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Welcome to St. Luke Lutheran Church in Richmond, VA.
on Chippenham Parkway at Custis Road, between the Forest Hill and Huguenot exits.


We invite you to join us in worship, service and love.
God says: "Be still, and know that I am God."


 Sunday, October 5, 2014

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

In today's gospel reading, Jesus tells a parable of the vineyard, an image of Israel, the prophets' mission, and Christ's death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God's love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine and bread, that we may share Christ's sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.

 

 Readings

 

Isaiah 5:1–7

Psalm 80:7–15: Look down from heaven, O God; behold and tend this vine. (Ps. 80:14, 15)

Philippians 3:4b–14

Matthew 21:33–46

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Beloved God, from you come all things that are good.

Lead us by the inspiration of your Spirit

to know those things that are right,

and by your merciful guidance, help us to do them,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

 

 

 


 


 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus' parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.

 

Readings

 

Isaiah 25:1–9

Psalm 23: You prepare a table before me, and my cup is running over. (Ps. 23:5)

Philippians 4:1–9

Matthew 22:1–14

 

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Lord of the feast,

you have prepared a table before all peoples

and poured out your life with abundance.

Call us again to your banquet.

Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure,

and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord

 

 

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Alexander Paley
Music Festival 2014

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This page was last updated on September 29, 2014