Divine 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.
† Preparing for This Coming Sunday †
† The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels—29 September 2019 †
Everlasting God, You have ordained and constituted the service of angels and men in a wonderful order. Mercifully grant that, as Your holy angels always serve and worship You in heaven, so by Your appointment they may also help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Introit (Psalm 103:20-22; antiphon: Psalm 103:1)
(The pastor sings the antiphon; the congregation sings the Introit.)
Antiphon: Bless the LORD, | O my soul,*
and all that is within me, bless his | holy name!
Bless the LORD, O you his | angels,*
you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice | of his word!
Bless the LORD, | all his hosts,*
his ministers, who | do his will!
Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his do-| minion.*
Bless the LORD, | O my soul!
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.
† The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels †
Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3
10:10 And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. 11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. 13 The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia, 14 and came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come….”
12:1 “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. (ESV)
7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” (ESV)
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 “Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! 8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11 For the Son of Man came to save the lost.” (ESV)
17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (ESV)