First Sunday after Trinity
23 June 2019
Faith Trusts in Christ for Life Eternal
When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. For he was truly Abraham’s seed. Like Abraham, he believed in the Lord, and the Lord “counted it to him as righteousness” (Genesis 15.6). The name Lazarus means “God is my help.” The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4.20). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (St. Luke 16.19–31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets—that is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Only through His death and resurrection are we brought the comfort of life everlasting.
Nativity of St. John the Baptizer—June 24
The lessons are Isaiah 40.1-5 and St. Luke 1.57-80. Collect of the Day: O Lord God, heavenly Father, who through Thy servant John the Baptizer didst bear witness that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world, and that all who believe in Him shall inherit eternal life, we humbly pray Thee to enlighten us by Thy Holy Spirit that we may at all times find comfort and joy in this witness, continue steadfast in the true faith, and at last with all believers attain unto eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son…
St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles—June 29
The lessons are Acts 12.1-11 and St. Matthew 16.13-20. Collect of the Day: O God, who didst give Thine Apostles Peter and Paul grace to lay down their lives for the sake of Thy dear Son, endow us, we beseech Thee, with like constancy that we may at all times be ready to lay down our lives for Him who laid down His life for us; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son…
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Kris Fitzgerald in honor of their wedding anniversary.
Mark Your Calendar for three upcoming Feast Days. The Nativity of St. John the Baptizer is tomorrow, Monday, June 24; St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles, is observed on Friday, June 28; the Visitation is Tuesday, July 2. The Divine Service will be at 10:30am each day.
Vacation Bible School begins tomorrow. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors from age 3 to 5th grade. Join us each day this week from 6-8pm as we learn more about our faith as found in the Apostles’ 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.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Proverbs 9.1–10; 1 John 3.13-18; St. Luke 14.15–24
Hymns: 904 – 559 – 510 – 839 – 623 – 683 – 823
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 9.1-43; Joshua 10.1-25
[T] Acts 10.1-33; Joshua 11.1-23
[W] Acts 11.1-30; Joshua 23.1-16
[Th]Acts 12.1-25; Joshua 24.1-31
[F] Acts 13.1-52; Judges 2.1-23
[S] Acts 14.1-28; Judges 6.1-40
Hymn of the Day or Month To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray (768)
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.