"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being ROOTED and grounded in LOVE, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the LOVE of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

~Ephesians 3:14-21

Monday, September 21, 2015

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Serves In Peru...Mission 2015

O Lord My God, You Are Very Great

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
    O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

    covering yourself with light as with a garment,
    stretching out the heavens like a tent.

He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
    he rides on the wings of the wind;

he makes his messengers winds,
    his ministers a flaming fire.

He set the earth on its foundations,
    so that it should never be moved.

You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains.

Psalm 104:1-6

At your rebuke they fled;
    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.

The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
    to the place that you appointed for them.

You set a boundary that they may not pass,
    so that they might not again cover the earth.

You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
    they flow between the hills;

they give drink to every beast of the field;
    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
    they sing among the branches.

From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
    and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth

    and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
    and bread to strengthen man's heart.

-Psalm 104:-15

The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

In them the birds build their nests;
    the stork has her home in the fir trees.

The high mountains are for the wild goats;
    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

He made the moon to mark the seasons;
    the sun knows its time for setting.

You make darkness, and it is night,
    when all the beasts of the forest creep about.

The young lions roar for their prey,
    seeking their food from God.

When the sun rises, they steal away
    and lie down in their dens.

Man goes out to his work
    and to his labor until the evening.

O Lord, how manifold are your works!
    In wisdom have you made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.

Here is the sea, great and wide,
    which teems with creatures innumerable,
    living things both small and great.

There go the ships,
    and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

These all look to you,
    to give them their food in due season.

-Psalm 104:16-27

When you give it to them, they gather it up;
    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
    when you take away their breath, they die
    and return to their dust.

When you send forth your Spirit, they are created,
    and you renew the face of the ground.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
    may the Lord rejoice in his works,

who looks on the earth and it trembles,
    who touches the mountains and they smoke!

-Psalm 104:28-32

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.

Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
    and let the wicked be no more!
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Praise the Lord!

-Psalm 104:33-35