Worship Through Word and Deed

**Modified Worship service will be streamed live every Sunday at 10:30am on Facebook and later shared on the First Trinity web page.**

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday August 23, 2020
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

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In Isaiah the people are advised to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. Jesus declares that the church will be built on the rock of Peter’s bold confession of faith. God’s word of reconciliation and God’s mercy are keys to the church’s mission. Paul urges us to not be conformed to this world but to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, using our individual gifts to build up the body of Christ. From the table we go forth to offer our spiritual worship through word and deed.

Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 51:1-6 
The enduring foundation of God’s salvation
Psalm 138 
O Lord, your steadfast love endures forever. (Ps. 138:8)
Romans 12:1-8 
One body in Christ, with gifts that differ
Matthew 16:13-20 
The profession of Peter’s faith

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

Exodus 1:8–2:10 
Pharaoh’s daughter takes Moses as her son
Psalm 124 
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler. (Ps. 124:7)

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