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Collect for the Word

​​L     Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written           for our learning. Grant that we may so hear them, read, mark,               learn, and take them to heart that, by the patience and comfort of           Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed            hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our                  Lord, who lives on reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one                  God, now and forever.

​C     Amen.

Blessing

    Let us bless the Lord.
C     Thanks be to God.

    The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve you.
C     Amen.

Evening Prayer                                                                                       C     I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your          dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I              pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have                  done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into                  Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all                things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may          have no power over me.  Amen.​

Pastor Jonathan Bontke

Sermon Text:   Matthew 1:16

New Testament Canticle                                                              LSB 266
C     Christ has been raised from the dead!  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
        Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed.
        Raised from the dead, He will never die again.
        Death has no more dominion over Him.
       

        Christ has been raised from the dead!  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
        Dying, Christ dies to sin, once for all.
        Living, He lives to God.
        Count yourselves as dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus,          our Lord.

        Christ has been raised from the dead!  Alleluia.  Alleluia.​

Prayer                                                                                       LSB 265​

​​L     In peace let us pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

L     For the gift of divine peace and of pardon, with all our heart and          with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

L     For the holy Christian Church, here and scattered throughout the          world, and for the proclamation of the Gospel and the calling of            all to faith, let us pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

    For this nation, for our cities and communities, and for the                    common welfare of us all, let us pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

    For seasonable weather and for the fruitfulness of the earth, let us          pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

L     For those who labor, for those whose work is difficult or dangerous, and for all who travel, let us pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

L     For all those in need, for the hungry and homeless, for the                      widowed and orphaned, and for all those in prison, let us pray to          the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

L     For the sick and dying and for all those who care for them, let us          pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

L     For . . . [additional bids for prayer may be inserted here] . . . let            us pray to the Lord:
C     Lord, have mercy.

    Finally, for these and for all our needs of body and soul, let us              pray to the Lord:

C     Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy

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Collect of the Day

​L     Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection            we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and              saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with              the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C     Amen.

​​1 Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for ev'ry sinner slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train;
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Christ the Lord returns to reign.

2 Ev'ry eye shall now behold Him
Robed in glorious majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
Shall their true Messiah see.

3 Those dear tokens of His passion
Still His dazzling body bears,
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshipers.
With what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!

4 Yea, amen, let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
Savior, take the pow'r and glory,
Claim the kingdom as Thine own.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Thou shalt reign, and Thou alone!

Catechism

Ten Commandments                                                                 

C   You shall have no other gods.
      You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
      Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
      Honor your father and your mother.
      You shall not murder.
      You shall not commit adultery.
      You shall not steal.
      You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
      You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.
      You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant             or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to         your neighbor.


Creed                                                                                           

C     I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
            maker of heaven and earth.
        And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
            who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
            born of the virgin Mary,
            suffered under Pontius Pilate,
            was crucified, died and was buried.
            He descended into hell.
            The third day He rose again from the dead.
            He ascended into heaven
            and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
            From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
        I believe in the Holy Spirit,
            the holy Christian Church,
            the communion of saints,
            the forgiveness of sins,
            the resurrection of the body,
            and the life + everlasting. Amen.


 Lord's Prayer                                                                                        C     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.

Responsory

L     Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will              raise up for David a righteous Branch.
C     This is the name by which He will be called: The Lord          Is Our Righteousness.

    He shall reign as king and deal wisely , and shall execute            justice and righteousness in the land.
C     This is the name by which He will be called: The Lord          Is Our Righteousness.

    Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy                  Spirit.
C     This is the name by which He will be called: The Lord          Is Our Righteousness.

​Hymn #351 “Creator of the Stars of Night”​

​​1 Creator of the stars of night,
Thy people's everlasting Light:
O Christ, Redeemer, save us all
And hear Thy servants when they call.

2 Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
Should doom to death a universe,
Hast found the healing, full of grace,
To cure and save our ruined race.

3 Thou cam'st the Bridegroom of the bride,
As drew the world to eventide,
The spotless Victim all divine
Proceeding from a virgin shrine.

4 At whose dread name, majestic now,
All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
All things celestial Thee shall own,
And things terrestrial, Lord alone. A-men.

5 O Thou, whose coming is with dread
To judge the living and the dead,
Preserve us from the ancient foe
While still we dwell on earth below.

6 To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.

Amen.
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​Readings From Holy Scripture

Reading                                                     Matthew 1:16
L    
A reading from Matthew, the first chapter.

​and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.​

L     This is the Word of the Lord.
C     Thanks be to God.


​Reading……………………….………………................. Luke 3:23

​​L     A reading from Matthew, the first chapter.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.  But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."


All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:  "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us).

When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

L    This is the Word of the Lord.
C     Thanks be to God.

Hymn LSB # 336  “Lo!  He Comes with Clouds Descending”

​Opening Versicles

    This is the day which the Lord has made;
C     let us rejoice and be glad in it.

L     From the rising of the sun to its setting,
C     the name of the Lord is to be praised.

    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
C     Our God shall come; He does not keep silence.

L     Prepare the way of the Lord.
C     Make His paths straight.

L     Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness.
C     Let the earth open, that salvation may sprout forth.

    From the rising of the sun to its setting,
C     the name of the Lord is to be praised.

C     Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


st. 4

Hymn #948 All Glory Be to God Alone            LSB 948 st.4

​4.  You take the whole world's sin away;  Have mercy on us,

​     Lord, we pray.   You take the whole world's sin away;  O

​     Lord, receive our prayer this day. From God's right hand Your

     mercy send.  To all the world Your grace extend.


© 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100013976.
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Hymn #348 “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns”

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1  The King shall come when morning dawns
And light triumphant breaks,
When beauty gilds the eastern hills
And life to joy awakes.

2  Not as of old a little child,
To bear and fight and die,
But crowned with glory like the sun
That lights the morning sky.

3  Oh, brighter than the rising morn
When Christ, victorious rose
And left the lonesome place of death
Despite the rage of foes.

4  Oh, brighter than that glorious morn
Shall dawn upon our race
The day when Christ in splendor comes
And we shall see His face.

5  The King shall come when morning dawns
And light and beauty brings.
Hail, Christ the Lord! Your people pray:
Come quickly, King of kings!

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