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, (Matthew 28:19)
HYMNS FOR THE WEEK
- Opening Hymn “Thy Strong Word” (LSB 578) Text under “show more” in video.
- Hymn of the Day “Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest” (LSB 498) Text here.
- Communion Distribution Hymns
- “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (LSB 525) Text under “show more” in video.
- “On Galilee’s High Mountain” (LSB 835)
- “Holy, Holy, Holy” (LSB 507)
- “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” (LSB 940) Text here.
- “Glory Be to God the Father” (LSB 506) Text here.
- “We All Believe in One True God” (LSB 953) Text here.
- “Father Most Holy” (LSB 504) Text here.
- Closing Hymn “All you Works of God, Bless the Lord” (LSB 930) Text here.
Festival of the holy trinity
Pentecost Sunday, celebrated last week, is a very old Church festival. Trinity Sunday, however, did not come into existence till the early 1300’s. Rather new on the block, but it is edifying. On the eighth day from Pentecost, the Church established a bridge Sunday between the two halves of the Church Year. The first half of the liturgical church year is based upon the life of Christ. That is, starting with Advent, then Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost, we walked again with Jesus through the events of His life.
Concerning the second half of the Church year, Dr. Luther Reed wrote: “Coming at the conclusion of the historic celebrations, Trinity Sunday, the octave of Pentecost, provides a fitting climax to the first half of the year and lends a dogmatic foundation for the Sundays in the second half with their messages concerning the teaching of our Lord as exemplified in the life of the church. [He also adds that for Trinity Sunday] …The vestments are white in recognition of the holiness and glory of the Godhead.”
Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God,
You have given us grace
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
by the confession of a true faith
and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty.
Keep us steadfast in this faith
and defend us from all adversities;
for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign,
one God, now and forever.