Holy Week –Mini Series Lectionary Readings for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunrise, Day and Evening — Memorization Verses:Zechariah 9:9 Behold, your king is coming to third day in accordance with the Scriptures.you; righteous and having salvation is he, Job 19:23 I know that my Redeemer lives.humble and mounted on a donkey. 1 Cor. 15:52, 55 The dead will be raised1 Cor 11:23-32 This is my body, which is for imperishable…O death, where is your victory?you. Acts 10:42-43 And he commanded us toIsaiah 52:5 He was pierced for our preach to the people to testify that…everyonetransgressions. who believes in him receives forgiveness of1 Cor. 15:4 he was buried, he was raised on the sins through his name.
Holy week is a time of traditional worship, reflection, and celebration. Share your favorite memories.Is 53:5 Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for ourtransgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.
PALM SUNDAY He is entering Jerusalem to humble Himself even to442 All glory, laud, and honor the point of death on a cross (Phil. 2:5–11). Histo you, Redeemer, King, kingly crown will not be made of gold but of thorns,to whom the lips of children the sign of sin‘s curse. For His royal reign ismade sweet hosannas ring. displayed in bearing this curse for His people,The multitude of pilgrims saving us from our enemies by sacrificing His ownwith palms before you went; life. The sinless One takes the place of the sinner soour praise and prayer and anthems that the sinner can be freed and bear the namebefore you we present. ―Barabbas,‖ ―son of the Father‖ (Matthew 26 and 27). It is at the name of this exalted Savior, Jesus,Matthew 21:1–9 (Palm Sunday Procession) The that we bow in humble faith. With the centurionTriumphal Entry who declared, ―Truly this was the Son of God!‖ (Mt.or John 12:12–19 (Palm Sunday Procession) 27:54), we are also given to confess that JesusZechariah 9:9–12 The Coming of Zion Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil.Philippians 2:5–11 Imitating Christs Humility 2:11).Matthew 26:1—27:66 The Passion Storyor Matthew 27:11–54 Pray: Sovereign God, you have established yourPsalm 118:19-29 Open to me the gates of rule in the human heart through the servanthoodrighteousness, of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in theor Psalm 31:9-16 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I joyful procession of those who with their tonguesam in distress confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives praise him as Savior, who lives and reigns with you andThe Cross and Passion of Our Lord Are the Hour the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.of His Glory Christ humbled himself and became obedient to the―Behold, your King is coming to you . . . humble point of death – even death | on a cross. Thereforeand mounted on a donkey‖ (Zech. 9:9–12; Mt. 21:1– God also highly exalted him and gave him the name9). Our Lord rides in this humble fashion because that is above | every name. (Phil. 2:8-9)
HOLY (MAUNDY) THURSDAY comes‖ (1 Cor. 11:26). By eating His body and617 O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee, and drinking His blood, we proclaim to all the worldadore Thee, that Jesus is, indeed, our Passover Lamb (Ex.In thanksgiving bow before Thee. 12:1–14), who was sacrificed for us on Calvary.Thou with Thy body and Thy blood didst nourish In Christ, the Lord remembers us in mercy andOur weak souls that they may flourish. remembers our sin no more; He forgives us allO Lord, have mercy! our iniquity. With such love, he ―loved His ownMay Thy body, Lord, born of Mary, who were in the world,‖ and even loves us ―toThat our sins and sorrows did carry, the end‖ (John 13:1). As He washes us and feedsAnd Thy blood for us plead us in love, let us love one another, just as He hasIn all trial, fear, and need: loved us (John 13:34).O Lord, have mercy! Pray: Eternal God, in the sharing of a mealExodus 12:1–14 The Passover and the Festival your Son established a new covenant for allof Unleavened Bread people, and in the washing of feet he showed usor Exodus 24:3–11 The Covenant Confirmed the dignity of service. Grant that by the power of1 Corinthians 11:23–32 The Lords Supper your Holy Spirit these signs of our life in faithJohn 13:1–15 (34–35) Jesus Washes His may speak again to our hearts, feed our spirits,Disciples Feet; A New Commandment and refresh our bodies, through Jesus Christ,Psalm 116:12-19 What shall I return to the Lord our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns withfor all his goodness to me? you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.Let Us Love One Another, as Christ Jesus Has I give you a | new commandment,Loved Us that you love one another just as I | have loved―For as often as you eat this bread and drink the you. (John 13:34)cup, you proclaim the Lord‘s death until He
GOOD FRIDAY grief‖ (Is. 53:3), He is the righteous Servant450 O sacred Head, now wounded, who justifies many by His innocent sufferingWith grief and shame bowed down, and death. He bears our griefs and carries ourNow scornfully surrounded sorrows; He is wounded for our transgressions;With thorns, Thine only crown. He is crushed for our iniquities; He suffers ourO sacred Head, what glory, chastisement, so that ―with His stripes we areWhat bliss till now was Thine! healed‖ (Is. 53:4–5). As the Son of God, HeYet, though despised and gory, fulfills the Law for us in human flesh, and soI joy to call Thee mine. fulfills the Scriptures (John 19:7, 24). For in Christ, ―God was reconciling the whole worldIsaiah 52:13—53:12 He Was Pierced For Our to Himself, not counting their trespasses againstTransgressions them‖ (2 Cor. 5:19).2 Corinthians 5:14–21 The Ministry ofReconciliation Pray: Merciful God, your Son was lifted up onJohn 18:1—19:42 Betrayal --> Burial the cross to draw all people to himself. GrantPsalm 22 Why Have You Forsaken Me? that we who have been born out of hisor Psalm 31 Into Your Hands I Commit My wounded side may at all times find mercy inSpirit him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away one God, now and forever.the Sin of the World Look to Jesus, who for the sake of the joy thatJesus, the Lamb of God, is led to the slaughter was set before him endured the cross, disregard-of His cross as the sacrifice of atonement for the | ing its shame,sins of the world. ―Despised and rejected by and has taken his seat at the right hand of the |men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with throne of God. (Heb. 12:2
