June 30th, 2019

Trinity 2

Explanation of the Week

Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: "Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Forsake foolishness and live" (Prov 9:1-10). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master's house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15-24). For "you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ" (Eph 2:13-22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13-18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.


The LORD was | my support.*
     In the day of my ca- | lamity
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
     He delivered me because He delight- | ed in me. (Psalm 18:18-19)

I will love You, O | LORD, my strength.*
     The LORD is my rock and my | fortress.
For You will save the humble | people,*
     but will bring down | haughty looks.
As for God, His way is | perfect;*
     the word of the LORD is | proven;
I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the | Gentiles,*
     and sing praises | to Your name. (Psalm 18:1-2, 27, 30, 49)

Collect (LSB)

O Lord, since You never fail to help and govern those whom You nurture in Your steadfast fear and love, work in us a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Collect (TLH)

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast fear and love, make us to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy name; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Sancti nominis tui Domine timorem pariter et amorem fac nobis habere perpetuum, quia nunquam tua gubernatione destituis, quos in soliditate tuae dilectionis instituis. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Prov. 9:1-10

The Way of Wisdom

 1(A) Wisdom has built her house;
   she has hewn her(B) seven(C) pillars. 2She has(D) slaughtered her beasts; she has(E) mixed her wine;
   she has also(F) set her table. 3She has(G) sent out her young women to(H) call
   from(I) the highest places in the town, 4(J) "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!"
   (K) To him who lacks sense she says, 5"Come,(L) eat of my bread
   and(M) drink of(N) the wine I have mixed. 6Leave(O) your simple ways,[a] and(P) live,
   (Q) and walk in the way of insight."

 7Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
   and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. 8(R) Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
   (S) reprove a wise man, and he will love you. 9Give instruction[b] to a wise man, and he will be(T) still wiser;
   teach a righteous man, and he will(U) increase in learning. 10(V) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
   and(W) the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9

 6(A) On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
   a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
   (B) of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. 7And he will swallow up(C) on this mountain
   the covering that is cast over all peoples,
   (D) the veil that is spread over all nations.
 8(E) He will swallow up death forever;and(F) the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces,
   and(G) the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
   (H) for the LORD has spoken. 9It will be said on that day,
   "Behold, this is our God;(I) we have waited for him, that he might save us.
   This is the LORD; we have waited for him;
   (J) let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation."

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.


In my distress I cried / to the LORD,*
     and He / heard me.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from / lying lips*
     and from a de- / ceitful tongue. (Psalm 120:1–2)

Epistle: 1 John 3:13-18

13Do not be surprised, brothers,[a](A) that the world hates you. 14We know that(B) we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15(C) Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that(D) no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

 16By this we know love, that(E) he laid down his life for us, and(F) we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17But(G) if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet(H) closes his heart against him,(I) how does God’s love abide in him? 18Little children, let us not(J) love in word or talk but in deed and(K) in truth.

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.


Alle- / luia.*
     Alle- / luia.
I will praise the LORD according to His / righteousness,*
     and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Alle- / luia. (Psalm 7:17)

Gospel: Luke 14:16-24

16But he said to him, (A) "A man once(B) gave a great banquet and invited many. 17And at the time for the banquet he(C) sent his servant[a] to say to those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' 18But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.' 19And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.' 20And another said,(D) 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' 21So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in(E) the poor and crippled and blind and lame.' 22And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' 23And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I tell you,[b](F) none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.


Return, O LORD, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies' sake! (Psalm 6)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 119:9-16


 9How can(A) a young man keep his way pure?
   By guarding it according to your word. 10(B) With my whole heart I seek you;
   let me not(C) wander from your commandments! 11I have(D) stored up your word in my heart,
   that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, O LORD;
   (E) teach me your statutes! 13With my lips I(F) declare
   all the rules[a] of your mouth. 14In the way of your testimonies I(G) delight
   as much as in all(H) riches. 15I will(I) meditate on your precepts
   and fix my eyes on your(J) ways. 16I will(K) delight in your statutes;
   I will not forget your word.

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

First Reading: Joshua 5:1-6:5

The New Generation Circumcised

 1As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites(A) who were by the sea,(B) heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts(C) melted and(D) there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.

 2At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make(E) flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time." 3So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.[a] 4And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them:(F) all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt. 5Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised. 6For the people of Israel walked(G) forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD; the LORD(H) swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give to us,(I) a land flowing with milk and honey. 7So it was(J) their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way.

 8When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. 9And the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the(K) reproach of Egypt from you." And so the name of that place is called(L) Gilgal[b] to this day.

First Passover in Canaan

 10While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover(M) on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho. 11And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. 12And(N) the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

The Commander of the LORD’s Army

 13When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold,(O) a man was standing before him(P) with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" 14And he said, "No; but I am the commander of the army of the LORD. Now I have come." And Joshua(Q) fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, "What does my lord say to his servant?" 15And the commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua,(R) "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

The Fall of Jericho

 1Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. 2And the LORD said to Joshua, "See,(S) I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. 3You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. 4Seven priests shall bear seven(T) trumpets of(U) rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and(V) the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat,[c] and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him."

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 28

The LORD Is My Strength and My Shield

Of David.

 1To you, O LORD, I call;
   (A) my rock, be not deaf to me,lest, if you(B) be silent to me,
   I become like those who(C) go down to the pit. 2(D) Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
   when I cry to you for help,when I(E) lift up my hands
   (F) toward your most holy sanctuary.[a]

 3Do not(G) drag me off with the wicked,
   with the workers of evil,(H) who speak peace with their neighbors
   while evil is in their hearts. 4(I) Give to them according to their work
   and according to the evil of their deeds;give to them according to the work of their hands;
   (J) render them their due reward. 5Because they(K) do not regard the works of the LORD
   or the work of his hands,he will tear them down and build them up no more.

 6Blessed be the LORD!
   For he has(L) heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. 7The LORD is my strength and(M) my shield;
   in him my heart(N) trusts, and I am helped;my heart exults,
   and with my(O) song I give thanks to him.

 8The LORD is the strength of his people;[b]
   he is(P) the saving refuge of his anointed. 9Oh, save your people and bless(Q) your heritage!
   (R) Be their shepherd and(S) carry them forever.

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Second Reading: Acts 10:1-17

Peter and Cornelius

 1At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of(A) what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2a devout man(B) who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3(C) About the ninth hour of the day[a](D) he saw clearly in a vision(E) an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius." 4And he stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms(F) have ascended(G) as a memorial before God. 5And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. 6He is lodging(H) with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea." 7When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, 8and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

Peter’s Vision

 9The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city,(I) Peter went up(J) on the housetop about(K) the sixth hour[b] to pray. 10And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into(L) a trance 11and saw(M) the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. 12In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. 13And there came a voice to him: "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." 14But Peter said, "By no means, Lord;(N) for I have never eaten anything that is(O) common or(P) unclean." 15And the voice came to him again a second time, (Q) "What God has made clean, do not call common." 16This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.

 17Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what(R) the vision that he had seen might mean, behold,(S) the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon’s house, stood at the gate

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.


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