Worship

1379255_166967336834001_1361298796_nDivine Service: Sundays at 10:00 am*

Setting Three, Lutheran Service Book, Pages 184-202 (with Holy Communion)

Christmas Eve Service: 7:30 pm

Christmas Day Service: 10:00 am

Ash Wednesday Service: 7:00 pm

Maundy Thursday Service: 7:00 pm

Good Friday Service: 10:00 am

Easter Sunday Service: 10:00 am

Guests and Visitors, Welcome in Jesus’ Name! We are pleased that you could worship with us.  Please sign our guest register.  After church, you are invited to stay for coffee and refreshments. 

Pastoral Care and Guests at the Lord’s Supper:  We are concerned about the spiritual welfare of all who commune at the Lord’s Table.  If you are a guest and desire to commune, please speak to the pastor before the service.  In keeping with Scripture and the practice of the early Christian Church, our altar is open to those who confess oneness with us in doctrine. We welcome communicant members of Trinity Lutheran Church and fellow Lutherans from churches in fellowship with Lutheran Church-Canada. If you are not currently a communicant member of a Lutheran church and would like to commune, we cordially invite you to consider the possibility of becoming a member of Trinity.

 

 

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† Preparing for This Coming Sunday †

† The 5th Sunday after Trinity—21 July 2019 

O God, You have prepared for those who love You good things that surpass all understanding.  Pour into our hearts such love toward You that we, loving You above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Introit: (Psalm 27:1a, 11–12, 14; antiphon: Psalm 27:7, 9b)  

Antiphon: Hear, O LORD, when I | cry aloud;*

be gracious to me and | answer me! 

O you who have | been my help,*

forsake me not, O God of my sal- | vation! 

The LORD is my light and my sal- | vation;*

whom | shall I fear?

Teach me your way, | O LORD,*

and lead me on a level path because of my | enemies. 

Give me not up to the will of my adver- | saries;*

for false witnesses have risen against me, 

and they breathe out | violence. 

Wait | for the LORD;*

be strong, and let your heart take courage; 

wait | for the LORD! 

Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*

 and to the Holy | Spirit; 

as it was in the be-| ginning,* 

is now, and will be forever. | Amen.  

Hear, O LORD, when I | cry aloud;*

be gracious to me and | answer me!

O you who have | been my help,*

forsake me not, O God of my sal- | vation!

  The Readings for the 5th Sunday after Trinity  

1 Kings 19:11–21

11 [The LORD] said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.  12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.  13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  14 He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.”  15 And the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.  16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.  17 And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death.  18 Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 

19 So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him.  20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”  21 And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him. (ESV) 

1 Corinthians 1:18–25

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.  22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,  23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,  24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (ESV) 

1 Peter 3:8-15

8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.  9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.  10 For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;  11  let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.  12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer.  But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 

13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?  14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,  15 but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. (ESV) 

Luke 5:1–11

1 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on [Jesus] to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,  2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.  3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.  4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.”  6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.  7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.  8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”  9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken,  10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”  11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. (ESV)