October 2 is the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, and this year uses Proper 22 from Year C. You can prepare for worship with the resources included below by clicking "Read More."
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LCMS Lectionary Summary
Habakkuk 1:1–4; 2:1–4
2 Timothy 1:1–14
We Walk by Faith, and Not by Sight, in the Peace of Christ’s Forgiveness
We are surrounded by “destruction and violence” (Hab. 1:3) because the Law “is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth” (Hab. 1:4). In fact, the Law cannot rescue us from our enemies; it is our fiercest enemy of all. Therefore, not by sight, experience or feeling, nor by works, “the righteous shall live by his faith” (Hab. 2:4). “Temptations to sin are sure to come” (Luke 17:1), but as often as we sin, the Lord rebukes us, turns us to repentance and forgives us. We pray that He would thus “increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). And indeed, He does! Though we are His “unworthy servants” (Luke 17:10), He prepares His Supper for us, dresses us properly and gives us His body and blood to eat and drink. He appoints pastors for us, “by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:1). For the Gospel brings “life and immortality to light” (2 Tim. 1:10). This we believe. Therefore, “follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard,” by which He guards you “in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:13).
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.
Because there are many hymns that constitute the liturgy of Divine Service, Setting 5, we will limit additional hymns for this month. In addition to the liturgical hymns, we will also sing a Hymn of the Day and Distribution Hymns.
The hymn numbers are for Lutheran Service Book (LSB).