Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
11 o’clock in the morning
Pastor Miller’s Sermon
Strange Instructions: Let the Weeds Grow!
(please read & meditate on Matthew 13: 13: 24-30, 36-43 in advance of worship)
All People That on Earth Do Dwell
Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
For the Fruit of All Creation
To Be Your Presence
Thoughts from Pastor Miller
Dear Members and Friends of Holy Trinity,
I love musical quizzes, especially rock and roll ones. So, what rock group sang “Hot Town Summer in the City?” If you guessed The Lovin’ Spoonful, you win. The song was a 1966 hit. You may remember that The Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian went on to sing at Woodstock and forgot the words to his own song!
Anyway, enough trivia. While it is a hot town summer in the city, ministry flourishes at Holy Trinity and worship attendance is up considerably. Donald Meineke has arranged special musical solos for Sunday Mass to augment our already lovely liturgy. We have added high-powered fans to the nave which will cool you off, especially if you don’t sit in the very back as some Lutherans are wont to do.
This Sunday, July 23, seven new members will join our growing parish family…and a number of others who cannot be with us will join at a later date.
Worship attendance on Wednesday evenings has more than doubled over recent years (Wednesday Mass lasts 1/2 hour, includes a hymn, and a different sermon from Sunday).
If that is not enough, we will gather immediately after worship, this Sunday, in our 4th floor apartment, to begin discussion of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Brothers Karamazov” (all are invited; see announcement below for further information).
While it is indeed a hot town summer in the city, it is an exciting hot time here at Holy Trinity. Join the enthusiasm as we gather around God’s refreshing gifts of Word and Sacrament.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert “Wilk” Miller
Summer Reading: Brothers Karamazov
This Sunday, July 23
12:30 – 1: 30 p.m.
A group will be reading Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov during the summer. The first meeting will be Sunday, July 23, following Mass in the Miller’s apartment. Try to read at least the first 120 pages by then. We will discuss plans for future meetings at this gathering. (If you are looking to purchase the book, the translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky has been suggested as a good one.)