Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Timothy D. Smith
7:30am & 9am Sunday, July 9, 2023 in the Upper Sanctuary
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
AS WE GATHER… Zechariah prophesies the coming of King Jesus, whose reign is about mercy, grace, life, and goodness, not about wrath, power, anger, or violence. Sometimes we mistakenly think that unyielding wrath guarantees change; self-condemnation begets correction; and power deserves respect. But for Christians, it is only the gracious, gentle, merciful Jesus who delivers us from our body of death. He is our divine respite in whom we know kindness, goodness, and forgiveness.