October 17, 2021
Rev. Robert Wagenseil, Guest Homelist
(linked to the St. Anne's YouTube channel,
and the replay of the live-streamed service.)
Live Streamed Services on the St. Anne's YouTube channel.
Subscribe to receive notifications of newly published prayer services.
Holy Eucharist each Sunday Rite I: 8:00 a.m. Rite II: 10:15 a.m.
Morning Prayer each Wed. @ 9:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer each Thurs. @ 5:00 p.m.
Here are links to our Youtube channel (Like and Subscribe)
and the Online Book of Common Prayer
prayers of the people
Prayers for the healing power of the Holy Spirit to be ever-present in the lives of our friends & family: Eileen, Jean-Claude & Sandra, Jeanne, Christine, Leo & Jeanne, Jillian, Carole, Dn. Henry, Ben, Kitty, Lloyd, Chuck, Bud & Veronica, Donna, Ronnie, Jeanne, Leo & Jeannie, Brian, Tish, Marge, Jennifer
Continued prayers: PT, Jeanne, Francis, Ina Ruth, Augsburger family, Chase, Pat & Dave, Sharon, Lisa, Noelle & Ryan, Wanda, Sister Ann Rose, Jack & Doris, Bert & Dn. Cheryl, Jack, Mark, Tom, Richard, JoAnne, Linda, and our whole nation.
Prayers for the clergy, counseling center, church staff, vestry and all of the ministries of St. Anne’s.
Prayers for the safety and the empowerment of the ministry of our missionaries: Wayne & Rena Goodrich, Sean & Rebekah Conklin, Fr. Dass & Mary, and for Kevin and Michelle Brown with the Armed Forces Baptist Missions
Prayers for the continuing safety and return of loved ones actively serving in the military, in the reserves, and veterans: Romulo, Joshua, Ben, Talon, Clafdia & Austin, Ritchie, Janae, Patrick, Tony, Marc, Matthew, Sean, Christian, Jordan, Maydia, Jake, Zach, Joey, AJ, Dalton, Cade, Nash, Robert, Zach, Luke, Tom, Rachel Snow, Leah, Mark, Tressa, Sidney, Sean, Ryan, Tony, Ben Russell, and for all of our veterans.
Prayers for the safety, encouragement, and enrichment of parishioners and/or loved ones of parishioners who are students: Makayla, Sean, Tiffany, Jerrod, Nathaniel, Juliet, Mark, Abigayle, Calvin, Angelina, Madelyn, Elijah, Zach, Charlotte, Anisha, Tiffany, Taylor, Kalista, Clyde, Dennis, Daisy, Franklin, Aubrey, Morgan & Peyton, Landon, Jariah, Elijah, Janelle, Tatiana, Richard, Ava, Elizabeth
STUDY QUESTIONS: October 17, 2021
Micah 1:1-2:13, 2021-10-17
What do we know about Micah?
To whom did he preach?
Chapter 1 seems to focus on God’s justice. How do God’s justice and God’s grace coexist?
1:2 Is God an eye and ear witness to everything? Do we keep secrets from God?
1:5 Why the focus on Samaria and Jerusalem?
1:6, 7 Will God deal with our sin? Is He now? Can we profit from sin?
1:8-16 These verses are a lament. Micah begins (v. 8) saying, “I will lament,” and concludes (v. 16) saying, “Join me.”
Do we lament?
What things are lamentable?
Are lament and faith compatible?
2:2 “covet” How dangerous is coveting? Is our economy based on coveting? Are the frugal in our society admired?
2:4, 5 Is this justice?
2:6 , 7 Who is speaking?
2:7 “Is the LORD’s patience exhausted?” Is this the God we worship?
2:12, 13 Has this promise been fulfilled? Is this a Messianic passage?
Our Daily Bread
I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. Romans 1:15
Ancient Rome had its own version of "the gospel" - the good news. According to the poet Virgil, Zeus, king of the gods, had decreed for the Romans a kingdom without end or boundaries. The gods had chosen Augustus as divine son and savior of the world by ushering in a golden age of peace and prosperity.
This, however, wasn't everyone's idea of good news. For many, it was an unwelcome reality enforced by the heavy hand of the emperor's army and executioners. The glory of the empire was built on the backs of enslaved people who served without legal personhood or property at the pleasure of masters who ruled over them.
This was the world in which Paul introduced himself as a servant of Christ (Romans 1:1). Jesus - how Paul had once hated that name. And Jesus Himself had suffered for admitting to being the king of the Jews and Savior of the world.
This was the good news Paul would explain in the rest of his letter to the Romans. This gospel was "the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes" (V16.) Oh, how it was needed by those who suffered under Cesar! Here was the news of a crucified and resurrected Savior - the liberator who conquered His enemies by showing how much He loved them.
As you read Paul's opening words to the Romans, what phrases describe the good news to you? (1:1-7). Why would Paul, who had once hated Jesus so much, now want everyone to believe in Him? (see Acts 26).
Good news is known best by those who know how much they need it.
- from Our Daily Bread, June, July, August edition