Grace Lutheran Church and School


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15th Sunday After Pentecost, September 13, 2020

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Prayer of the Day
O Lord God, merciful judge, you are the inexhaustible fountain of forgiveness. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts that love and adore you, that we may delight in doing your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Genesis 50:15-21
Psalm 103:1-13
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35


Matthew 18:21-35
Forgive one another? Sure, Jesus. But surely there are limits! Listen to the story: There was a king who had a servant in his debt; not for a few bucks but for an astronomical amount. It would have been laughable had it not been so serious. The servant asks for more time, but the king gives him something even greater: pity. The king does not respond to the servant’s laughable offer to repay an unpayable debt. Instead, the king has a change of heart. He gets out of the debt-collecting business altogether! The king writes off his losses and moves on. It’s so ludicrous from a worldly point of view that the servant himself doesn’t get it, but maybe we will. God has forgiven you, has written off your sin for the sake of Christ. Why would you keep living by the old accounting?


Entrance Hymn LBW 526       Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Hymn of the Day WOV 733 Our Father, We Have Wandered
Sending hymn LBW 300 O Christ, Our Hope
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

 In our prayers we remember The Lithuanian Lutheran Church in Diaspora.



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