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Clean Soles. Clean Souls.

We stand clean, we walk clean, and we are blessed when we wash the feet of others.
Some of the heroes in our world, like athletes, people admire because of their talented strength while others, like soldiers or firefighters, people admire for their willing sacrifice. In the John 13 account of Jesus washing his disciples' feet we see Peter struggle with the intersection of the two. How does he trust and follow a Savior who is both mighty Lord and suffering Servant?
In the first century it was a friendly courtesy to provide a servant to wash the feet of those who would visit your home. Here in the private room Jesus had arranged for a meal with his disciples, there was no servant. So the disciples entered and then gathered at the table but no one volunteered to wash feet. Then the servant showed himself. The mighty Lord Jesus, the powerful Son of God, washed their feet. None of them argued or interfered. Yet they all wondered if it should be this way. Somebody should do something.
Jesus "came to Simon Peter, who said to him, 'Lord, are you going to wash my feet?'" Peter could see Matthew or Andrew or any of the others washing his feet. But not Jesus.
To paraphrase Jesus' reply: "It's okay, Peter. I know what I'm doing. Yes, I am the Lord of all, and I'll always be the Lord of all, but now is the time for me to be the Servant of all to suffer and die for sins." It's Jesus' willing choice. Nobody is forcing him to the cross. He chooses the cross. He chooses the feet. He chooses you. He knows what he's doing.
"'No,' said Peter, "'You shall never wash my feet.'" Paraphrase: "Jesus, you should be busy battling the devil and the Romans at that, crushing my enemies, defeating all those evildoers out there and setting up your throne forever! You're so above washing feet, especially my feet. Jesus, you and I are both better than that."
Better than what, my friend? Can you be willing to find yourself, with me, in Peter's objection? Who has not been served because I'm too good for them? Who has not been loved because I'm too busy for them? What has not been done because I'm too important? How often have I missed following Jesus because I don't find him on my path of greatness as he walks his path of humility and misses me, because I lifted my chin so high that I couldn't find him while he was humbly washing feet?
"Jesus answered, 'Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.'" Jesus isn't concerned about Peter's feet any more, and doesn't mention them in his response. He is concerned about Peter as a person, as a soul, as a sinner in need of saving. And Jesus makes Peter's having a part with him - being connected to Jesus as his Savior - not depend on anything Peter does but on something Jesus does. "Unless I wash you."
The distance that Jesus stoops from his eternal, glorious throne in heaven to the sandy floor and sweaty feet of a room filled with his own fickle followers is so extreme, so loving to the end, that it makes room to save us, and now leaves room to compel us.
"I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master … now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them." If any of his disciples think they are too great to stoop down for menial tasks in serving others, they can only do so by thinking of themselves as greater than Jesus. Jesus has washed our feet, that part of us most dirtied by the sinful world, and so he purifies our entire being. Today, with our feet still on this earth, we stand clean, we walk clean, and we are blessed when we wash the feet of others that they, too, might see the humiliation of Jesus and be clean.
PRAYER: Jesus, Savior, wash away all that I've done wrong today. Make me ever more like you, good and gentle, kind and true. Amen.
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A M essage of E xtraordinary M ercy and O pportunity from
Grace Lutheran Chruch
Milwaukee, WI


Video Services & Bible Studies
Earlier Videos are on this page
Worship June 14th
Deuteronomy 11 Devotion

Romans 3 Devotion
Sunday June 21st
Hosea 5 Devotion
 Daniel 1 Bible Study
Romans 4 Devotion
Matthew 5 Bible Study
Worship Sunday June 28th
Romans 5 Devotion
Matthew 6-7 Bible Study
Daniel 2 Bible Study
Exodus 19 Devotion
Worship Sunday July 5th

Jeremiah 20 Devotion
Daniel 2 Continued Bible Study
Romans 5 Devotion
Worship Sunday July 12th 
Romans 6 Devotion
Daniel 3 Bible Study
Matthew 10 Devotion
Worship Sunday July 19th 
Exodus 33 Devotion
Daniel 4 Bible Study
Romans 7 Devotion
Worship July 26th
Romans 8 Devotion
Daniel 5 Bible Study
Matthew 13 Devotion
Worship Sunday August 2nd
Romans 8:26-27 Devotion
Daniel 6 Bible Study
Luke 2 Bible Study
Joel 3 Devotion
Worship Sunday August 9th
1 Kings 3 Devotion
Daniel 7 Bible Study
Romans 8:28-30 Devotion
Worship Sunday August 16th
Luke 10 Bible Study
Matthew 14 Devotion
Worship Sunday August 23rd
1 Kings 19 Devotion
Daniel 8 Bible Study
Worship Sunday August 30th
Romans 11 Devotion
Daniel 9 Bible Study
Isaiah 56 Devotion
Worship Sunday Sept 6th
Daniel 10 Bible Study
Exodus 6 Devotion
Luke 15 Bible Study
Worship Sunday Sept 13th
Jeremiah 15 Devotion
Daniel 11:2-20 Bible Study
Romans 12 Devotion


Worship Services
We will continue our current practices of worship, Bible Study,
and Lord's Supper distribution as is for the foreseeable future.


