June 5th, 2017

Whit-Monday


Collect (LSB)

O God, who gave Your Holy Spirit to the apostles, grant us that same Spirit that we may live in faith and abide in peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Isaiah 57:15-21



    15For thus says the (A)high and exalted One
         Who (B)lives forever, whose name is Holy,
         "I (C)dwell on a high and holy place,
         And also with the (D)contrite and lowly of spirit
         In order to (E)revive the spirit of the lowly
         And to revive the heart of the contrite.
    16"For I will (F)not contend forever,
         (G)Nor will I always be angry;
         For the spirit would grow faint before Me,
         And the (H)breath of those whom I have made.
    17"Because of the iniquity of his (I)unjust gain I was angry and struck him;
         I hid My face and was angry,
         And he went on (J)turning away, in the way of his heart.
    18"I have seen his ways, but I will (K)heal him;
         I will (L)lead him and (M)restore comfort to him and to his mourners,
    19Creating the (N)praise of the lips
         (O)Peace, peace to him who is (P)far and to him who is near,"
         Says the LORD, "and I will heal him."
    20But the (Q)wicked are like the tossing sea,
         For it cannot be quiet,
         And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
    21"(R)There is no peace," says (S)my God, "for the wicked."

Cross references:Isaiah 57:15 : Is 52:13 Isaiah 57:15 : Deut 33:27; Is 40:28 Isaiah 57:15 : Is 33:5; 66:1 Isaiah 57:15 : Ps 34:18; 51:17; Is 66:2 Isaiah 57:15 : Ps 147:3; Is 61:1-3 Isaiah 57:16 : Gen 6:3 Isaiah 57:16 : Ps 85:5; 103:9; Mic 7:18 Isaiah 57:16 : Is 42:5 Isaiah 57:17 : Is 2:7; 56:11; Jer 6:13 Isaiah 57:17 : Is 1:4; Jer 3:14, 22 Isaiah 57:18 : Is 19:22; 30:26; 53:5 Isaiah 57:18 : Is 52:12 Isaiah 57:18 : Is 61:1-3 Isaiah 57:19 : Is 6:7; 51:16; 59:21; Heb 13:15 Isaiah 57:19 : Is 26:12; 32:17 Isaiah 57:19 : Acts 2:39; Eph 2:17 Isaiah 57:20 : Job 18:5-14; Is 3:9, 11 Isaiah 57:21 : Is 48:22; 59:8 Isaiah 57:21 : Is 49:4


Old Testament: Isaiah 32:14-20



    14Because (A)the palace has been abandoned, the populated (B)city forsaken
         Hill and watch-tower have become (C)caves forever,
         A delight for (D)wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks;
    15Until the (E)Spirit is poured out upon us from on high,
         And the wilderness becomes a (F)fertile field,
         And the fertile field is considered as a forest.
    16Then (G)justice will dwell in the wilderness
         And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.
    17And the (H)work of righteousness will be peace,
         And the service of righteousness, (I)quietness and confidence forever.
    18Then my people will live in a (J)peaceful habitation,
         And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed (K)resting places;
    19And it will (L)hail when the (M)forest comes down,
         And (N)the city will be utterly laid low.
    20How (O)blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters,
         Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.

Cross references:Isaiah 32:14 : Is 13:22; 25:2; 34:13 Isaiah 32:14 : Is 6:11; 22:2; 24:10, 12 Isaiah 32:14 : Is 13:21; 34:13 Isaiah 32:14 : Ps 104:11; Jer 14:6 Isaiah 32:15 : Is 11:2; 44:3; 59:21; Ezek 39:29; Joel 2:28 Isaiah 32:15 : Ps 107:35; Is 29:17; 35:1, 2 Isaiah 32:16 : Is 33:5; Zech 8:3 Isaiah 32:17 : Ps 72:2, 3; 85:8; 119:165; Is 2:4; Rom 14:17; James 3:18 Isaiah 32:17 : Is 30:15 Isaiah 32:18 : Is 26:3, 12 Isaiah 32:18 : Is 11:10; 14:3; 30:15; Hos 2:18-23; Zech 2:5; 3:10 Isaiah 32:19 : Is 28:2, 17; 30:30 Isaiah 32:19 : Is 10:18, 19, 34 Isaiah 32:19 : Is 24:10, 12; 26:5; 27:10; 29:4 Isaiah 32:20 : Eccl 11:1; Is 30:23, 24


