The Feast of Pentecost
20 May 2018
The Spirit of the Lord filleth the world. Alleluia.
Let the righteous be glad.
Let them rejoice before God;
Yea, let them exceedingly rejoice! Alleluia.
Antiphon for Pentecost Introit
The Holy Spirit Gives Peace
Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Genesis 11.1) they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Genesis 11.9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the fiftieth day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2.6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (St. John 14.27).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Doug Toth.
Crisis Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle fundraising Campaign: Pick up a bottle to fill with change through Father’s Day, June 17. Bottles are available on the table across from the Parish Office.
Farewell Reception for Kyle and Nicola Mullins Kyle begins classes at Concordia Theological Seminary—Fort Wayne this summer. As they leave our presence, the Board of Outreach, Assimilation, and Fellowship will host a reception following Divine Service on Sunday, May 27. A basket will be set out for anyone wanting to leave a card and their donation towards the congregation’s gift for Kyle, or you may bring your donation towards these gifts to the parish office or drop them in a specially-marked envelope into the offering plate.
Immanuel Men’s Fellowship Save the date for our gathering on June 8 for Brats, Beer, and Bocce at the Vicarage.
Thank You to Pastor-Emeritus Philip Meyer for preaching and serving as celebrant for today’s Divine Service, and for teaching this morning’s adult Bible Class. Pastor Sutton is in Wyoming at his niece’s confirmation, attending service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Powell, Wyoming. Vicar Johnston is serving Army National Guard duty this weekend with his unit.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 6.1–7; Romans 11.33–36; St. John 3.1–15
Hymns: 505 – 498 – TLH p. 35-37 – 942 – 948 – 960 – 507 – 604
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] St. John 3.16-21; Acts 10.42-48
[T] Acts 2.14-36; Ezekiel 47.1-12
[W] Acts 2.37-47; Isaiah 45.1-21
[Th]St. John 14.1-22; Isaiah 45.22-25
[F] St. John 15.1-25; Jeremiah 9.23-26
[S] St. John 16.31—17.26; Isaiah 44.6-8
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.