First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday October 11, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.
Readings and Psalm
The feast of victory
You prepare a table before me, and my cup is running over. (Ps. 23:5)
Rejoice in the Lord always
The parable of the unwelcome guest at the wedding feast
Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm
The Israelites forge a golden calf
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Remember, O Lord, the favor you have for your people. (Ps. 106:4)
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