May 17 – June 28, 2020

 May 17 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Collect

O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; 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 66:8–20                       1 Peter 3:13–22

Acts 17:16–31                        John 14:15–21

Hymn

Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice

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May 21 – Ascension of Our Lord

Collect

Almighty God, as Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, ascended into the heavens, so may we also ascend in heart and mind and continually dwell there with Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 47:1–9                         Ephesians 1:15–23

Acts 1:1–11                           Luke 24:44–53

Hymn

On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build

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 May 24 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Collect

O King of glory, Lord of hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, leave us not without consolation but send us the Spirit of truth whom You promised from the Father; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 68:1–10                       1 Peter 4:12–19; 5:6–11

Acts 1:12–26                         John 17:1–11

Hymn

Crown Him with Many Crowns

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May 31 – Day of Pentecost

Collect

O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; 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 25:1–15                       Acts 2:1–21

Numbers 11:24–30                John 7:37–39

Hymn

Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord

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June 7 – Holy Trinity

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 8:1–9                           Acts 2:14, 22–36

Genesis 1:1—2:4                   Matthew 28:16–20

Hymn

Holy, Holy, Holy

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

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June 14 – Second Sunday after Pentecost

Collect

Almighty, eternal God, in the Word of Your apostles and prophets You have proclaimed to us Your saving will. Grant us faith to believe Your promises that we may receive eternal salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings

Psalm 100:1–5                       Romans 5:6–15

Exodus 19:2–8                       Matthew 9:35—10:8

Hymn

God Loved the World So That He Gave

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June 21 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

Collect

O God, because Your abiding presence always goes with us, keep us aware of Your daily mercies that we may live secure and content in Your eternal love; 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 91:1–10                       Romans 6:12–23

Jeremiah 20:7–13                 Matthew 10:5, 21–33

Hymn

Salvation unto Us Has Come

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June 28 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Collect

Almighty God, by the working of Your Holy Spirit, grant that we may gladly hear Your Word proclaimed among us and follow its directing; 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 119:153–160                Romans 7:1–13

Jeremiah 28:5–9                     Matthew 10:34–42

Hymn

Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus

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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.