The end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today’s texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to live in the “meantime.” The baptized are strengthened for the living of these days in word and sacrament. The baptized rally around the invitation of the apostle: “Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right.”


O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy. Embrace us with your mercy, that with you as our ruler and guide, we may live through what is temporary without losing what is eternal, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Job 19:23-27a
Psalm 17:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:1-8

This Weeks Readings

November 17, 2019 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
MondayEzekiel 11:14-25
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Psalm 141
TuesdayEzekiel 39:21-40:4
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
Psalm 141
WednesdayEzekiel 43:1-12
Matthew 23:37-24:14
Psalm 141
Thursday2 Chronicles 18:12-22
Hebrews 9:23-28
Psalm 46
FridayZechariah 11:1-17
1 Peter 1:3-9
Psalm 46
SaturdayJeremiah 22:18-30
Luke 18:15-17
Psalm 46
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