PENTECOST SUNDAY          May 31, 2020

ORDER OF SERVICE: Prayer and Preaching, p. 260

THE HYMNS: 392, 650, 496

THE SERMON TEXT: Acts 2:1-21

 

OPENING HYMN: “God Loves Me Dearly” (LSB 392)

 

God loves me dearly, Grants me salvation,

God loves me dearly, Loves even me.

Therefore I’ll say again: God loves me dearly,

God loves me dearly, Loves even me.

 

I was in slav’ry, Sin, death, and darkness;

God’s love was working to make me free.

Therefore I’ll say again: God loves me dearly,

God loves me dearly, Loves even me.

 

He sent forth Jesus, My dear Redeemer,

He sent forth Jesus and set me free.

Therefore I’ll say again: God loves me dearly,

God loves me dearly, Loves even me.

 

Jesus, my Savior, Himself did offer;

Jesus, my Savior, paid all I owed.

Therefore I’ll say again: God loves me dearly,

God loves me dearly, Loves even me.

 

Now I will praise You, O Love Eternal;

Now I will praise You all my life long.

Therefore I’ll say again: God loves me dearly,

God loves me dearly, Loves even me.

 

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OPENING VERSICLES

 

P: This is the day which the Lord has made;

C: let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

P: From the rising of the sun to its setting,

C: the name of the Lord is to be praised.

 

P: Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere;

C: I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

 

P: Make me to know Your ways, O Lord.

C: Teach me Your paths.

 

P: Sanctify us in Your truth.

C: Your Word is truth.

 

P: From the rising of the sun to its setting,

C: the name of the Lord is to be praised.

 

C: 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.

 

OLD TESTAMENT CANTICLE (Sung) LSB p. 261

 

The Lord God is my strength and my song,

And He has become my salvation.

With joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation,

And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name,

Make known His deeds among the peoples,

Proclaim that His name is exalted.”

 

The Lord God is my strength and my song,

And He has become my salvation.

Sing praises to the Lord, for He has done gloriously;

Let this be made known in all the earth.

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitants of Zion,

For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

 

The Lord God is my strength and my song,

And He has become my salvation.

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 Lord God is my strength and my song,

And He has become my salvation.

 

BOOK OF CONCORD: Large Catechism, Second Petition: Thy Kingdom Come[SA1] [D2] 

 

The reason [the Lord] has given His Holy Spirit is to bring these things home to us by His holy Word and to illumine and strengthen us in the faith by His power."

 

We pray that this may happen with us. We pray that His name may be so praised through God's holy Word and a Christian life that we who have accepted it may abide and daily grow in it, and that it may gain approval among other people. We pray that it may go forth with power throughout the world. We pray that many may find entrance into the kingdom of grace, be made partakers of redemption, and be led to it by the Holy Spirit, so that we may all together remain forever in the one kingdom now begun.

 

God's kingdom comes to us in two ways: (a) here in time through the Word and faith; and (b) in eternity forever through revelation. We pray for both these things. We pray that the kingdom may come to those who are not yet in it, and to us who have received it, both now and hereafter in eternal life. All this is nothing other than saying, "Dear Father, we pray, give us first Your Word, so that the Gospel may be preached properly throughout the world. Second, may the Gospel be received in faith and work and live in us, so that through the Word and the Holy Spirit's power, Your kingdom may triumph among us and the devil's kingdom be put down and have no power over us."

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Numbers 11:24-30

 

24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. And he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. And as soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied. But they did not continue doing it.

 

26 Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27 And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” 29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” 30 And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

 

P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God

 

SECOND READING: Acts 2:1-21

 

1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

 

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

 

17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants

    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

 

P: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God

 

HOLY GOSPEL: John 7:37-39

 

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

 

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

RESPONSORY

 

P:  Forever, O Lord, Your Word is firmly set in the heavens.

C:  Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

 

P:  Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.

C:  Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

 

P:  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

C:  Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

 

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CATECHISM

 

Ten Commandments

            You shall have no other gods.

