On October16 we will observe the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. The day of St. Michael is September 29, but the topic of angels is fascinating, and it provides a nice turning point for the last part of the church year. You can prepare for worship with the resources included below by clicking "Read More."
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LCMS Lectionary Summary
2 Timothy 3:14–4:5
Faith Clings to the Word and Promises of God and Perseveres in Prayer
“Left alone,” Jacob wrestled through the night with the Lord, “until the breaking of the day” (Gen. 32:24). Though “Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him” (Gen. 32:25), he would not let go until the Lord blessed him. At times, we, too, strive with God; He strives with us and blesses us by grace. So Jesus teaches us “always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Jesus speaks of “a judge who neither feared God nor respected man” and of a widow “who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary’” (Luke 18:2–3). Because of her persistence, the judge agreed to “give her justice” (Luke 18:5). Our Lord dispenses justice generously and swiftly, giving “justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night” (Luke 18:7). He does so according to the Gospel. Therefore, His ministers are to persevere faithfully in their vocation, in what they “have learned and have firmly believed” (2 Tim. 3:14). On the basis of “the sacred writings” (2 Tim. 3:15), they are to “preach the word” at all times and not lose heart (2 Tim. 4:2).
During the month of October, we will use Divine Service, Setting 5. This setting of the Divine Service is an English adaptation of Martin Luther's German Mass (Deutsche Messe). Divine Service, Setting 5 is a hymn service. To learn more about Divine Service, Setting 5, click here