June 9th, 2019

Whitsunday (Feast of Pentecost)


Explanation of the Week

Man's self-exaltation causes a confusion of language. In his desire to make a name for himself, he brings the judgment of being divided and scattered. (Gen 11:1-9) However, by the coming of the Holy Spirit, mankind is brought together and united in Christ. Language barriers are broken down as the people hear the wonderful works of God in their own native tongue. (Acts 2:1-21) Through the preaching of the cross, the Holy Spirit draws people from all nations into the one, holy, Christian, apostolic church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. For He said, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (Jn 14:23-31)

Introit

Antiphon:
The Spirit of the Lord fills the world. Alle- | luia.*
     Let the righ- | teous be glad;
let them rejoice be- | fore God;*
     yes, let them rejoice exceedingly. Alle- | luia. (Wisdom 1:7; Psalm 68:3)

Psalm:
Let God arise, let His enemies be | scattered;*
     let those also who hate Him flee be- | fore Him.
Sing to God, sing praises | to His name;*
     extol Him who rides | on the clouds.
The Lord | gave the Word;*
     great was the company of those who pro- | claimed it.
He sends out His voice, a | mighty voice.*
     The God of Israel gives strength and power to His | people. (Psalm 68:1, 4, 11, 33, 35)

Collect (LSB)

O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; 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)

O God, who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending to them the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Deus qui hodierno die corda fidelium sanci Spiritus illustratione docuisti, da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de eius consolatione semper gaudere. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate eiusdem Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Gen. 11:1-9

 1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

 2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

 3And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

 4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

 5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

 6And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

 7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

 8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

 9Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.


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Old Testament: Joel 2:28-32

 28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

 29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

 30And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

 31The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

 32And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.


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Epistle: Acts 2:1-13

 1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

 6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

 7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

 8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

 9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

 10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

 11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

 12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

 13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.


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Verse

Alle- | luia.*
     Alle- | luia.
You send forth Your Spirit, they are cre- | ated;*
     and You renew the face of the earth. Alle- | luia.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the | faithful,*
     and kindle them in the fire of Your love. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 104:30, Liturgical text)

Gospel: John 14:23-31

 23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

 24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

 25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

 27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

 29And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

 30Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

 31But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.


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Offertory

Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us. Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, Kings will bring presents to You, Alleluia. (Psalm 68)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 48; Ps. 68; Ps. 45

 1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

 2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

 3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

 4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

 5They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

 6Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

 7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

 8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

 9We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

 10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

 11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

 12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

 13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

 14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.





 1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

 2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

 3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

 4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

 5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

 6God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

 7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

 8The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

 9Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

 10Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

 11The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

 12Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

 13Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

 14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

 15The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

 16Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

 17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

 18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

 19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

 20He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

 21But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

 22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:

 23That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

 24They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

 25The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

 26Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

 27There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

 28Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

 29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

 30Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

 31Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

 32Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

 33To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

 34Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

 35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.





 1My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

 2Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

 3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

 4And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

 5Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

 6Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

 7Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

 8All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

 9Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

 10Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

 11So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

 12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

 13The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

 14She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

 15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

 16Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

 17I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.


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First Reading: Num. 21:10-35

 10And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.

 11And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.

 12From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

 13From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

 14Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

 15And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.

 16And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

 17Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

 18The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

 19And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

 20And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.

 21And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

 22Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders.

 23And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.

 24And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

 25And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

 26For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

 27Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

 28For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

 29Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

 30We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.

 31Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

 32And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.

 33And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and og the king of bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle at edrei.

 34And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

 35So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.


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Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 104; Ps. 145

 1Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

 2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

 3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

 4Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

 5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

 6Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

 7At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

 8They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

 9Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

 10He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

 11They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

 12By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

 13He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

 14He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

 15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

 16The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

 17Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

 18The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

 19He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

 20Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

 21The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

 22The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

 23Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

 24O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

 25So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

 26There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

 27These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

 28That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

 29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

 30Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

 31The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

 32He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

 33I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

 34My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

 35Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.





 1I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

 2Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

 3Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

 4One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

 5I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

 6And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

 7They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

 8The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

 9The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

 10All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

 11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

 12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

 13Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

 14The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

 15The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

 16Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

 17The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

 18The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

 19He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

 20The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

 21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.


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Second Reading: Lk. 21:20-38

 20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

 21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

 22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

 23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

 24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

 25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;

 30When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

 31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

 32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

 33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

 34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

 37And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.

 38And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.


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