First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday June 21, 2020
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
God does not promise that the path of the disciple will be easy. Jeremiah feels the pain of rejection from those who do not want to hear what he has to say. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need not be afraid for God accounts for each hair on our heads. Though we may experience rejection, frustration, division, and death, God’s grace and love make us a new creation each day. Marked with the cross and filled with holy food, we are sent from worship to witness to Christ in the world.
Readings and Psalm
The test of a true prophet
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Your love, O Lord, forever will I sing. (Ps. 89:1)
No longer under law but under grace
Welcome Christ in those he sends
Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm
The testing of Abraham
I trust in your unfailing love, O Lord. (Ps. 13:5)
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