First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday November 15, 2020
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the LORD will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread, and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.
Readings and Psalm
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
The day of the Lord
Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12
So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. (Ps. 90:12)
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Be alert for the day of the Lord
The story of the slaves entrusted with talents
Semicontinous First Reading and Psalm
The judgeship of Deborah
Our eyes look to you, O God, until you show us your mercy. (Ps. 123:2)
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