EASTER SUNRISE Cor. 15:22)). For He was faithful to His Father467 Awake, my heart, with gladness, and destroyed death on the holy tree. Jesus, theSee what today is done; Second Adam, now walks in the garden in theNow, after gloom and sadness, cool of the day and reveals Himself to theComes forth the glorious sun. daughter of Eve (John 20:1–18). The risen ChristMy Savior there was laid brings not the curse of death but the blessing ofWhere our bed must be made life, the resurrection of the body. He leads usWhen to the realms of light through the baptismal sea to new life on the otherOur spirit wings its flight. side, conquering our mortal enemies in its depths (Ex. 14:10—15:1). In this way our Lord JesusIsaiah 25:6–9 God Will Swallow Up Death wipes away the tears from all faces. For He hasForever swallowed up death forever. Let us therefore beor Exodus 14:10—15:1 Crossing the Red Sea; glad and rejoice in His salvation (Is. 25:6–9)!The Song of Moses1 Corinthians 15:1–11 The Resurrection of Pray: O God, you are the creator of the world,Christ the liberator of your people, and the wisdom ofor 1 Corinthians 15:12–25 The Resurrection of the earth. By the resurrection of your Son freethe Dead us from our fears, restore us in your image, andJohn 20:1–18 The Resurrection; Jesus Appears to ignite us with your light, through Jesus Christ,Mary Magdalene our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns withPsalm 16 You Will Not Abandon My Soul you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.Christ’s Resurrection Brings Us Life Alleluia. Let us sing to the Lord, who has |―In Adam all die.‖ For we are all participants in triumphed gloriously;the sin of Adam, who rebelled against God in the our strength and our might, who has become | ourgarden and brought the curse of death into the salvation. Alleluia. (Exod. 15:1-2)world. But ―in Christ shall all be made alive‖ (1
EASTER DAY eternally to save us from sin and Satan and the461 I know that my Redeemer lives; grave, and we can live in the sure hope of ourWhat comfort this sweet sentence gives! own bodily resurrection with Christ. ―After myHe lives, He lives, who once was dead; skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh IHe lives, my ever-living Head.! shall see God‖ (Job 19:26). Feasting on the living Christ, who is our meat and drink indeed,Job 19:23–27 Job Replies: My Redeemer we boldly say: ―O death, where is your victory?Lives O death, where is your sting? . . . But thanks be1 Corinthians 5:6–8 Unleavened Bread to God, who gives us the victory through ouror 1 Corinthians 15:51–57 Mystery and Lord Jesus Christ‖ (1 Cor. 15:54–55, 57).VictoryMark 16:1–8 The Resurrection Prayer: O God, you gave your only Son toPsalm 118:15-29 Glad Songs of salvation are suffer death on the cross for our redemption,in the tents of the righteous and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die everyChrist’s Resurrection Means That We Will day to sin, that we may live with him forever inOne Day Be Raised the joy of the resurrection, through your Son,―Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed‖ Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns(1 Cor. 5:7). By the shed blood of Christ, the with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, nowLamb of God, eternal death has passed over us. and forever.Now we pass with Christ through death into life Alleluia. Christ, our paschal lamb, | has beeneverlasting. For Christ the crucified One is sacrificed.risen! The stone has been rolled away from the Therefore, let us | keep the feast. Alleluia. (1tomb, revealing that the tomb could not hold Cor. 5:7, 8)Him (Mark 16:1–8). Now our Redeemer lives
EASTER EVENING / MONDAY with Him after He rose from the dead‖ (Acts457 Jesus Christ is risn today, Alleluia! 10:41), now preach ―forgiveness of sinsOur triumphant holy day, Alleluia! through His name‖ (Acts 10:43). By thisWho did once upon the cross, Alleluia! preaching, Jesus draws near and leads usSuffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia! home. He opens the Scriptures to us, and He opens our minds to understand ―the thingsExodus 15:1–18 The Song of Moses concerning Himself‖ (Luke 24:27). HeActs 10:34–43 Gentiles Hear the Good opens our eyes to recognize His wounds andNews to know Him ―in the breaking of the bread‖Luke 24:13–35 On the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:35).Psalm 100 His Steadfast Love EnduresForever Pray: Almighty God, you give us the joy of celebrating our Lords resurrection. GiveThe Passover Lamb Is Known in the us also the joys of life in your service, andBreaking of the Bread bring us at last to the full joy of life eternal,The celebration of Easter is a never-ending through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,feast. Therefore, let us ―sing to the Lord, for who lives and reigns with you and the HolyHe has triumphed gloriously‖ (Ex. 15:1). He Spirit, one God, now and forever.is our strength and our song because He has Alleluia. God raised up Jesus, having freed |become our salvation. ―They put Him to him from death,death by hanging Him on a tree, but God because it was impossible for him to be heldraised Him on the third day‖ (Acts 10:39). | in its power. Alleluia. (Acts 2:24)His chosen witnesses, ―who ate and drank
