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Sunday 4th June 2023 – Trinity Sunday

REFLECTION:

In our Gospel reading today, there’s a grammatical detail pointing to the fact

that the God of the Bible is one in three persons. Can you see it? “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...” In this verse, the word “name” is

singular. In other words, there’re not three names but just one

name embracing the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That's just one clue

pointing to the fact that the God of the Bible isn’t just one but one in three

persons or Trinity (tri-une). “But wait a minute, the word Trinity isn’t even

in the Bible!”, you might say. You’re right – the word Trinity isn’t in the

Bible but the Bible contains the main ideas of the trinitarian concept and that’s

what we'll see this morning on Trinity Sunday:

-The biblical testimony of the Trinity

-The doctrine of the Trinity

-The differences between the persons of the Trinity

-The practical implications of the Trinity


QUESTION TO THINK ABOUT

Are we trinitarian Christians at St James? Do we love one another as the Father loves the Son and as the Son loves the Father? Do we just love those who love us or do we also love those who don't love us, even our enemies?




HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY

TIS142 Glory be to God the Father

This I believe (Creed)

MP 673 There is a redeemer

TIS 132 Holy, Holy, Holy




MEMORIAL FLOWERS

The flowers in church today have been given by

Des DeKlerk in loving memory of his wife Ionah.

Always missed and remembered with much love by all

her family.




MOTHER'S UNION

At the 10 a.m. service today we welcome Karen Hayden, the Melbourne

President of Mother's Union, who is here to meet our members and to give a

short presentation during the service of the organisation's aims and some of

its many activities. Pat Varga 9707 5788.



6PM SERVICE TONIGHT

All welcome. We will be looking at the parable of the widow and the unjust

Judge and Jesus’ call for us to persist in prayer and not give up. Light

supper follows.



VICAR’S LONG SERVICE LEAVE

Please be advised that our Vicar, Graeme, will be taking Long Service

Leave from June 13th until September 18th. Rev. Ian Oates will be the part

time Locum in his absence working with our Curate Jonathan and associate

priests George and Oyem.



PRAY FOR SUDAN

Please pray for peace in Sudan and for the safety of its people as this terrible

conflict extends. Many of our South Sudanese brothers and sisters have

family in the conflict zone and sadly some have already lost family

members to violence. Please pray also for their consolation in the sad time.



READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY

11th June – Second Sunday After Pentecost

1 Samuel 8:4-20; Psalm 138; 2 Cor 4:13 -5:5; Mark 3:20-35



LAWN MOWING ROSTER 2023

9 June Oyem & Rob

16 June Rusty



WE ALSO PRAY FOR

Pentecost Sunday; Christ Church South Yarra: The Diocese of Wangaratta; Anglican Cursillo Movement; All Saints’ Kooyong – Pastoral visit; St Philip’s Mount Waverley – Pastoral visit; St Stephen’s Anglican Congregation, Werribee – Karen Community; Archbishop Philip and all our Bishops in their ministry this week.

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