Friday, May 01, 2020


SAT. MAY 2, 2020

Hymn of Invocation:  "This Joyful Eastertide" LSB 482
1 This joyful Eastertide
    Away with sin and sorrow!
My love, the Crucified,
    Has sprung to life this morrow: 
Refrain Had Christ, who once was slain,
    Not burst His three-day prison,
Our faith had been in vain:
    But now has Christ arisen,
    arisen, arisen;
    But now has Christ arisen!

2 Death’s flood has lost its chill
    Since Jesus crossed the river;
Lover of souls, from ill
    My passing soul deliver:  Refrain.

3 My flesh in hope shall rest
    And for a season slumber
Till trump from east to west
    Shall wake the dead in number:  Refrain.

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The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C Amen.

P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C Amen.

Salutation and Collect of the Day
P The Lord be with you.
C And also with you.

P Let us pray.
Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C Amen.

Psalm Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness  for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;  my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Epistle 1 Peter 2:19–25
For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

P This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse LSB Page 156

Holy Gospel John 10:1–10
P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the tenth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.

[Jesus said:] “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 
But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.

Hymn of the Day:  "The King of Love My Shepherd Is" LSB 709
1 The King of love my shepherd is,
    Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
    And He is mine forever.

2 Where streams of living water flow,
    My ransomed soul He leadeth
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
    With food celestial feedeth.

3 Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
    But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
    And home rejoicing brought me.

4 In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
    With Thee, dear Lord, beside me,
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
    Thy cross before to guide me.

5 Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
    Thine unction grace bestoweth;
And, oh, what transport of delight
    From Thy pure chalice floweth!

6 And so through all the length of days
    Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
    Within Thy house forever!

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Sermon 1 Peter 2:18-25

Apostles’ Creed
C I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
     maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
     born of the virgin Mary,
     suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died and was buried.
     He descended into hell.
     The third day He rose again from the dead.
     He ascended into heaven
     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy Christian Church,
          the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life T everlasting. Amen.

Prayer of the Church

Lord’s Prayer
C Our Father who art in heaven,
     hallowed be Thy name,
     Thy kingdom come,
     Thy will be done on earth
          as it is in heaven;
     give us this day our daily bread;
     and forgive us our trespasses
          as we forgive those
          who trespass against us;
     and lead us not into temptation,
     but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom
     and the power and the glory
     forever and ever. Amen.

P The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.
C Amen.

Hymn:  "Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us" LSB 711
1 Savior, like a shepherd lead us;
    Much we need Your tender care.
In Your pleasant pastures feed us,
    For our use Your fold prepare.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    You have bought us; we are Yours.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    You have bought us; we are Yours.

2 We are Yours; in love befriend us,
    Be the guardian of our way;
Keep Your flock, from sin defend us,
    Seek us when we go astray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    Hear us children when we pray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    Hear us children when we pray.

3 You have promised to receive us,
    Poor and sinful though we be;
You have mercy to relieve us,
    Grace to cleanse, and pow’r to free.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    Early let us turn to You.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    Early let us turn to You.

4 Early let us seek Your favor,
    Early let us do Your will;
Blessèd Lord and only Savior,
    With Your love our spirits fill.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    You have loved us, love us still.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
    You have loved us, love us still.

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Divine Service, Setting One from Lutheran Service Book
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