St. James the Elder, Apostle
Eighth Sunday after Trinity
25 July 2021
St. James the Elder, Apostle
The sons of Zebedee ask for seats at Jesus’ right and left in glory (St. Mark 10.37). But they do not know what they are asking (St. Matthew 20.22), for God’s kingdom is not of glory and power but the cross. We will bear ours after Him. For His sake we are killed and regarded as sheep to be slaughtered. But in all this we are more than conquerors through Him (Romans 8.36–37), for Jesus’ death is unique. He alone is baptized with our sin and drinks the cup of God’s wrath against it (St. Mark 10.38). We live in service to our neighbors after His example; but He alone is the Son of Man, come to give His life as a ransom for many (v. 45). Today the Church commemorates the fulfillment of Christ’s prophecy about James, killed with Herod’s sword (Acts 12.2). He is honored as the first apostle to be conformed to the image of God’s Son (Romans 8.29). But what is that when Christ Jesus has died—more than that, is raised—and is at the right hand of God, interceding for us? Nothing (not even a sword) can separate James and us from the love of Christ (v. 34–35).
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.
Farewell Reception with Ice Cream Social for Vicar Harris will be in the Parish Center after Divine Service. There will be a brief presentation, ice cream social, and gift card shower to say farewell and thank you for his faithful service. Please join us!
Welcome Reception and Pantry Shower Join us next Sunday, August 1, after Divine Service for a reception and pantry shower to welcome Seminarian Paul Norris and his wife Heather as Immanuel’s thirty-second vicar.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying St. Luke 8.22ff, Jesus calms the storm.
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Education and Edification Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: Envy, Lutheran Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, 16th Century Lutheran Martyr Robert Barnes, Old Testament Prophet Isaiah and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Please take home your bulletin and Parish News each week to use as a guide for your daily prayer at home and as a reminder of the weekly schedule at Immanuel.
Prepare for Next Sunday
2 Samuel 22.26–34; 1 Corinthians 10.6–13; St. Luke 16.1–9
Hymns: 902 – 536 – 714 – 622 – 730 – 726
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 12.1-31; 2 Samuel 19.1-23
[T] 1 Corinthians 14.1-40; 1 Chronicles 21.1-30
[W] 1 Corinthians 15.1—16.24; 1 Chronicles 22.1-19
[Th]2 Corinthians 1.1-24; 1 Chronicles 28.1-21
[F] 2 Corinthians 2.1—3.3; 1 Chronicles 29.1-30
[S] 2 Corinthians 6.11—7.16; 2 Chronicles 1.1-13
Hymn of the Day or Month In God, My Faithful God (745)
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.