Sixth Sunday after Trinity
11 July 2021
Our Only Hope Is in Christ’s Righteousness
“Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (St. Matthew 5.20). God demands nothing less than perfection and holiness from you in regard to His commandments (Exodus 20.1–17). Your only hope, then, is not in your own goodness but in the goodness of Christ, who did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them for you. In Christ, your righteousness does indeed exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. For you have been baptized into Christ’s death and your sinful nature crucified. Therefore, he who has died has been freed from sin (Romans 6.1–11). You are now raised with Christ to walk in newness of life and to share in His resurrection on the Last Day. Christ has brought you through the baptismal sea “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Exodus 20.2). Therefore, “consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6.11).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Wallace in memory of Allen Slover.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying St. Luke 7.
Crisis Pregnancy Center Change for Life Campaign: Pick up a baby bottle to fill with change and return next Sunday. Bottles are available on the table across from the Parish Office. You can also participate virtually at www.wabashvalleypregnancy.com.
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.
Casting Christ’s Net on the Internet Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: The Calling of Christians in the 21st Century, The Social Justice Movement, The Scandinavian Reformation, Lutheran Hymnwriter Anna Hoppe and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 2.7–17; Romans 6.19–23; St. Mark 8.1–9
Hymns: 572 – 819 – 865 – 642 – 646 – 746
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] Romans 14.1-23; 1 Samuel 26.1-25
[T] Romans 15.1-33; 1 Samuel 28.1-25
[W] Romans 16.1-27; 1 Samuel 31.1-13
[Th]1 Corinthians 1.1-31; 2 Samuel 1.1-27
[F] 1 Corinthians 2.1-16; 2 Samuel 5.1-25
[S] 1 Corinthians 4.1-21; 2 Samuel 6.1-23
Hymn of the Day or Month All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall (562)
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.