            You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

            Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

            Honor your father and your mother.

            You shall not murder.

            You shall not commit adultery.

            You shall not steal.

            You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

            You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

            You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant,

                        his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

[Sit]

 

HYMN:  Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling” (LSB p. 650)

 

Holy Spirit, ever dwelling in the holiest realms of light;

Holy Spirit, ever brooding o’er a world of gloom and night;

Holy Spirit, ever raising those of earth to thrones on high;

Living, life imparting Spirit, You we praise and magnify.

 

Holy Spirit, ever living as the Church’s very life;

Holy Spirit, ever striving through us in a ceaseless strife;

Holy Spirit, ever forming in the Church the mind of Christ:

You we praise with endless worship for Your gifts and fruits unpriced.

 

Holy Spirit, ever working through the Church’s ministry;

Quick’ning, strength’ning, and absolving, setting captive sinners free;

Holy Spirit, ever binding age to age and soul to soul

In communion never ending, You we worship and extol.

 

SERMON

 

 [Stand]          

 

Apostles’ Creed

 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

      maker of heaven and earth.

 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

      born of the Virgin Mary,

      suffered under Pontius Pilate,

      was crucified, died and was buried.

      He descended into hell.

      The third day He rose again from the dead.

      He ascended into heaven

      and sits and the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

      From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

      the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints,

      the forgiveness of sins,

      the resurrection of the body,

      and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

 

P:  In peace let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For the gift of divine peace and of pardon, with all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For the holy Christian Church, here and scattered throughout the world, and for the proclamation of the Gospel and the calling of all to faith, let us pray to the Lord:

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For this nation, for our cities and communities, and for the common welfare of us all, let us pray to the Lord:

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For seasonable weather and for the fruitfulness of the earth, let us pray to the Lord:

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For those who labor, for those whose work is difficult or dangerous, and for all who travel, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For all those in need, for the hungry and homeless, for the widowed and orphaned, and for all those in prison, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For the sick and dying and for all those who care for them, let us pray to the Lord;

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  For ….[additional bids for prayer may be inserted here] …..let us pray to the Lord:

C:  Lord, have mercy.

 

P:  Finally, for these and for all our needs of body and soul, let us pray to the Lord:

C:  Lord, have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord, have mercy.

 

COLLECT OF THE DAY

 

P:   O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

 

P:  Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning.  Grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and take them to heart that, by the patience and comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  Amen.

 

LORD'S PRAYER

 

Morning Prayer

 

C:  I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE (Sung) LSB p. 266

 

Christ has been raised from the dead!  Alleluia. Alleluia.

Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed.

Raised from the dead, He will never die again.

Death has no more dominion over Him.

Christ has been raised from the dead! Alleluia. Alleluia.

Dying, Christ dies to sin, one for all.

Living, He lives to God.

Count yourselves as dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christ has been raised from the dead!  Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

BLESSING

 

P:  Let us bless the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

P:  The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve you.

C:  Amen.

 

CLOSING HYMN: “Holy Spirit, Light Divine” (LSB 496)

 

Holy Spirit, light divine, shine upon this heart of mine;

Chase the shades of night away, turn the darkness into day.

 

Let me see my Savior’s face, let me all His beauties trace;

Show those glorious truths to me which are only known to Thee.

 

Holy Spirit, pow’r divine, cleanse this guilty heart of mine,

In Thy mercy pity me, from sin’s bondage set me free.

 

Holy Spirit joy divine, cheer this saddened heart of mine;

Yield a sacred, settled peace, let it grow and still increase.

 

Holy Spirit, all divine, dwell within this heart of mine;

Cast down ev’ry idol throne, reign supreme, and reign alone.


 [SA1]Here??

 [D2]Book of Concord goes before Scripture readings. Fun fact about the Introit: the Service of Prayer & Preaching simply doesn't have one.

 

That means you don't even have to print it in the Zion bulletin for 5th Sundays of the month, if you remember and if you're pressed for space.