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Second Sunday after Trinity

Introduction and Call to Worship Jesus set his face towards Jerusalem. In this Eucharist, we set our face towards his death and resurrection, to be renewed by his presence here among us in Word and Sacrament and deepened in our resolve to travel with him. Today’s Readings First Reading 1 Kings 19:15-16. 19-21 God instructs Elijah to anoint Elisha to succeed him as prophet. Elisha sets out to follow Elijah and become his servant. Second Reading Galatians 5:1. 13-25 Paul exhorts his Christian converts to stand firm in the freedom Christ has won for them. Gospel Luke 9:51-62 Jesus sets his face to go to Jerusalem to meet his final destiny. HOMILY “Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem.” (Luke

First Sunday after Trinity - Invitation Sunday

Introduction and Call to Worship Let us come together to worship, encouraged that we serve a God who brings light into even the darkest of places and welcomes us into his family of faith. Today’s Readings First Reading Isaiah 65:1-9 Many Jews questioned whether God was justified in punishing them so harshly: allowing their country to be defeated and their people taken into exile. In our reading God gives his response. Second Reading Galatians 3:23-29 Paul explains that the Jewish Law had a temporary role that ended with Christ’s coming. It brought awareness of sin but not freedom from it; only Christ’s death could do that. Gospel Luke 8:26-39 Jesus has just crossed over the stormy Sea of Gal
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