Worship: Anyone who is not feeling well, is in a higher risk
category, or just is not ready to gather in groups, please stay
home and worship with us on Facebook and YouTube. 

RSVP if you plan to attend in person. Your RSVP helps us to plan better. That request applies each week, as we have had one or
two services where seating became a little tight. We want to
ensure your safety as you come into God's house.

STUDIES IN GOD'S WORD
God continues to give us opportunities to join in studying his word.
Our Sunday studies are suspended for the time being,
but we are continuing the Very Important Chapter
series through video.
Our Tuesday class meets at church
Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM
- we are beginning a study of the gospel of Luke.
Our Wednesday Bible Study is studying
the book of Daniel. It meets Wednesday at 6:00 PM via Zoom
invitation emailed to you. The recorded Bible Study is also
available on our YouTube and Facebook pages, in case you are
unable to join us live.
We pray that God continues to bless your study of his word.



Sunday School Fall 2020

Attention Parents! In light of current challenges related to classroom
gathering, our church is introducing a new approach
to Sunday school for the next few months. Beginning Sunday,
September 13, lessons taught by experienced WELS teachers
will be available free via YouTube.
The engaging and age appropriate
Lesson Videos will tie to printed Student Lessons that
our church will provide to you at no cost.
This new approach presents
an easy yet meaningful way for you to encourage your child’s
faith in Christ.

To access the Lesson Video Student Lesson it is about in the middle
of the page for each age group, visit
Printed Student Lessons for your child will be available for
pick-up at church.
May God bless your child as we together continue to share His love.


Sermons are Live on Facebook
Sermons each Sunday are on facebook, share with a friend!
Here is the Lamb of God
youtube channel page.

We will continue our online worship services exclusively
for the next several weeks until we have another update. 



Lord's Supper
RSVP if you plan to attend the Lord's Supper.
Your RSVP helps us to plan better.
That request applies each week for service also please.
We want to ensure your safety as you come into God's house.

Private communion at church is available for any of our LOG family.
Please text or email me for a time for your family, if you wish.

Pastor Duane Schmeichel

CHILD SIZE MASKS

If you would like a mask to fit your child, please contact
Maggie Peebles. She custom makes them.

 

Offerings 
Moved by God’s love in Christ, we offer him our first and best gifts,
purely out of thanks to him.
During this time of online worship, please return your gifts to the
Lord in one of the following ways:
1. Drop off your offering at church during our normal office
hours.
2. Mail your offering to the church address.
3. Set up your bank bill pay to send your offering.
4. Use our new online giving option. Click here and follow the
directions.


Church Library
You can search online anytime to see what is in our library collection!
Here's
the link or you can click on the Church Library link from
this LOG Website. About to buy that book from amazon.com or make a trip to the public library? Wait...check our church library first! We might
have it! We now have 186 titles plus 21 DVD's in our collection.
If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up and you would like to donate a book to the church library in honor of a special event
or person, please see Gwen Smith at church or
you can e-mail me at gwen_yarbrough@yahoo.com
or call me at 256-506-1024. 
To God be the Glory!
 
Free Items for College Students--
While you sign up for classes and possibly attend orientation on
campus, also think about signing up for your course material in spiritual education.
The perk: no homework, tests, or papers!

Sign up to get both Forward in Christ magazine and Meditations,
a book of daily devotions, mailed to you free.

When you sign up, you will also be able to get other free,
helpful information from WELS Campus Ministry.


Bible Reading on the Go!
Would you like a free app for your iphone or ipad for bible reading?
The Bible Gateway Bible App offers many wonderful ways to
experience Bible reading and Bible study, including:
More than 90 different Bible translations, including NIV. Easy-to-use
and reliable Bible search, both online and offline. Daily Bible verse
in the translation of your choice Daily Bible reading plans Bible audio in a number of different translations and styles.
Here is the link to
get it at itunes
 
WELS September Connection
Here is the WELS Connection that is played once a month after
service if you would like to rewatch it or share with a friend!
 

Lamb of God Coming Events
  

Sunday 9/20 Worship at Lamb of God
10:30 AM RSVP 
The Lord's Supper after worship service.
Online Worship view on youtube & facebook

Monday 9/21 Council Meeting 6:30 ZOOM


Tuesday 9/22 Bible Study at Church Tuesday 9 AM

Wednesday 9/23 Bible Study Online 6 PM


Sunday 10/4 Worship service will be online only.
Pastor Schmeichel will be out of town that weekend.


LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR DUANE SCHMEICHEL

11716 COUNTY LINE RD
Madison, AL 256-929-2482