Worship with Holy Cross Lutheran

Please Note: Holy Cross follows the New Mexico Department of Health indoor mask mandates. When indoor mask mandates are in effect for New Mexico, masks are required for in-person worship. When indoor mask mandates are not in effect for New Mexico, masks are optional for in-person worship.

Bible Theme
Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.

Join Holy Cross for live participatory worship, including the celebration of Holy Communion, in-person and via Zoom, this Sunday, September 25th at 9:30 am Mountain Time. Following worship will be a congregational meeting in which we will elect congregational council members for 2023.

We will pray with one another, sing God's praise together, read from the Bible, hear good news proclaimed during the sermon, share the Lord's Supper, bless one another, and send each other to be God's gift of new life to the world.

I hope to see you there!

Join Worship via Zoom
Time:
September 25, 2022 at 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 872 3146 1086

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Readings for Sunday Worship

First Reading:

Amos 6:1a, 4-7
The prophet Amos announces that Israel’s great wealth is a cause not for rejoicing but rather sorrow, because God’s people have forgotten how to share their wealth with the poor. The wealthy will be the first to go into exile when judgment comes.

 1aAlas for those who are at ease in Zion,
  and for those who feel secure on Mount Samaria,

 4Alas for those who lie on beds of ivory,
  and lounge on their couches,
 and eat lambs from the flock,
  and calves from the stall;
 5who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp,
  and like David improvise on instruments of music;
 6who drink wine from bowls,
  and anoint themselves with the finest oils,
  but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
 7Therefore they shall now be the first to go into exile,
  and the revelry of the loungers shall pass away.

Gospel:

Luke 16:19-31
Jesus tells a parable in which the poor one is “lifted up” and the rich one is “sent away empty.” Jesus makes it clear that this ethic of merciful reversal is not new but is as old as Moses and the prophets.

[Jesus said:] 19“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. 24He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ 25But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ 27He said, ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house—28for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.’ 29Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ 30He said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”

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