We Celebrate Christ’s Coming

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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday November 8, 2020
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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Today the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place, we celebrate Christ’s coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory—the marriage feast of the lamb.

Readings and Psalm

Amos 5:18-24 
Let justice roll down like waters
Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 (alternate)
Wisdom Wisdom makes herself known
Psalm 70 
You are my helper and my deliverer; O Lord, do not tarry. (Ps. 70:5)
Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 (alternate)
The beginning of wisdom is the most sincere desire for instruction. (Ws. 6:17)
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 
The promise of the resurrection
Matthew 25:1-13 
The story of the wise and foolish bridesmaids

Semicontinous First Reading and Psalm

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 
Joshua calls Israel to serve the Lord
Psalm 78:1-7 
We will recount to generations to come the power of the Lord. (Ps. 78:4)

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