Prepare for Judica: The Sunday of the Passion (03/29)

Due to COVID-19 and the state-mandated health regulations, we will be praying as families together in our homes. Please use these resources to lead your family together in hearing the Word and in prayer. Pray as your ability and family size dictates.

A complete printable service is available below. Musical notation is provided but you may speak instead. Hymns are provided throughout, with additional selections at the end of the document. Alternatively, you may utilize the printable propers with a simple order of service.

Jesus Is Our Redemption

In the temple, Jesus said, “If anyone keeps my word, he will never see death” (John 8:51). For Jesus came to taste death for us—to drink the cup of suffering to the dregs in order that we might be released from its power. Clinging to His life-giving words, we are delivered from death’s sting and its eternal judgment. Christ is our High Priest, who entered the Most Holy Place and with His own blood obtained everlasting redemption for His people (Heb. 9:11–15). He is the One who was before Abraham was, and yet is his descendant. He is the promised Son who carries the wood up the mountain for the sacrifice, who is bound and laid upon the altar of the cross. He is the ram who is offered in our place, who is willingly caught in the thicket of our sin, and who wears the crown of thorns upon His head (Gen. 22:1–14). Though Jesus is dishonored by the sons of the devil, He is vindicated by the Father through the cross. For, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

Propers

Liturgy

Order of Matins, Lutheran Service Book, p.219
or Daily Prayer for Individuals and Families, Lutheran Service Book, p. 219

Additional Psalm

Psalm 43; antiphon: v. 5         

Office Hymn

LSB 430 My Song Is Love Unknown

Readings

Genesis 22:1–14; Hebrews 9:11–15; John 8:46–59

Prayer

The Litany, Lutheran Service Book, p.288

Collect of the Day

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.

Concluding Hymn

LSB 718 Jesus, Lead Thou On

Additional Hymns

LSB 755 In the Very Midst of Life; LSB 624 The Infant Priest Was Holy Born; LSB 431 Not All the Blood of Beasts; LSB 437 Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed; LSB 547 The Lamb