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7th Sunday after Trinity + Mark 8:1-9 + July 30, 2017

Catechetical Recitation
Hymn # 263 O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe Hymn # 288 Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain (St. 1-2) Hymn # 444 Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You Hymn # 288 Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain (St. 3-4) Hymn # 261 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word
Readings Jeremiah 31:23-25 Romans 6:19-23 Mark 8:1-9
Sermon In the name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
1)         In today’s Gospel reading a great multitude, four thousand strong, gather to hear Jesus’ teaching. We often think of crowds flocking to Christ to see a miracle or that they migrate to where He is because He’s recently done a miracle. But that’s usually not the case. The people came to Jesus because “He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (Matthew 7:29). Such was the case in today’s Gospel reading. This multitude goes out into the wilderness of all places to hear Jesus preach. They remain with Him, listening to Him, for three days as He preaches about repentance, faith, and…

6th Sunday after Trinity + Matthew 5:20-26 + July 30, 2017

Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15
Hymn # 295 The Law of God is Good and Wise Hymn # 287 That Man A Godly Life Might Live Hymn # 500 May God Bestow on Us His Grace
Introit THE LORD || is the strength of His | peo- | ple *             He is the saving Refuge of | His | a- | noint- | ed. || Save Your people, and bless Your in- | her-i- | tance; * Shepherd them also, and bear them | up | for- | ev- | er. (Psalm 28:8 paraphrase, 9) || To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock; do not be silent to | me, | - * Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go | down | to | the | pit. || Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to | You, | - *             When I lift up my hands toward Your holy | sanc- | tu- | ar- | y. || The Lord is my strength and my | shield; | - *             My heart trusted in Him, | and | I | am | helped. (Psalm 28:1, 2, 7a) || The Lord is the strength of His | peo- | ple *             He is the saving Refuge of | His | a- | noint- | ed. || Save Your people, and bless Your in- | 

4th Sunday after Trinity + Luke 6:36-42 + July 9, 2017

Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15
Hymn # 395 O God, Thou faithful God Hymn # 324 Jesus Sinners Does Receive Hymn # 262 A mighty fortress is our God
Introit

THE LORD - || is my light and my Salvation; whom | shall | I | fear? | - *
            The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be | a- | fraid?
|| When the wicked | came | a- | gainst | me, *
            My enemies and foes, they stumbled | and | fell. (Psalm 27:1–2)
|| Though an army may en- | camp | a- | gainst | me, *
            My heart shall | not | fear;
|| Though war should | rise | a- | gainst | me, *
            In this I will be con- | fi- | dent.
|| One thing I have desired of the Lord, that | will | I | seek: | - *
            That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of | my | life,
|| For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in | His | pa- | vil- | ion; *
            He shall set me high upon | a | rock. (Psalm 27:3a, 3b–5)
GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)
|| The Lord is my light and my Salvation; whom | shall | …

5th Sunday after Trinity + Luke 5:1-11 + July 16, 2107

Catechetical Recitation
Hymn # 263 O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe Hymn # 288 Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain (St. 1-2) Hymn # 444 Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You Hymn # 288 Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain (St. 3-4) Hymn # 261 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word
Readings Jeremiah 16:14-21 1 Peter 3:8-15 Luke 15:1-11
In the Name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
1)         Simon and his band of fishermen had spent the entire night on the water. The night had been a constant repetition of casting their nets and pulling them back empty each time. I don’t know if you’ve ever been fishing using a net. It’s not as easy as baiting a hook and casting a rod. Casting a net into the water takes a good amount of skill. It also takes a good amount of strength to do it repeatedly. My father-in-law introduced me to fishing with a nylon net last summer. We took turns casting the net into the shallows searching for shad to use as bait to catch the bigger fish. That net was nylon and I …

3rd Sunday after Trinity + Luke 15:1-11 + July 2, 2017

Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15
Hymn # 1 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
Hymn # 387 Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice
Hymn # 384 Oh, How Great is Thy Compassion
Introit

TURN YOUR- - || self to me, and have | mer- | cy | on | me, *
            For I am desolate and af- | flict- | ed.
|| Look on my affliction | and | my | pain, | - *
            And forgive all | my | sins. (Psalm 25:16, 18)
|| To You, O Lord, I lift | up | my | soul. | - *
            O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be | a- | shamed.
|| For You are the God of | my | sal- | va- | tion; *
            On You I wait all | the | day.
|| My eyes are ever | to-ward ∙ | the | Lord, | - *
            For He shall pluck my feet out of | the | net.
|| Keep my soul, | and | de- | liv-er ∙ | me; *
            Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust | in | You. (Psalm 25:1–2a, 5, 15, 20)
GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)
|| Turn Yourself to me, and have | mer- | cy | on | me, *
            For I am desolate and af- | flict- | ed.
|| Look on my afflic…