June 17th, 2018

Trinity 3


Collect

O God, the Protector of all that trust in Thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, increase and multiply upon us Thy mercy that, Thou being our Ruler and Guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we finally lose not the things eternal; 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 God, the Protector of all who trust in You, without whom nothing is strong and nothing is holy, multiply Your mercy on us that, with You as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Collecta Latina

Protector noster in te sperantium Deus, sine quo nihil est validum nihil sanctum, multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam, ut te rectore, te duce sic transeamus, per bona temporalia, ut non amittamus aeterna. 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

"This man receives sinners and eats with them" (Luke 15:1-10). This statement of judgment against Jesus by the Pharisees is in fact a proclamation of Gospel truth. For our God is one who delights in mercy, who casts all our sins into the depths of the sea through the cross (Micah 7:18-20). "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Tim 1:12-17). Those who refuse to be counted as sinners also refuse Jesus who came only for sinners. Those like the older son (Luke 15:11-32) who think they are righteous of themselves will not join in the heavenly celebration over the sinner who repents and so remain outside of the Father's house. Let us therefore be on guard against self-righteously trusting in our own merits. "Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time" (1 Peter 5:6-11). Rejoice that Jesus receives sinners like us and that He still sits at table with us in the Holy Supper, bestowing His forgiveness and life.

Introit

Antiphon:
Turn Yourself to me, and have mer- | cy on me,*
     for I am desolate and af- | flicted.
Look on my affliction | and my pain,*
     and forgive | all my sins. (Psalm 25:16, 18)

Psalm:
To You, O LORD, I lift | up my soul.*
     O my God, I trust in You; Let me not | be ashamed.
You are the God of my sal- | vation;*
     on You I wait | all the day.
My eyes are ever | toward the LORD,*
     for He shall pluck my feet out | of the net.
Keep my soul, and de- | liver me;*
     let me not be ashamed, for I put my | trust in You. (Psalm 25:1-2, 5, 15, 20)

Offertory

They that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee: for Thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek Thee: O praise the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: for He forgetteth not the complaint of the poor. (Psalm 9)

Gradual

Cast your burden / on the LORD,*
     and He shall sus- / tain you;
I will call upon God, and the LORD shall / save me.*
     He has redeemed my / soul in peace. (Psalm 55:22, 16, 18)

Verse

Alle- / luia.*
     Alle- / luia.
I will love You, O / LORD, my strength.*
     The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. Alle- / luia. (Psalm 18:1–2)

Old Testament: Micah 7:18-20


18 Who is a God like You,
      Pardoning iniquity
      And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
      He does not retain His anger forever,
      Because He delights in mercy.
       19 He will again have compassion on us,
      And will subdue our iniquities.
      You will cast all our[a] sins
      Into the depths of the sea.
       20 You will give truth to Jacob
      And mercy to Abraham,
      Which You have sworn to our fathers
      From days of old.

Footnotes:Micah 7:19 Literally their


Old Testament (LSB): Mic. 7:18-20


18 Who is a God like You,
      Pardoning iniquity
      And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
      He does not retain His anger forever,
      Because He delights in mercy.
       19 He will again have compassion on us,
      And will subdue our iniquities.
      You will cast all our[a] sins
      Into the depths of the sea.
       20 You will give truth to Jacob
      And mercy to Abraham,
      Which You have sworn to our fathers
      From days of old.

Footnotes:Micah 7:19 Literally their


Epistle: 1 Pet. 5:6-11


 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because[a] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may[b] the God of all grace, who called us[c] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Footnotes:1 Peter 5:8 NU-Text and M-Text omit because. 1 Peter 5:10 NU-Text reads But the God of all grace . . . will perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10 NU-Text and M-Text read you.


