First Sunday after Trinity
3 June 2018
Abraham said to him,
“They have Moses and the prophets;
let them hear them.”
St. Luke 16.29
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.
Welcome, and every blessing to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Guests, we pray you are comforted by the Gospel and feel welcome among us. We invite you to introduce yourselves.
Holy Communion at Immanuel: The Lord’s Supper is served every Sunday at Immanuel – as the Scriptures teach us and our Lord has instituted His meal. Please read the card in the pew regarding Holy Communion. If you are visiting with us, and are a communicant member of a parish in pulpit and altar fellowship with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, you are invited to join us at the altar. If not, please refrain until receiving instruction from our pastor on the doctrine of the Scriptures as they are confessed by this parish. Guests, please speak to the pastor before communing today, if you may have any questions, or are interested in receiving instruction. Please refer to Luther’s Small Catechism and his Twenty Questions for those preparing to receive the sacrament, Lutheran Service Book pp. 329-330.
Blue Care Cards: Please register your attendance on the appropriate sections of the blue Care Card which you received as you entered today. Use the card to request any special intercessions for the prayers today. Ushers will collect the cards at the side aisles during the Hymn of the Day.
Private Confession and Absolution is available on the third Thursday of every month (next on June 21) from 5-6pm, or anytime by appointment.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Gradert.
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.
Men’s Fellowship is Friday, June 8 at the Vicarage at 6pm. Please RSVP on the sheet outside the Parish Office.
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.
Sweet Send-Off for Vicar Today is Vicar Johnston’s last Sunday at Immanuel. Following Divine Service, the Board of Outreach, Assimilation, and Fellowship will be hosting an ice cream sundae bar in his honor and members will have the opportunity to visit with him and offer their well wishes.
Contending for Truth in an Age of Anti-Truth Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week’s teachings include: The Vocation of Father, The Book of Job, Religious Truth Claims, Teaching Eternal Truths and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
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 + 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
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.