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."


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)

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

    25"(A)To whom then will you liken Me
         That I would be his equal?" says the Holy One.
    26(B)Lift up your eyes on high
         And see (C)who has created these stars,
         The (D)One who leads forth their host by number,
         He calls them all by name;
         Because of the (E)greatness of His might and the strength of His power,
         (F)Not one of them is missing.
    27(G)Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel,
         "My way is (H)hidden from the LORD,
         And the (I)justice due me escapes the notice of (J)my God"?
    28(K)Do you not know? Have you not heard?
         The (L)Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
         Does not become weary or tired
         His understanding is (M)inscrutable.
    29He gives strength to the (N)weary,
         And to him who lacks might He (O)increases power.
    30Though (P)youths grow weary and tired,
         And vigorous (Q)young men stumble badly,
    31Yet those who wait for the LORD
         Will (R)gain new strength;
         They will (S)mount up with wings like eagles,
         They will run and not get tired,
         They will walk and not become weary.

Cross references:Isaiah 40:25 : Is 40:18 Isaiah 40:26 : Is 51:6 Isaiah 40:26 : Is 42:5; 48:12, 13 Isaiah 40:26 : Ps 147:4 Isaiah 40:26 : Ps 89:11-13 Isaiah 40:26 : Is 34:16; 48:13 Isaiah 40:27 : Is 49:4, 14 Isaiah 40:27 : Is 54:8 Isaiah 40:27 : Job 27:2; 34:5; Luke 18:7, 8 Isaiah 40:27 : Is 25:1 Isaiah 40:28 : Is 40:21 Isaiah 40:28 : Gen 21:33; Ps 90:2 Isaiah 40:28 : Ps 147:5; Rom 11:33 Isaiah 40:29 : Is 50:4; Jer 31:25 Isaiah 40:29 : Is 41:10 Isaiah 40:30 : Jer 6:11; 9:21 Isaiah 40:30 : Is 9:17 Isaiah 40:31 : Job 17:9; Ps 103:5; 2 Cor 4:8-10, 16 Isaiah 40:31 : Ex 19:4; Deut 32:11; Luke 18:1; 2 Cor 4:1, 16; Gal 6:9; Heb 12:3

Old Testament: Lam. 3:18-26

    18So I say, "My strength has perished,
         And so has my (A)hope from the LORD."

Hope of Relief in God's Mercy

    19Remember my affliction and my wandering, the (B)wormwood and bitterness.
    20Surely (C)my soul remembers
         And is (D)bowed down within me.
    21This I recall to my mind,
         Therefore I have (E)hope.
    22The LORD'S (F)lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
         (G)For His compassions never fail.
    23They are new (H)every morning;
         Great is (I)Your faithfulness.
    24"The LORD is my (J)portion," says my soul,
         "Therefore I (K)have hope in Him."
    25The LORD is good to those who (L)wait for Him,
         To the person who (M)seeks Him.
    26It is good that he (N)waits silently
         For the salvation of the LORD.

Cross references:Lamentations 3:18 : Job 17:15; Ezek 37:11 Lamentations 3:19 : Jer 9:15; Lam 3:5, 15 Lamentations 3:20 : Job 21:6 Lamentations 3:20 : Ps 42:5, 6, 11; 43:5; 44:25 Lamentations 3:21 : Ps 130:7 Lamentations 3:22 : Ps 78:38; Jer 3:12; 30:11 Lamentations 3:22 : Mal 3:6 Lamentations 3:23 : Is 33:2; Zeph 3:5 Lamentations 3:23 : Heb 10:23 Lamentations 3:24 : Ps 16:5; 73:26 Lamentations 3:24 : Ps 33:18 Lamentations 3:25 : Ps 27:14; Is 25:9 Lamentations 3:25 : Is 26:9 Lamentations 3:26 : Ps 37:7

Epistle: 1 Pet. 2:11-20

 11(A)Beloved, (B)I urge you as (C)aliens and strangers to abstain from (D)fleshly lusts which wage (E)war against the soul.

 12(F)Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they (G)slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, (H)glorify God (I)in the day of [a]visitation.

Honor Authority

 13(J)Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,

 14or to governors as sent by him (K)for the punishment of evildoers and the (L)praise of those who do right.

 15For (M)such is the will of God that by doing right you may (N)silence the ignorance of foolish men.

