Third Sunday after Trinity
28 June 2020
Jesus Receives Sinners
“This man receives sinners and eats with them” (St. Luke 15.2). The Pharisees’ statement of judgment against Jesus is in fact a proclamation of Gospel truth. For our God is one who delights in mercy, who casts all our sins into the depths of the sea through the cross (Micah 7.18–20). “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1.15). Those who refuse to be counted as sinners also refuse Jesus who came only for sinners. Let us therefore be on guard against self–righteously trusting in our own merits. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you” (1 Peter 5.6). Rejoice that Jesus receives sinners like us and that He still sits at table with us in the Holy Supper, bestowing His forgiveness and life.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Kris Fitzgerald in honor of their wedding anniversary.
Ordination of Candidate Simeon Cornwell will be held this afternoon at 4pm. Please join us to celebrate this special event. In honor of Simeon’s ordination, a reception will take place in the Parish Center following the service.
Feast Days This Week St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles, is tomorrow, Monday, June 29; the Visitation is Thursday, July 2. The Divine Service will be at 10:30am each day.
Change For Life Virtual Baby Bottle Campaign The Wabash Valley Pregnancy Center is having a “virtual” fundraiser to support the good, God-pleasing, and life-saving work done there. Consider “filling” a baby bottle virtually with every $20 donation. To participate, visit www.wabashvalleypregnancy.com/change-for-life-virtual-baby-bottle-campaign/
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St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles—Divine Service June 29, 10:30 am
The lessons are Acts 12.1-11 and St. Matthew 16.13-20. Collect of the Day: O God, who didst give Thine Apostles Peter and Paul grace to lay down their lives for the sake of Thy dear Son, endow us, we beseech Thee, with like constancy that we may at all times be ready to lay down our lives for Him who laid down His life for us; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son…
The Visitation – Divine Service July 2, 10:30 am
The lessons are Isaiah 11.1-5 and St. Luke 1.39-56. Collect of the Day: Almighty God, who hast dealt wonderfully with Thy handmaiden, the Virgin Mary, and hast chosen her to be the mother of Thy Son and hast graciously made known that Thou regardest the poor and lowly and the despised, grant us grace in all humility and meekness to receive Thy Word with hearty faith and so to be made one with Jesus Christ, Thy Son…
Prepare for Next Sunday – July 5
Genesis 50.15-21; Romans 8.18-23; St. Luke 6.36-42
Hymns: 954 – 696 – TLH 321 – 500 – 960 – 544 – 656
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] Acts 21.1-39; 1 Samuel 2.1-21
[T] Acts 21.40—22.29; 1 Samuel 3.1-21
[W] Acts 22.30—23.35; 1 Samuel 4.1-22
[Th]Acts 24.1-27; 1 Samuel 5.1-12
[F] Acts 25.1-27; 1 Samuel 7.1-17
[S] Acts 26.1-32; 1 Samuel 8.1-22
Hymn of the Day or Month I Trust, O Christ, in You Alone (972, bulletin)
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.