"Who Is like the Lord Our God?"
113 Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
4 The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
6 who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9 He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!
In this psalm we see David extolling the limitless power and love of God. There is nowhere he won't be. There is no one he won't see. There is nothing he can't do, even making the poor sit with princes and the barren woman have children.
You may want to put limits on God. Your soul might even mistakenly think that God can't help you. Don't put limits on God's help. Don't put restrictions on what God can do. He can do whatever he wants. HE'S GOD!
That doesn't mean he will do everything you want. He may not heal your cancer because he wants you to grow through it, and he wants you to ultimately be with him in paradise, and he will use that cancer to get you there. He may not want you to have a million dollars, because he knows it will ruin your faith. He may not want you to have that new and "better" relationship, but want you to be reconciled in the relationship you already have.
He will and already has sent his Son to die so that you may be saved from eternal death because of your sin. He will care for your so0ul, by giving you His Word and Sacraments. He will give you the power to love and forgive those around you. He will give you the strength to make it through tough times. He will bring you to eternal life.
Trust in God's power to do for you what you NEED. Trust in god's power to redeem you, save you, give you that peace that passes all understanding, and bring you to Himself. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your limitless power. Help me to trust in it and put my whole life in your hands. Amen.
Mon- Confirmation 5-6:15; Family Night 6pm; Holy Yoga 7pm
Tues- Quilting 9-2; Trustees 7
Wed- Choir 7pm
Thurs- October Newsletter deadline Karate 6; Medicare for Caregivers 6:30; Pregnancy resource Center meeting at First State Community Bank 7pm; No Lutheranism 101
Fri- 6-12 grade Lock In 10pm; Bible Study at Hendershots 7pm
Sat- Men's breakfast 8am; Lock In ends at 9am; Worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Chapel 11
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:
Acolyte- 8:30- Cierra Figura 11- Cameron Faerber
Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Rich Talbert, Don Turnure
Altar- Set up- Linda Callies; Clean Up- Pam Linke
Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Charlie Figura
Greeters- 8:30- Allan And Barb Dreyer; 11- Doug and Ruth Walters
Lay Readers- Sat- Sandra Perricone; 8:30- Jennifer Figura; 11- Stephanie Owenby
Piano- Sat- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Perricone; 8:30- Yoder
4. Bring your own snacks and $5 for pizza and breakfast.
We'll be having breakfast with the youth who come to the lock in, and we'll continue our video study called "Regrets, Reality, Restoration"