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.

Sermons: If you would like to have Pastor Ritter’s sermons delivered to you, please call Pastor Ritter (289-213-8650) or send an email to

trinitynotl@cogeco.ca

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Preparing for This Coming Sunday

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany—19 January 2020 

Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through al our days; 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 66:1–5, 20; antiphon: Psalm 66:4, 92:1)  

Antiphon:  All the earth worships you and sings prais- | es to you;*                         they sing praises | to your name.                                                                                          It is good to give thanks | to the LORD,*                                                                                to sing praises to your name, | O Most High.                                                               Shout for joy to God, | all the earth;*                                                                   sing the glory of his name; give to him | glorious praise!                              Say to God, “How awesome | are your deeds!*                                                 So great is your power that your enemies come cringing | to you.               All the earth worships you and sings prais- | es to you;*                            they sing praises | to your name.”                                                                   Come and see what | God has done:*                                                                     he is awesome in his deeds toward the child- | ren of man.                   Blessèd | be God,*                                                                                               because he has not rejected my prayer                                                                 or removed his steadfast | love from me!                                                      (Gloria Patri)

† The Readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany  

Amos 9:11–15

11  “In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, 12  that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,” declares the LORD who does this.  13  “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.  14  I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.  15  I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God. (ESV)

Romans 12:6–16

6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;  7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;  8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. 

9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.  10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.  11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.  12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.  15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be conceited. (ESV) 

John 2:1–11

1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.  3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”  5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 

6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.  8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it.  9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”  11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. (ESV)