Fifth Sunday after Trinity
21 July 2019
Jesus Makes Fishers of Men
The Lord called fishermen to be fishers of men (St. Luke 5.1–11). The net they would use is the message of the cross, which is foolishness and a stumbling block to the world. The power of God to save is not in spectacular signs like wind and fire and earthquakes (1 Kings 19.11–21), nor is it to be found in human intelligence and wisdom. The power of God to save comes in the still, small voice of the preaching of Christ crucified. In worldly darkness the disciples could catch nothing. But in the light of Christ, whose Word was attached to the water, the boats were filled with fish. So it is that in Baptism you have been drawn in to the ship of the Church. Though the nets are breaking and some who hear the Word do not believe, pastors continue to cast the net of the Gospel and the Sacraments, that Christians may abide in the boat of the Church and that we may be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3.8–15).
St. James the Elder, Apostle—July 25
The lessons are Romans 8.28-39 and St. Matthew 20.20-28.
Collect of the Day: Grant, O Lord, that as Thine Apostle Saint James readily obeyed the calling of Thy Son Jesus Christ, we may by Thy grace be enabled to forsake all worldly and carnal affections and to follow Him alone; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord…
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Brian Milner.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. This class is taught by Vicar Cornwell.
Farewell to Vicar Cornwell Reception Join us next Sunday after Divine Service for a farewell reception for Vicar Cornwell.
Welcome Reception and Pantry Shower Join us Sunday, August 4, after Divine Service for a reception and pantry shower to welcome Vicar & Mrs. Keller.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Exodus 20.1–17; Romans 6.3–11; St. Matthew 5.20–26
Hymns: 581 – 562 – 601 – 563 – 590 – 599 – 406
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] Romans 4.1-25; 1 Samuel 17.1-58
[T] Romans 5.1-21; 1 Samuel 18.1-21
[W] Romans 6.1-18; 1 Samuel 19.1-24
[Th]Romans 7.1-25; 1 Samuel 20.1-42 (St. James the Elder, Apostle: Romans 8.28-39; St. Matthew 20.20-28.)
[F] Romans 12.1-21; 1 Samuel 22.1-23
[S] Romans 13.1-14; 1 Samuel 24.1-22
Hymn of the Day or Month Come Follow Me, the Savior Spake (688)
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.