The Lord be with you A full Easter Vigil service, in the current material provided for Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod congregations, has twelve readings. At first glance, one might believe that these choices are fixed. They are not. They have been drawn from a larger tradition that provides reading
The Lord be with you There are, actually, appointed “propers” for each day during Holy Week. “Propers” are elements that change from week to week or season to season in an historic liturgical worship service. They include (but are not limited to) the Scripture lessons, Introit, Collect (prayer of the
The Lord be with you We all know what happened on Palm Sunday. We also know that Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper the evening of Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday we know he was crucified, that on Holy Saturday he lay in the grave and that he rose back to
The Lord be with you Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. The final two weeks are the two week prior to Easter. These two weeks have been called Passiontide and the Sunday’s called the First and Second Sunday of the Passion. The Second Sunday of the Passion has also been called
The Lord be with you Tomorrow, March 25, is Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion this year. Every year, March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord. I cannot imagine any Christian Church actually opting to celebrate this Feast instead of the beginning of Holy Week. I know
The Lord be with you The most recent issue of Concordia Theological Quarterly (a journal I get) was uniformly good (that is, I was interested in all the articles). Arthur Just, one of the professors I had back when we were both younger, wrote an excellent article on “Luther’s Hermeneutic
Lenten Blessings, Well once again the weather is not cooperating. Like our local schools and many businesses, our office is closed today and we will be canceling our Wednesday soup supper and worship service this evening. Below is the message that would have been preached, along with the scripture lessons.