Seventh Sunday after Trinity
26 July 2020
Jesus Restores Paradise and Feeds Us Freely
In the Garden of Eden, our first parents received food freely from the gracious hand of God, apart from any burdensome work (Genesis 2.7–17). But after the fall, food would be received only through toil and labor. The curse declared, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground . . .” (Genesis 3.19). In other words, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6.23). But into this wilderness world came Jesus the Messiah to restore creation. Having compassion on the weary multitudes, He renewed the bounty of Eden on the third day, freely granting an abundance of bread to the 4,000 (St. Mark 8.1–9). So also our Lord Jesus, having endured the burden of our sin, was raised on the third day to bring us back to Paradise. He now miraculously turns the bread of death into the Bread of Life in the Sacrament, giving you His very body and blood for your forgiveness. For “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6.23).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Danielsen and Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays in honor of Sydney’s baptismal birthday.
Welcome Reception and Pantry Shower Join us next Sunday after Divine Service for a reception and pantry shower to welcome Vicar Brendan Harris.
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.
Matins will return on Wednesday, August 5, at 8:30am, followed by the return of “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. Please join us. This Bible study will be live streamed as well, and you may watch it at your convenience on Immanuel’s Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Jeremiah 23.16–29; Romans 8.12–17; St. Matthew 7.15–23
Hymns: TLH 260 – 745 – 636 – 834 – 693 – 655
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] 1 Corinthians 5.1—6.20; 1 Chronicles 16.1-43
[T] 1 Corinthians 7.1-40; 2 Samuel 7.1-29
[W] 1 Corinthians 8.1-13; 2 Samuel 12.1-23
[Th]1 Corinthians 9.1-23; 2 Samuel 15.1-15
[F] 1 Corinthians 10.1-33; 2 Samuel 16.1-35
[S] 1 Corinthians 11.1-22; 2 Samuel 18.1-13
Hymn of the Day or Month Sing Praise to God the Highest Good (819)
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.