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And the Word Was Made Flesh, and Dwelt Among Us...
John 1:14

Ascension Lutheran Church
Pastor Mark Boorsma

   

September 16
, 2018
  Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost


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Sixteenth Sunday
After Pentecost
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"Identity and Mission"





Sunday
September 16, 2018
 

  Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 116:1-9 (9)
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Semi-continuous Series
Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm 19 (7) or Wisdom 7:26 — 8:1 (7:28)
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Prayer of the Day
O God, through suffering and rejection you bring forth our salvation, and by the glory of the cross you transform our lives. Grant that for the sake of the gospel we may turn from the lure of evil, take up our cross, and follow your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Christ suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for
the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. Alleluia. (1 Peter 3:18)


Color: Green

Mon — September 17
1 Kings 13:1-10
Proverbs 22:1-21
Romans 3:9-20
Psalm 119:169-176
Psalm 73:21-28
Tue — September 18
1 Kings 13:11-25
Proverbs 25:1-28
Colossians 3:1-11
Psalm 119:169-176
Psalm 73:21-28
Wed — September 19
Isaiah 10:12-20
Proverbs 29:1-27
John 7:25-36
Psalm 119:169-176
Psalm 73:21-28
Thu — September 20
Judges 6:1-10
Proverbs 130:1-10
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Psalm 54
Psalm 1
Fri — September 21
1 Kings 22:24-40
Proverbs 30:1-10
Romans 11:25-32
Psalm 54
Psalm 1
Sat — September 22
2 Kings 17:5-18
Ecclesiastes 1:1-18
Matthew 23:29-39
Psalm 54
Psalm 1






Fri. September 21
Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Readings
Ezekiel 2:8—3:11
Psalm 119:33-40 (33)
Ephesians 2:4-10
Matthew 9:9-13

Prayer of the Day
r
Almighty God, your Son our Savior called a despised tax collector to become one of his apostles. Help us, like Matthew, to respond to the transforming call of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and foreve.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends
 of the earth. Alleluia. (Acts 1:8)

Color: Scarlet/Red






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