Epistle: Acts 10:42-48


 42"And He (A)ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to (B)testify that this is the One who has been (C)appointed by God as (D)Judge of the living and the dead.

 43"Of Him (E)all the prophets bear witness that through (F)His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins."

 44While Peter was still speaking these words, (G)the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message.

 45(H)All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been (I)poured out on the Gentiles also.

 46For they were hearing them (J)speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered,

 47"(K)Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who (L)have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"

 48And he (M)ordered them to be baptized (N)in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Cross references:Acts 10:42 : Acts 1:2 Acts 10:42 : Luke 16:28 Acts 10:42 : Luke 22:22 Acts 10:42 : John 5:22, 27; Acts 17:31; 2 Tim 4:1; 1 Pet 4:5 Acts 10:43 : Acts 3:18 Acts 10:43 : Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; 4:12 Acts 10:44 : Acts 11:15; 15:8 Acts 10:45 : Acts 10:23 Acts 10:45 : Acts 2:33, 38 Acts 10:46 : Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4; 19:6 Acts 10:47 : Acts 8:36 Acts 10:47 : Acts 2:4; 10:44; 11:17; 15:8 Acts 10:48 : 1 Cor 1:14-17 Acts 10:48 : Acts 2:38; 8:16; 19:5


Gospel: John 3:16-21


 16"For God so (A)loved the world, that He (B)gave His (C)only begotten Son, that whoever (D)believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

 17"For God (E)did not send the Son into the world (F)to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

 18"(G)He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of (H)the only begotten Son of God.

 19"This is the judgment, that (I)the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for (J)their deeds were evil.

 20"(K)For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

 21"But he who (L)practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."

Cross references:John 3:16 : Rom 5:8; Eph 2:4; 2 Thess 2:16; 1 John 4:10; Rev 1:5 John 3:16 : Rom 8:32; 1 John 4:9 John 3:16 : John 1:18; 3:18; 1 John 4:9 John 3:16 : John 3:36; 6:40; 11:25 John 3:17 : John 3:34; 5:36, 38; 6:29, 38, 57; 7:29; 8:42; 10:36; 11:42; 17:3, 8, 18, 21, 23, 25; 20:21 John 3:17 : Luke 19:10; John 8:15; 12:47; 1 John 4:14 John 3:18 : Mark 16:16; John 5:24 John 3:18 : John 1:18; 1 John 4:9 John 3:19 : John 1:4; 8:12; 9:5; 12:46 John 3:19 : John 7:7 John 3:20 : John 3:20, 21; Eph 5:11, 13 John 3:21 : 1 John 1:6


Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 90


God's Eternity and Man's Transitoriness.

A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.

