Scripture Readings for Sunday, May 7, 2017 The Stooped Woman

First Reading:
Psalm 71:1-8
I’ve taken refuge in you, LORD. Don’t let me ever be put to shame! Deliver me and rescue me by your righteousness! Bend your ear toward me and save me! Be my rock of refuge where I can always escape. You commanded that my life be saved because you are my rock and my fortress. My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked; rescue me from the grip of the wrongdoer and the oppressor because you are my hope, Lord. You, LORD, are the one I’ve trusted since childhood. I’ve depended on you from birth – you cut the cord when I came from my mother’s womb. My praise is always about you. I’ve become an example to many people because you are my strong refuge. My mouth is filled with your praise, glorifying you all day long.

Second Reading:
Luke 13: 10-17
Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. A woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and couldn’t stand up straight. When he saw her, Jesus called her to him and said, “Woman, you are set free from your sickness.” He placed his hands on her and she straightened up at once and praised God. The synagogue leader, incensed that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded, “There are six days during which work is permitted. Come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath day.” The Lord replied, “Hypocrites! Don’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from its stall and lead it out to get a drink? Then isn’t it necessary that this woman, a daughter of Abraham, bound by Satan for eighteen long years, be set free from her bondage on the Sabbath day?” When he said these things, all his opponents were put to shame, but all those in the crowd rejoiced at all the extraordinary things he was doing.

Message by Pastor Bob Gilfert

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Deutsch: Blatt 93r: Heilung der gichtbrüchigen Frau am Sabbat, Lk 13,10-17
English: Page 93r: Healing a woman on Sabbath, Lc 13:10-17
Date Deutsch: um 1530-1532
Source Deutsch: Ottheinrich-Bibel, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 8010
Author Matthias Gerung (1500–1570) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q1909908