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.
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† Preparing for This Coming Sunday †
† The 22nd Sunday after Trinity—17 November 2019 †
O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; 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 130:1–2, 7–8; antiphon: Psalm 130:3-4)
(The pastor sings the antiphon; the congregation sings the Introit.)
Antiphon: If you, O LORD, should mark in- | iquities,*
O Lord, | who could stand?
But with you there is for- | giveness,*
that you | may be feared.
Out | of the depths*
I cry to you, | O LORD!
O Lord, | hear my voice!*
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas | for mercy!
O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is | steadfast love,*
and with him is plentiful re- | demption.
And he will redeem | Israel*
from all his in- | iquities.
† The Readings for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity †
6 “With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” 8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (ESV)
3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8 For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (ESV)
21 Then Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” (ESV)