Third Sunday after Trinity
20 June 2021
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 Rev. Philip Meyer in memory of Gay Meyer.
Volunteers are needed for altar flowers for July 4 and December 12. Please sign up on the chart in the Narthex.
Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying St. Luke 7.
Summer Sunday School Thank you to many volunteers who signed up to teach summer Sunday School classes! Parents, bring your children to Sunday School to learn God’s Word, and to Divine Service to hear the Gospel proclaimed, to pray, praise, and give thanks to God for His blessings given them.
Thank You to those who helped with Vacation Bible School last week: Donna Busch, Amy Cracraft, Janet Crucitti, Ted Czanderna, Joe and Emily Eckardt, Stacy Gibbens, Vicar Harris, Georgianna Milner, Kantor Schultz, Marsha Stewart, Gabby Stolfe, Karie Sutton, Jodi Tate, Becky Wiesneth, and Erin and Hannah Wineinger.
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Mark Your Calendar to attend Divine Service for upcoming Feast Days at 10:30am: Thursday, June 24: Nativity of St. John the Baptizer; Tuesday, June 29: St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles; and Friday, July 2: The Visitation.
The Nativity of St. John the Baptizer—June 24
The lessons are Isaiah 40.1-6; Acts 13.13-26; and St. Luke 1.57-80. Collect of the Day: O Lord God, heavenly Father, who through Thy servant John the Baptizer didst bear witness that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world, and that all who believe in Him shall inherit eternal life, we humbly pray Thee to enlighten us by Thy Holy Spirit that we may at all times find comfort and joy in this witness, continue steadfast in the true faith, and at last with all believers attain unto eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord…
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.