Second S. of Easter (Quasimodo Geniti): The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life Ezek. 37:1-14; 1 John 5:4-10; John 20:19-31; Psalm 33 — Memorization Verses:Ezek. 37:13 And you shall know that I am your finger here, and see my hands; andthe LORD, when I open your graves, and put out your hand, and place it in my side.raise you from your graves, O my people. Do not disbelieve, but believe.‖1 John 5:7 For there are three that testify: Psalm 33:22 Let your steadfast love, O8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; LORD, be upon us, even as we hope inand these three agree. you.John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, ―Put
Picture the day of the resurrection. What has God told usabout it? What do you imagine?Job 19:25-2725 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God,27 whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
…Lord, in your mercy. who serve in our armed forces. …Hear our prayer. Grant them wisdom and honor 1. Let us pray for the whole as they carry out their Church of God in Christ Jesus responsibilities... Use your prayer notes. and for all people according to 5. Heavenly King, Your Son Use a verse from the their needs. promised that He does not bible to reflect on. 2. Father of glory, remember break the bruised reed or Pray about Christ‘s Your Church throughout the quench the dimly burning wick. life-giving. world, and strengthen all Your Remember in mercy all who baptized people to be bold struggle with the darkness of P raise R epentance witnesses of our Lord‘s doubt and despair, and bring to A ppreciation resurrection... their hearts the peace of Your Y ou 3. Fount of Wisdom Son‘s resurrection victory... E veryone everlasting, look in kindness R esolve upon our Synod as we prepare to meet in convention this summer that all we undertake together may redound to Your praise and glory... 4. Ruler of all, to Your care and protection we commend all our elected officials and all
…let us pray to the Lord. table where He serves us His …Lord, have mercy. own body and blood for the 6. Forgiver of all our sin, You forgiveness of our sins. Grant have given Your Church the that we may receive this gift in Use your prayer notes. keys of the Kingdom. Help all a worthy manner so that the Use a verse from the pastors to use them faithfully, Eucharist may bring forth an bible to reflect on. that Your people‘s joy may abundance of good fruit for overflow... Your Kingdom... Pray about Christ‘s life-giving. 7. O Lord, our Healer, we 9. Everlasting One, receive commend to You all those who our thanks this day for all who P raise R epentance are in need of restoration, have fallen asleep in the faith A ppreciation whether of body, soul or spirit of Jesus Christ. Bring us to Y ou [especially remembering share with them the joys of the E veryone before You _________]. Grant feast that never ends... R esolve to them Your peace, that they 8. All these things and may bear their sufferings with whatever else You know that we patience as they await Your need, grant to us, kind Master, gracious healing... for the sake of Him who offered --OPEN PETITIONS— Himself for us, Jesus Christ, our 8. Lavish Giver of every good Lord, to whom with You and gift, Your Son has set before the Holy Spirit be glory and His people a feast of love, a honor forever and ever. Amen.
1 My song is love unknown, And His sweet praises sing; The Prince of Life they slay.My Savior‘s love to me, Resounding all the day Yet steadfast HeLove to the loveless shown Hosannas to their King. To suffring goes,That they might lovely be. Then ―Crucify!‖ That He His foesO who am I Is all their breath, From thence might free.That for my sake And for His death 6 In life no house, no homeMy Lord should take They thirst and cry. My Lord on earth might have;Frail flesh, and die? 4 Why, what hath my Lord In death no friendly tomb2 He came from His blest done? But what a stranger gave.throne What makes this rage and What my I say?Salvation to bestow; spite? Heavn was His homeBut men made strange, and He made the lame to run, But mine the tombnone He gave the blind their sight. Wherein He lay.The longed-for Christ would Sweet injuries! 7 Here might I stay and sing,know. Yet they at these No story so divine!But, oh, my friend, Themselves displease Never was love, dear King,My Friend indeed, And gainst Him rise. Never was grief like Thine.Who at my need 5 They rise and needs will This is my Friend,His life did spend! have In whose sweet praise3 Sometimes they strew His My dear Lord made away; I all my daysway, A murderer they save, Could gladly spend!
