First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday August 30, 2020
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering yet finds in God’s words the delight of his heart. When Peter doesn’t grasp Jesus’ words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will find their lives in losing them. Such sacrificial love is described by Paul when he urges us to associate with the lowly and not repay evil with evil. In worship we gather as a community that we might offer ourselves for the sake of our suffering world.
Readings and Psalm
God fortifies the prophet against opposition
Your love is before my eyes; I have walked faithfully with you. (Ps. 26:3)
Live in harmony
The passion prediction and rebuke to Peter
Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm
From the blazing bush God calls Moses
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
Make known the deeds of the Lord among the peoples. Hallelujah! (Ps. 105:1, 45)
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