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Today's Service Leader and Speaker - Rev. Jesse Kueker, Admissions Officer, STL Seminary


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


556 Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice





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 98:1b, 3–4; antiphon: vv. 1a, 2b

Sing to the Lord a new song, Alleluia,
for he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. Alleluia.
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.

He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
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.
Sing to the Lord a new song, Alleluia,
for he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. Alleluia.



Kyrie LSB 152

A In peace let us pray to the Lord. 

A For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

A For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

A For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

A Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.


This Is the Feast LSB 155


Salutation and Collect of the Day

P The Lord be with you.

P Let us pray.

O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Catechesis - Sacrament of the Altar (Part 4)

P Today's catechetical reading is the fourth portion under the Sacrament of the Altar.

Who receives this sacrament worthily?

C Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training.  But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words:  “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.”  But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe. (3)

P What passages of Holy Scripture inform us and convince us of this truth?

C I believe; help my unbelief! –Mark 9:24b (K)

Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. –Revelation 2:10c (1)

Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. –1 Corinthians 11:28 (2)

No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. –1 Corinthians 10:20-21 (4)

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites... –Romans 16:17-18a (5)

Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. –1 Corinthians 10:17 (5)



Choir - Surely It Is God Who Saves Me



Old Testament Reading Isaiah 12:1–6

1You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.
2“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”

3With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.
5“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.
6Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.



Gradual adapt. from Matthew 28:7; Hebrews 2:7; Psalm 8:6

Christ has risen from the dead.
[God the Father] has crowned him with glory and honor.
He has given him dominion over the works of his hands;
he has put all things under his feet.


Epistle James 1:16–21

16Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 18Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

19Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires. 21Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.





Alleluia and Verse LSB 156


Holy Gospel John 16:5–15

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

5[Jesus said:] “But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

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.





556 Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice



Sermon - Rev. Jesse Kueker, Admissions Officer, STL Seminary





Offertory LSB 159


Prayer of the Church

P In peace, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For hearts that thirst for the living Word of Christ, that drinking of His well of salvation, we may follow Him in the way that leads through death into eternal life, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the Church, risen with Christ and full of His Spirit, that she may put away all filthiness, wickedness and wrath from her midst and display her Savior’s perfect righteousness, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the songs of the Church, that they may always teach and admonish her members, giving glory to the Gospel of the risen Christ, who is enthroned upon the praises of His people, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For defense against the temptations of this life, that we would not seek our own good outside of the Father’s will, whose Word alone is able to save our souls, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the rulers of this world, that they may heed the Spirit’s witness concerning sin, righteousness and judgment; and that, according to their office, they may establish earthly righteousness consistent with God’s truth, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the sick, the injured or those in need, [including _____________,] that the Lord would give them His good and perfect gifts at the proper time, renew those He has created in love, and grant them His salvation, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For joy beyond all sorrow at the ascension of Christ, who now reigns among saints and angels and comforts us in the communion of the saints until we join Him in glory, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P Lord God, heavenly Father, through Your Son You promised Your Holy Spirit, who would convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. Enlighten our hearts, that we would confess our sins; obtain everlasting righteousness through faith in Christ; and through every trial and temptation, abide in the consolation that Christ is Lord over the devil, death and all things. We ask that You would graciously deliver us from all affliction to make us partakers of eternal salvation; 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.




The offering is gathered.





P The Lord be with you.

C And also with you.

P Lift up your hearts.

C We lift them to the Lord.

P Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C It is right to give Him thanks and praise.


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

P The peace of the Lord be with you always.


Agnus Dei LSB 163







528 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing


5 Look unto Him, ye nations; own
    Your God, ye fallen race.
Look and be saved through faith alone,
    Be justified by grace.


6 See all your sins on Jesus laid;
    The Lamb of God was slain.
His soul was once an off’ring made
    For ev’ry soul of man.


7 To God all glory, praise, and love
    Be now and ever giv’n
By saints below and saints above,
    The Church in earth and heav’n.


478 The Day of Resurrection


523 O Word of God Incarnate


696 O God, My Faithful God


5 Let me depart this life
    Confiding in my Savior;
By grace receive my soul
    That it may live forever;
And let my body have
    A quiet resting place
Within a Christian grave;
    And let it sleep in peace.


6 And on that final day
    When all the dead are waking,
Stretch out Your mighty hand,
    My deathly slumber breaking.
Then let me hear Your voice,
    Redeem this earthly frame,
And bid me to rejoice
    With those who love Your name.




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

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.



729 I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus


5 I am trusting Thee for power;
    Thine can never fail.
Words which Thou Thyself shalt give me
    Must prevail.


6 I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus;
    Never let me fall.
I am trusting Thee forever
    And for all.




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