Sunday Morning Schedule

 

No Sunday School or Adult Forum During Summer

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion

 

(Nursery Provided for infant through age 5)

Come as you are.  We are liturgical but not formal. 

You will hear everything from “Bach” to “Bluegrass.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Faith Lutheran Church
1655 West Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 449-5480
faithlutherantn@bellsouth.net
All are welcome!

Know God, grow in faith, go and show God’s love to all the world!

Preparing for 16th Sunday after Pentecost

 

In this week’s first reading (Jonah 3:10-4:11) and Psalm response (Psalm 145:1-8), we hear a very important description of God.  Jonah (who is angry because God did not punish people Jonah felt seriously deserved it) tell God: “I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing” (Jonah 4:2), and in Psalm 145, an almost verbatim quote: “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love” (Ps 145:8).  Over and over we hear of God’s graciousness in the Old Testament, and Jesus’ life of grace, forgiveness and love in the New Testament.  But when we hear stories like this Sunday’s reading about the day laborers who were all paid the same wage even though some of them worked the whole long day, and some showed up at the very end of the day.  Why do you think it can sometimes make us angry or jealous when something good happens to somebody we don’t think deserves it?  How does God’s “steadfast love” turn our thoughts about fairness upside down?