Sunday after Ascension
02 June 2019
The Spirit of Truth Bears Witness to Jesus
The Spirit of Truth bears witness to Jesus, who is the truth. But the world does not receive the truth. It loves its own and hates those who are of the truth. Just as Jesus was scorned, so is His Church. “The hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God” (St. John 16.2). Yet it is by Jesus’ suffering and death that we are saved. Therefore we rejoice to share in His sufferings, that we may also share in His resurrection glory (1 Peter 4.7–14). Through the ministry of the Spirit of Truth, we are cleansed from the deceit of our idols and given a new heart and a new spirit, the heart and Spirit of Christ (Ezekiel 36.22–28). He now works in us fervent, self-giving love for one another, love which covers a multitude of sins, “that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 4.11).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Gradert.
Vacation Bible School will soon be here. Do you have a child, grandchild, friend, neighbor from age 3 to 5th grade? If so, we would love for them to join us June 24-28 from 6-8pm as we learn more about our faith as found in the Apostle’s Creed. We will also be making crafts, playing games, and enjoying snacks during our time together. Register on the main page of our website: www.ielcth.org. If you have any questions, you can talk to Vicar or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, now beginning a new two-month overview study of the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. This class will be taught by Vicar Cornwell. Now is a perfect time to get in the Word of God and get back to Bible Class if you’ve been unable to attend recently.
Quality, Quantity, Qualified Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: The First Pentecost, The Movie “Aladdin,” Liberal vs. Liberal Arts Education, Tragedy & the Church Militant and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 11.1–9; Acts 2.1–21; St. John 14.23–31
Hymns: TLH 235 – 497 – 501 – 500 – 503 – 768
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 10.17-21; Zechariah 13.1-9
[T] St. John 10.22-31; Zechariah 14.1-21
[W] St. John 10.32-42; Isaiah 66.10-24
[Th] St. John 11.1-27; Jeremiah 46.25-28
[F] St. John 11.28-44; Isaiah 32.9-20
[S] St. John 11.45-57; Isaiah 57.15-21
Hymn of the Day or Month If God Had Not Been On Our Side (The Lutheran Hymnal 267)
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.