Seventh Sunday after Trinity
15 July 2018
“And Jesus took the seven loaves, and having given thanks,
He broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before the people;
and they set them before the crowd…
St. Mark 8.6
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. Dave Morge in memory of Roy and Renee Greenwood.
Private Confession and Absolution is Thursday from 5-6pm. Enter the Nave through the Narthex and depart from the south door through the Parish Center. “When ministers lay on their hands, Absolved by Christ the sinner stands; He who by grace the Word believes, The purchase of His blood receives” (614).
Remember to take home your Bulletin and Parish News each week to use as a reminder of events at Immanuel, and as a resource for Daily Prayer. If you must be absent from Divine Service, use the Parish News as posted on the website for the weekly Psalm and daily Scripture lessons.
During the hymn to depart, please turn and face the processional crucifix as it leaves the Nave. If you are leaving through the south side door, wait until the procession and hymn are completed to depart, remaining in your pew to sing the hymn. Only those exiting through the Narthex should leave the pew, as they follow the procession. Thank you for your attention and reverence for God’s Word. -Pastor Sutton.
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 + 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.