Epiphany 3

Matins

✠ The Third Sunday after Epiphany ✠

JANUARY 24, A. D. 2021

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Prelude and Opening Hymn

“O Jesu Christe wahres Licht” by J. S. Bach

LSB 412 - "The People that in Darkness Sat"


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 113:1–2, 4, 7-8 (Antiphon: Psalm 113:3)
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
    the name of the Lord is to be praised!
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord,
    praise the name of the Lord.
Blessèd be the name of the Lord
    from this time forth and forevermore!
The Lord is high above all nations,
    and his glory above the heavens!
He raises the poor from the dust
    and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
    with the princes of his people.
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.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
    the name of the Lord is to be praised!

Office Hymn

LSB 839 - "O Christ Our True and Only Light"


Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-35; Mark 1:14-20
(after each reading)
O Lord, have mercy on us.
    Thanks be to God.

Lessons for The Third Sunday after Epiphany

Propers for Epiphany 3


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:  Mark 1:14-20 - "The Kingdom of God Wants Followers "

Sermon on Mark 1:14-20 - "The Kingdom of God Wants Followers""

Sermon on Mark 1:14-20


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 and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
    Amen

Lord God, heavenly Father, You desire not the death of a sinner but that all would repent and believe the Gospel. In the epiphany of Your Son, Your time of salvation and Your kingdom have come near. As this world passes away, give faithfulness and urgency to Your Church to proclaim the Gospel of our God to all people;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Amen.

Eternal Lord, in view of every current distress as the present form of this world passes away, give constancy and contentment to Your people in their God-given stations. Give comfort and faithfulness to the married, and strengthen them to pass on the faith to the next generation. Show kindness also to the unmarried and assure them of the holiness of their place in life, that they would be freed from anxiety and attend to holiness in body and spirit, undividedly devoted to You;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Amen.

Almighty God, preserve our nation with its rulers. Call to repentance those who have forgotten You. Spare Justin, our prime minister; Douglas, our premier; and all who serve for the good of this people. Do not let disaster befall us, but preserve us in peace and quietness;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

    Amen

Merciful Father, turn us from every distracting anxiety and the dealings of this world that would draw our hearts away from Your blessed Gospel and its end, eternal life. Give us confidence in the resurrection and the peace of a clean conscience by the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name. Graciously behold and help those for whom we pray, especially
Joan, Anne, Milan and Eileen, Gustav, and Elizabeth; also Rachel, John, Zoltan, Oskar, Grace, and Hedwig; 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 750 - "If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee"

"Toccata in G Major" by Dietrich Buxthude


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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.