Feast of the Holy Trinity
First Sunday After Pentecost
INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY
“O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the Earth!” Today we celebrate the name of God: Holy Blessed Trinity. There is no other day quite like this one in the Church’s year. There is no other god like ours. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
HISTORY OF FATHERS’ DAY
Fathers’ Day was first celebrated in 1909, more than 200 years ago. Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman whose father, William Smart, had brought her and her five brothers and sister up single handedly, wanted to make an occasion to celebrate all that her father meant to her. The very first Fathers’ Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910. In 1924, it won the support of U.S. President Calvin Coolidge and Fathers’ Day is now celebrated as a national holiday in the USA and is observed around the World.
FIRST READING: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31
In the Bible, Wisdom has many faces. It is portrayed in terms sometimes human and sometimes Divine. Often, it is personified as feminine. In this passage, Woman Wisdom is depicted not only as the first creation of God but also as God’s helper, rejoicing in God’s creation, especially in human beings.
PSALM: Psalm 8
SECOND READING: Romans 5: 1-5
Paul describes the life of faith with reference to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Even now, we have Peace with God through Jesus, and our hope for the future is grounded in the love of God that we experience through Christ’s Holy Spirit.
GOSPEL: John 16: 7-15
The ongoing presence of Jesus with the disciples will be borne by the coming Spirit, who will guide them and communicate to them the will and glory of Jesus.
COMMUNITY MOVIE SERIES
The Village Community Center is hosting a Movie Series. If you are looking to get out on a Saturday evening, this is a fun time. Marci does a great job of making the event fun for the whole family. The next movie will be "Mary Poppins Returns," June 28 here at the Center. The movie will be "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Weather permitting, it will be shown outside. It is going to be FOOD TRUCK NIGHT. Lots of good food will be there. Come watch the movie, eat good food, and have fellowship with the community.
MORE COMMUNITY ACTIVITY NEWS
There will be a Concert in the park will be July 9th. Nicki & Chase will entertain at 7 p.m. at Westwood Park. If you enjoy music, come out and have a great time.
ANOTHER 5th SUNDAY ON JUNE 30
A heads’ up, June 30th, we will be going to First English again to serve breakfast. The last time, we also stayed after breakfast to worship with their congregation and celebrate the Eucharist. We will not be having worship here at Zion that Sunday. Please mark your calendars so that you do not come to church here.
ELCA ADVOCACY ACTION ALERT
Almost every month, a migrant child dies in U.S. custody or en route to the southern border. But unspeakable horrors, like gang violence and human trafficking, leave them no choice but to risk the dangerous journey to America.
Sadly, when they arrive, they're the ones who are treated like criminals — inhumanely apprehended and detained. And then they're turned out on the streets with nothing.
Thanks to supporters like you, LIRS can offer shelter, food, and basic necessities to migrant families who have been released from detention with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
These families shouldn't be punished for seeking a better way of life. They want the same things as we all do: a roof over our heads, a hot meal, and the chance to keep their loved ones safe from harm. It's simply un-American to turn our backs on these families.
But you can show them that America is still a place of compassion and welcome by donating to
With heartfelt gratitude,
Krish O'Mara Vignarajah President and CEO
P.S. The Administration's newly proposed immigration plan undermines families and fails to address the tragic situation at the border. We cannot afford to ignore this dire humanitarian crisis any longer.
Please keep these people in your prayers: Esther Mae Baker, Al Bausch, Dortha Feddern, and George Wendel. Please remember all of our shut-ins and sick. (Also, pray for the families and caretakers of those on the prayer list.)
THE BREAKFAST BUNCH
“The Breakfast Bunch” meets the first Saturday of every month at Der Dutchman in Plain City, at 8:30 a.m. “Come one, Come all” for a great breakfast, fellowship and more!
Please check the bulletin board behind the office door for all of the sign-up sheets for this year. Communion, birthday Sundays, and Worship Assistants/helpers. Thank you so much!
You can also remember special occasions or special people by contributing money that would normally be used for altar flowers. Instead the donation goes to our local food pantry.