St. Paul Lutheran Church, Runge: Jesus tells the parable of the lost son
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In the Gospel lesson from Luke chapter 15 verses 11-32, Jesus tells the parable of the lost son. One of the sons was loyal to his father and stayed and helped the father, while the younger son took his inheritance and squandered it and thereby hit rock bottom. When this lost son returns to the father and asks for forgiveness, the father has a celebration and welcomes his lost son back.

In the same way, God's love is constant and patient and welcoming. He will search for us and give us opportunities to respond, but he will not force us to come to him. Like the father in this story, God waits patiently for us to come to our senses. When we admit our faults and our recklessness and acknowledge our need, unbelievably, God always welcomes us back! We can count ourselves blessed that our God is a God of forgiveness and unearned grace.

All sinners are welcome at the Sunday morning services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Runge at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday School and Adult Bible Study following the service. Lenten services are Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m followed by supper. The next Third Thursday Fellowship will be March 21st at 12:30 p.m. Psalm 19:14 "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer".
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