23 February 2020
The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see (St. Luke 18.31–43). Jesus tells the twelve that He is going up to Jerusalem to suffer and die and rise again, but they cannot understand or grasp what He is saying. The meaning of His words is hidden from their sight. However, as Jesus makes His way up to Jerusalem, a blind man calls out to Him for mercy. This blind man sees that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior, for he calls Him “Son of David.” Indeed, Jesus is the Lord’s anointed, the keeper of sheep (1 Samuel 16.1–13) who goes to lay down His life for the sheep. He is the incarnate love of the Father who suffers long and is kind, who is not puffed up, who never fails us (1 Corinthians 13.1–13). Jesus opens the eyes of the blind (Isaiah 35.3–7) to see Him not according to outward appearances of lowliness, but according to His heart of mercy and compassion. Those who behold Him thus by faith follow Him to the cross through death into life.
During Septuagesima, the Gloria in Excelsis is omitted, and the Tract replaces the Alleluia in Divine Service.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. David Morge in memory of Roy and Renee Greenwood.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the Gospel of St. Luke, chapter 1.
Coffee Break Bible Study meets Wednesday at 9am, after Matins is prayed at 8:30am. Studying the book of 1 Samuel, chapter 14.
The Season Of Lent begins Wednesday with imposition of ashes in the Narthex from 6:45-7pm and Divine Service beginning at 7pm. Plan ahead for attending Midweek Lent Vespers and dinners on the following Wednesdays in Lent.
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Prepare for Ash Wednesday—7pm
Joel 2.12-19; 2 Peter 1.2-11; St. Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21
Hymns: 607 – 440 – 419 – 418
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 3.1–21; 2 Corinthians 6.1–10; St. Matthew 4.1–11
Hymns: 663 – 656 – 714 – 421 – 557 – 562
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.
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Luke 6.1-35; Exodus 24.1—25.9
[T] St. Luke 6.36-49; Exodus 31.18—32.35
[W] St. Luke 7.1-10; Exodus 33.1-23
[Th] St. Luke 7.11—8.3; Exodus 34.1-26
[F] St. Luke 8.4-56; Exodus 34.27-35
[S] St. Luke 9.1-27; Exodus 40
Hymn of the Day or Month I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name (734)
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.