SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

26 May 2019

Color:                                     White
Divine Service Setting:           I
Introit:                                     Psalm 55: 4, 16 – 18 (antiphon: verse 22)
First Reading:                         Acts 16: 9–15
Gradual:                                 Adapted from Matthew 28: 7; Hebrews 2: 7; Psalm 8:6
Christ has risen from the dead
[God the Father] hs crowned Him with glory and honor,
He has given Him dominion over the work of His hands,
He has put all things under His feet.
Second Reading :                   Revelation 21: 9 – 14, 21 – 27 Alleluia & Verse                      Romans 6: 9; John 16: 33b
                                                Alleluia.  We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has dominion over Him.  AlleluiaIn the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world  Alleluia.
Gospel:                                   John 16:23–33                  Sermon Title:
 

We Pray to the Father in Jesus’ Name

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world(John 16:33). Jesus has opened the way to the Father so that whatever you ask of the Father in Jesus’ name, he will give it to you (John 16:23). We pray, therefore, in the confidence that we will be heard and answered, that our joy may be full (John 16:24). We pray because the Gospel has been preached to us and the Lord has opened our hearts to believe the Gospel (Acts 16:10, 14). We pray in the name of Jesus because we have been baptized into Him, as Lydia and her household were baptized (Acts 16:15). We have been healed, and we live and walk and pray in newness of life (John 5:8–9). For we stand upon the firm foundation of the twelve apostles of the Lamb(Rev. 21:14), and our temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb(Rev. 21:22).

https://www.lcms.org/worship/lectionary-summaries

 
Opening Hymn:                  Sing With All The Saints In Glory
Sermon Hymn:                   Drawn To The Cross Which Thou Has Blessed
Distribution Hymns:            Holy Spirit Ever Dwelling
Draw Near And Take The Body Of The Lord
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Eat This Bread
Rise My Soul To Watch And Pray

Closing Hymn:             Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus

 
 

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

19 May 2019

Color:                                     White
Divine Service Setting:          I
Introit:                                   Psalm 98: 2 – 6 (antiphon: verse 1)
First Reading:                        Acts 11:1–18
Gradual:                                Adapted from Matthew 28: 7; Hebrews 2: 7; Psalm 8:6
Christ has risen from the dead
[God the Father] has crowned Him with glory and honor,
He has given Him dominion over the work of His hands,
He has put all things under His feet.
Second Reading :                  Revelation 21:1–7
Alleluia & Verse                     Romans 6: 9; John 14: 23
                         Alleluia.  We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has dominion over Him.
Alleluia. If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him.  Alleluia.
Gospel:                                 John 13:31–35

 

Jesus Turns Sorrow into Joy

On earth “you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20). Already the Spirit grants you peace and joy through the forgiveness of your sins. For by the cross of Christ, “God has granted repentance that leads to life” (Acts 11:18). His Gospel is “a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household” (Acts 11:14). He gives freely “from the spring of the water of life” (Rev. 21:6), “and death shall be no more” (Rev. 21:4). He dwells with His people, adorning His Church as a bride for her husband, “making all things new” (Rev. 21:5). Therefore, as the Son of Man is glorified by His cross, “and God is glorified in him” (John 13:31), so He is glorified in us by our “love for one another” (John 13:35), which His Spirit works in us by His grace.

Lectionary Summaries for May 2019

Opening Hymn:           Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Sermon Hymn:            At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
Distribution Hymns:     Love In Christ Is Strong And Living
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice And Sing
Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart
I Love Your Kingdom, Lord
Jesus, Lead Thou On
Closing Hymn:            Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
 
 

Fourth Sunday Of Easter

 12 May 2019

 
Color:                        White.
Service Setting:        Lutheran Service Book Divine Service Setting I.
Proper Preface:        Easter.
Introit:                        Psalm 145: 70 – 72, 79  (Antiphon: John 10: 14 – 15b).
First Reading:            Acts 20: 17 – 35.
Psalm:                       Psalm 23 (Antiphon: verse 4).
Gradual:                    adaptation of Matthew 28: 7; Hebrews 2: 7; Psalm 8: 6.
                                       Christ has risen from the dead, [God the Father] has crowned Him with glory and honor,
                                        He has given Him dominion over the works of His hands; He has put all things under His feet.
Second Reading:       Revelation 7: 9 – 17.
Verse:                         Romans 6: 9; John 10: 14..
                                          Alleluia.  We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
                                           death no longer has dominion over Him.  Alleluia.  I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own
                                           know me.  Alleluia.
Gospel:                           John 10: 22 – 30.
Sermon Title:“Proof”
 
The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep
 
      Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came from the Father and became flesh among us in order to rescue us, His sheep. He laid down His life for us and took it up again in order to give us eternal life. By the preaching of His Gospel, He calls His sheep to Himself and keeps them with Him forever. As they hear His voice and follow Him, “they will never perish” (John 10:28), for “no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand” (John 10:29). In the same way, faithful pastors (literally, “shepherds”) “care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood” (Acts 20:28), “testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). Therefore, with all the company of heaven, the Good Shepherd gathers His flock in worship, as they cry: “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Rev. 7:10).
 
