Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
27 May 2018
Blessed be the Holy Trinity
and the undivided Unity:
Let us give glory to Him because
He hath shown to us His mercy.
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 in memory of Douglas Howard.
Crisis Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle fundraising Campaign: Pick up a bottle to fill with change through Father’s Day, June 17. Bottles are available on the table across from the Parish Office.
Farewell Reception for Kyle and Nicola Mullins Join us for a reception today after Divine Service as the Mullins are moving to Fort Wayne for Kyle to begin studying at Concordia Theological Seminary.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers We are in need of more volunteers to assist with VBS. If you would like to help out, please contact Vicar Johnston.
Vacation Bible School Supplies A VBS donation list is in the Parish Center on the bulletin board. If you are able to donate any of the supplies listed, please write your name by the item and bring the item to Vicar Johnston’s office. Your assistance is very much appreciated.
Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio, hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: The Movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” The Visitation, Jesus Welcomes Little Children, The Marriage of Priests, Deaf Ministry and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
June Calendar Please pick up your June calendar in the Narthex or Parish Center after Divine Service.
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 + 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
[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
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.