In Praise Of Savior Jesus

In Praise Of Savior Jesus

The Sermon: Luke 19:40

But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

“The Stones Cry Out”: In Praise Of Savior Jesus

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Luke 19:40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

Lenten Vespers 2014

Opening Choir Chorales (Director: Cathy Augustin)

April 2 – “He Shall Feed His Flock” (Accompanist: Ryan Augustin)

He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. [Isaiah 40:11]

Come unto Him, all ye that labor, come unto Him that are heavy laden, and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [Matthew 11:28-29]

The Opening TLH 158 : Glory be to Jesus Hymnary.org link

The Invocation

P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 Our Lenten Expression Of Repentance & Faith (Isaiah 59 & 53)

Our iniquities have separated us from our God, and our sins have hidden His face from us. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us and grant us Your peace.

The Absolution (God’s Assurance Of Forgiveness)

TLH 652 : I Lay My Sins on Jesus Hymnary.org link

I lay my sins on Jesus, The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all and frees us From the accursed load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus To wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious Till not a spot remains. 

A Reading of the Passion Story (According To The Four Evangelists)

Our Lenten Creed (Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article)

      I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true Man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil – not with gold or silver, but with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death. All this He did that I should be His own and live under Him in his kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness. Just as He is risen from death, lives and rules to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

The Pre-Sermon Hymn WS 723 : What Wondrous Love is This Hymnary.org link

The Sermon: Luke 19:40

But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

“The Stones Cry Out”: In Praise Of Savior Jesus

Our Response WS 724 : Jesus, Remember Me Hymnary.org link

The Lenten Offering

A Lenten Prayer And The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction ♫ Amen

Closing Hymn TLH 364 : How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements