Feast of Pentecost
31 May 2020
The Holy Spirit Gives Peace
Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Genesis 11.1) they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Genesis 11.9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the fiftieth day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2.6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (St. John 14.27).
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Private Confession and Absolution is available on the third Thursday of every month (next on June 18) from 5-6pm, or anytime by appointment.
Confirmation We give thanks to Our Lord for our catechumens being confirmed in Divine Service today: Amanda Schulz, Hailey Schulz, and Adam Sutton. Please continue to remember them in your prayers.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 6.1–7; Romans 11.33–36; St. John 3.1–15
Hymns: 942 – 498 – 960 – 604 – 505 – 947
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. John 3.16-21; Acts 10.42-48
[T] Acts 2.14-36; Ezekiel 47.1-12
[W] Acts 2.37-47; Isaiah 45.1-21
[Th]St. John 14.1-22; Isaiah 45.22-25
[F] St. John 15.1-25; Jeremiah 9.23-26
[S] St. John 16.31—17.26; Isaiah 44.6-8
Hymn of the Day or Month Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord (497)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.