Shadow of the Lord’s Supper – a sermon

Our Holy (Maundy) Thursday message continues the theme established in our Wednesday Lenten services, which was to consider how events in the Old Testament foreshadowed events in the New Testament. In this message, we considered a meal that Moses and 72 elders of Israel ate on Mt. Sinai in the

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Holy (Maundy) Thursday

The Lord be with you Maundy Thursday commemorates the events that transpired the Thursday evening before Easter. As the Jews of Jesus’ day reckoned a day from sunset to sunset, Jesus would have thought of these events as happening on Friday. However, as we reckon a day beginning at midnight,

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Reformation Last Supper

Lucas Cranach the Younger painted a picture of Jesus’ Last Supper with important figures from the Reformation Era. It is a reminder that the love and forgiveness offered by Christ in the shedding of His body and blood is for all believers throughout time. For we are all sinners in

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What is the “Holy Triduum”

The Lord be with you This coming Thursday marks the beginning of the “Holy Triduum.” “Triduum” is Latin and means “three days.” These days are reckoned from sundown to sundown. Day one is Thursday sundown to Friday sundown. Day two is Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. Day three is Saturday

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Propers for Wednesday in Holy Week

The Lord be with you If we were to have a worship service on Holy Wednesday, the following would be the appointed propers. You may notice that these readings are similar to the assigned readings for series C, Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion. Those similar readings are the long reading

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Easter Vigil Readings and Collects

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

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Holy Tuesday

Tuesday in Holy Week The Lord be with you If we were to have a worship service on Holy Tuesday, the following would be the appointed propers. It was on Tuesday that Jesus told us to love God with all our mind, heart, and strength and to love our neighbor

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Propers for Monday in Holy Week

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

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