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Ezekiel 37:1-14 breath in them.9 Then he said to me, ―ProphesyThe Valley of Dry Bones to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to37 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Comebrought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and from the four winds, O breath, and breathe onset me down in the middle of the valley; it was these slain, that they may live.‖ 10 So Ifull of bones. 2 And he led me around among prophesied as he commanded me, and thethem, and behold, there were very many on the breath came into them, and they lived and stoodsurface of the valley, and behold, they were on their feet, an exceedingly great army.very dry. 3 And he said to me, ―Son of man, can 11 Then he said to me, ―Son of man, thesethese bones live?‖ AndI answered, ―O Lord bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold,GOD, you know.‖ 4 Then he said to me, they say, ‗Our bones are dried up, and our hope―Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O is lost; we are indeed cut off.‘ 12 Thereforedry bones, hear the word of the LORD.5 Thus prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lordsays the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raisewill cause breath to enter you, and you shall you from your graves, O my people. And I willlive.6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And youcause flesh to come upon you, and cover you shall know that I am the LORD, when I openwith skin, and put breath in you, and you shall your graves, and raise you from your graves, Olive, and you shall know that I am the LORD.‖ my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as you, and you shall live, and I will place you inI prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a your own land. Then you shall know that I amrattling, and the bones came together, bone to theLORD; I have spoken, and I will do it,its bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, there were declares theLORD.‖sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them,and skin had covered them. But there was no
1 John 5:4-10 God that he has borne concerning his4 For everyone who has been born of Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son ofGod overcomes the world. And this is God has the testimony in himself.the victory that has overcome the Whoever does not believe God hasworld—our faith. 5 Who is it that made him a liar, because he has notovercomes the world except the one believed in the testimony that God haswho believes that Jesus is the Son of borne concerning his Son.God?Testimony Concerning the Son ofGod6 This is he who came by water andblood—Jesus Christ; not by the wateronly but by the water and the blood.And the Spirit is the one who testifies,because the Spirit is the truth. 7 Forthere are three that testify: 8 the Spiritand the water and the blood; and thesethree agree. 9 If we receive thetestimony of men, the testimony of Godis greater, for this is the testimony of
John 20:19-31 the nails, and place my finger into the markJesus Appears to the Disciples of the nails, and place my hand into his side,19 On the evening of that day, the first day I will never believe.‖of the week, the doors being locked where 26 Eight days later, his disciples were insidethe disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus again, and Thomas was with them.came and stood among them and said to Although the doors were locked, Jesus camethem, ―Peace be with you.‖20 When he had and stood among them and said, ―Peace besaid this, he showed them his hands and his with you.‖ 27 Then he said to Thomas, ―Putside. Then the disciples were glad when your finger here, and see my hands; and putthey saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them out your hand, and place it in my side. Doagain, ―Peace be with you. As the Father has not disbelieve, but believe.‖ 28 Thomassent me, even so I am sending you.‖ 22 And answered him, ―My Lord and my God!‖ 29when he had said this, he breathed on them Jesus said to him,―Have you believedand said to them,―Receive the Holy Spirit. because you have seen me?Blessed are23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are those who have not seen and yet haveforgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness believed.‖from any, it is withheld.‖ The Purpose of This BookJesus and Thomas 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called presence of the disciples, which are notthe Twin,was not with them when Jesus written in this book;31 but these are writtencame. 25 So the other disciples told him, so that you may believe that Jesus is the―We have seen the Lord.‖ But he said to Christ, the Son of God, and that bythem, ―Unless I see in his hands the mark of believing you may have life in his name.
Psalm 33 11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever,The Steadfast Love of the LORD the plans of his heart to all generations.33 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, Praise befits the upright. the people whom he has chosen as his2 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; heritage! make melody to him with the harp of ten 13 The LORD looks down from heaven;strings! he sees all the children of man;3 Sing to him a new song; 14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. on all the inhabitants of the earth,4 For the word of the LORD is upright, 15 he who fashions the hearts of them all and all his work is done in faithfulness. and observes all their deeds.5 He loves righteousness and justice; 16 The king is not saved by his great army; the earth is full of the steadfast love of a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.theLORD. 17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were and by its great might it cannot rescue.made, 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who and by the breath of his mouth all their host. fear him,7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; on those who hope in his steadfast love, he puts the deeps in storehouses. 19 that he may deliver their soul from death8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; and keep them alive in famine. let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe 20 Our soul waits for the LORD;of him! he is our help and our shield.9 For he spoke, and it came to be; 21 For our heart is glad in him, he commanded, and it stood firm. because we trust in his holy name.10 The LORD brings the counsel of the nations 22 Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,to nothing; even as we hope in you. he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Quasimodo Geniti)Ezekiel 37:1–141 John 5:4–10John 20:19–31The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life―For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood‖ (1 John 5:7).These three point to Christ and flow from Christ. Jesus shows His disciples His hands side,from which blood and water flowed, saying ―Peace be with you.‖ He presents the woundswhich turn our fear to gladness and which restore us to the Father. Jesus breathes on Hisdisciples and says, ―Receive the Holy Spirit‖ (John 20:23). His breath, His words are Spiritand life. They raise up our dry, dead bones and give us new and everlasting life (Ezek.37:1–14). Christ now gives His ministers to speak His forgiving, Spirit-filled words to thepenitent in His stead. Our Lord continues to come to His people, presenting His wounds tous in the Sacraments of water and blood. He bids us to touch His side at His table, toreceive His risen body and blood in true faith, that believing we may have life in His name.
