We Are Nourished With Wine and Bread

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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday October 4, 2020
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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In today’s gospel reading, Jesus tells a vineyard parable, which serves as an image of Israel, the prophets’ mission, and Christ’s death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God’s love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine and bread so that we may share Christ’s sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.

Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 5:1-7 
The song of the vineyard
Psalm 80:7-15 
Look down from heaven, O God; behold and tend this vine. (Ps. 80:14, 15)
Philippians 3:4b-14 
Nothing surpasses the value of knowing Christ
Matthew 21:33-46 
The parable of the vineyard owner’s son

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 
The commandments given at Sinai
Psalm 19 
The statutes of the Lord are just and rejoice the heart. (Ps. 19:8)

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