June 10th, 2018

Trinity 2


Collect

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast fear and love, make us to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy name; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collect (LSB)

O Lord, since You never fail to help and govern those whom You nurture in Your steadfast fear and love, work in us a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Collecta Latina

Sancti nominis tui Domine timorem pariter et amorem fac nobis habere perpetuum, quia nunquam tua gubernatione destituis, quos in soliditate tuae dilectionis instituis. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Explanation of the Week

Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: "Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Forsake foolishness and live" (Prov 9:1-10). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master's house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15-24). For "you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ" (Eph 2:13-22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13-18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.

Introit

Antiphon:
The LORD was | my support.*
     In the day of my ca- | lamity
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
     He delivered me because He delight- | ed in me. (Psalm 18:18-19)

Psalm:
I will love You, O | LORD, my strength.*
     The LORD is my rock and my | fortress.
For You will save the humble | people,*
     but will bring down | haughty looks.
As for God, His way is | perfect;*
     the word of the LORD is | proven;
I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the | Gentiles,*
     and sing praises | to Your name. (Psalm 18:1-2, 27, 30, 49)

Offertory

Return, O LORD, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies' sake! (Psalm 6)

Gradual

In my distress I cried / to the LORD,*
     and He / heard me.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from / lying lips*
     and from a de- / ceitful tongue. (Psalm 120:1–2)

Verse

Alle- / luia.*
     Alle- / luia.
I will praise the LORD according to His / righteousness,*
     and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Alle- / luia. (Psalm 7:17)

Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9


6 And in this mountain
      The LORD of hosts will make for all people
      A feast of choice pieces,
      A feast of wines on the lees,
      Of fat things full of marrow,
      Of well-refined wines on the lees.
       7 And He will destroy on this mountain
      The surface of the covering cast over all people,
      And the veil that is spread over all nations.
       8 He will swallow up death forever,
      And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces;
      The rebuke of His people
      He will take away from all the earth;
      For the LORD has spoken.
       9 And it will be said in that day:
      “ Behold, this is our God;
      We have waited for Him, and He will save us.
      This is the LORD;
      We have waited for Him;
      We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”
      



Old Testament (LSB): Prov. 9:1-10


The Way of Wisdom

 1 Wisdom has built her house,
      She has hewn out her seven pillars;
       2 She has slaughtered her meat,
      She has mixed her wine,
      She has also furnished her table.
       3 She has sent out her maidens,
      She cries out from the highest places of the city,
       4 “ Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
      As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
       5 “ Come, eat of my bread
      And drink of the wine I have mixed.
       6 Forsake foolishness and live,
      And go in the way of understanding.
       7 “ He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself,
      And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.
       8 Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you;
      Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
       9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
      Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
       10 “ The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
      And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
      



Epistle: 1 John 3:13-18


13 Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother[a] abides in death. 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

The Outworking of Love
    16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Footnotes:1 John 3:14 NU-Text omits his brother.


Gospel: Luke 14:16-24


16 Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’”



Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 119:9-16


ב BETH

 9 How can a young man cleanse his way?
         By taking heed according to Your word.
 10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
         Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
         That I might not sin against You.
 12 Blessed are You, O LORD!
         Teach me Your statutes.
 13 With my lips I have declared
         All the judgments of Your mouth.
 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
         As much as in all riches.
 15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
         And contemplate Your ways.
 16 I will delight myself in Your statutes;
         I will not forget Your word.
         
   



Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 28


A Psalm of David.

 1 To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock:
         Do not be silent to me,
         Lest, if You are silent to me,
         I become like those who go down to the pit.
 2 Hear the voice of my supplications
         When I cry to You,
         When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
         
 3 Do not take me away with the wicked
         And with the workers of iniquity,
         Who speak peace to their neighbors,
         But evil is in their hearts.
 4 Give them according to their deeds,
         And according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
         Give them according to the work of their hands;
         Render to them what they deserve.
 5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD,
         Nor the operation of His hands,
         He shall destroy them
         And not build them up.
         
 6 Blessed be the LORD,
         Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;
         My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
         Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
         And with my song I will praise Him.
         
 8 The LORD is their strength,[a]
         And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
 9 Save Your people,
         And bless Your inheritance;
         Shepherd them also,
         And bear them up forever.

Footnotes:Psalm 28:8 Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read the strength of His people.


First Reading: Prov. 8:22-36


22 “ The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way,
      Before His works of old.
       23 I have been established from everlasting,
      From the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
       24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
      When there were no fountains abounding with water.
       25 Before the mountains were settled,
      Before the hills, I was brought forth;
       26 While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields,
      Or the primal dust of the world.
       27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
      When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
       28 When He established the clouds above,
      When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
       29 When He assigned to the sea its limit,
      So that the waters would not transgress His command,
      When He marked out the foundations of the earth,
       30 Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;[a]
      And I was daily His delight,
      Rejoicing always before Him,
       31 Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
      And my delight was with the sons of men.
       32 “ Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
      For blessed are those who keep my ways.
       33 Hear instruction and be wise,
      And do not disdain it.
       34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,
      Watching daily at my gates,
      Waiting at the posts of my doors.
       35 For whoever finds me finds life,
      And obtains favor from the LORD;
       36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
      All those who hate me love death.”

Footnotes:Proverbs 8:30 A Jewish tradition reads one brought up.


Second Reading: John 13:1-20


Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

 1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 And supper being ended,[a] the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 4 rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. 6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” 8 Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” 9 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.” 12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Jesus Identifies His Betrayer

    18 “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me[b] has lifted up his heel against Me.’[c] 19 Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He. 20 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.”

Footnotes:John 13:2 NU-Text reads And during supper. John 13:18 NU-Text reads My bread. John 13:18 Psalm 41:9


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