St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church—LCMS
40291 NE 40th Ave., Preston, Kansas 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org              
Telephone: (620) 672-5354
Email: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office)        
           mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Rev. Michael Schotte, Pastor
THE HOLY TRINITY        May 26, 2024
ORDER OF WORSHIP:  LSB – Divine Service, Setting III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS: 507  - 940  - 506
SERMON: “Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord of Hosts”                       Text: Isaiah 6:1-8
 Alleluia, alleluia! 
Glory be to God on high: 
Alleluia to the Savior 
Who has gained the victory; 
Alleluia to the Spirit, 
Fount of love and sanctity! 
Alleluia, alleluia 
To the triune Majesty! 
(LSB, #477, st. 3) 

“Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the 
splendor of holiness” (Psalm 29:2). 
»   Thanks be to God for providing for our daily needs; thanksgiving for the daily work we are given to do for the benefit of others and ourselves. 
»   For continued strength and help from the Lord’s hand through medical care for Donna Tritsch; and thanksgiving for those who provide care in our time of need. 
»   Thanksgiving to the Lord for those who have served and sacrificed in the defense of our country against those who would harm us; for protection, courage and loyalty for those who currently serve in this nation’s armed forces; for patience and peace upon their families in times of separation; for faithfulness to God’s Word for chaplains who are in ministry to those who serve. 
»   For protection upon, and devotion to the tasks of, those who serve as emergency responders. 
»   For safety for all who travel as part of their work, visitations, or vacations. 
HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY . . . The creed that we use in worship today for the confession of the faith is the Athanasian Creed. Notice the rubrics (information and instructions in red letters) about this creed on page 319 of Lutheran Service Book. We give thanks to God for the three historical and ecumenical creeds of the church—Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed–which are of great benefit to us in both speaking the faith and defending the faith against false teaching.
A MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY will be held tomorrow morning at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. 
PRATT COUNTY FOOD BANK...  The item requested for the month of June is instant potatoes.
This or other non-perishable food items may be placed in the box at the south entrance to the church.
BREAKFAST AT RICK'S - the Youth Group will gather for their mostly annual breakfast at Rick's Restaurant at 8:45 a.m. on June 10th. This is to thank God for the accomplishments and anticipate His blessing for the future plans of the high school graduates and to welcome the newly confirmed. Plan to return to church at 10:00 a.m. for worship. 
BODY BURIAL: IT IS MEET, RIGHT AND SALUTARY . . . This will be the topic of Lutheran Confession Series XXVIII to be held on June 1-2, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church (611 S. Erie St.) in Wichita, Kansas. The Rev. Michael Brockman will be the presenter. For a schedule and further information about this topic, see the fliers posted here at the church.
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on John 3:6 – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” In Holy Baptism we receive a new birth: spirit from Spirit. With that rebirth we receive new desires, new lives, new purposes. To the (fleshly) world, Christian generosity makes no sense: the total minus a percentage is less than the original total. But Spirit-reborn Christians know that God’s math works differently (as we might expect from the Trinity!). A blessing received from God becomes more of a blessing when it is used in generosity to bless others. (lcms.org/stewardship) 
ESSENTIAL EXERCISE FOR THE CHRISTIAN MIND . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: American Revivalism, Christian Hope, The U.S. Constitution & Civic Virtue, Media Bias and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod or a podcast provider.
ALTAR GUILD FOR JUNE. . .  Those who will be serving are Marianne McGuire, Samantha Dutton, and Samantha Houtwed.
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                               ALTAR COMMITTEE: Brenda Schwertfeger
ELDERS:  Derek Liggett, Shan Hullman, Lee Van Slyke                          Sharon Schwertfeger                                                                                                                                                                              Donna Briggeman
TODAY - 8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KGNO (Dodge City, 1370 AM)
               8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KCVW (Wichita, Hutch., 94.3 FM)
               8:25 am - The Lutheran Hour, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)
               8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour, KWBW (Hutchinson, 1450 AM)
              10:00 am - St. Paul Radio Broadcast, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)
               6:00 pm - The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1 FM)
MONDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours                         
                  9:00 am - Memorial Day Ceremony - St. Paul Cemetery
WEDNESDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
THURSDAY -  6:30 pm - Bible Study
FRIDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours               
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
               10:00 am - Worship with Holy Communion
THE LUTHERAN HOUR - “Penultimate Sacrifice” (Acts 10:1-2) Memorial Day honors those who made “the ultimate sacrifice” in service to country, but there was one Sacrifice infinitely greater.  Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.
A LIFE THOUGHT in the Church Year for May 26 – Holy Trinity: The truth of Father, Son, and Spirit proves that God loves relationship, family, and community. He gives these blessings no matter how young or old (John 3:4-5), even inhabiting the womb or entering the tomb. The One who creates, redeems, and calls every human being reigns as Lord over life and death (Acts 2:36). Abortion and assisted suicide are idolatrous, and Jesus has come to save from it (John 3:17). (lutheransforlife.org)
About the Cover:  God brings us salvation out of the overflowing abundance of grace poured out upon us: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He is God in three persons–Three in One and One in Three.  Jesus, seated at the right hand of the Father, pours out the Holy Spirit upon us to believe and receive all that our triune God has to give us (see Acts 2:33).  In Holy Baptism, God’s powerful Word of promise is spoken over us with the pouring of water as the triune name is placed upon us.
SECOND READING - Acts 2:14a, 22-36
HOLY GOSPEL - John 3:1-17