March 29 – April 26, 2020

 March 29 – Fifth Sunday in Lent

 Collect

Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 130:1-8                         Romans 8:1-11

Ezekiel 37:1-14                       John 11:1-45

Hymn

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

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April 5 – Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday

 Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 118:19-29                   Philippians 2:5-11

Isaiah 50:4-9                         Matthew 26:1–27:66

Hymn

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

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April 9 – Maundy Thursday

 Collect

O Lord, in this wondrous Sacrament You have left us a remembrance of Your passion. Grant that we may so receive the sacred mystery of Your body and blood that the fruits of Your redemption may continually be manifest in us; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 116:12-19                    Hebrews 9:11-22

Exodus 24:3-11                      Matthew 26:17-30

Hymn

O Lord, We Praise Thee

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April 10 – Good Friday

 Collect

Almighty God, graciously behold this Your family for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and delivered into the hands of sinful men to suffer death upon the cross; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 22:1-31                         Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Isaiah 52:13–53:12                 John 18:1–19:42

Hymn

Upon the Cross Extended

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April 11 – Holy Saturday

 Collect

O God, creator of heaven and earth, grant that as the crucified body of Your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with Him the coming of the third day, and rise with Him to newness of life, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 16:1-11                        1 Peter 4:1-8

Daniel 6:1-24                         Matthew 27:57-66

Hymn

O Darkest Woe

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April 12 – Easter SonRise

 Collect

Almighty God, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. We humbly pray that we may live before You in righteousness and purity forever; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Readings

Psalm 118:15-29                    1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Exodus 14:10–15:1                 John 20:1-18

Hymn

Awake, My Heart, with Gladness

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April 12 – Easter Day

Collect

Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 16:1-11                        Colossians 3:1-4

Acts 10:34-43                         Matthew 28:1-10

Hymn

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

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April 19 – Second Sunday of Easter

Collect

Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 148:1-14          1 Peter 1:3-9

Acts 5:29-42              John 20:19-31

Hymn

O Sons and Daughters of the King

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April 26 – Third Sunday of Easter

Collect

O God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

  Readings

Psalm 116:1-14                     1 Peter 1:17-25

Acts 2:14, 36-41                    Luke 24:13-35

Hymn

Lord, Jesus Christ, with Us Abide

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A Brief Order of Worship

 Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.

 Leader: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

 The Collect

 The Psalm may be read by the leader or by the family in response.

All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 The Scripture Readings

 Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

 The Lord’s Prayer

 Leader: Let us bless the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.

 Leader: The almighty and merciful God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us.

All: Amen.

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Martin Luther’s Morning Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Martin Luther’s Evening Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over

Amen.