Sunday Worship at 9:30am, Spiritual Growth Minutes at 9:08am

June 11, 2017                                                                          Trinity

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! The Bible clearly teaches us that we have one undivided God. Yet there are three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are all fully God. In this God alone we find our beginning, our redemption, and our restoration to everlasting holiness.

Order of Service

Service of the Word, page 38 in the front part of the hymnal

Opening Hymn

Come, Now, Almighty King, #193

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God and Father, dwelling in majesty and mystery, filling and renewing all creation by your eternal Spirit, and manifesting your saving grace through our Lord Jesus Christ: in mercy cleanse our hearts and lips that, free from doubt and fear, we may ever worship you, one true immortal God, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, living and reigning, now and forever. Amen (sung)

First Lesson

Genesis 1:1—2:3

By his command, God created our universe in six ordinary days. Every created thing received the commendation, “Very good,” by him who is perfect in holiness. God set the seventh day aside as holy because on it he rested from his work. Although the work of creation is primarily ascribed to God the Father, we know that “the Word” (John 1:3) and “the Spirit of God” (Genesis 1:2) were also active in the creation. The doctrine of the Trinity was already revealed in the first chapter of the Bible when the three distinct persons of the Godhead agreed to create the special object of his love: “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26).

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 150, page 62 in front of the blue supplement

Second Lesson

2 Corinthians 13:11-14

St. Paul closes his epistle to the Corinthians with the encouragement to live in harmony with one another and openly to express unity in faith. The apostle amplifies the joy of fellowship with like-minded believers by sending the Corinthians heartfelt greetings from other parts of the world. This fellowship is possible only through the love of the Father, who sent his Son to redeem us, and the Holy Spirit, who draws us together in the one true faith.

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 28:16-20

In the wake of his resurrection victory, our Savior uses his authority to give his disciples a rescue mission of universal scope. But the proclamation of salvation is not left to the puny devices of man. He arms us with his means of grace. By “baptizing them” and “teaching them,” all nation receive the sonship of the Father, the redeeming work of the Son, and the joyful confidence of the Holy Spirit.

Hymn of the Day

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest, #177

Sermon

Genesis 1:1—2:3—The Triune God Is without Equal

Hymn

Lord of Lords, the Sparkling Heavens, #237

Closing Hymn

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, #195