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Today's Service Leader and Speaker - Rev. Michael Mohr, CID President


Today's liturgy is the Divine Service, Setting One, LSB pages 151ff.


663 Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray




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.


Exhortation 151

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.



Confession of Sins LSB 151

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.


Absolution LSB 151

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.



Introit Psalm 66:1–2a, 17, 19–20; antiphon: Isaiah 48:20b

[With a voice of singing,] declare this with a shout of joy to the end of the earth. Alle- | luia.*
The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob! Alle- | luia.
Shout for joy to God, | all the earth;*
sing the glory | of his name.

I cried to him | with my mouth,*
and high praise was | on my tongue.
But truly God has | listened;*
he has attended to the voice | of my prayer.

Blessèd | be God,*
because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast | love from me!
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
[With a voice of singing,] declare this with a shout of joy to the end of the earth. Alle- | luia.*
The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob! Alle- | luia.



Kyrie LSB 152


This Is the Feast LSB 155


Salutation and Collect of the Day

P Let us pray.

O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Catechesis - Asking a Blessing

P Today's catechetical reading is from the daily prayers - Asking a Blessing before a Meal. How does Dr. Luther suggest praying before mealtime?

C The eyes of all look to You, [O Lord,] and You give them their food at the proper time.  You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. (Ps. 145:15-16) (2)

P [Then shall be said the Lord’s Prayer and the following:]

C Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Your gifts which we receive from Your bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen. (1)

P What passages of Holy Scripture inform us in this regard?

C I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant… –Genesis 32:10a (3)

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. –Psalm 103:13 (4)

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?”–Proverbs 30:8-9a (5)



Old Testament Reading Numbers 21:4–9

4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. 7And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you. Pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” 9So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.


Epistle James 1:22–27

22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

26If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

P This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.





Verse of the Day Liturgical Text; John 16:28

P Alleluia. Christ, who has redeemed us with his blood, is risen and has appeared unto us. Alleluia.

C I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father. Alleluia.


Holy Gospel John 16:23–33

P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixteenth chapter.

23[Jesus said:] “In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

25“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Nicene Creed

C I believe in one God,

     the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth

          and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

     the only-begotten Son of God,

     begotten of His Father before all worlds,

     God of God, Light of Light,

     very God of very God,

     begotten, not made,

     being of one substance with the Father,

     by whom all things were made;

     who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven

     and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary

     and was made man;

     and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.

     He suffered and was buried.

     And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures

          and ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of the Father.

     And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,

     whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the Lord and giver of life,

     who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

     who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,

     who spoke by the prophets.

     And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,

     I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,

     and I look for the resurrection of the dead

     and the life T of the world to come. Amen.





772 In Holy Conversation



Sermon - Rogate - John 16:23-33 Rev. Michael Mohr, CID President





Offertory LSB 159


Prayer of the Church

P In peace, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the Israel of God, His redeemed in Christ Jesus, that we may always declare, proclaim and utter this great salvation in speech and song to the very ends of the earth, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the Church’s protection, for zeal for the house of God, and for peace through the promises of Christ, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the gift of mothers who raise their children in all things good, a mirror of God’s love, that they may be strengthened in their calling and sustained through weary and difficult times, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For our nation and its citizens, that the Lord would grant us good leaders, satisfying work, loving families, and a peaceful and quiet life, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the ill, the grieving and the dying, [especially for _____________]; for those we name in our hearts; and that God’s grace would sustain them in their hour of need, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For all who commune this day, that as the saints once looked to the bronze serpent so that they might live, so we may look in faith to the water and to the bread and wine where God has tied His promise of forgiveness, cherishing our Baptism and receiving His Supper often, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P Heavenly Father, You have attended to the voice of our prayers, for You have commanded us to pray and have promised to hear us. Let Your mercy comfort and sustain us in prayer, that we may heartily and fervently pray to You at all times and in all places, not doubting but trusting in Your promise; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.




The offering is gathered.




Preface LSB 160


Proper Preface LSB 161

P It is truly good, right, and salutary . . . evermore praising You and saying:


Sanctus LSB 161



Prayer of Thanksgiving 161

P Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.


Lord's Prayer LSB 162

P Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:

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.


The Words of Our Lord

P Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


Pax Domini LSB 163


Agnus Dei LSB 163







627 Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior


5 Firmly hold with faith unshaken
That this food is to be taken
By the sick who are distressed,
By hearts that long for peace and rest.


6 Agony and bitter labor
Were the cost of God’s high favor;
Do not come if you suppose
You need not Him who died and rose.


7 Christ says: “Come, all you that labor,
And receive My grace and favor:
Those who feel no pain or ill
Need no physician’s help or skill.


8 “For what purpose was My dying
If not for your justifying?
And what use this precious food
If you yourself were pure and good?”


9 If your heart this truth professes
And your mouth your sin confesses,
You will be your Savior’s guest,
Be at His banquet truly blest.


10 Let this food your faith so nourish
That its fruit of love may flourish
And your neighbor learn from you
How much God’s wondrous love can do.


766 Our Father, Who from Heaven Above


5 Give us this day our daily bread,
And let us all be clothed and fed.
    Save us from hardship, war, and strife;
    In plague and famine, spare our life,
That we in honest peace may live,
To care and greed no entrance give.


6 Forgive our sins, Lord, we implore,
That they may trouble us no more;
    We, too, will gladly those forgive
    Who hurt us by the way they live.
Help us in our community
To serve each other willingly.


7 Lead not into temptation, Lord,
Where our grim foe and all his horde
    Would vex our souls on ev’ry hand.
    Help us resist, help us to stand
Firm in the faith, a mighty host,
Through comfort of the Holy Ghost.


8 From evil, Lord, deliver us;
The times and days are perilous.
    Redeem us from eternal death,
    And, when we yield our dying breath,
Console us, grant us calm release,
And take our souls to You in peace.


9 Amen, that is, so shall it be.
Make strong our faith in You, that we
    May doubt not but with trust believe
    That what we ask we shall receive.
Thus in Your name and at Your Word
We say, “Amen, O hear us, Lord!”




Thank the Lord LSB 164


Post-Communion Collect

A Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Benediction LSB 166



463 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia




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