Fourth Sunday after Trinity
27 June 2021
Christ’s Mercy Is Ours to Show to Others
“Be merciful, even as your Father also is merciful” (St. Luke 6.36–42). The old Adam in us wants to condemn and seek vengeance. But the Lord says, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay” (Romans 12.14–21). To condemn, to avenge yourself, is to put yourself in the place of God. It is to fail to trust that He is just. Ultimately, it is to disbelieve that Jesus suffered the full vengeance for all wrongs. Only Christ is merciful as the Father is merciful. He is the one who overcame all evil with the good of His cross, forgiving even His executioners. Jesus is our Joseph, who comforts us with words of pardon and reconciliation (Genesis 50.15–21). He is the One who does not condemn but gives life that runs over. Only through faith in Christ are we sons of the Father—being merciful, forgiving, doing good to our enemies. For in Christ we know that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8.8–13).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. JoAnn Beleslin in memory of Bill Beleslin.
Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying St. Luke 7.
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St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles is celebrated on Tuesday, June 29. Join us for Divine Service at 10:30am.
The Visitation is celebrated on Friday, July 2. Join us for Divine service at 10:30am.
Prepare for Next Sunday
1 Kings 19.11–21; 1 Peter 3.8–15; St. Luke 5.1–11
Hymns: 730 – 688 – 734 – 617 – 703 – 947
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…
The Visitation – July 2
The lessons are Isaiah 11.1-5 and St. Luke 1.39-56. Collect of the Day: Almighty God, who hast dealt wonderfully with Thy handmaiden, the Virgin Mary, and hast chosen her to be the mother of Thy Son and hast graciously made known that Thou regardest the poor and lowly and the despised, grant us grace in all humility and meekness to receive Thy Word with hearty faith and so to be made one with Jesus Christ, Thy Son…
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 27.1-44; 1 Samuel 9.1-27
[T] Acts 28.1-31; 1 Samuel 10.1-27
[W] Romans 1.1-15; 1 Samuel 12.1-25
[Th]Romans 1.16-32; 1 Samuel 13.1-14
[F] Romans 2.1-29; 1 Samuel 15.1-35
[S] Romans 3.1-31; 1 Samuel 16.1-23
Hymn of the Day or Month O God, My Faithful God (696)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulle
Luther’s Morning or Evening Pray
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.