Sunday Title: Holy Trinity Sunday Creation Sunday Happy Father’s Day
Sermon Title: “Very Good”
Sermon Title: “Why would God go to all this trouble?”
Sunday Title: Holy Trinity
Sermon Title: “Doctrine & Practice”
Genesis: 1:2-2:4a In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth....
Psalm 8 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
2 Corinthians 13:11-13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.
Matthew 28:16-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
All may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of baptism
as the presiding minister begins:
P: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
P: Let us be honest with our God the maker of all things. (pause)
C: by speaking you create all that is
and give order and goodness to the universe.
You place it all in our hands
and thus we think it belongs to us.
Your order is that the world would sustain us,
our plan is to own it and mess with your order.
Your Son came and showed us the grace of your love,
he commissions us to baptize and teach all nations,
but we do not even reach out to our neighbors.
Every day we are wrapped in your grace and love,
yet in the arrogance of our lives,
we wrestle free of your embrace.
Save us Lord from the sins we know in our hearts.
Save us Lord from the sins we hide.
(pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: Our loving God never desires to be separated from us. Into our human existence God sends Jesus Christ, God’s own son. It is for Christ's sake that our sins are forgiven. In repentance and forgiveness we are created again, and renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Again we hear the Son’s commission and live as the saints of God’s church. In the name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!