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Parish News for Second Sunday after Trinity

Second Sunday after Trinity

13 June 2021

 

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 Mr. & Mrs. Kris Fitzgerald in honor of their wedding anniversary.

Volunteers are needed for altar flowers for July 4, August 29, October 31, and December 12.  Please sign up on the chart in the Narthex.

Adult Bible Class   meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying St. Luke 7.

Summer Sunday School   Thank you to many volunteers who signed up to teach summer Sunday School classes! Parents, bring your children to Sunday School to learn God’s Word, and to Divine Service to hear the Gospel proclaimed, to pray, praise, and give thanks to God for His blessings given them.

Vacation Bible School   Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to Vacation Bible School this week. Pre-Kindergarten from 10-11am; Kindergarten—Grade 6 from 6-8:30pm. We will pray, worship, study God’s Word, make crafts, play games, and enjoy snacks during our time together. Register on the main page of our website: www.ielcth.org. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, you can talk to Vicar or email vicar@ielcth.org.

Traveling over the Summer? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel. Visit our website at https://www.ielcth.org/give/ or download the GivePlus Mobile App and set up a one time or recurring gift.  Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device or computer.

Mark Your Calendar   to attend Divine Service for upcoming Feast Days at 10:30am: Thursday, June 24: Nativity of St. John the Baptizer; Tuesday, June 29: St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles; and Friday, July 2: The Visitation. 

Lutheranism in the Public Square   Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: A Christian Response to Progressive Ideology, Religious Liberty in Crisis, Media Coverage of Religion, Freedom of Conscience and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

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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