The Holy Trinity, At-Home Service for May 30th

Most Sundays of the year we hear about the things God has done. Today, on this Holy Trinity Sunday, we focus attention on who God is. God is more than just the deeds He has done for us. Despite this, the identity or being of a person often gets confused with what they have accomplished. Two news stories from this past week make the point; both of them concern Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. The first story had to do with his expanding power and influence. Amazon has agreed to buy the entertainment company, MGM. The deal would put Amazon in a position to compete with other streaming services like Disney and Netflix. However, Jeff Bezos was in the news last week for another reason. Bernard Arnault is the chairman of the LVMH group, which owns brands like Tiffany. He is also the largest shareholder in that group. Due to the fluctuations in the price of LVMH stock on Monday, Arnault briefly took Bezos’ place as the richest person in the world. Despite learning of those accomplishments, none of us could say we know either Jeff Bezos or Bernard Arnault.

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Pastor Rike’s Sermon

Yet, knowing or defining someone by accomplishments was precisely what we heard about in the passage read from the Gospel according to John. Nicodemus thought he knew God. He said to Jesus, “We know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Throughout that conversation, Jesus seemed to be saying that Nicodemus did not yet know the fullness of God. Sometimes, identifying a person only by what has been done can give the wrong idea of who that person is.

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Follow along with the service on video led by Pastor Rike, with music performed by Randy Broker.

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The Holy Trinity At-Home Service for May 30th includes:
Hymn - Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty! performed by Randy Broker
First Reading- Isaiah 6:1-8
Gospel- John 3:1-17
Sermon by Pastor Rike
Hymn - God Loved the World, performed by Randy Broker