 16Act as (O)free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as (P)bondslaves of God.

 17(Q)Honor all people, (R)love the brotherhood, (S)fear God, (T)honor the king.

 18(U)Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and (V)gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.

 19For this finds favor, if for the sake of (W)conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.

 20For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if (X)when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.

Footnotes:1 Peter 2:12 I.e. Christ's coming again in judgment
Cross references:1 Peter 2:11 : Heb 6:9; 1 Pet 4:12 1 Peter 2:11 : Rom 12:1 1 Peter 2:11 : Lev 25:23; Ps 39:12; Eph 2:19; Heb 11:13; 1 Pet 1:17 1 Peter 2:11 : Rom 13:14; Gal 5:16, 24 1 Peter 2:11 : James 4:1 1 Peter 2:12 : 2 Cor 8:21; Phil 2:15; Titus 2:8; 1 Pet 2:15; 3:16 1 Peter 2:12 : Acts 28:22 1 Peter 2:12 : Matt 5:16; 9:8; John 13:31; 1 Pet 4:11, 16 1 Peter 2:12 : Is 10:3; Luke 19:44 1 Peter 2:13 : Rom 13:1 1 Peter 2:14 : Rom 13:4 1 Peter 2:14 : Rom 13:3 1 Peter 2:15 : 1 Pet 3:17 1 Peter 2:15 : 1 Pet 2:12 1 Peter 2:16 : John 8:32; James 1:25 1 Peter 2:16 : Rom 6:22; 1 Cor 7:22 1 Peter 2:17 : Rom 12:10; 13:7 1 Peter 2:17 : 1 Pet 1:22 1 Peter 2:17 : Prov 24:21 1 Peter 2:17 : Matt 22:21; 1 Pet 2:13 1 Peter 2:18 : Eph 6:5 1 Peter 2:18 : James 3:17 1 Peter 2:19 : Rom 13:5; 1 Pet 3:14, 16 1 Peter 2:20 : 1 Pet 3:17


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

Jesus' Death and Resurrection Foretold

 16"(A)A little while, and (B)you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and (C)you will see Me."

 17Some of His disciples then said to one another, "What is this thing He is telling us, '(D)A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, 'because (E)I go to the Father'?"

 18So they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about."

 19(F)Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, "Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, 'A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me'?

 20"Truly, truly, I say to you, that (G)you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but (H)your grief will be turned into joy.

 21"(I)Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.

 22"Therefore (J)you too have grief now; but (K)I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Prayer Promises

 23"(L)In that day (M)you will not question Me about anything Truly, truly, I say to you, (N)if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.

Cross references:John 16:16 : John 7:33 John 16:16 : John 14:18-24; 16:16-24 John 16:16 : John 16:22 John 16:17 : John 16:16 John 16:17 : John 16:5 John 16:19 : Mark 9:32; John 6:61 John 16:20 : Mark 16:10; Luke 23:27 John 16:20 : John 20:20 John 16:21 : Is 13:8; 21:3; 26:17; 66:7; Hos 13:13; Mic 4:9; 1 Thess 5:3 John 16:22 : John 16:6 John 16:22 : John 16:16 John 16:23 : John 14:20; 16:26 John 16:23 : John 16:19, 30 John 16:23 : John 15:16


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

God Abases the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous.

For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.

    1We (A)give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks,
         For Your name is (B)near;
         Men declare (C)Your wondrous works.
    2"When I select an (D)appointed time,
         It is I who (E)judge with equity.
    3"The (F)earth and all who dwell in it [a]melt;
         It is I who have firmly set its (G)pillars. Selah.
    4"I said to the boastful, 'Do not boast,'
         And to the wicked, '(H)Do not lift up the horn;
    5Do not lift up your horn on high,
         (I)Do not speak with insolent pride.'"
    6For not from the east, nor from the west,
         Nor from the (J)desert comes exaltation;
    7But (K)God is the Judge;
         He (L)puts down one and exalts another.
    8For a (M)cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine foams;
         It is (N)well mixed, and He pours out of this;
         Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and (O)drink down its dregs.
    9But as for me, I will (P)declare it forever;
         I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
    10And all the (Q)horns of the wicked He will cut off,
         But (R)the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

