Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

 20 October 2019

Season:                                          Season of the Church: Pentecost
Color:                                             Green
Divine Service:                               Setting II
Lectionary Propers:                       Proper 24 of Series C 
Introit:                                             Psalm 74: 18 – 19, 21, 20a, 22a  antiphon: verse 2a  
Old Testament:                              Genesis 32: 22 – 30   
Psalm:                                            Psalm 121  antiphon: verses 1 – 2  
Epistle:                                            2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5  
Gradual:                                          Psalm 91: 11; 103: 1   
Verse:                                              Luke 18: 8
Gospel:                                            Luke 18: 1 – 8
Proper Preface:                               Common


Faith Clings to the Word and Promises of God and Perseveres in Prayer

     “Left alone,” Jacob wrestled through the night with the Lord, “until the breaking of the day” (Gen. 32:24). Though “Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him” (Gen. 32:25), he would not let go until the Lord blessed him. At times, we, too, strive with God; He strives with us and blesses us by grace. So Jesus teaches us “always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Jesus speaks of “a judge who neither feared God nor respected man” and of a widow “who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary’” (Luke 18:2–3). Because of her persistence, the judge agreed to “give her justice” (Luke 18:5). Our Lord dispenses justice generously and swiftly, giving “justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night” (Luke 18:7). He does so according to the Gospel. Therefore, His ministers are to persevere faithfully in their vocation, in what they “have learned and have firmly believed” (2 Tim. 3:14). On the basis of “the sacred writings” (2 Tim. 3:15), they are to “preach the word” at all times and not lose heart (2 Tim. 4:2)..



Opening Hymn:                      686 / Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
Sermon Hymn:                       734 / I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name
Distribution Hymns:                763 / When Peace, Like A River
629 / What Is This Bread
779 / Come, My Soul, With Every Care
642 / O Living Bread From Heaven
739 / Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Closing Hymn:                         578 / Thy Strong Word

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

13 October 2019


Season:                                 Season of the Church: Pentecost

Color:                                    Green

Divine Service:                       Setting II

Lectionary Propers:                Proper 23 of Series C

Introit:                                   Psalm 34: 2 – 4, 17   antiphon: Psalm 48: 1

Old Testament:                      Ruth 1: 1 – 19a

Psalm:                                  Psalm 111  antiphon: verse 10

Epistle:                                 2 Timothy 2: 1 – 13

Gradual:                                Psalm 91: 11; 103: 1

Verse:                                   Luke 5: 15

Gospel:                                 Luke 17: 11 – 19

Proper Preface:                       Common

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Faith Returns Thanks to God and Worships Him in the Person of Christ Jesus

      Jesus comes in mercy and, by His Word, heals you in body and soul. “Go and show yourselves to the priests,” for you are cleansed (Luke 17:14), and you are granted access to the Lord’s temple. It is at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks” (Luke 17:16), that you worship God, for Christ Jesus is your great High Priest; His body is the true temple. In Him, you “find rest, each of you in the house of her husband” (Ruth 1:9), for the Lord has “visited his people and given them food” (Ruth 1:6). The person of Jesus Christ lodges Himself in holy food — bread and wine for believers to eat and drink. You lodge where Jesus lodges; His Father is your God, His people are your people. Death cannot part you from Him because His death and resurrection are eternally yours through Holy Baptism. “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Tim. 2:8). As surely as death could not hold Him, so surely “the word of God is not bound” (2 Tim. 2:9). His Gospel is entrusted “to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2), so that you “may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 2:10). Such is the confession of faith for all the saints, who believe, teach and confess the one Lord and Savior — Jesus Christ.


Opening Hymn:       855 / For All The Faithful Women

Sermon Hymn:        846 / Your Hand, O Lord, In Days Of Old

Distribution Hymns: 685 / Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus

633 / At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

806 / Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

637 / Draw Near And Take The Body Of The Lord

811 / Oh, That I Had A Thousand Voices

Closing Hymn:          803 / Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

6 October 2019


Season:                                              Season of the Church: Pentecost

Color:                                                               Green

Divine Service:                                    Setting II

Lectionary Propers:                             Proper 22 of Series C

Introit:                                                 Psalm 119: 162, 164 – 165, 167 antiphon: verse 166

Old Testament:                                    Habakkuk 1: 1 – 4; 2: 1 – 4 – 3

Psalm:                                                Psalm 62  antiphon: verse 1

Epistle:                                               2 Timothy 1: 1 – 14

Gradual:                                              Psalm 91: 11; 103: 1

Verse:                                                 Luke 17: 3b

Gospel:                                               Luke 17: 1 – 10

Proper Preface:                                   Common




We Walk by Faith, and Not by Sight, in the Peace of Christ’s Forgiveness

     We are surrounded by “destruction and violence” (Hab. 1:3) because the Law “is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth” (Hab. 1:4). In fact, the Law cannot rescue us from our enemies; it is our fiercest enemy of all. Therefore, not by sight, experience or feeling, nor by works, “the righteous shall live by his faith” (Hab. 2:4). “Temptations to sin are sure to come” (Luke 17:1), but as often as we sin, the Lord rebukes us, turns us to repentance and forgives us. We pray that He would thus “increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). And indeed, He does! Though we are His “unworthy servants” (Luke 17:10), He prepares His Supper for us, dresses us properly and gives us His body and blood to eat and drink. He appoints pastors for us, “by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:1). For the Gospel brings “life and immortality to light” (2 Tim. 1:10). This we believe. Therefore, “follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard,” by which He guards you “in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:13).

Opening Hymn:               570 / Just As I Am Without One Plea

Sermon Hymn:                 587 / I Know My Faith Is Founded

Distribution Hymns:         572 / In The Shattered Bliss Of Eden

617 / O Lord We Praise Thee

561 / The Tree Of Life

622 / Lord Jesus Christ You Have Prepared

550 / Lamb of God

Closing Hymn:                 575 / My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less