Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School

LCMS • 2101 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato, MN • 507.388.4336

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd - LCMS - North Mankato, MN


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Readings for:

October 20, 2019
19th Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading
Genesis 32:22-30
Second Reading
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Gospel Reading
Luke 18:1-8
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Lectionary Summaries

Rev Vance and Linda Becker - Serving the Lord in Kenya


Genesis 32:26b – “But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go unless you bless me.’ ” The great Lutheran musician J.S. Bach composed a beautiful motet using this verse. It is the cry of true faith, much the same as Peter’s words, “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” True faith clings to the Lord no matter the struggle, no matter the “hard sayings” that the Lord speaks. True faith knows that God means to bless us always.

Life Message

“No matter how hopeless and weak you think you are, you’ve been provided with all the grace you need to make it to the end. Future grace always carries with it the promise of present grace. God will provide everything you need until you see Him face to face (2 Peter 1:3).” Paul David Tripp, pastor, author and conference speaker. - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life

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