First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday August 23, 2020
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
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
The enduring foundation of God’s salvation
O Lord, your steadfast love endures forever. (Ps. 138:8)
One body in Christ, with gifts that differ
The profession of Peter’s faith
Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm
Pharaoh’s daughter takes Moses as her son
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler. (Ps. 124:7)
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