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Sunday June 7 – The Holy Trinity, First Sunday After Pentecost
Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today’s second reading includes the apostolic greeting that begins the liturgy: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.
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Prelude “Here I Am to Worship”
Opening Song: “Come All You People” ELW 819
Prayer of the Day
Children’s Message: WH
First Lesson Genesis 1: 1-5, 1:26-2:3
Alleluia New, “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,”
Gospel Matthew 28:16-20
Message Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, “This Is the Day”
Message Hymn – “Holy, Holy, Holy” 413
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Day
God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all truth by your Spirit, that we may proclaim all that Christ has revealed and rejoice in the glory he shares with us. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Readings & Psalm
The creation of the heavens and the earth
- Psalm 8
How majestic is your name in all the earth! (Ps. 8:1)
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Paul’s farewell to the church at Corinth
Living in the community of the Trinity
Follow-up for Discussion
Nativity Event 2021
Drive-through Nativity Story Saturday, December 18, 5:00pm - 8:30 pm This year we will again tell the story of Jesus' birth outside in lights, art, music, and a living creche scene. Come enjoy a colorful lighted series of signs and characters that show and tell the Biblical Nativity story with classical Christmas carols as you pass slowly through the parking lot. The story of Christ's birth will be told in lighted signs and figures lining the path from the entry of the Grace...
Offerings of Thanksgiving
While we are keeping physical social distance, there are still options for you to continue bringing your offerings to God and support the ministries of Grace.
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Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
We thank the following for today’s flowers: Stan and Dorothy Miles
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