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Grace Lutheran Church
3rd Wednesday in Advent
December 20, 2017

LSB 335

O Bride of Christ, Rejoice

 

Stand

 

 

 

Psalm 122:1–9

Psalm

1I was glad when they said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

2Our feet have been standing

within your gates, O Jerusalem!

3Jerusalem—built as a city

that is bound firmly together,

4to which the tribes go up,

the tribes of the Lord,

as was decreed for Israel,

to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5There thrones for judgment were set,

the thrones of the house of David.

6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

“May they be secure who love you!

7Peace be within your walls

and security within your towers!”

8For my brothers and companions’ sake

I will say, “Peace be within you!”

9For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,

I will seek your good.

 

Sit

 

LSB 352

Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

 

5 Bruise for me the serpent’s head
That, set free from doubt and dread,
I may cling to You in faith,
Safely kept through life and death.

 

6 Then when You will come again
As the glorious king to reign,
I with joy will see Your face,
Freely ransomed by Your grace.

 

 

Haggai 2:1–7

Reading

L A reading from Haggai, the second chapter.

1In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 2“Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, 3‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? 4Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, 5according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. 6For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. 7And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.

L O Lord, have mercy on us.

C Thanks be to God.

 

 

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Advent Responsory

 

 

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Stand

 

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Antiphon

 

LSB 231

Magnificat

 

The Offering, gathered at the entrace to the service, is now presented to the Lord.

 

Prayer

 

LSB 233

Kyrie

 

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Lord's Prayer

C 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.

 

Collects

 

 

Collect of the Day

O Lord God, heavenly Father, by the blessed light of Your holy Word You have led us to the knowledge of Your Son. We humbly implore You to replenish us with the grace of Your Holy Spirit that we may ever walk in the light of Your truth and, rejoicing with sure confidence in Christ, our Savior, be brought to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 

Additional Collects of Intercession and Thanksgiving

 

Collect for Peace

L O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works, give to us, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey Your commandments and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.

 

Stand

 

LSB 234

Benedicamus

 

LSB 234

Benediction

 

LSB 891

O Light Whose Splendor

 

Acknowledgments

Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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