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Reminiscere (Lent II) - Matthew 15:21-28 - Februrary 21, 2016

Reminiscere, the 2nd Sunday in Lent Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15 Hymn #145 Jesus, Refuge of the Weary Hymn #522 When in the Hour of Utmost Need Hymn #523 Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me
Readings: Isaiah 45:20-25 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7 Matthew 15:21-28
Collect for Reminiscere
O God, Who seest that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; 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

Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1)Jesus goes to the region of Tyre and Sidon and there He is met with a Canaanite woman in great need. Her daughter is severely demon-possessed. This demon-possession is a tribulation for her daughter but it is also a tribulation for the Canaanite w…

Wednesday after Invocabit - James 1:2-15 - February 17, 2016

Office of Matins - pg. 32 Hymn #447 Fight the Good Fight Hymn #423 Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken Hymn #452 The Son of God Goes Forth To War
Readings James 1:2-15 Luke 22:24-32
Collect for Invocabit, the First Sunday in Lent
O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Thy majesty to defend us from them that rise up against us; 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 Epistle Lesson
In the Name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
1)My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” When trials come upon us, or as James says, when we fall into various trials, we are to rejoice. James is calling us to rejoice in hardship, especially in spiritual hardship. The word translated “trials” is peirasmoi/j, which is translated “temptation” a few verses later in verse 12. Trials and temptations, however you wish to translate it,…

Invocabit (Lent I) - Matthew 4:1-11 - February 14, 2016

Order of Service - Pg. 15
Hymn #290 We Have a Sure Prophetic Word Hymn #262 A Mighty Fortress Hymn #446 Rise, My Soul, To Watch and Pray
Readings Genesis 3:1-24 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 Matthew 4:1-11
Collect for Invocabit O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Thy majesty to defend us from them that rise up against us; 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

Grace and Peace be unto you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
1)Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” This is the first act of Jesus’ public ministry. He had just been baptized by John in the River Jordan. God the Father had just opened heaven and declared Jesus to be His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased. God the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove. Then that same Holy Spirit led Jesus to the w…

Ash Wednesday - Matthew 6:16-21 - February 10, 2016

Order of the Confessional Service - Pg. 46
Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15
Hymn #329 From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee
Hymn #347 Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Hymn #324 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

Readings
Isaiah 59:12-21
Joel 2:12-19
Matthew 6:16-21

Collect for Ash Wednesday
Almighty and Everlasting God, our Father, Who hatest nothing that Thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent, create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of Thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with the Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Collect for the Beginning of Lent
O Gracious God, Who retainest not Thine anger forever, but delightest in mercy and pardonest iniquity, Who wouldst be gracious to Thy people rather than pour out Thy wrath upon sinners, we beseech Thee, forgive us all o…