The first Sunday in October is traditionally set aside for the observation of LWML Sunday, but it may be celebrated at any time.
Throughout human history, God pictured the coming redemptive King through various images of His promise, providence, provision, and protection for His people. We could easily become down and out because of the evil of our world, and quickly give up because of the constant bad news; but hope, peace, joy, and love is the promise of our God for His people. Christ is the King of Glory! The Gospel is our only hope, as the King of glory comes in, with, and through the Gospel, as we were buried with Him in Baptism and raised with Him to a new life!
Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! (Psalm 24:7–10)
Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Jr. serves as director of LCMS Black Ministry, serving predominantly black communities and ministering to African-Americans, African immigrants, and other native Black populations. He provides leadership and direction for LCMS districts, congregations, schools, and related organizations as they minister to minority groups in their communities across the country.