I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1

Trinity Season

From Advent until Pentecost, the Church meditates upon the life and work of Christ. In the season of Trinity (or the Sundays after Pentecost, as some churches call it), we reflect how the work of God expresses itself in the Christian life. This long season, which runs from about June until December, is actually divided into four parts. Doing this helps us see the themes of the longer season and digest the lessons we hear from Sunday to Sunday.

Trinity I

This section is made up of six Sundays. On the first Sunday we pause to consider how God has revealed Himself to us in the Holy Trinity. The five Sundays after this tell us something of God’s Church. In many ways these Sundays are a continuation of the celebration of Pentecost, for during this time we will hear how the Holy Spirit “calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. -Laache: Book of Family Prayer p. 383.

Trinity II (St. John’s Tide)

The 6th through 18th Sundays after Trinity all tell of the growth and fruit of the Christian life. During this time of the Church Year we hear many of the parables of Jesus, and are encouraged in our daily cycle of repentance and renewal. This period is sometimes called “St. John’s Tide,” since it usually follows soon after the festival of St. John the Baptist (June 24). The words of St. John, “He must increase; I must decrease” nicely sum up the theme of this time of the Church Year. -Laache: Book of Family Prayer p. 458.

Sufficient for the Day is its Own Trouble

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Matthew 6:24-34 “Sufficient for the Day is its Own Trouble” September 17, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank You for all Your benefits. that You have given us life and graciously sustained us to this day: We beseech You, do not take…

Oh Give Thanks unto the Lord, for He is Good

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Luke 17:11-19 “Oh Give Thanks unto the Lord, for He is Good” September 10, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Lord God, heavenly Father, who by Your Son Jesus Christ delivered us through Your Word and Holy Baptism from the dread leprosy of sin and are pleased daily…

Since Jesus is Your Good Samaritan, You Will Live

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Luke 10:23-37 “Since Jesus is Your Good Samaritan, You Will Live” September 3, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + O Lord Jesus Christ, our Good Samaritan and only Mediator, who, seeing us in our guilt and blood, had pity upon us and of Your infinite mercy gave Your…

Jesus Does All Things Well

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Mark 7:31-37 “Jesus Does All Things Well” August 27, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Almighty and everlasting God, who created all things, we thank You that You have given us sound bodies, and have graciously preserved our tongues and other members from the power of the adversary:…

God, Be Merciful to Me, a Sinner

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Luke 18:9-14 “God, Be Merciful to Me, a Sinner” August 20, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Lord God, heavenly Father, we beseech You so to guide and direct us by Your Holy Spirit, that we may not forget our sins and be filled with pride, but continue…

Jesus Cleanses Your Heart by Faith in His Holy Word

Tenth Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Luke 19:41-48 “Jesus Cleanses Your Heart by Faith in His Holy Word” August 13, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Almighty and everlasting God, by Your Holy Spirit You have revealed to us the Gospel of Your Son, Jesus Christ: We beseech You so to enliven our hearts…

Your Shepherd Warns and Protects You from the Wolves

Eighth Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Matthew 7:15-23 “Your Shepherd Warns and Protects You from the Wolves.” July 30, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Almighty Father, who by Your Son Jesus Christ taught us to beware of false prophets: Have mercy upon Your Church, we beseech You, to deliver it from all evil;…

Christ Satisfies Your Hunger, You Lack Nothing

7th Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St. Mark 8:1-9 “Christ Satisfies Your Hunger, You Lack Nothing.” July 23, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Lord God, heavenly Father, in the wilderness by Your Son You abundantly fed four thousand men, besides women and children, with seven loaves and a few small fish: We beseech You,…

Christ Gives You the Gift of His Righteousness

6th Sunday after Trinity – Pr. Anderson sermon St Matthew 5:20-26 “Christ Gives You the Gift of His Righteousness.” July 16, 2023 | Christ Lutheran Church In Nomine Iesu + + + Lord God, heavenly Father, we confess that we are poor, wretched sinners, and that there is no good in us; our hearts, flesh and blood being so corrupted by sin…