The Holy Trinity
May 26, 2013
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Prayer of the Day
Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The Scripture Readings
Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31
Sermon text: John 16:12–15
Sermon title: The Graduation Gift
The readings for Holy Trinity Sunday were chosen for the light they shed on the workings of a Triune God. Paul says we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to be the conduit by which God’s love is poured into our hearts. In the gospel Jesus told his disciples, “I have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” The Holy Spirit will fill the disciples in later and will guide them into all the truth. The Holy Spirit will always glorify Jesus. Glorifying Jesus and proclaiming peace with God through our Lord Jesus is an apt summary for the work the Spirit carries out through us.
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||To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
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||Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid
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||Father Most Holy
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||Holy, Holy, Holy
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||Holy God, We Praise Your Name
In our prayers on Sunday we remember the sisters of Fraternité Notre Dame who serve people who live in poverty on Chicago's West Side.
Education hour at 9:45 a.m.
The Sunday Bible study group meets in the conference room. There are no other Adult Education classes scheduled for this Sunday.
Next Sunday Pastor Lloyd Buss will present "Bonhoeffer and Germany’s Evil:
Among Us or in Us?" Pick up the handout for the class at the reception desk on Sunday to prepare for the class.
The Church Library, near the Division Street entrance, has a wealth of resources for the adult education program and in other areas of interest. The library is staffed Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open for self-service during the week.