Second Sunday after Trinity
30 June 2019
The Gospel Call Goes Out to All
Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Proverbs 9.5–6). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (St. Luke 14.15–24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2.13–22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one Body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3.13–18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.
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…
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Latta.
This Tuesday July 2 is the Feast of the Visitation, which commemorates Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth. The Divine Service will be at 10:30am.
Thank You to those who helped with Vacation Bible School last week: Kelly Bays, Sydney Bays, Leslie Bilyeu, Susan Clements, Vicar Cornwell, Ted Czanderna, Joe Eckardt, Emily Latta, Elizabeth Monday, Emily Royer, Kantor Schultz, Kristin Schulz, Marsha Stewart, Gabby Stolfe, Karie Sutton, Noah Sutton, Pastor Sutton, Jodi Tate, Maddy Tate, Pearson Tate, and Hannah Wineinger.
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.
Former Vicar Brian Johnston will be ordained and installed as Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Janesville, Minnesota, next Sunday, July 7, at 3pm CT. He has completed much of the process towards being an official chaplain in the Army, and hopes to achieve the rank of Captain by this fall. Please keep Candidate/Chaplain Johnston and Trinity – Janesville in your prayers.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Micah 7.18–20; 1 Peter 5.6–11; St. Luke 15.1–10
Hymns: 608 – 972 – 716 – 737 – 618 – 719
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 15.1-41; Judges 7.1-25
[T] Acts 16.1-40; Judges 13.1-25
(The Visitation: Isaiah 11.1-5 and St. Luke 1.39-56)
[W] Acts 17.1-15; Judges 14.1-20
[Th]Acts 18.1-28; Judges 15.1-20
[F] Acts 19.1-41; Judges 16.1-31
[S] Acts 20.1-38; 1 Samuel 1.1-28
Hymn of the Day or Month Oh, How Great is Your Compassion (559)
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.