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Septuagesima - 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5 - January 24, 2015

Septuagesima Sunday
Order of Service - Pg. 15
Hymn #550 O Splendor God's Glory Bright
Hymn #377 Salvation Unto Us Has Come
Hymn 50 Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing

Readings:
Jeremiah 1:4-10
1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5
Matthew 20:1-16

Collect for Septuagesima
O Lord, we beseech Thee favorably to hear the prayers of Thy people that we, who are justly punished for our offenses, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Savior, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.Amen.

Sermon on the Epistle Lesson

Grace and Peace be unto you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
1)St. Paul compares the Christian life to running a race. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Paul uses the analogy of athletics several times throughout his epistles because it is so fitting. In athletic competition there is a goal, the prize. If you…

The Transfiguration of Our Lord - Matthew 17:1-9 - January 17, 2016

Order of Service - Pg. 15 Hymn #134 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Hymn #135 Tis Good Lord To Be Here Hymn #59 Hail to the Lord's Annointed

Readings Isaiah 61:10-11 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9
Collect for the Transfiguration of Our Lord
O God, Who in the glorious Transfiguration of Thine Only-Begotten Son hast confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the Fathers, and Who, in the Voice that came from the bright cloud, didst in a wonderful manner foreshow the adoption of sons, mercifully vouchsafe to make us coheirs with the King of His glory and bring us to the enjoyment of the same; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

Sermon on the Holy Gospel


1)         Throughout the four gospels Christ reveals himself to be true God through many miracles, signs, and wonders. Christ reveals Himself to be God who turned the Egyptian Nile into blood by turning water into wine. Chr…

First Sunday after Epiphany - Luke 2:41-52 - January 10, 2016

Order of Service - Pg. 15
Hymn #1 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
Hymn #133 Within the Father's House
Hymn #106 The People that in Darkness Sat

Isaiah 61:1-3
Romans 12:1-5
Luke 2:41-52
Collect for the Day O Lord, we beseech Thee mercifully to receive the prayers of Thy people who call upon Thee, and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Sermon on the Holy Gospel
1)Mary and Joseph had been given a great gift in being the parents of God in human flesh. They had done all things well throughout Jesus’ childhood, providing for Him, taking Him to Egypt to escape Herod’s murderous wrath, and even going to Jerusalem every year for the three main feasts commanded by the Lord. Joseph steadfastly guarded the child and His bride. The Virgin Mary had nursed the infant Messiah …

The Epiphany of Our Lord - Matthew 2:1012 - January 6, 2015