Christmas Sunday 1

Matins

✠ The First Sunday after Christmas ✠

DECEMBER 27, A. D. 2020

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Prelude and Opening Hymn

"Lobt Gott Ihr Christen" by Dietrich Buxtehude

LSB 381 - "Let Our Gladness Have No End"


Versicles

O Lord, open my lips,
    And my mouth will declare your praise.
Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
    Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
    and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
    is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Praise to You, O Christ. Alleluia.

Psalmody

Blessed be God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
    O come, let us worship Him.

Venite

Venite ‎‎(Psalm 95)‎‎


Blessed be God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
    O come, let us worship Him.

Psalm 111 (Antiphon: verse 9a,b):
He sent redemption to his people;
    he has commanded his covenant forever.
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
    studied by all who delight in them.
Full of splendour and majesty is his work,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
    in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy;
they are established forever and ever,
    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever.
    Holy and awesome is his name!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
    and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
    is now and will be forever. Amen.
He sent redemption to his people;
    he has commanded his covenant forever.

Prelude and Office Hymn

"Lobt Gott Ihr Christen" by J. S. Bach

LSB 389 - "Let Altogether Praise Our God"


Readings: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
(after each reading)
O Lord, have mercy on us.
    Thanks be to God.

Lessons for the 1st Sunday after Christmas


Common Responsory

Forever, O Lord, your Word is firmly set in the heavens.
Lord, I love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.
Blessed are they who hear the Word of God and keep it.
Lord, I love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Lord, I love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.


Sermon:  St. Luke 2:36-38 - "Rejoice and Tell of the Christ!"

Sermon on Luke 2:36-38 - "Rejoice and Tell of the Christ"


Te Deum

Te Deum ‎‎(short ending)‎‎


Prayers

Lord, have mercy;
    Christ, have mercy;
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine in the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


O God, our Maker and Redeemer, You wonderfully created us and in the incarnation of Your Son yet more wondrously restored our human nature. Grant that we may ever be alive in Him who made Himself to be like us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

Eternal God, we commit to Your mercy and forgiveness the year now ending and commend to Your blessing and love the times yet to come. In the new year, abide among us with Your Holy Spirit that we may always trust in the saving name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

O Lord, You promise to hear and answer our petitions. We therefore entreat You especially for our brothers and sisters in all the world who suffer from disease, loneliness, anxiety or fear of death. Let them know the comfort which only You can afford them, that they may meet their trials with courage and trust in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Amen.

O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, You have safely brought us to the beginning of this day; defend us in the same with Your mighty power and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger, but that all our doings, being ordered by Your governance, may be righteous in Your sight; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

Benedicamus and Blessing

Let us bless the Lord.
    Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
    Amen.

Closing Hymn and Postlude

LSB 938 - "In Peace And Joy I Now Depart"

"Toccata in C Major" by Johann Pachelbel


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Matins from Lutheran Service Book. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV®Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.