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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

9:00 am Worship

Job 38:1-11 Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?

Psalm 124 “Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus calms the storm.

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, in Your mercy guide the course of this world so that Your Church may joyfully serve You in godly peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Theme

Life is filled with profound ambiguity. The Lord answers Job’s barrage of questions with more questions, asserting His Divine foreknowledge about every aspect of creation. In life’s storm, we struggle to understand the balance between the known and unknown, the seen and unseen, the sorrowful and the joyful, the poor and wealthy, the temporal and eternal. In all of this, Christ infuses His words “Peace! Be still!” Through His command, creation is tamed and hearts are stilled.

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Martin Luther’s Morning Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Martin Luther’s Evening Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.