Feast of Pentecost
23 May 2021
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).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Eckardt.
Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying St. Luke 7 starting June 6. See insert for May 30 presentation announcement. Wednesday Morning bible class meets one more time for the spring at 9am in the Church Library, studying the last chapter of 2 Samuel.
Vacation Bible School Do you have a child, grandchild, friend, neighbor from age 2 to 5th grade? If so, we would love for them to join us June 14-18: Ages 2-Kindergarten VBS from 10-11am, Grades 1-5 from 6-8:30pm. We will pray, worship, study God’s Word, make crafts, play games, and enjoy snacks during our time together. Register on the main page of our website: www.ielcth.org. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, you can talk to Vicar or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Members of Immanuel are cordially invited by Pastor and Mrs. Sutton to a graduation reception in honor of Noah Jacob Sutton, to be held at Immanuel’s shelter house behind the Church on Saturday, May 29, 5-8 PM.
Defending the Faith, Teaching the Truth Issues, Etc. is a podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Members Knew about the End Times, Martin Luther on Usury, Roman Catholic Mariology, The Last Words of David and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 6.1–7; Romans 11.33–36; St. John 3.1–15
Hymns: 604 – 498 – TLH p. 35-37 – 960 – 948 – 942 – 505
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.