Prepare for the Sunday of the Cleansing of the Temple (08/16)

Sunday Divine Service – 9:30 am

If you are unable to join us this Sunday, please use lead your family together in hearing the Word and in prayer. Use the bulletin linked above with a Lutheran Service Book and pray along with our live stream.

Jesus Weeps for Jerusalem
Our Lord wept over Jerusalem for the destruction that would soon come upon her. For she did not recognize the time of God’s visitation in Christ, who had come to bring her peace (Luke 19:41–48). Through His prophets God had consistently called His people to turn from their deceit and false worship. “But My people do not know the judgments of the Lord” (Jer. 8:4–12). They sought to establish their own righteousness rather than receive Christ’s righteousness through faith (Rom. 9:30–10:4). So it was that God was in His temple to cleanse it, a precursor to the once-for-all cleansing from sin which He would accomplish in the temple of His own body on the cross. God grant us to know the things that make for our peace—His visitation in the Word and Sacraments—that by the Holy Spirit we may penitently confess “Jesus is Lord” (1 Cor. 12:1–11).

Introit: Ps. 55:1, 4-5, 16; antiphon: Ps. 55:16a, 17b, 18a, 22a
Gradual: Ps. 17:8, 2
Old Testament: Jer. 8:4-12 or Jer. 7:1-11
Psalm 92 (antiphon: v. 4)
Epistle: Rom. 9:30-10:4 or 1 Cor. 12:1-11
Proper Verse: Ps. 88:1
Gospel: Luke 19:41-48

644The Church’s one foundationAureliaVideoHymn Study

607From depths of woe I cry to TheeAus tiefer NotVideoHymn Study
623Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly prayHerr Jesus Christ, dich zu uns wendVideo
602The gifts Christ freely givesDenbyVideo
565Thy works, not mine, O ChristSt. JohnVideo
579The Law of God is good and wiseErhalt, uns, HerrVideo

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The Congregation at Prayer
Mornings at 9 am

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Wednesday Bible Study – 7:30 pm

Join us for a Bible Study on 1 Corinthians each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. You’ll be able to find our class live on our Facebook and YouTube channels. Post your questions in the comments, and I’ll respond in realtime or later.

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