“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far has the LORD helped us.’”
- 1 Samuel 7:12
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church - Pierre, South Dakota
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A Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” . . . Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly. Matthew 15:22, 28
God’s mercy is for all people. God’s love for His people in Christ is deep and broad and high indeed! From Isaiah we hear that “the Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, ‘I will gather yet others to Him besides those already gathered’” (Isaiah 56:8). Paul boldly declares that “God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew,” but desires that they receive mercy through the Church (Romans 11:2). Jesus, who makes clear that His mission was first to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, marvels at the faith of one who was doubly an outsider–a Samaritan and a woman! Today’s readings challenge our habit of treating strangers and outsiders with suspicion, and invite us to find ways to show the mercy and welcome of God to everyone–even to those we might think are the least likely people in our community to be welcomed by God.
Please join us Sunday, August 17, 2014, for our 8:20 am or 11:00 am worship services. Guest Pastor Terry Naasz will deliver the sermon titled “Is it faith or is it family?” based on St. Matthew 15:21-28. Click to read the service bulletin.
9:45 a.m. Sunday school
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Where we are:
714 North Grand Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501