Bethlehem Lutheran, LCMS
5/24/20 - The Ascension of Our Lord

5/24/20 - The Ascension of Our Lord

May 28, 2020

5/24/20

Introit (sermon text) - Psalm 47:1-2,5,8; antiphon Acts 1:11: Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? Alleluia. This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven. Alleluia. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet God reigns over the nations, God sits on his holy throne. Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? Alleluia. This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven. Alleluia.

Old Testament - 2 Kings 2:5-15 (not recorded)
 
Epistle - Acts 1:1-11 (not recorded)
 
Gospel - Luke 24:44-53 

Sermon: The Ascension of Our Lord - Pastor Christopher Craig

5/17/20 - Declarations and Prayers (Sermon Only)

5/17/20 - Declarations and Prayers (Sermon Only)

May 21, 2020

5/17/20

Introit - Psalm 98:1b,3-4; antiphon Ps. 98:1a,2b (Sermon Text): With a voice of singing, declare this with a shout of joy to the end of the earth. Alleluia! The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob! Alleluia.Shout for joy to God all the earth; sing the glory of his name.I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!With a voice of singing, declare this with a shout of joy to the end of the earth. Alleluia! The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob! Alleluia.

Old Testament - Numbers 21:4-9
 
Epistle - 1 Timothy 2:1-6
 
Gospel - John 16:23-30

Sermon: Declarations and Prayers - Pastor Christopher Craig

5/10/20 - The Song of the Lord

5/10/20 - The Song of the Lord

May 11, 2020

5/10/20

Introit - Psalm 98:1b,3-4; antiphon Ps. 98:1a,2b (Sermon Text): Sing to the Lord a new song, alleluia, for he has revealed his righteousness in the sign of the nations. Alleluia!His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!Sing to the Lord a new song, alleluia, for he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. Alleluia!

Old Testament - Isaiah 12:1-6
 
Epistle - James 1:16-21
 
Gospel - John 16:5-15

Sermon: The Song of the Lord - Pastor Christopher Craig

5-3-20 What Now?

5-3-20 What Now?

May 6, 2020

5-3-20

Introit (Sermon Text) - Psalm 66:3,5,8-9; antiphon Psalm 66:1-2 (Sermon Text):Shout for joy to God, all the earth. Alleluia! Sing the glory of His name; give to him glorious praise! Alleluia!Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.”Come and see what God has done: He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of man.Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard,Who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip.Shout for joy to God, all the earth. Alleluia! Sing the glory of His name; give to him glorious praise! Alleluia!

Old Testament: Isaiah 40:25-31

Epistle: 1 Peter 2:11-20

Gospel: John 16:16-66

Sermon: What Now? - Pastor Christopher Craig

4-26-20 The Pasture of the Lord

4-26-20 The Pasture of the Lord

April 27, 2020

4-26-20

Introit (Sermon Text) - Psalm 33:1,18-20;antiphon Ps. 33:5b,6a: The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. Alleluia. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. Alleluia.Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,That he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. Alleluia. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. Alleluia.

Old Testament: Ezekiel 34:11-16

Epistle: 1 Peter 2:21-25

Gospel: John 10:11-16

Sermon: The Pasture of the Lord - Pastor Christopher Craig

4-19-20 - The Land of Milk and Honey

4-19-20 - The Land of Milk and Honey

April 19, 2020

4-19-20

Introit (Sermon Text) - Psalm 81:1,7a,10,16b; antiphon 1 Peter 2:2a: Like newborn infants, alleluia, long for the pure spiritual milk of the Word, alleluia! Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!In distress you called, I answered you in the secret place of thunder;I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it, with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.Like newborn infants, alleluia, long for the pure spiritual milk of the Word, alleluia!

Old Testament: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Epistle: 1 John 5:4-10

Gospel: John 20:19-31

Sermon: The Land of Milk and Honey - Pastor Christopher Craig

4-12-20 Easter

4-12-20 Easter

April 13, 2020

4-12-20

Easter

Introit (Sermon Text) - Ps. 139:1–2a, 8, 10; antiphon: Ps. 139:18b, 5b, 6: And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”  O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 

Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Gospel: John 20:1-18

Sermon: Proof - Pastor Christopher Craig

4-10-20 - Good Friday

4-10-20 - Good Friday

April 10, 2020

4-10-20

Good Friday

Introit (Sermon Text) - Psalm 102:1-2,12; antiphon Isaiah 53:4a,5a,6a,c: Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities. All we like sheep have gone astray; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; All we like sheep have gone astray; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Old Testament - Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Epistle - 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Gospel - John 18:1-19:42

Sermon: Pastor Christopher Craig

4-5-20 - Have You Forsaken Me?

4-5-20 - Have You Forsaken Me?

April 5, 2020

4-5-20

Introit (Sermon Text) - Psalm 22:1,7-9,11; ant. Ps 22:19,21: But you, O Lord, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid! Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;“He trusts in the Lord; let Him deliver him; let Him rescue him, for he delights in Him!”Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help.But you, O Lord, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid! Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!

Old Testament - Zechariah 9:9-12

Epistle - Philippians 2:5-11

Gospel - John 12:12-19

Sermon: Have You Forsaken Me?, Pastor Christopher Craig

3-29-20 Vindication

3-29-20 Vindication

March 30, 2020

3-29-20

Introit (Sermon Text) - Psalm 43:3-5; antiphon PS 43:1-2a: Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! For you are the God in whom I take refuge. Send our your light and your truth; let them lead me; Let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! For you are the God in whom I take refuge.

Old Testament - Genesis 22:1-14

Epistle - Hebrews 9:11-15

Gospel - John 8:46-59

Sermon: Vindication, Pastor Christopher Craig

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