1379255_166967336834001_1361298796_nDivine Service: Sundays at 10:00 am

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

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.




This Coming Sunday at Trinity

† The Second Sunday in Lent  (Reminiscere)—25 February 2018  

O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength. By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Opening Hymn: “I Bind unto Myself Today” (#604)


Introit: (Psalm 25:6, 2b, 22; Psalm 25:1–2a, 7–8, 11)

Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love,

for they have been from of old. 

Let not my enemies exult over me. 

Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. 

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 

O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame. 

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;

according to your steadfast love remember me, 

for the sake of your goodness, O LORD! 

Good and upright is the LORD;

therefore he instructs sinners in the way. 

For your name’s sake, O LORD,

pardon my guilt, for it is great.  (Gloria Patri)


Hymn of the Day: “When in the Hour of Deepest Need”  (#615)

Distribution Hymns: “Jesus, Grant That Balm and Healing”  (#421)

“Jesus, Refuge of the Weary”  (#423)

“Christ, the Life of All the Living” (#420) (stanzas 1, 6-7)

Closing Hymn: “Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart” (#708)

  The Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent  (Reminiscere) 

Genesis 32:22–32

22 The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.  23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had.  24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.  25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.  26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”  27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”  28 Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”  29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.  30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”  31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.  32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip on the sinew of the thigh.  (ESV)

Romans 5:1–5

1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,  4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,  5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (ESV)

Matthew 15:21–28

21 Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.  22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.”  23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.”  24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”  25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”  26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”  27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”  28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.  (ESV)