Footnotes:Psalm 75:3 Or totter
Cross references:Psalm 75:1 : Ps 79:13 Psalm 75:1 : Ps 145:18 Psalm 75:1 : Ps 26:7; 44:1; 71:17 Psalm 75:2 : Ps 102:13 Psalm 75:2 : Ps 9:8; 67:4; Is 11:4 Psalm 75:3 : Ps 46:6; Is 24:19 Psalm 75:3 : 1 Sam 2:8 Psalm 75:4 : Zech 1:21 Psalm 75:5 : 1 Sam 2:3; Ps 94:4 Psalm 75:6 : Ps 3:3 Psalm 75:7 : Ps 50:6 Psalm 75:7 : 1 Sam 2:7; Ps 147:6; Dan 2:21 Psalm 75:8 : Job 21:20; Ps 11:6; 60:3; Jer 25:15 Psalm 75:8 : Prov 23:30 Psalm 75:8 : Obad 16 Psalm 75:9 : Ps 22:22; 40:10 Psalm 75:10 : Ps 101:8; Jer 48:25 Psalm 75:10 : 1 Sam 2:1; Ps 89:17; 92:10; 148:14

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

The Consecration of Aaron and His Sons
 1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

 2"(A)Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the (B)garments and (C)the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread,

 3and assemble all the congregation at the doorway of the tent of meeting."

 4So Moses did just as the LORD commanded him. When the congregation was assembled at the doorway of the tent of meeting,

 5Moses said to the congregation, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded to do."

 6Then (D)Moses had Aaron and his sons come near and (E)washed them with water.

 7He (F)put the tunic on him and girded him with the sash, and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the artistic band of the ephod, with which he tied it to him.

 8He then placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put [a](G)the Urim and the Thummim.

 9He also placed the turban on his head, and on the turban, at its front, he placed (H)the golden plate, the holy crown, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

 10Moses then took (I)the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them.

 11He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its utensils, and the basin and its stand, to (J)consecrate them.

 12Then he poured some of the (K)anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him, to consecrate him.

 13(L)Next Moses had Aaron's sons come near and clothed them with tunics, and girded them with sashes and bound caps on them, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Footnotes:Leviticus 8:8 I.e. the lights and perfections
Cross references:Leviticus 8:2 : Ex 28:1 Leviticus 8:2 : Lev 6:10 Leviticus 8:2 : Ex 30:25 Leviticus 8:6 : Ex 29:4-6 Leviticus 8:6 : Ex 30:19, 20; Ps 26:6; 1 Cor 6:11; Eph 5:26 Leviticus 8:7 : Ex 28:4 Leviticus 8:8 : Ex 28:30; Num 27:21; Deut 33:8; 1 Sam 28:6; Ezra 2:63; Neh 7:65 Leviticus 8:9 : Ex 28:36 Leviticus 8:10 : Ex 30:26-29; Lev 8:2 Leviticus 8:11 : Ex 29:36, 37; 30:29 Leviticus 8:12 : Ex 29:7; 30:30; Lev 21:10, 12; Ps 133:2 Leviticus 8:13 : Ex 29:8, 9

 30So Moses (A)took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he consecrated Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.

 31Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, "(B)Boil the flesh at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and eat it there together with the bread which is in the basket of the ordination offering, just as I commanded, (C)saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall eat it.'

 32"(D)The remainder of the flesh and of the bread you shall burn in the fire.

 33"(E)You shall not go outside the doorway of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the day that the period of your ordination is fulfilled; for he will ordain you through seven days.

 34"The LORD has commanded to do as has been done this day, to make atonement on your behalf.

 35"At the doorway of the tent of meeting, moreover, you shall remain day and night for seven days and (F)keep the charge of the LORD, so that you will not die, for so I have been commanded."

 36Thus Aaron and his sons did all the things which the LORD had commanded through Moses.

Cross references:Leviticus 8:30 : Ex 29:21 Leviticus 8:31 : Ex 29:31 Leviticus 8:31 : Ex 29:32 Leviticus 8:32 : Ex 29:34 Leviticus 8:33 : Ex 29:35 Leviticus 8:35 : Num 3:7; 9:19; Deut 11:1; 1 Kin 2:3; Ezek 48:11

Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 146

The LORD an Abundant Helper.

