Rogate – Ask and You Will Receive

Rogate – Ask and You Will Receive

This Sunday is named “Rogate” which translates to ask. Rogate reminds us that our Father in Heaven loves to hear and answer our prayers. The sermon for today is from the Gospel text of John 16:

23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.[a] 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.

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  1. During this time apart from our regular gatherings, it is important to keep our fellowship strong.  Everyone is encouraged to use all your electronic means to keep in touch.
  2. Bring your prayer requests to Pastor Jenson, Deacon Poe, or Loyd Harris (bulletin typist).  They will be printed in the bulletin and prayed in the Sunday service.  The weekly deadline is Tuesday, so it can be mailed Wednesday.  Remember if you bring a prayer request for another person, their permission must be obtained beforehand.
  3. Donations. Unfortunately the expenses continue. If you wish to make a donation, please mail a check to the following address:
    St. James Lutheran Church
    P.O. Box 12806
    Mill Creek, WA  98082-0806
  4. Reopening. The North Seattle Circuit pastor’s meeting (Winkel) discussed what reopening will look like. We need to be thinking through and discussing this well in advance. A result of that meeting is is a list of discussion points. Please note this is NOT policy. We need you to review these talking points and give feedback. Please click here for the list.




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