The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Dear LCW Friends and Family,

Join us for worship on this Sunday, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Wherever this email reaches you, know that you have a place to belong HERE, and we look forward to beginning our week together around God’s Word and Sacraments. Today, When Jacob (aka “Israel”), father of Joseph and his eleven brothers, dies Joseph’s brothers start to worry that their brother will finally take his revenge. So they send word to Joseph that Jacob’s last wishes were to make sure they and their families were taken care of, and then are surprised, yet again, by their brother’s answer. How would you respond if someone left you for dead and then went on with their life as though you were? Many of us would struggle to be as gracious as Joseph. However, the ability to show grace to others begins when God reveals the depth of HIS grace for us.  Regardless of where you are, geographically or life in general, we’re glad that you can be with us from wherever you are! You have a place to belong within the fellowship of this community!

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SPECIAL NOTEWe are currently in search of our next musician to play piano for regular Sunday worship services. If this is a position that you are interested in, or if you know someone who would be, please contact Pastor Jake at for additional information.

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Blessings on your Worship!

In His hands,
+ Pastor Jake +
Rev. Jake Dickerhoff
Pastor, Lutheran Church of The Way


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First Reading / Old Testament: Genesis 50:15–21
Psalm: Psalm 103:1–12
Epistle* / New Testament: Romans 14:1–12
Holy Gospel: Matthew 18:21–35
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First Reading / Old Testament: Isaiah 55:6–9
Psalm: Psalm 27:1–9
Epistle* / New Testament: Philippians 1:12–14, 19–30
Holy Gospel: Matthew 20:1–16


Sunday: September 17  |  2 Chron 36:1-23     |     Philemon 1-25     |     Col 4:1-18
Monday: September 18  |  Neh 1:1-2:10     |     Hag 1:1-2:23     |     1 Tim 1:1-20
Tuesday: September 19  |  Neh 2:11-20; 4:1-6     |     1 Tim 2:1-15
Wednesday: September 20  |  Neh 4:7-23     |     1 Tim 3:1-16
Thursday: September 21  |  Neh 5:1-16, 6:1-9,15-16;     |     1 Tim 4:1-16
Friday: September 22  |  Neh 7:1-4, 8:1-8     |     Ezra 1:1-10:19     |     1 Tim 5:1-16
Saturday: September 23  |  Neh 9:1-21     |     1 Tim 5:17-6:2
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