    1Praise the LORD!
         (A)Praise the LORD, O my soul!
    2I will praise the LORD (B)while I live;
         I will (C)sing praises to my God while I have my being.
    3(D)Do not trust in princes,
         In mortal (E)man, in whom there is (F)no salvation.
    4His (G)spirit departs, he (H)returns to the earth;
         In that very day his (I)thoughts perish.
    5How (J)blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
         Whose (K)hope is in the LORD his God,
    6Who (L)made heaven and earth,
         The (M)sea and all that is in them;
         Who (N)keeps faith forever;
    7Who (O)executes justice for the oppressed;
         Who (P)gives food to the hungry
         The LORD (Q)sets the prisoners free.
    8The LORD (R)opens the eyes of the blind;
         The LORD (S)raises up those who are bowed down;
         The LORD (T)loves the righteous;
    9The LORD (U)protects the strangers;
         He (V)supports the fatherless and the widow,
         But He thwarts (W)the way of the wicked.
    10The LORD will (X)reign forever,
         Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
         Praise the LORD!

Cross references:Psalm 146:1 : Ps 103:1 Psalm 146:2 : Ps 63:4 Psalm 146:2 : Ps 104:33 Psalm 146:3 : Ps 118:9 Psalm 146:3 : Ps 118:8; Is 2:22 Psalm 146:3 : Ps 60:11; 108:12 Psalm 146:4 : Ps 104:29 Psalm 146:4 : Eccl 12:7 Psalm 146:4 : Ps 33:10; 1 Cor 2:6 Psalm 146:5 : Ps 144:15; Jer 17:7 Psalm 146:5 : Ps 71:5 Psalm 146:6 : Ps 115:15; Rev 14:7 Psalm 146:6 : Acts 14:15 Psalm 146:6 : Ps 117:2 Psalm 146:7 : Ps 103:6 Psalm 146:7 : Ps 107:9; 145:15 Psalm 146:7 : Ps 68:6; Is 61:1 Psalm 146:8 : Matt 9:30; John 9:7 Psalm 146:8 : Ps 145:14 Psalm 146:8 : Ps 11:7 Psalm 146:9 : Ex 22:21; Lev 19:34 Psalm 146:9 : Deut 10:18; Ps 68:5 Psalm 146:9 : Ps 147:6 Psalm 146:10 : Ex 15:18; Ps 10:16

Second Reading: Lk. 9:1-17

Ministry of the Twelve
 1(A)And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.

 2And He sent them out to (B)proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.

 3And He said to them, "(C)Take nothing for your journey, (D)neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.

 4"Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that city.

 5"And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, (E)shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

 6Departing, they began going throughout the villages, (F)preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

 7(G)Now (H)Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that (I)John had risen from the dead,

 8and by some that (J)Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen again.

 9Herod said, "I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?" And (K)he kept trying to see Him.

 10(L)When the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done (M)Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called (N)Bethsaida.

 11But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.

Five Thousand Fed
 12Now the day was ending, and the twelve came and said to Him, "Send the crowd away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get something to eat; for here we are in a desolate place."

 13But He said to them, "You give them something to eat!" And they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless perhaps we go and buy food for all these people."

 14(For there were about five thousand men.) And He said to His disciples, "Have them sit down to eat (O)in groups of about fifty each."

 15They did so, and had them all sit down.

 16Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people.

 17And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve (P)baskets full.

Cross references:Luke 9:1 : Matt 10:5; Mark 6:7 Luke 9:2 : Matt 10:7 Luke 9:3 : Matt 10:9-15; Mark 6:8-11; Luke 10:4-12; 22:35 Luke 9:3 : Matt 10:10; Mark 6:8; Luke 22:35 Luke 9:5 : Luke 10:11; Acts 13:51 Luke 9:6 : Mark 6:12; Luke 8:1 Luke 9:7 : Matt 14:1, 2; Mark 6:14 Luke 9:7 : Matt 14:1; Luke 3:1; 13:31; 23:7 Luke 9:7 : Matt 14:2 Luke 9:8 : Matt 16:14 Luke 9:9 : Luke 23:8 Luke 9:10 : Mark 6:30 Luke 9:10 : Luke 9:10-17: Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:32-44; John 6:5-13 Luke 9:10 : Matt 11:21 Luke 9:14 : Mark 6:39 Luke 9:17 : Matt 14:20


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