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third Sunday after Trinity (2021)

contemplating collects

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O God, the Protector of all that trust in Thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us Thy mercy; that Thou being our Ruler and Guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and . . .

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June 20, 2021

speaking of the Trinity

troubles brewing in the SBC?

The messengers to the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention just elected a new president, Dr. Ed Litton, who has pastored Redemption Church in the Mobile, AL, area since 1994. I keep tabs on things brewing the SBC but have never heard of Litton or the church where he serves, so I looked them up online. At first blush, there's nothing . . .

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June 16, 2021

second Sunday after Trinity (2021)

contemplating collects

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O Lord, Who never failest to help and govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast fear and love; Make us to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

--Common . . .

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June 13, 2021

Trinity Sunday (2021)

contemplating collects

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O God, Who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of Thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, . . .

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May 30, 2021

jumping the gun

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For anyone paying attention...last Sunday was NOT Trinity Sunday but Pentecost. I'm preaching on Trinity Sunday, coming up this week, and was so focused there that I got ahead of myself and posted the wrong collect. Whoops! Pretend like you didn't see that...

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May 25, 2021

Sunday after the Ascension (2021)

contemplating collects

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Almighty, Everlasting God; Make us to have always a devout will towards Thee, and to serve Thy Majesty with a pure heart; through Thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

--Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church

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May 16, 2021

Ascension Day (2021)

contemplating collects

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O King of Glory, Lord of Hosts, Who didst this Day ascend in triumph far above all heavens; We beseech Thee leave us not comfortless, but send to us the Spirit of Truth, promised of the Father; O Thou, who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest ever one God, world without end. Amen.

--Common . . .

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May 13, 2021

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