You are invited to join us for Worship with Communion on Sunday at 9 am (we are socially distant and masks are encouraged) or online on Monday when our video is posted.
This Sunday we will be reading from:
Genesis 50:15–21 (At the death of their father, Jacob, Joseph reassured his brothers that he forgave them and recognized the hand of God at work in their lives.)
Romans 14:1–12 (If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord.)
Matthew 18:21–35 (How often must I forgive my brother? How often has God forgiven you?)
We will be singing hymns:
LSB 843 Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
LSB 501 Come Down, O Love Divine
LSB 611 Chief of Sinners Though I Be
LSB 624 The Infant Priest Was Holy Born
LSB 606 I Lay My Sins on Jesus
The sermon will focus on the Genesis text. The theme for this Sunday is forgiveness. It’s a thing we strive to receive and get from our Lord Jesus, but it is a very hard thing for us to give to another who has offended us. The last story in Genesis is a story of forgiveness. Along the lines of forgiveness, two words seem to come up, mercy and love. We will connect the story where Joseph forgives his brothers with the forgiveness that Jesus offers to us.