Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
16 June 2019
The Holy Trinity Reveals Himself
When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Isaiah 6.1–7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born [again] of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (St. John 3.5). To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for” (Isaiah 6.7). Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!” (Isaiah 6.3). “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11.33–36).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Rev. Philip Meyer.
Mark Your Calendar for two upcoming Feast Days. The Nativity of St. John the Baptizer is Monday, June 24 and St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles, is Saturday, June 29. The Divine Service will be at 10:30am both days.
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 Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. This class is 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.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 15.1–6; 1 John 4.16–21; St. Luke 16.19–31
Hymns: 564 – 768 – 504 – 696 – 845 – 734 – 708
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] Acts 3.1-21; Joshua 1.1-18
[T] Acts 4.1-37; Joshua 3.1-17
[W] Acts 5.1-42; Joshua 4.1-24
[Th]Acts 6.1-15; Joshua 6.1-27
[F] Acts 7.1-60; Joshua 8.1-35
[S] Acts 8.1-40; Joshua 9.1-27
Hymn of the Day or Month Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest (498)
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.