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Parish News for Feast of Pentecost

Feast of Pentecost

09 June 2019

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).

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. David Robinson in honor of their wedding anniversary.

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 vicar@ielcth.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.

Old Theology, New Technology   Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s teachings include: The Vocation of Father, The Doctrine of the Trinity, The Gloria in Excelsis, The Apostle Barnabas, The Council of Nicaea, The Prophet Elisha and more.  You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

Prepare for Next Sunday

Isaiah 6.1–7; Romans 11.33–36; St. John 3.1–15

Hymns: 942 – 498 – TLH p. 35-37 – 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!

Psalm 68

Scripture Readings:

  [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)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;

         R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

 

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