|Sunday Morning Services||8:15 and 11:00 a.m.|
|Sunday and Bible Classes||9:45 a.m.|
|Wednesday Evening Service||7:00 p.m.|
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The message at St. John’s is simple: We preach Christ and Him crucified. In every Divine Service, Christ is with us, offering grace and forgiveness where He promises they’ll be: in His Word and in His Sacraments.
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|The Night Out Against Crime Block Party this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will go on rain or shine. If it is raining, we will move inside. Come and have fun and meet our neighbors.|
Recall last week... how the lawyer in our Gospel Lesson couldn't even bring himself to say the word "Samaritan." On the heels of that parable comes our reading for today, a story that has to do with yet another Samaritan— but this time, it's not a parable. It's a real event.
The meaning of this story is not what most of you learned in Sunday School. This parable is not an exhortation to general human kindness. It’s not encouragement to lend a helping hand to a stranger once in a while. Jesus tells this story to frighten His hearers to death.
“That’s why this story from the Gospels is such a comfort to us. Because, fellow-redeemed, you can’t. You can’t get it straight. You can’t muster up the right thinking and the straight tongue. You can’t open your own ears, deaf as they are. Only God can and only God must.”