1 Wounded for me, wounded for me, Now evermore from death‘s sting I There on the cross He was wounded am free, for me; All because Jesus has risen for me. Gone my transgressions, and now I am free, 4 Living for me, living for me, All because Jesus was wounded for Up in the skies He is living for me; me. Daily He‘s pleading and praying for me, 2 Dying for me, dying for me, All because Jesus is living for me. There on the cross He was dying for me; 5 Coming for me, coming for me, Now in His death my redemption I One day to earth He is coming for see, me; All because Jesus was dying for me. Then with what joy His dear face I shall see, 3 Risen for me, risen for me, O how I praise Him-—He‘s coming Up from the grave He has risen for for me! me;
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (Misericordias Domini) The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep Ezekiel 34:11–16 The Lord God Will Seek Them Out 1 Peter 2:21–25 Submission to Authority John 10:11–16 I Am the Good Shepherd Psalm 23 The Lord is My Shepherd
Ezekiel 34:11–16; 1 Peter 2:21–25; listen to my voice. So there will be oneJohn 10:11–16; Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:21-25 21 For to this you have flock, one shepherd. been called, because Christ also sufferedEzekiel 34:11-16 for you, leaving you an example, so that Psalm 23The Lord GOD Will Seek Them Out you might follow in his steps.22 He The LORD Is My Shepherd11 ―For thus says the Lord GOD: committed no sin, neither was deceit A Psalm of David.Behold, I, I myself will search for my found in his mouth.23 When he was 23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shallsheep and will seek them out. 12 As a reviled, he did not revile in return; when not want.shepherd seeks out his flock when he is he suffered, he did not threaten, but 2 He makes me lie down in greenamong his sheep that have been continued entrusting himself to him who pastures.scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, judges justly. 24 He himself bore our He leads me beside still waters.and I will rescue them from all places sins in his body on the tree, that we 3 He restores my soul.where they have been scattered on a day might die to sin and live to He leads me in paths of righteousnessof clouds and thick darkness.13 And I righteousness. By his wounds you have for his names sake.will bring them out from the peoples and been healed. 25 For you were straying 4 Even though I walk through the valleygather them from the countries, and will like sheep, but have now returned to the of the shadow of death,bring them into their own land. And I Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. I will fear no evil,will feed them on the mountains of for you are with me;Israel, by the ravines, and in all the John 10:11-16 11 I am the good your rod and your staff,inhabited places of the country. 14 I will shepherd. The good shepherd lays down they comfort me.feed them with good pasture, and on the his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a 5 You prepare a table before memountain heights of Israel shall be their hired hand and not a shepherd, who does in the presence of my enemies;grazing land. There they shall lie down not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming you anoint my head with oil;in good grazing land, and on rich pasture and leaves the sheep and flees, and the my cup overflows.they shall feed on the mountains of wolf snatches them and scatters them.13 6 Surely goodness and mercy shallIsrael. 15 I myself will be the shepherd He flees because he is a hired hand and follow meof my sheep, and I myself will make cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the all the days of my life,them lie down, declares the Lord GOD. good shepherd. I know my own and my and I shall dwell in the house of the16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring own know me, 15 just as the Father LORDback the strayed, and I will bind up the knows me and I know the Father; and I forever.injured, and I will strengthen the weak, lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And Iand the fat and the strong I will destroy. have other sheep that are not of this fold.