Lent 1 Sunday

Matins

✠ The First Sunday in Lent ✠

FEBRUARY 21, A. D. 2021

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Prelude and Opening Hymn

“Ein feste Burg” by Dietrich Buxtehude

LSB 875 - "Father We Praise Thee"


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, Lamb of our salvation.

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 91:9–13 (Antiphon: Psalm 91:15–16)
When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honour him.
With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
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.
When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honour him

Office Hymn

LSB 656 - "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"


Readings: Genesis 22:1-18; James 1:12-19; Mark 1:9-15
(after each reading)
O Lord, have mercy on us.
    Thanks be to God.

Lessons for The First Sunday in Lent

Propers for the 1st Sunday in Lent


Responsory for Lent

We have an advocate with the Father; Jesus is the propitiation for our sins.
He was delivered up to death;
He was delivered for the sins of the people.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven and whose sin is put away.
He was delivered up to death;
He was delivered for the sins of the people.
We have an advocate with the Father; Jesus is the propitiation for our sins.
He was delivered up to death;
He was delivered for the sins of the people.

Sermon:  Genesis 22:1-18 - "To Have Abraham's God"

Sermon on Genesis 22:1-18 - "To Have the God of Abraham"

Sermon on Genesis 22:1-18


Benedictus (the Te Deum is omitted for  Lent)

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;
    for He has visited, and redeemed His people
and has raised up a horn of salvation for us
    in the house of His servant David,
as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,
    who have been since the world began;
that we should be saved from our enemies
    and from the hand of all that hate us;
to perform the mercy promised to our fathers
    and to remember His holy covenant,
the oath that He swore to our forefather Abraham
    to grant us that we,
being delivered out of the hand of our enemies,
    might serve Him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before Him
    all the days of our life.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
    for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways;
to give knowledge of salvation to His people
    in the forgiveness of their sins,
through the tender mercy of our God;
    when the days shall dawn upon us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death,
    to guide our feet into the way of peace.
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.

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.


O Lord God, you led your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of your Church that, following our Saviour, we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

Heavenly Father, as we enter this Lenten season of repentance and renewed devotion, we pray that You would remember us according to Your steadfast love and goodness in Christ and instruct and lead us by Your Spirit in Your ways so that we may repent and believe the Gospel
; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Amen.

Lord God, You placed the wood of the cross on the back of Your only begotten Son, that as the promised offspring of Abraham He might possess the gates of hell. Bless, we pray, His Church and all those called to preach and teach within her with the certainty that those gates cannot prevail against them, that in faith they may boldly trample every power of the enemy underfoot; 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 Your beloved Son.
We pray, bestow Your abundant blessings upon Joan, Anne, Milan and Eileen, Gustav, and Marion; also Rachel, John, Zoltan, Oskar, Grace, Hedwig and the family of Elizabeth Reidl; through the same 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 418 - "O Lord, throughout These Forty Days"

"Trio Sonata No.2, 2nd Movement" 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.