Preparing for Worship – 2nd Sunday of Trinity – Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

Some notes before you come to church

  • Access to the building is limited to the front door. Please do not use the back door except in cases of an emergency.
  • Per King County and the Governor’s guidance, worshipers should wear face masks.
  • Worshipers will space out in the sanctuary.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available.
  • The service will be live streamed via YouTube.
  • Prayer requests can be sent to

About This Sunday

This will be our first Sunday worshiping in the Sanctuary since before Palm Sunday. It is exciting to be able to be in a space that is purpose built for worship and also protects us from the rain that is likely tomorrow morning.

We’ll be singing a couple excellent hymns, How Firm a Foundation and There is a Fountain Filled with Blood as well as a contemporary favorite, The Lion and the Lamb.

We will rejoice in the waters of baptism as young Noah will be baptized in the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Doug and Seiko will be singing “Borning Cry.” What a great opportunity to remember that we too are baptized children of God.

It is the 3rd Sunday of the month which means we will be receiving the sacrament. Pastor will give instructions as to how that will happen safely during the service.

This Sunday, there will be no Adult Sunday School and no ORLC Basics class. Happy Father’s Day!

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.

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