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The Bulletin Insert Sunday 22nd May, 2016 Trinity Year C Trinity Sunday

Lismore Anglican Parish Bulletin Insert – Sunday 22nd May 2016, Trinity

Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Rom 5:1-5, John 16:12-15


Israel had found uniqueness as a nation which held to a belief in only one God – yet Jesus of Nazareth seemed to speak freely of a Father and a Spirit. As early Christians thought more deeply about the mystery of Jesus, they began to realize that he also belonged with the Father and the Spirit, as the Son. He Spoke of God as ‘Abba’, his Father, and he spoke of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Thus began the Church’s reflection on the mystery of what eventually came to be called the Trinity.

But even now the mystery of the triune God is part of our experience. The whole of creation in which we live and love is the product of a loving God: Father, Son and Spirit. At the heart of the Mystery of the Trinity is a Father whose love is incarnated in the Son who gives his life for the world (see Jn 3:26), and the mutual love which exists between the Father and the Son touches our lives as the Holy Spirit.

(Adapted from This is the Gospel of the Lord – Year C, by Francis J. Moloney, p 114-5).

John 16:12-15 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Romans 5: 1-5 5 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.



Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31                                                                                             Does not wisdom call,     and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way,     at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town,     at the entrance of the portals she cries out: “To you, O people, I call,     and my cry is to all that live.                                                                                     22 The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,     the first of his acts of long ago. 23 Ages ago I was set up,     at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,     when there were no springs abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains had been shaped,     before the hills, I was brought forth— 26 when he had not yet made earth and fields,     or the world’s first bits of soil. 27 When he established the heavens, I was there,     when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, 28 when he made firm the skies above,     when he established the fountains of the deep, 29 when he assigned to the sea its limit,     so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 30     then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight,     rejoicing before him always, 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world     and delighting in the human race.