Divine 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 3rd Sunday after Trinity—17 June 2018 †
O God, the protector of all who trust in You, without whom nothing is strong and nothing is holy, multiply Your mercy on us that, with You as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Opening Hymn: “Oh, How Great Is Your Compassion” (#559)
Introit: (Psalm 25:16, 18; Psalm 25:1–2a, 5b, 15, 20)
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
Consider my affliction and my trouble,
and forgive all my sins.
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame.
You are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
My eyes are ever toward the LORD,
for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
Let me not be put to shame,
for I take refuge in you. (Gloria Patri)
Hymn of the Day: “To Thee, Omniscient Lord of All” (#613)
“O Gracious Lord, with Love Draw Near” (#599) (sung to the tune of #902—“Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now”)
“Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious” (#548)
“Beautiful Saviour” (as printed below—stanzas 2-3, translated by Pastor Kurt Reinhardt)
Beautiful Saviour, King of creation, Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I’d love thee, Truly I’d serve thee, Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.
All of the beauty of earth and heaven is embraced in Thee alone.
Nothing may ever be to me fairer Than Thou my Lord, dear Jesus mine.
Thou art most truly, with us forever Through Thy Word and Sacrament
Jesus I beg Thee, Lord, to have mercy Upon us now and at our end.
Beautiful Saviour, Lord of the nations, Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration Now and forevermore be thine!
Closing Hymn: “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” (#922)
† The Readings for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity †
18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. 19 He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. 20 You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old. (ESV)
1 Peter 5:6-11
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)
1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (ESV)