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This Sunday at Bethel
— 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Apparently people in Israel were blaming their parents for the way they behaved. The prophet Ezekiel heard them quoting a saying: “The parents have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” Ezekiel offered some tough love to these people. He told them that God cares about life now, not what happened in the past. Today is the day when God offers us a chance to do his work.
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus offers a story with another kind of family dynamics. It’s about two sons. One tells his father he will work in the field, but doesn’t; the other says he won’t work, but then goes into the field after all. One “talked the talk,” but the other “walked the walk”—and that’s what God cares about.
The Adult class “Faith Out Loud” continues at 8:45 on Sunday.
See you in church,
The Bethel Lutheran Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 9am - 11am. Part of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, we serve those in need in Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Arlington Heights. Click Bethel News for more detailed information on this community outreach program.
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