We Christians Are All Pilgrims--Dispersed, But Destined by the Grace and Peace of God!

May 26, 2013
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 239, 746, 244
Pre-Service Prayer:

O blessed Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: As I enter into Your presence for worship this day, I do so in awe of Your power and Your grace.  You created me; You redeemed me; and even now You sanctify me.  You gave me physical life; You gave me spiritual life; and You have secured for me the gift of eternal life. All this You did without any merit or worthiness on my part.  Move me, therefore, to listen to You, to praise You, and to thank You this day as I gather with my fellow believers.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 8

First Reading: 

Numbers 6:22-27

The LORD instructed Moses to tell Aaron and his sons to bless His people by placing His name upon them in Trinitarian form!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 28:16-20

As Jesus gave His disciples their “Great Commission,” He urged them to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” thereby identifying the three members of the Holy Trinity.