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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Reformation 2017 - It's Still All about Jesus

Readings for:

October 16, 2016
22nd 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


Genesis 32:26 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

“Is someone resistant to the life-affirming message as you have presented it? Perhaps it’s the attitude they sense when they have been approached. I have found that when my attitude is more reflective of Christ, my message is much better received, and I can do my job of lifting up those who are weak. So I pray, ‘Lord, make me a servant who is humble and meek that I might lift up those who are weak. Amen.’” Lynette Auch, president of Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life

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