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April 18th, 2019

Maundy Thursday

  1. Collect
  2. Old Testament
  3. Epistle
  4. Gospel
  5. Morning Psalm
  6. First Reading
  7. Evening Psalm
  8. Second Reading

Collect

O Lord, in this wondrous Sacrament You have left us a remembrance of Your passion. Grant that we may so receive the sacred mystery of Your body and blood that the fruits of Your redemption may continually be manifest in us; for You who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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Old Testament · Exodus 12:1-14

The Passover

 1The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2(A) "This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. 3Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb(B) according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household. 4And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 5Your lamb shall be(C) without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, 6and you shall keep it until the(D) fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.[a]

 7"Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the(E) two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with(F) unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but(G) roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. 10And(H) you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. 11In this manner you shall eat it: with(I) your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste.(J) It is the LORD’s Passover. 12For(K) I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on(L) all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments:(M) I am the LORD. 13(N) The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

 14"This day shall be(O) for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations, as a(P) statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast.


English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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Epistle · 1 Cor. 11:23-32

 23For(A) I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that(B) the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me."[b] 25In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death(C) until he comes.

 27(D) Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord(E) in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning(F) the body and blood of the Lord. 28(G) Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some(H) have died.[c] 31(I) But if we judged[d] ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged by the Lord,(J) we are disciplined[e] so that we may not be(K) condemned along with the world.


English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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Gospel · John 13:1-15

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

 1Now(A) before(B) the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that(C) his hour had come(D) to depart out of this world to the Father,(E) having loved(F) his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2During supper, when(G) the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3Jesus, knowing(H) that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that(I) he had come from God and(J) was going back to God, 4rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel,(K) tied it around his waist. 5Then he(L) poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" 7(M) Jesus answered him, "What I am doing(N) you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand." 8(O) Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, (P) "If I do not wash you, you have no share with me." 9Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" 10Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed does not need to wash,(Q) except for his feet,[a] but is completely clean. And(R) you[b] are clean,(S) but not every one of you." 11(T) For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, "Not all of you are clean."

 12When he had washed their feet and(U) put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, (V) "Do you understand what I have done to you? 13(W) You call me(X) Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet,(Y) you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15For I have given you an example,(Z) that you also should do just as I have done to you.


English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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Morning Psalm · Ps. 116

I Love the LORD

 1I(A) love the LORD, because he has(B) heard
   my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2Because he(C) inclined his ear to me,
   therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3(D) The snares of death encompassed me;
   the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
   I suffered distress and anguish. 4Then(E) I called on the name of the LORD:
   "O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!"

 5(F) Gracious is the LORD, and(G) righteous;
   our God is(H) merciful. 6The LORD preserves(I) the simple;
   when(J) I was brought low, he saved me. 7Return, O my soul, to your(K) rest;
   for the LORD has(L) dealt bountifully with you.

 8For(M) you have delivered my soul from death,
   my eyes from tears,
   my feet from stumbling; 9I will walk before the LORD
   (N) in the land of the living.

 10(O) I believed,(P) even when[a] I spoke,
   "I am greatly afflicted"; 11(Q) I said in my alarm,
   (R) "All mankind are liars."

 12What shall I(S) render to the LORD
   for all his benefits to me? 13I will lift up(T) the cup of salvation
   and(U) call on the name of the LORD, 14I will(V) pay my vows to the LORD
   in the presence of all his people.

 15(W) Precious in the sight of the LORD
   is the death of his(X) saints. 16O LORD, I am your(Y) servant;
   I am your servant,(Z) the son of your maidservant.
   You have(AA) loosed my bonds. 17I will(AB) offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
   and(AC) call on the name of the LORD. 18I will(AD) pay my vows to the LORD
   in the presence of all his people, 19in(AE) the courts of the house of the LORD,
   in your midst, O Jerusalem.(AF) Praise the LORD!


English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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First Reading · Ex. 12:1-28

The Passover
 1The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2(A) "This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. 3Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb(B) according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household. 4And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 5Your lamb shall be(C) without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, 6and you shall keep it until the(D) fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.[a]

 7"Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the(E) two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with(F) unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but(G) roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. 10And(H) you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. 11In this manner you shall eat it: with(I) your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste.(J) It is the LORD’s Passover. 12For(K) I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on(L) all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments:(M) I am the LORD. 13(N) The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

 14"This day shall be(O) for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations, as a(P) statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. 15(Q) Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day,(R) that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16On the first day you shall hold a(S) holy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you. 17And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for(T) on this very day I brought your(U) hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever. 18(V) In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19(W) For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened,(X) that person will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land. 20You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwelling places you shall eat unleavened bread."

 21Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go and select lambs for yourselves(Y) according to your clans, and kill the Passover lamb. 22Take a bunch of(Z) hyssop and(AA) dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch(AB) the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin.(AC) None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. 23(AD) For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on(AE) the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and(AF) will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you. 24You shall observe this rite as a statute for you and for your sons forever. 25And when you come to the land that the LORD will give you,(AG) as he has promised, you shall keep this service. 26And(AH) when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?' 27you shall say,(AI) 'It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s Passover, for he passed over the houses of the people of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians but spared our houses.'" And the people(AJ) bowed their heads and worshiped.

 28Then the people of Israel went and did so; as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.


English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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Evening Psalm · Ps. 70

O LORD, Do Not Delay

To the choirmaster. Of David,(A) for the memorial offering.

 1(B) Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
   O LORD, make haste to help me! 2Let them be put to shame and confusion
   who seek my life!Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor
   who delight in my hurt! 3Let them turn back because of their shame
   who say, "Aha, Aha!"

 4May all who seek you
   rejoice and be glad in you!May those who love your salvation
   say evermore, "God is great!" 5But I am poor and needy;
   (C) hasten to me, O God!You are my help and my deliverer;
   O LORD, do not delay!


English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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Second Reading · Heb. 5:1-14

 1For every high priest chosen from among men(A) is appointed to act on behalf of men(B) in relation to God,(C) to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2(D) He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself(E) is beset with weakness. 3Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins(F) just as he does for those of the people. 4And(G) no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God,(H) just as Aaron was.

 5So also Christ(I) did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him,
   (J) "You are my Son,
   today I have begotten you";

 6as he says also in another place,
   (K) "You are a priest forever,
   after the order of Melchizedek."

 7In the days of his flesh,(L) Jesus[a] offered up prayers and supplications,(M) with loud cries and tears, to him(N) who was able to save him from death, and(O) he was heard because of his reverence. 8Although(P) he was a son,(Q) he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9And(R) being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10being designated by God a high priest(S) after the order of Melchizedek.

Warning Against Apostasy
 11About this we have much to say, and it is(T) hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again(U) the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need(V) milk, not solid food, 13for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is(W) a child. 14But solid food is for(X) the mature, for those who have their powers(Y) of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.


English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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