Fourth Sunday after Trinity
05 July 2020
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 Mr. & Mrs. Eric Crucitti in honor of Eric, Jorgen, and Ian’s baptismal birthdays.
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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 (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.