Exaudi—Sunday after Ascension
24 May 2020
The Spirit of Truth Bears Witness to Jesus
The Spirit of Truth bears witness to Jesus, who is the truth. But the world does not receive the truth. It loves its own and hates those who are of the truth. Just as Jesus was scorned, so is His Church. “The hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God” (St. John 16.2). Yet it is by Jesus’ suffering and death that we are saved. Therefore we rejoice to share in His sufferings, that we may also share in His resurrection glory (1 Peter 4.7–14). Through the ministry of the Spirit of Truth, we are cleansed from the deceit of our idols and given a new heart and a new spirit, the heart and Spirit of Christ (Ezekiel 36.22–28). He now works in us fervent, self-giving love for one another, love which covers a multitude of sins, “that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 4.11).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Dr. William & Dr. Colleen Davis in honor of their thirty-fourth wedding anniversary.
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Private Confession and Absolution is available on the third Thursday of every month (next on June 18) from 5-6pm, or anytime by appointment.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 11.1–9; Acts 2.1–21; St. John 14.23–31
Hymns: TLH 235 – 497 – 501 – 500 – 503 – 768
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. John 10.17-21; Zechariah 13.1-9
[T] St. John 10.22-31; Zechariah 14.1-21
[W] St. John 10.32-42; Isaiah 66.10-24
[Th] St. John 11.1-27; Jeremiah 46.25-28
[F] St. John 11.28-44; Isaiah 32.9-20
[S] St. John 11.45-57; Isaiah 57.15-21
Hymn of the Day or Month If God Had Not Been On Our Side (The Lutheran Hymnal 267, insert)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.