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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Runge: God is awesome and merciful
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"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. " 2 Corinthians 13:13. The Holy Trinity. Three persons in one God. That's really a mystery and hard to understand. Many theologians try to explain and there is much debate about the Trinity--One in three, three in one. One knows that the Father created humans, the Son redeemed them, and the Spirit guides them. That's the nature of God-God remains beside you throughout your life from beginning to end.

The Gospel lesson for Holy Trinity Sunday was taken from Matthew 28: 16-20. "Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'"

In the gospel Jesus gives the disciples a commission to make disciples of all nations and baptize them in the name of the triune God and teach them to obey his commands and tell them that Jesus is with them until the end of the age.

To confess the holy Trinity doesn't mean one has it figured out, but one does affirm that God has been revealed to them as the one who is creator and source of life, as their crucified and risen Lord, and as the Holy Spirit who continues to create, renew, and guide them even today. God's love and mercy will be present throughout their lives, and until the end of time. Truly, one serves an awesome, merciful God.

Prayer: “Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever. Amen.”

Sunday worship services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Runge begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and adult Bible study. Senior citizens, Third Thursday Fellowship will be June 19 at 12:30 p.m. Children--Weird Animals is the theme of VBS on July 21-25 from 9-11:30. More details in July--plan to come; it will be a wonderful, fun week of learning about how much God loves you.
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