See you at church on Good Friday. We are resuming 4/5 for Second S. of Easter (Quasimodo Geniti): The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life Ezek. 37:1-14 The Valley of Dry Bones 1 John 5:4-10 The Testimony Concerning the Son of God John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to the Disciples; Doubting Thomas Psalm 33 The Steadfast Love of the Lord
Ezek. 37:1-14; 1 John 5:4-10; John 20:19-31; Psalm 33 6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; Psalm 33 not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And The Steadfast Love of the LORDEzekiel 37:1-14 the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the 33 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!The Valley of Dry Bones truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and the Praise befits the upright.37 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me water and the blood; and these three agree. 9 If we receive 2 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2 And he led me this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning 3 Sing to him a new song;around among them, and behold, there were very many on his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3 testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has 4 For the word of the LORD is upright,And he said to me, ―Son of man, can these bones live?‖ made him a liar, because he has not believed in the and all his work is done in faithfulness.AndI answered, ―O Lord GOD, you know.‖ 4 Then he said testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 5 He loves righteousness and justice;to me, ―Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry the earth is full of the steadfast love of theLORD.bones, hear the word of the LORD.5 Thus says the Lord John 20:19-31 6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter Jesus Appears to the Disciples and by the breath of his mouth all their host.you, and you shall live.6 And I will lay sinews upon you, 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the 7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the he puts the deeps in storehouses.skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD;know that I am the LORD.‖ ―Peace be with you.‖20 When he had said this, he showed let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad 9 For he spoke, and it came to be;prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, he commanded, and it stood firm.the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked, ―Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am 10 The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come sending you.‖ 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on he frustrates the plans of the peoples.upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no them and said to them,―Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you 11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever,breath in them.9 Then he said to me, ―Prophesy to the forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you the plans of his heart to all generations.breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.‖ 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, Jesus and Thomas the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!and breathe on these slain, that they may live.‖ 10 So I 24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin,was 13 The LORD looks down from heaven;prophesied as he commanded me, andthe breath came into not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples he sees all the children of man;them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly told him, ―We have seen the Lord.‖ But he said to them, 14 from where he sits enthroned he looks outgreat army. ―Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place on all the inhabitants of the earth,11 Then he said to me, ―Son of man, these bones are the my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into 15 he who fashions the hearts of them allwhole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‗Our bones are his side, I will never believe.‖ and observes all their deeds.dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.‘ 12 26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and 16 The king is not saved by his great army;Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from Jesus came and stood among them and said, ―Peace be with 17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the you.‖ 27 Then he said to Thomas, ―Put your finger here, and and by its great might it cannot rescue.land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the LORD, see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.‖ 28 Thomas answered on those who hope in his steadfast love,my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you him, ―My Lord and my God!‖ 29 Jesus said to him,―Have 19 that he may deliver their soul from deathshall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you you believed because you have seen me?Blessed are those and keep them alive in famine.shall know that I am theLORD; I have spoken, and I will do who have not seen and yet have believed.‖ 20 Our soul waits for the LORD;it, declares theLORD.‖ The Purpose of This Book he is our help and our shield. 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the 21 For our heart is glad in him,1 John 5:4-10 disciples, which are not written in this book;31 but these are because we trust in his holy name.4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the 22 Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,world. And this is the victory that has overcome the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his even as we hope in you.world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world name.