Six Chief Parts

Issue 30

What are you afraid of?

There is a certain kind of fear that seems good. We talk about having a healthy fear of certain things. For example, it is much less likely that I am going to fall to my death when I visit Garden of the God’s in Southern Illinois than the steady stream of people that are determined to jump to the head of Camel Rock. I have a healthy fear of heights. Their lack of fear makes them much more likely to get hurt.

What are you afraid of?

In another sense fear is something that can get us into a lot of trouble. It is possible to be afraid of the wrong things. It is okay if you are afraid to fly in a helicopter unless you find yourself stranded in a massive flood on top of the roof and a helicopter is the only way for you to get to safety. The fear of rising water must be greater than your fear of flying or you will be washed away with your home.

What are you afraid of?

Fear can lead us into idolatry by convincing us that there is something that we need that God might not be able to provide or something that can harm us that God cannot protect us from. But God has said to us, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) Jesus died to make this possible. In baptism, the gift of the kingdom was given to you. There is nothing to fear but God and He has become your Father, thanks be to Jesus.

A Prayer for when you are afraid:

Lord Jesus Christ, You commanded the win and the waves, and they obeyed You. Speak peace to us when we are troubled by fear, By the power of your Word, calm our anxious hearts; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Saturday Morning Classes

Beginning September 11th, at 10:00 a.m., Pastor Wiist will led a Saturday class. Each class is based on a series of booklets put out by CPH. Please pick up a copy of the booklet at the office so that you are prepared for the class. If no booklets are picked up there will be no class.
September 11- A Simple Explanation of Christian Symbols
September 18 - A Simple Explanation of the Bible
September 25 - A Simple Explanation of Christian Denominations
October 2 -A Simple Explanation of World Religions
October 9 - A Biblical Response to Transgenderism
October 18 - A Biblical Response to Homosexuality
October 23 - A A Biblical Response to Divorce
October 30 - A Biblical Response to Abortion
November 6 - A Biblical Response to Suicide

Please note:
Beginning in October
The Lutheran Food Pantry will be available on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month instead of the first and third.

Voters’ Assembly
September 19th following the 10:30 a.m. service

Camp Lakeview’s Women’s Retreat

This year’s retreat theme is “The Great Connector” and will be led by deaconess Heidi Goehmann. Heidi will be using the book of Colossians to explore what it looks like to live in Christian community through the ups and downs of a challenging life.
Brochures are available near the mailboxes at church.

More information

Theological Leftovers: A Lesson in Leadership

In this episode we are given a wonderful example of leadership from 4 men who: 1. Listen to God's Word 2. Acknowledge their own sin. 3. Fear God more than men. 4. Show compassion. ENJOY!.

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Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Today's readings are: 2 Chronicles 28:8-15, Galatian 3:15-22, Luke 10:23-37

The Introit is Psalm 74:1-2,19b, 21b; antiphon: Psalm 74:20a, 21a, 22a, 23a

The Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The daily readings for this week are: August 29: 1 Kings 11:42–12:19; 2 Cor. 7:1–16; 30: 1 Kings 12:20–13:5, 33–34; 2 Cor. 8:1–24; 31: 1 Kings 16:29–17:24; 2 Cor. 9:1–15; Sept. 1: 1 Kings 18:1–19; Eph. 1:1–23; 2: 1 Kings 18:20–40; Eph. 2:1–22; 3: 1 Kings 19:1–21; Eph. 3:1–21; 4: 2 Kings 2:1–18; Eph. 4:1–24.

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