God Offers Repentance and New Life

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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday September 27, 2020
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading from Ezekiel the people claim the ways of the Lord are unfair, while God offers repentance and new life. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, putting the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.

Readings and Psalm

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 
The fairness of God’s way
Psalm 25:1-9 
Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love. (Ps. 25:6)
Philippians 2:1-13 
Christ humbled to the point of death on a cross
Matthew 21:23-32 
A parable of doing God’s will

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

Exodus 17:1-7 
Water from the rock in the wilderness
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 
We will recount to generations to come the power of the Lord. (Ps. 78:4)

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