Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 7 C (Proper 9)

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Isaiah 66:10-14
Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18
Luke 10:1-20

The Lord Grants Peace and Life to His Church

The Lord restores Jerusalem, His Church, because she is the mother of His children, whom He comforts “as one whom his mother comforts” (Is. 66:13). We are “satisfied from her consoling breast” with the pure milk of the Word, and we “drink deeply with delight from her glorious abundance” (Is. 66:11). The messengers of Christ bestow such gifts upon His Church. For He sends them out “as lambs in the midst of wolves” (Luke 10:3), bearing in their bodies the sacrifice of His cross, by which “the kingdom of God has come near” (Luke 10:9, 11). Wherever He enters in with this Gospel, Satan is cast out and falls “like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). Thus, we do not “boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14). Rejoicing in this Gospel, we “bear one another’s burdens” in love, according to “the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2).

These are the hymns we will sing:

Before You, Lord, We Bow (LSB 966)
Eternal Father, Strong to Save (LSB 717)
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me (LSB 715)
Renew Me, O Eternal Light (LSB 704)
God Bless Our Native Land (LSB 965)

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