Prayer of the day:
We look forward to resting our bodies and souls this weekend, Father, even as you call us to rest. We look forward to receiving Your good gifts in worship this weekend. In Your holy name. Amen.
Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran in Seymour, IN! At Immanuel our mission is to "Connect People to the Life, Calling, and Community of Christ."
7:00 pm. Communion follows 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday.
God's Word This Week
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (26 June 2016)
1 Kings 19:9b–21 Galatians 5:1, 13–25 Luke 9:51–62
Christ’s Messengers Proclaim His Kingdom
When the prophet Elijah became discouraged and despaired of his life, “the word of the Lord came to him” (1 Kings 19:9b) and stood him “on the mount before the Lord” (1 Kings 19:11). The Lord made Himself known to the prophet — not in the impressive power of gale force winds, nor in an earthquake, and nor in the fire, but in “the sound of a low whisper” (1 Kings 19:12). Today God reveals Himself to us through the frail preaching of the Gospel. The Son of Man sends “messengers ahead of him ... to make preparations for him” (Luke 9:52). Putting their hand to that plow of preaching, they “go and proclaim the kingdom of God,” and they do not look back (Luke 9:60, 62). What they preach is not the power of the Law with its “yoke of slavery,” but the power of God unto salvation through the Gospel of forgiveness, by which “Christ has set us free” (Gal. 5:1).