head-on the need for Christians to both confront sin in other Christians and to forgive sin even when committed against them by another believer. The gospel
This weekend is IPoint Equips. Dr. Duffy Robbins will be the speaker. Pray for him as he shares his experience with youth pastors, volunteers and others and as he “Equips” them to better serve our youth and young adults.
Bethesda celebrated their 75th anniversary last month. Praise the Lord for the longevity of serving the Westby community for so many years. Pray that God blesses them with many more years.
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) September 25th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 16:19-31 Epistle: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 or 6:6-19 Lesson: Amos 6:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 146 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop The rich man and Lazarus is a familiar story but also one with all kinds of various interpretations and thoughts. How much a person believes this is literal is one