May 12th, 2019

Jubilate (Easter 4)


Explanation of the Week

The people of God are pilgrims and sojourners in this world, looking ahead to a destination yet to come. (1 Peter 2:11-20) Though we are now children of God, the fullness of what we shall be has not yet been revealed. (1 Jn 3:1-3) We are those who wait on the Lord. "The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him." (Lam 3:22-33) Jesus tells us that the wait is just a little while. "A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father."(Jn 16:16-22) Though you must experience sorrow for a time, though you must live as strangers in a world that is at enmity with Christ, yet your sorrow will be turned to joy when He returns. "Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength." (Is 40:25-31) The little while of weeping shall be replaced with an eternity of rejoicing in the presence of Christ the crucified and risen Savior. "And your joy no one will take from you."

Introit

Antiphon:
Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Alle- | luia.*
     Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 66:1-2)

Psalm:
Say to God, How awesome | are Your works!*
     Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit them- | selves to You.
Come and see the | works of God;*
     He is awesome in His doing toward the | sons of men.
Oh, bless our God, you | peoples!*
     And make the voice of His praise | to be heard,
He keeps our soul among the | living,*
     and does not allow our feet | to be moved. (Psalm 66:3, 5, 8-9)

Collect (LSB)

Almighty God, You show those in error the light of Your truth so that they may return to the way of righteousness. Grant faithfulness to all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Church that they may avoid whatever is contrary to their confession and follow all such things as are pleasing to You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Collect (TLH)

Almighty God, who showest to them that be in error the light of Thy truth to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness, grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Deus qui errantibus, ut in viam possint redire justiciae, veritatis tuae lumen ostendis, da cunctis qui Christiana professione censentur, et illa respuere quae huic inimica sunt nomini, et ea quae sunt apta sectari. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Isaiah 40:25-31


 25To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

 26Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

 27Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

 28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

 29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

 30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

 31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.



Old Testament: Lam. 3:18-26


 18And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

 19Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

 20My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

 21This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

 22It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

 23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

 24The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

 25The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

 26It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.



Epistle: 1 Pet. 2:11-20


 11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

 12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

 13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

 14Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

 15For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

 16As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

 17Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

 18Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

 19For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

 20For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.



Verse

Alle- | luia.*
     Alle- | luia.
The Lord has sent re- | demption*
     to His people. Alle- | luia.
It was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise | from the dead*
     and to enter into His glory. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 111:9, Luke 24:26, 46)

Gospel: John 16:16-23


 16A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

 17Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

 18They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

 19Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

 20Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

 21A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

 22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

 23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.



Offertory

Praise the LORD, O my soul! While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being, Alleluia. (Psalm 146)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 75


 1Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

 2When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

 3The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

 4I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

 5Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

 6For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

 7But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

 8For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

 9But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

 10All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.



First Reading: Lev. 8:1-13; Lev. 8:30-36


 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 2Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;

 3And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

 4And Moses did as the LORD commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

 5And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the LORD commanded to be done.

 6And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

 7And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.

 8And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

 9And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, even upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses.

 10And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.

 11And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.

 12And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

 13And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.





 30And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

 31And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.

 32And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire.

 33And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

 34As he hath done this day, so the LORD hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

 35Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

 36So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.



Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 146


 1Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

 2While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

 3Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

 4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

 5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

 6Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

 7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

 8The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

 9The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

 10The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.



Second Reading: Lk. 9:1-17


 1Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

 2And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

 3And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.

 4And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.

 5And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

 6And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

 7Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;

 8And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

 9And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

 10And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

 11And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.

 12And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.

 13But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.

 14For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

 15And they did so, and made them all sit down.

 16Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

 17And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.



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