Week of Sunday, June 11
Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today’s second reading includes the apostolic greeting that begins the liturgy: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of the Creator, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.
Readings and Psalm
- Genesis 1:1–2:4a
The creation of the heavens and the earth
- Psalm 8
How majestic is your name in all the earth! (Ps. 8:1)
- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Paul’s farewell to the church at Corinth
- Matthew 28:16-20
Living in the community of the Trinity
Our Call to Mission
The redevelopment team will be meeting with Hector (Director for Evangelical Mission, Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA) in the coming weeks and will have more to share after that meeting. Meanwhile, we had a fantastic celebration of the spirit at work in our community last Sunday. Thanks to all who came out to celebrate Pentecost Sunday and our new Call to Mission.
Special thanks to Marge and Tom Fashing, Andrew Mack, Mary Dungy-Akenji, Diana Tovar-Cruz, Rene Paquin and many others who helped make the day a great success!
Our worship began with a children’s procession with Holy Spirit ribbons (video 1, 2, 3), a reading of Acts in Lithuanian, Mandarin, English and Spanish, and a sermon from Bishop Miller. After we took a group photo on the steps (ya’ll looked great in those t-shirts!) and a cookout in the parking lot. More photos on Facebook!