 
Opening Hymn:            Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us.
Sermon Hymn:             The King Of Love My Shepherd Is.
Distribution Hymns:    He’s Risen, He’s Risen.
                                       Now, My Tongue, The Mystery Telling.
                                       Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling.
                                       The Lords My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want.
                                       Draw Us To Thee.
Closing Hymn:              Oh, That The Lord Would Guide My Ways.
 
 

Third Sunday of Easter

5 May 2019

 
Color: White.
Proper: Preface        Easter.
Introit:                        Psalm 145: 4 – 7, 9 (Antiphon: verse 10).
First Reading:            Acts 9: 1 – 22.
Psalm:                       Psalm 30 (Antiphon: verse 11a, 12b).
Gradual:                    adaptation of Matthew 28: 7; Hebrews 2: 7; Psalm 8: 6.
                                       Christ has risen from the dead, [God the Father] has crowned Him with glory and honor,
                                        He has given Him dominion over the works of His hands; He has put all things under His feet.
Second Reading:       Revelation 5: (1 – 7) 8 – 14.
Verse:                         Romans 6: 9; Luke 24: 32.
                                          Alleluia.  We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
                                           death no longer has dominion over Him.  Alleluia.  Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us
                                           on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures.  Alleluia.
Gospel:                           John 21: 1 – 14 (15 – 19).
Sermon Title:  “Children, do you have any fish?”
 
The Good Shepherd Feeds His Lambs
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain” (Rev. 5:12), who by His cross has conquered sin and death. With His blood, He has “ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9). This same Lord Jesus visits people of all nations and calls them to Himself by the Gospel, even as He “was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead” (John 21:14). He restored Simon Peter to faith and life, and He commissioned him to feed His lambs and tend His sheep (John 21:15–17). Likewise, He revealed Himself to Saul of Tarsus and brought him to repentance, so that the persecutor of Jesus might carry and confess His name “before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15).
 
 
Opening Hymn:            By All Your Saints In Warfare.
Sermon Hymn:             With High Delight Let Us Unite.
Distribution Hymns:    “Come Follow Me,” The Savior Spake.
                                       This Joyful Eastertide.
                                       I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light.
                                       I Know My Redeemer Lives.
                                       What Is This Bread.
Closing Hymn:              Hark, The Voice Of Jesus Crying.
 
 

Second Sunday of Easter

28 April 2019

 
Color:                        White.
Proper: Preface        Easter.
Introit:                        Psalm 105: 1 – 5, 8 (Antiphon: 1 Peter 2: 2 – 3).
First Reading:            Acts 5: 12 – 20 (21 – 32).
Psalm:                       Psalm 148 (Antiphon: verse 13).
Gradual:                    adaptation of Matthew 28: 7; Hebrews 2: 7; Psalm 8: 6.
                                       Christ has risen from the dead, [God the Father] has crowned Him with glory and honor,
                                        He has given Him dominion over the works of His hands; He has put all things under His feet.
Second Reading:       Revelation 1: 4 – 18.
Verse:                         Romans 6: 9; John 20: 29b.
                                          Alleluia.  We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
                                           death no longer has dominion over Him.  Alleluia.  Blessed are those who have not seen and jet have believed.  Alleluia.
Gospel:                           John 20: 19 – 31.
Sermon Title:  Peace
 
That You May Believe and Have Life in Him Name.
On the Lord’s Day, St. John the apostle was given a revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnation Son of God, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last.  He is the Living One, “the firstborn of the dead” (Revelation 1: 5).  He died for all people, and behold, He is alive forevermore!  Therefore, He has “the keys to Death and Hades” (Revelation 1: 18).  For His death atoned for sin and conquered death, and in His resurrection He opened the kingdom of heaven to us.  The “sharp two-edged sword” of His mouth (Revelation 1: 16) calls you to “believer that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,” that by such faith “you may have life in His name” (John 20: 31).  To that end, He sends His ministers of the Word, as the Father sent Him, “to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins”  (Acts 5: 31).
 
Opening Hymn:            Christ Is Risen, Christ The Living.
Sermon Hymn:             Come, Your Faithful, Raise The Strain.
Distribution Hymns:    He Lives
                                       Awake, My Heart, With Gladness
                                       The Day Of Resurrection
                                       The Strife Is O’er, The Battle Done
                                       Ten Thousand Reasons
Closing Hymn:              On What Has  Now Been Sown.