14 April 2019
The Cross and Passion of Our Lord Are the Hour of His Glory
“Behold, your King is coming to you . . . humble and mounted on a donkey” (Zechariah 9.9–12; St. Matthew 21.1–9). Our Lord rides in this humble fashion because He is entering Jerusalem to humble Himself even to the point of death on a cross (Philippians 2.5–11). His kingly crown will not be made of gold but of thorns, the sign of sin’s curse. For His royal reign is displayed in bearing this curse for His people, saving us from our enemies by sacrificing His own life. The sinless One takes the place of the sinner so that the sinner can be freed and bear the name “Barabbas,” “son of the Father” (St. Matthew 26—27). It is at the name of this exalted Savior, Jesus, that we bow in humble faith. With the centurion who declared, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (St. Matthew 27.54), we are also given to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2.11).
Plan to attend Divine Service for Holy Week:
Maundy Thursday, April 18, Divine Service, 7pm;
Good Friday, April 19, Tre Ore 12-3pm; Tenebrae, 7pm;
Great Vigil of Easter, April 20, 7pm
Adult Bible Class meets at 9am in the Parish Center with Pastor Sutton, studying Hebrews 11, the faith of the Old Testament saints.
Private Confession and Absolution is Thursday from 5-6pm. Enter through the Narthex and depart through the Parish Center.
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Prepare for Next Sunday
Job 19.23–27; 1 Corinthians 5.6–8; St. Mark 16.1–8
Hymns: 457 – 459 – 458 – 155 – 467 – 461 – 633 – 465
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
(Omit Gloria Patri)
Psalm 51 (Omit Gloria Patri)
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. John 18.1-18; Jeremiah 7
[T] St. John 18.19-40; Isaiah 50
[W] St. John 19.1-12; Jeremiah 11
[Th] St. John 19.13-24; Zechariah 3
[F] St. John 19.25-37; Lamentations 2
[S] St. John 19.38-42; Isaiah 52
Hymn of the Day or Month Ride On, Ride On in Majesty (441)
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.