Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Rev. Dr. William Kessel
Organist: Prof. Judy Kresnicka
Order of Service
* Hymn, 452, vv. 1 & 2, Out of the Depths I Cry
* Scripture Reading: Luke 18:9-14
* Hymn, 452, vv. 3 & 5, Therefore my hope is...
Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”