February 17, 2019                Epiphany 6

ORDER OF SERVICE

Divine Service I (also found on page 15 in the front part of the blue worship supplement).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 81, Arise and Shine in Splendor

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Lord God, in mercy receive the prayers of your people. Grant them the wisdom to know the things that please you and the grace and power always to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

FIRST LESSON

Jeremiah 17:5-8 (printed on back of worship folder)

The Lord wishes to bless all people through the nourishing grace that comes through the Word and sacraments. However, when people remove themselves from the Lord they do not enjoy his blessings.


 

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 37 (also found on page 44 of the blue supplement)

 

SECOND LESSON

1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20 (printed on back of worship folder)

Our series of consecutive readings from 1 Corinthians continues. St. Paul gives us the comforting message that Christ has indeed been raised form the dead. Only the true God, the Lord of life and death could be our Savior.

 

GOSPEL

Luke 6:17-26 (printed on back of worship folder)

Jesus, the Lord of all, blesses people with many physical and spiritual blessings. Our Savior makes it clear, we should place the highest value on those blessings brings only temporary happiness. In Jesus, we find eternal joy.

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 283, Speak, O Savior; I Am Listening

 

SERMON

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
God's Sufficient Grace: In Weakness; Against Boasting

 

HYMN

Hymn 446, I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 434, Lord, You I Love with All My Heart