1. DCE Scott Rauch
Live from the 2016 LCMS National Youth Gathering, Andy Bates talks with Scott Rauch, Director of Christian Education at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria, Illinois.
Scott is married to Joan and dad to Micah and Hannah. He serves (since 1998) with Trinity’s disciples in the Peoria-area as Director of Christian Education, providing servant leadership with children’s, youth and adult ministries. Scott has served as a DCE since 1986 after graduating from Concordia University – Nebraska. He also has a Masters in Adult Education and is a KINDLE Associate. Scott enjoys soccer and music and time with family and friends.
2. Rev. Bart Day, LCMS National Mission
Live from the 2016 LCMS National Youth Gathering, Andy Bates talks with Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, about the behind-the-scenes of the Youth Gathering. He even has a teaser for the 2019 NYG!
3. Daily Lectionary
Rev. Stephen Rynearson from Peace Lutheran Church in Waco, Texas, studies Galatians 6:1-18.
4. Matins Sermonette
Today’s sermonette is by Rev. Randolph Schnack from Platte Valley Lutheran Church in Saratoga, Wyoming.
Bear One Another’s Burdens
6 Brothers,[a] if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.5 For each will have to bear his own load.
6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Final Warning and Benediction
11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boas texcept in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which[b] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
- Galatians 6:1 Or Brothers and sisters; also verse 18
- Galatians 6:14 Or through whom