Preparing for Worship – 5th Sunday After Trinity – 7/12/2020

Explanation of the Week

The Lord called fishermen to be fishers of men (Luke 5:1-11). The net they would use is the message of the cross, which is foolishness and a stumbling block to the world (1 Cor 1:18-25). The power of God to save is not in spectacular signs like wind and fire and earthquakes (1 Kings 19:11-21), nor is it to be found in human intelligence and wisdom. The power of God to save comes in the still, small voice of the preaching of Christ crucified. In worldly darkness the disciples could catch nothing. But in the light of Christ whose Word was attached to the water, the boats were filled with fish. So it is that in Baptism you have been drawn in to the ship of the church. Though the nets are breaking and some who hear the Word do not believe, pastors continue to cast the net of the Gospel and the Sacraments, that you fish may abide in the boat of the Church and that you may be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:8-15).

This Week’s Online Worship

The past few weeks we have been able to have our online service live streamed. This has been possible because of the technical prowess and gear of one of our members. Because our upload speed at the church is too slow, we will record our service and then upload the complete service to YouTube. So, online service will be available on Sunday, but not until around noon. Sorry for the inconvenience.