Gospel: Luke 15:1-10


The Parable of the Lost Sheep

 1 Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So He spoke this parable to them, saying: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ 7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

The Parable of the Lost Coin

    8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins,[a] if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ 10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Footnotes:Luke 15:8 Greek drachma, a valuable coin often worn in a ten-piece garland by married women


Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 119:17-24


ג GIMEL

 17 Deal bountifully with Your servant,
         That I may live and keep Your word.
 18 Open my eyes, that I may see
         Wondrous things from Your law.
 19 I am a stranger in the earth;
         Do not hide Your commandments from me.
 20 My soul breaks with longing
         For Your judgments at all times.
 21 You rebuke the proud—the cursed,
         Who stray from Your commandments.
 22 Remove from me reproach and contempt,
         For I have kept Your testimonies.
 23 Princes also sit and speak against me,
         But Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
 24 Your testimonies also are my delight
         And my counselors.
         
   



Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 25


A Psalm of David.

 1 To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
 2 O my God, I trust in You;
         Let me not be ashamed;
         Let not my enemies triumph over me.
 3 Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
         Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
         
 4 Show me Your ways, O LORD;
         Teach me Your paths.
 5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
         For You are the God of my salvation;
         On You I wait all the day.
         
 6 Remember, O LORD, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
         For they are from of old.
 7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
         According to Your mercy remember me,
         For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.
         
 8 Good and upright is the LORD;
         Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
 9 The humble He guides in justice,
         And the humble He teaches His way.
 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth,
         To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
 11 For Your name’s sake, O LORD,
         Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
         
 12 Who is the man that fears the LORD?
         Him shall He[a] teach in the way He[b] chooses.
 13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
         And his descendants shall inherit the earth.
 14 The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him,
         And He will show them His covenant.
 15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD,
         For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
         
 16 Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,
         For I am desolate and afflicted.
 17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged;
         Bring me out of my distresses!
 18 Look on my affliction and my pain,
         And forgive all my sins.
 19 Consider my enemies, for they are many;
         And they hate me with cruel hatred.
 20 Keep my soul, and deliver me;
         Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
         For I wait for You.
         
 22 Redeem Israel, O God,
         Out of all their troubles!

Footnotes:Psalm 25:12 Or he Psalm 25:12 Or he


First Reading: Prov 17:1-28


 1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness,
      Than a house full of feasting[a]with strife.
       2 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame,
      And will share an inheritance among the brothers.
       3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
      But the LORD tests the hearts.
       4 An evildoer gives heed to false lips;
      A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue.
       5 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker;
      He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
       6 Children’s children are the crown of old men,
      And the glory of children is their father.
       7 Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool,
      Much less lying lips to a prince.
       8 A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor;
      Wherever he turns, he prospers.
       9 He who covers a transgression seeks love,
      But he who repeats a matter separates friends.
       10 Rebuke is more effective for a wise man
      Than a hundred blows on a fool.
       11 An evil man seeks only rebellion;
      Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
       12 Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,
      Rather than a fool in his folly.
       13 Whoever rewards evil for good,
      Evil will not depart from his house.
       14 The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
      Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.
       15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,
      Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
       16 Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom,
      Since he has no heart for it?
       17 A friend loves at all times,
      And a brother is born for adversity.
       18 A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge,
      And becomes surety for his friend.
       19 He who loves transgression loves strife,
      And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.
       20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good,
      And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
       21 He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow,
      And the father of a fool has no joy.
       22 A merry heart does good, like medicine,[b]
      But a broken spirit dries the bones.
       23 A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back[c]
      To pervert the ways of justice.
       24 Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding,
      But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
       25 A foolish son is a grief to his father,
      And bitterness to her who bore him.
       26 Also, to punish the righteous is not good,
      Nor to strike princes for their uprightness.
       27 He who has knowledge spares his words,
      And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
       28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
      When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

Footnotes:Proverbs 17:1 Or sacrificial meals Proverbs 17:22 Or makes medicine even better Proverbs 17:23 Literally from the bosom


Second Reading: John 16:17-33


17 Then some of His disciples said among themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I go to the Father’?” 18 They said therefore, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is saying.” 19 Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’? 20 Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. 21 A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. 23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World
    25 “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; 27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. 28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.” 29 His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! 30 Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Footnotes:John 16:33 NU-Text and M-Text omit will.


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