BOOK 4

    1Lord, You have been our [a](A)dwelling place in all generations.
    2Before (B)the mountains were born
         Or You (C)gave birth to the earth and the world,
         Even (D)from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
    3You (E)turn man back into dust
         And say, "Return, O children of men."
    4For (F)a thousand years in Your sight
         Are like (G)yesterday when it passes by,
         Or as a (H)watch in the night.
    5You (I)have swept them away like a flood, they (J)fall asleep;
         In the morning they are like (K)grass which sprouts anew.
    6In the morning it (L)flourishes and sprouts anew;
         Toward evening it (M)fades and (N)withers away.
    7For we have been (O)consumed by Your anger
         And by Your wrath we have been dismayed.
    8You have (P)placed our iniquities before You,
         Our (Q)secret sins in the light of Your presence.
    9For (R)all our days have declined in Your fury;
         We have finished our years like a sigh.
    10As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
         Or if due to strength, (S)eighty years,
         Yet their pride is but (T)labor and sorrow;
         For soon it is gone and we (U)fly away.
    11Who understands the (V)power of Your anger
         And Your fury, according to the (W)fear that is due You?
    12So (X)teach us to number our days,
         That we may (Y)present to You a heart of wisdom.
    13Do (Z)return, O LORD; (AA)how long will it be?
         And be (AB)sorry for Your servants.
    14O (AC)satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness,
         That we may (AD)sing for joy and be glad all our days.
    15(AE)Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us,
         And the (AF)years we have seen [b]evil.
    16Let Your (AG)work appear to Your servants
         And Your (AH)majesty to their children.
    17Let the (AI)favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
         And [c](AJ)confirm for us the work of our hands;
         Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

Footnotes:Psalm 90:1 Or hiding place; some ancient mss read place of refuge Psalm 90:15 Or trouble Psalm 90:17 Or give permanence to
Cross references:Psalm 90:1 : Deut 33:27; Ps 71:3; 91:1; Ezek 11:16 Psalm 90:2 : Job 15:7; Prov 8:25 Psalm 90:2 : Gen 1:1; Ps 102:25; 104:5 Psalm 90:2 : Ps 93:2; 102:24,27; Jer 10:10 Psalm 90:3 : Gen 3:19; Job 34:14, 15; Ps 104:29 Psalm 90:4 : 2 Pet 3:8 Psalm 90:4 : Ps 39:5 Psalm 90:4 : Ex 14:24; Judg 7:19 Psalm 90:5 : Job 22:16; 27:20 Psalm 90:5 : Job 14:12; 20:8; Ps 76:5 Psalm 90:5 : Ps 103:15; Is 40:6 Psalm 90:6 : Job 14:2 Psalm 90:6 : Ps 92:7; Matt 6:30 Psalm 90:6 : James 1:11 Psalm 90:7 : Ps 39:11 Psalm 90:8 : Ps 50:21; Jer 16:17 Psalm 90:8 : Ps 19:12; Eccl 12:14 Psalm 90:9 : Ps 78:33 Psalm 90:10 : 2 Kin 19:35 Psalm 90:10 : Eccl 12:2-7; Jer 20:18 Psalm 90:10 : Job 20:8; Ps 78:39 Psalm 90:11 : Ps 76:7 Psalm 90:11 : Neh 5:9 Psalm 90:12 : Deut 32:29; Ps 39:4 Psalm 90:12 : Prov 2:1-6 Psalm 90:13 : Ps 6:4; 80:14 Psalm 90:13 : Ps 6:3; 74:10 Psalm 90:13 : Ex 32:12; Deut 32:36; Ps 106:45; 135:14; Amos 7:3, 6; Jon 3:9 Psalm 90:14 : Ps 36:8; 65:4; 103:5; Jer 31:14 Psalm 90:14 : Ps 31:7; 85:6 Psalm 90:15 : Ps 86:4 Psalm 90:15 : Deut 2:14-16; Ps 31:10 Psalm 90:16 : Deut 32:4; Ps 44:1; 77:12; 92:4; Hab 3:2 Psalm 90:16 : 1 Kin 8:11; Is 6:3 Psalm 90:17 : Ps 27:4 Psalm 90:17 : Ps 37:23; Is 26:12; 1 Cor 3:7


First Reading: Num. 22:1-20


Balak Sends for Balaam
 1(A)Then the sons of Israel journeyed, and camped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan opposite Jericho.

 2Now (B)Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

 3(C)So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.

 4Moab said to the elders of (D)Midian, "Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.

 5So he sent messengers to (E)Balaam the son of Beor, at (F)Pethor, which is near the [a]River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me.

