4th Sunday of Easter

Matins

✠ The Fourth Sunday of Easter ✠

APRIL 25, A. D. 2021

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Prelude and Opening Hymn

"The King of Love" by Gerhard Krapf

LSB 710 - "The Lord's My Shepherd"


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 23 (Antiphon: John 10:14-15b)
I am the good shepherd.
    I know my own and my own know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep.
The Lord is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
    He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
    He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord 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.
I am the good shepherd.
    I know my own and my own know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Office Hymn

LSB 709 - "The King Of Love My Shepherd Is"


Readings:  Acts 4:1-12; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
(after each reading)
O Lord, have mercy on us.
    Thanks be to God.

Lessons for The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Propers for Easter 4 (Series B)


Common Responsory

Sing to the Lord and bless His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day.
    Give to the Lord all glory and strength, give Him the honour due His name. Alleluia, alleluia.
Now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of them that sleep.
    Give to the Lord all glory and strength, give Him the honour due His name. Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
    Give to the Lord all glory and strength, give Him the honour due His name. Alleluia, alleluia.

Sermon:  Acts 4:1-12 - "Build on The Cornerstone"

Sermon on Acts 4:8-12 - "Build on The Cornerstone"

Sermon on Acts 4:8-12


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 is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from the dead the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

Almighty God, heavenly Father, give us grace to trust You during this time of illness and distress. In mercy put an end to the epidemic that afflicts us. Grant relief to those who suffer, and comfort all that mourn. Sustain all medical personnel in their labours, and cause Your people ever to serve You in righteousness and holiness; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Amen.

O most loving Father, You want us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing except losing You, and to lay all our cares on You, knowing that You care for us. Strengthen us in our faith in You. Grant that the fears and anxieties of this mortal life may not separate us from Your love shown to us in Jesus Christ; for we pray in His blessed name.
    Amen.

Lord, You are our God from the womb. Forsake us not when we are old and grey-headed. Look with kindness on those who are homebound, isolated or contained, especially the elderly and the fragile. Protect them from this and every illness. Turn them from their fears in this world toward Your Son in faith and hope. As you have promised to be our dear Father in Holy Baptism, so also You have joined us to Christ’s death and resurrection. Renew in Your saints the confidence that nothing can separate us from the love of God; 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 resurrected 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.

Postlude

"Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze)" by J S Bach


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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.