The Parable of the Lost Sheep/The Parable of the Lost Coin

Sunday’s Bulletin

The grumbling of the religious leaders in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope: This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. That our God seeks and saves the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope. As the writer of 1 Timothy reminds us, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Thanks be to God.

Readings and Psalm

  • Exodus 32:7-14
    Moses begs the Lord to turn from anger against the Hebrews
  • Psalm 51:1-10
    Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love. (Ps. 51:1)
  • 1 Timothy 1:12-17
    Christ Jesus came for sinners
  • Luke 15:1-10
    Looking for the lost sheep, silver coin: Jesus eating with sinners

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

  • Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
    Judgment is spoken against Jerusalem
  • Psalm 14
    The Lord looks down from heaven upon us all. (Ps. 14:2)