 6"(G)Now, therefore, please come, (H)curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."

 7So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for (I)divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak's words to him.

 8He said to them, "Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the LORD may speak to me." And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam.

 9Then (J)God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?"

 10Balaam said to God, "Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent word to me,

 11'Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.'"

 12God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them; (K)you shall not curse the people, for they (L)are blessed."

 13So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak's leaders, "Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you."

 14The leaders of Moab arose and went to Balak and said, "Balaam refused to come with us."

 15Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former.

 16They came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me;

 17for I will indeed honor you richly, and I will do whatever you say to me. (M)Please come then, curse this people for me.'"

 18Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "(N)Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the LORD my God.

 19"Now please, you also stay here tonight, and I will find out what else the LORD will speak to me."

 20God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them; but (O)only the word which I speak to you shall you do."

Footnotes:Numbers 22:5 I.e. Euphrates
Cross references:Numbers 22:1 : Num 33:48, 49 Numbers 22:2 : Judg 11:25 Numbers 22:3 : Ex 15:15 Numbers 22:4 : Num 25:15-18; 31:1-3 Numbers 22:5 : Josh 24:9; 2 Pet 2:15; Jude 11 Numbers 22:5 : Deut 23:4 Numbers 22:6 : Num 22:17; 23:7, 8 Numbers 22:6 : Num 22:12; 24:9 Numbers 22:7 : Num 23:23; 24:1; Josh 13:22 Numbers 22:9 : Gen 20:3 Numbers 22:12 : Num 23:8; 24:9 Numbers 22:12 : Gen 12:2; 22:17 Numbers 22:17 : Num 22:6 Numbers 22:18 : Num 22:38; 24:13; 1 Kin 22:14; 2 Chr 18:13 Numbers 22:20 : Num 22:35; 23:5, 12, 16, 26; 24:13


Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 19


The Works and the Word of God.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

    1The (A)heavens are telling of the glory of God;
         And their (B)expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
    2Day to (C)day pours forth speech,
         And (D)night to night reveals knowledge.
    3There is no speech, nor are there words;
         Their voice is not heard.
    4Their [a](E)line has gone out through all the earth,
         And their utterances to the end of the world
         In them He has (F)placed a tent for the sun,
    5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
         It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
    6Its (G)rising is from one end of the heavens,
         And its circuit to the other end of them;
         And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
    7(H)The law of the LORD is [b](I)perfect, (J)restoring the soul;
         The testimony of the LORD is (K)sure, making (L)wise the simple.
    8The precepts of the LORD are (M)right, (N)rejoicing the heart;
         The commandment of the LORD is (O)pure, (P)enlightening the eyes.
    9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
         The judgments of the LORD are (Q)true; they are (R)righteous altogether.
    10They are more desirable than (S)gold, yes, than much fine gold;
         (T)Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
    11Moreover, by them (U)Your servant is warned;
         In keeping them there is great (V)reward.
    12Who can (W)discern his errors? (X)Acquit me of (Y)hidden faults.
    13Also keep back Your servant (Z)from presumptuous sins;
         Let them not (AA)rule over me;
         Then I will be [c](AB)blameless,
         And I shall be acquitted of (AC)great transgression.
    14Let the words of my mouth and (AD)the meditation of my heart
         Be acceptable in Your sight,
         O LORD, (AE)my rock and my (AF)Redeemer.

