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Parish News for Second Sunday after Trinity

Second Sunday after Trinity

21 June 2020

 

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.

 

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Rev. Philip Meyer.

Thank You   to Pastor-Emeritus Meyer for preaching and serving as celebrant for today’s Divine Service, and thanks to Candidate Simeon Cornwell for serving as today’s assisting liturgist. Pastor Sutton is at Trinity Lutheran Church, Darmstadt for his nephew’s confirmation. Vicar Keller is substitute preaching for the pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, Paris, Illinois.

Ordination of Candidate Simeon Cornwell   will be held at Immanuel on Sunday, June 28 at 4pm.  Please plan to join us to celebrate this special event.  In honor of Simeon’s ordination, a light meal and reception will take place in the Parish Center following the service.  You are all invited to attend.  Please RSVP at stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Mark Your Calendar   for three upcoming Feast Days.  The Nativity of St. John the Baptizer is Wednesday, June 24; St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles, is Monday, June 29; the Visitation is Thursday, July 2.  The Divine Service will be at 10:30am each day.

Change For Life Virtual Baby Bottle Campaign   The Wabash Valley Pregnancy Center is having a “virtual” fundraiser to support the good, God-pleasing, and life-saving work done there. Consider “filling” a baby bottle virtually with every $20 donation. To participate, visit www.wabashvalleypregnancy.com/change-for-life-virtual-baby-bottle-campaign/

GivePlus Mobile App   No checks or cash? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel with the GivePlus mobile app. Simply download the app and set up a one time or recurring gift.  Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device.

 

Preparation for 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…

 

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!

Psalm 18

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] Acts 15.1-41; Judges 7.1-25

  [T] Acts 16.1-40; Judges 13.1-25

  [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)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;  R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

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