MAY 24, 2020

SEVENTH SUNDAY of EASTER

LITURGY: Order of Matins, p 32 TLH

PSALM of DAY: Psalm 68:1-10

HYMNS: 457, 363, 399 v 1, 3, 4 & 6

READINGS: Acts 1:12-26, 1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11

SERMON: “Be Humble toward One Another and God” 1 Peter 5:5-7
1. Put on humility toward one another
2. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God

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MAY 21, 2020

THE ASCENSION of our LORD

LITURGY: The Order of Vespers, pg 41 in TLH

PSALM: Psalm 47
READINGS: Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53
HYMNS
221  "Hark! Ten Thousand Harps and Voices"   
840 from Lutheran Service Book  "Christ, High-Ascended, Now in Glory Seated"   
212  "A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing" (in place of the Canticle)   
216  "On Christ's Ascension I Now Build"
 Sermon:  "Witnesses to the End of the Earth"  Acts 1:8
    I.  Jesus' ascension was important for His apostolic witness to the end of the earth.
    II.  As recipients of the apostolic witness, we are now secondary witnesses in this end of the earth.
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MAY 17, 2020

SIXTH SUNDAY of EASTER

LITURGY: Pg 5 in TLH – Order of Morning Service

Hymns: 
15  "From All that Dwell below the Skies"
610  "And will the Judge Descend"   
496  "Hark! the Voice of Jesus Crying"
39  "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
Readings:    Acts 17:16-31    1 Peter 3:13-22    John 14:15-21   
Sermon:  "God's Command for All Men Everywhere"  Acts 17:30-31 
I.  The Athenian and American connection: ignorance of God
II.  In view of Judgment Day, God commands repentance.
III.  This command is for all men everywhere.
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May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday after Easter

LITURGY: Pg 32 – Matins Service in TLH

Psalm 146

HYMNS:

427 “How Firm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the Lord”  v. 1,3,5,7   

200 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” v. 1,2,4,5,7,8   

651 “Be Still, My Soul”

Readings: Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60    1 Peter 2:2-10    John 14:1-14

Sermon: “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled”  John 14:1-3

  1. Troubling circumstances for Jesus’ disciples
  2. Let not your heart be troubled; rather, believe in the Father and Jesus.
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May 3, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter

LITURGY: Pg 5 in TLH – Divine Service w/o Holy Communion

Hymns: 203,   201,   518 v. 1,3,4,7,   210

Readings:   Acts 5:29-42   1 Peter 1:3-9   John 20:19-31

Sermon:  “In This We Rejoice, Even in Grievous Trials”  1 Peter 1:6-7   

I.  We have grievous trials for a little while.   

II.  Even so, we rejoice:       
A. because we have the living hope of the resurrection, an inheritance kept in heaven for us!       

B. because God will find our faith genuine when the trials are all over, and Jesus is revealed!

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March 22, 2020

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

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LITURGY: Pg 32 in TLH

HYMNS:

149 Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain

LSB 744 Amazing Grace

345 Jesus, Lover of My Soul – verses 1, 4, 5

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SERMON: “Though I Was Blind, Now I See; Glory to God!” Psalm 142

  1. Spiritual and physical blindness
  2. Sight for blind eyes
  3. Sight for blind souls

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March 18, 2020

LENTEN VESPERS SERVICE

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LITURGY: Pgs 41-45 in TLH

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SERMON: “Following Jesus in the Good Confession” John 18:36-37

  1. Jesus made the good confession: He is the King not of this world.
  2. Jesus calls us to follow Him in this confession.
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March 15, 2020

THIRD SUNDAY in LENT

LITURGY: Pg 46 in TLH (Confessional Service with Holy Communion, moving to pg 23 for the Communion liturgy.)

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SERMON: “Worship the Father in the Spirit and the Truth, and Be Saved!”  John 4:22-24

  1. Jesus at the well.
  2. The one true worship.
  3. This worship receives God’s salvation.
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March 08, 2020

SECOND SUNDAY in LENT

LITURGY: Pg 5 in TLH – Divine Service w/o Holy Communion

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SERMON: “Certain for All the Seed” Romans 4:16

  1. The promise is in accordance with grace.
  2. The promise is by faith.
  3. Therefore the promise is certain for all the seed of Abraham.
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March 01, 2020

FIRST SUNDAY in LENT

LITURGY: Pg 15 in TLH – Divine Service with Holy Communion

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SERMON: “More Certain than Death” Romans 5:17

  1. Death reigned through the one man, Adam.
  2. Much more will we reign in life through the one Man, Jesus Christ!
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