Greetings in Christ,
That was quick!
This is already the final sermon in our three-week emphasis on spending time with God.
Week one had to do with private prayer and devotions.
Week two had to do with gathering together with the body of Christ.
This week we’ll be focusing on how God comes to us not only in Word but also in Sacrament.
Much of our Christian culture mystifies God so that He is aloof and abstract rather than believing God’s Word that He comes to us through concrete and objective means.
Christ comes to you in the Word, but He gives you His body and blood in the sacrament. He covers you with His purifying blood at the baptismal font. He stands before you pronouncing the absolution each week through the pastor.
God is good and He continues to come to us faithfully delivering His gifts each week.
As you prepare for the Divine Service this weekend, you can take a look at the Service Folder to find the readings, prayers, and other parts of the service that will help to guide your reflection and prayer.
If you weren’t able to join us for service last week, you can catch up now.
I look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Blessings on your day!