Christmas Sunday 2

Matins


✠ The Second Sunday after Christmas ✠

JANUARY 3, A. D. 2021

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Prelude and Opening Hymn

"Christum wir sollen loben schon" by J. S. Bach

TLH 104 - "Now Praise We Christ The Holy One"


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 147:1, 5, 11-12; Antiphon: John 1:14:
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
    glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God;
    for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
    his understanding is beyond measure.
But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
    in those who hope in his steadfast love.
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, O Zion!
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.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
    glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth

Office Hymn

LSB 410 - "Within The Father's House"


Readings: 1 Kings 3:4-15; Ephesians 1:3-14; Luke 2:40-52
(after each reading)
O Lord, have mercy on us.
    Thanks be to God.

Lessons for the 2nd Sunday after Christmas

Propers for Christmas 2


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 2:40-52 - "Wisdom, Strength, Stature, Favour"

Sermon on Luke 2:40-52 - "Wisdom, Strength, Stature, Favour"

Sermon Luke 2:40-52


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.


Almighty God, You have poured into our hearts the true Light of Your incarnate Word. Grant that this Light may shine forth in our lives; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

Faithful God, whose mercies are new to us every morning, we humbly pray that You look upon us in mercy and renew us by Your Holy Spirit; keep safe our going out and coming in and let Your blessing remain with us through this day; preserve us in Your righteousness and grant us a portion in that eternal life which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
    Amen.

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon ourselves the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility, that in the last day, when He shall come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to life immortal; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Amen.

O God of grace and mercy, we give thanks for Your loving-kindness shown to Elizabeth Pretli and to all Your servants who, having finished their course in faith, now rest from their labours. Grant that we also may be faithful unto death and receive the crown of eternal life; 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 385 - "From East To West"

Organ Concerto No. 4 by George Frideric Handel


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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.