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Scripture Readings


... for October 2019

October 6th - 17th Sunday after Pentecost

A little faith goes a long way is our Lord’s point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in water and the word (holy baptism), bread and wine (holy communion), the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. Anticipate them. Receive them with thanksgiving.

  • Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
  • Psalm 37:1-9
  • 2 Timothy 1:1-14
  • Luke 17:5-10

October 13th - 18th Sunday after Pentecost

It’s a miracle! Multiple miracles! The waters of holy baptism have healed us. The body and blood of Jesus in holy communion have made us clean. We have died with Christ and been raised with him. For all this we have returned to offer thanks. From this place we are sent on our way rejoicing to share the good news.

  • 2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15c
  • Psalm 111
  • 2 Timothy 2:8-15
  • Luke 17:11-19

October 20th - 19th  Sunday after Pentecost

Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed. Wrestle with the word. Remember your baptism again and again. Come regularly to Christ’s table. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed.

  • Genesis 32:22-31
  • Psalm 121
  • 2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5
  • Luke 18:1-8

October 27th - Reformation Sunday

Genuine repentance and pretentious piety stand in stark contrast in the gospel and all around us. All creation stands in need of God’s forgiveness. Keep the faith. God’s people—“all who have longed for his appearing”—shall be accounted righteous for Jesus’ sake. Our God is merciful to sinners. For all this the assembly glorifies God forever.

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • Psalm 46
  • Romans 3:19-28
  • John 8:31-36