Footnotes:Psalm 19:4 Another reading is sound Psalm 19:7 I e blameless Psalm 19:13 Lit complete
Cross references:Psalm 19:1 : Ps 8:1; 50:6; Rom 1:19, 20 Psalm 19:1 : Gen 1:6, 7 Psalm 19:2 : Ps 74:16 Psalm 19:2 : Ps 139:12 Psalm 19:4 : Rom 10:18 Psalm 19:4 : Ps 104:2 Psalm 19:6 : Ps 113:3; Eccl 1:5 Psalm 19:7 : Ps 111:7 Psalm 19:7 : Ps 119:160 Psalm 19:7 : Ps 23:3 Psalm 19:7 : Ps 93:5 Psalm 19:7 : Ps 119:98-100 Psalm 19:8 : Ps 119:128 Psalm 19:8 : Ps 119:14 Psalm 19:8 : Ps 12:6 Psalm 19:8 : Ps 36:9 Psalm 19:9 : Ps 119:142 Psalm 19:9 : Ps 119:138 Psalm 19:10 : Ps 119:72, 127 Psalm 19:10 : Ps 119:103 Psalm 19:11 : Ps 17:4 Psalm 19:11 : Ps 24:5, 6; Prov 29:18 Psalm 19:12 : Ps 40:12; 139:6 Psalm 19:12 : Ps 51:1, 2 Psalm 19:12 : Ps 90:8; 139:23, 24 Psalm 19:13 : Num 15:30 Psalm 19:13 : Ps 119:133 Psalm 19:13 : Ps 18:32 Psalm 19:13 : Ps 25:11 Psalm 19:14 : Ps 104:34 Psalm 19:14 : Ps 18:2 Psalm 19:14 : Ps 31:5; Is 47:4


Second Reading: Lk. 22:1-23


Preparing the Passover
 1(A)Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the (B)Passover, was approaching.

 2The chief priests and the scribes (C)were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

 3(D)And (E)Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve.

 4And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and (F)officers how he might betray Him to them.

 5They were glad and agreed to give him money.

 6So he consented, and began seeking a good opportunity to betray Him to them apart from the crowd.

 7(G)Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which (H)the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.

 8And Jesus sent (I)Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it."

 9They said to Him, "Where do You want us to prepare it?"

 10And He said to them, "When you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters.

 11"And you shall say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?"'

 12"And he will show you a large, furnished upper room; prepare it there."

 13And they left and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.

The Lord's Supper
 14(J)When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and (K)the apostles with Him.

 15And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;

 16for I say to you, I shall never again eat it (L)until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."

 17(M)And when He had taken a cup and (N)given thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves;

 18for (O)I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes."

 19And when He had taken some bread and (P)given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

 20And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is (Q)poured out for you is the (R)new covenant in My blood.

 21"(S)But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table.

 22"For indeed, the Son of Man is going (T)as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"

 23And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing.

Cross references:Luke 22:1 : Matt 26:2-5; Mark 14:1, 2; Ex 12:1-27 Luke 22:1 : John 11:55; 13:1 Luke 22:2 : Matt 12:14 Luke 22:3 : Matt 26:14-16; Mark 14:10, 11 Luke 22:3 : Matt 4:10; John 13:2, 27 Luke 22:4 : 1 Chr 9:11; Neh 11:11; Luke 22:52; Acts 4:1; 5:24, 26 Luke 22:7 : Matt 26:17-19; Mark 14:12-16 Luke 22:7 : Mark 14:12 Luke 22:8 : Acts 3:1, 11; 4:13, 19; 8:14; Gal 2:9 Luke 22:14 : Matt 26:20; Mark 14:17 Luke 22:14 : Mark 6:30 Luke 22:16 : Luke 14:15; 22:18, 30; Rev 19:9 Luke 22:17 : Matt 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; 1 Cor 11:23-25; 1 Cor 10:16 Luke 22:17 : Matt 14:19 Luke 22:18 : Matt 26:29; Mark 14:25 Luke 22:19 : Matt 14:19 Luke 22:20 : Matt 26:28; Mark 14:24 Luke 22:20 : Ex 24:8; Jer 31:31; 1 Cor 11:25; 2 Cor 3:6; Heb 8:8, 13; 9:15 Luke 22:21 : Matt 26:21-24; Mark 14:18-21; Ps 41:9; John 13:18, 21, 22, 26 Luke 22:22 : Acts 2:23; 4:28; 10:42; 17:31


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