Third Sunday after Trinity
07 July 2019
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. Christian Tate, in honor of Pearson’s baptismal birthday.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. This class is taught by Vicar Cornwell.
Candidate Brian Johnston will be ordained and installed as Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Janesville, Minnesota, this afternoon. He has completed much of the process towards being an official chaplain in the Army, and hopes to achieve the rank of Captain by this fall. Please keep Candidate/Chaplain Johnston and Trinity – Janesville in your prayers.
The Parish is invited to the wedding of Emily Royer and Joseph Eckardt on Saturday at 3pm, here at Immanuel, and to a brief reception in their honor next Sunday following Divine Service.
Prepare for Next Sunday
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.