Second Sunday after Trinity
10 June 2018
Jesus said: “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many.
And at the time for the banquet
he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited,
‘Come, for everything is now ready.’”
-St. Luke 14.16-17
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.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Pam Anderson.
Vacation Bible School This year’s theme by Higher Things is “Sanctified” with scriptural accounts that reinforce the catechism on the Ten Commandments. The children will learn God’s will that we lead a holy life in thought, word, and deed and be reassured in Jesus as Lord and Savior who fulfilled the Commandments for us so that we might turn to Him in repentance and be forgiven. VBS is next week, June 18-22, from 6-8pm. Click here to register your children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors.
Upcoming Divine Services Mark your calendars to attend Divine Service for St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles, Friday, June 29 at 10:30am; and the Visitation on Monday, July 2 at 10:30am.
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 + 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
[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
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.