Sunday Bulletin

  Sunday Bulletin  
Our Savior Lutheran Church
624 North Jay Street – Aberdeen, SD 57401

St. John’s Lutheran Church
23 North James Street – Columbia, SD 57433

Phone 605-225-7106, Email
Rev. Alan Ludwig – Cell # 509-540-9083
Pastor’s email:
Secretary’s Office Hours M–F 9:00am – 2:00pm
2nd Sunday after Trinity – June 26, 2022

Prayer before worship: Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank You that You have by Your precious Word invited us to Your banquet of eternal life, and we beseech You to awaken our hearts by Your Holy Spirit, that we may not hear Your Word in vain nor permit this temporal life to keep us from it. Amen.  

Sermon Text: Luke 14:15-24
Sermon Title: “Come, for Everything Is Now Ready”
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 151 – Communion      LSB 184 – Communion                                                
Hymns 904, 618, 621, 622, 633, 632 904, 618, 620, 632 

At Our Savior, the Introit and Gradual will be chanted using the notes on line A of p. xxvi (the page just before the Psalms in the front of the hymnal).

Welcome! We ask all of you, both visitors and members, to sign a Welcome card located in the pew rack. Please fill out this card, place it in the offering plate, or hand it to an usher as you leave the service.

Our Communion Practice: Lutherans believe that the Lord’s Supper demonstrates a oneness with Christ in faith, life, and worship among those who receive Communion. Reception of the Lord’s Supper by Christians not in fellowship with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist. For this reason, we welcome those with whom we have “altar and pulpit fellowship” to the Lord’s Supper. This includes members of sister congregations of the LC-MS, members of the American Association of Lutheran Churches, and Lutheran Church Canada; as well as members of partner churches throughout the World. If you would like to know more about this practice please arrange a time to speak with our pastor. 
Prayers – For our home-bound members: St. John’s – Florence Krege; 
Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Betty Zundel, Naomi Pulling, Oriole Nelson, Vi Schnaidt, Lovera Smith, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Loretta Podoll, Larry Nupen, Evelyn Grieben, Mamie Stugelmeyer.
And for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire Jean, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.

St. John’s
Organist: Church Music Solutions – Substitute Organ Service
Ushers: Mike & Molly Ringgenberg
Next Week: Brent & Barb Miller
Last Week: Attendance – 14; Offering – $350

Our Savior
Organist: Church Music Solutions – Substitute Organ Service
Elders: Douglas Klipfel & Don Hoops
Altar Guild: Cherise Johnson & Karla Johnson
Acolytes: Dalton Lee & Rhylan Tschappat
Last Week: Attendance – 103
Offering – General Fund $7,324; Carpet Fund $1,100; Total $8,424

Schedule for the Week
Sunday            St. John’s Divine Service w/ Communion – 8:15 am
                       Bible Study at Our Savior – 9:45 am
                       Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
Monday           Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm
Tuesday           Deacons – 9:00 am
Next Sunday    St. John’s Service of the Word – 8:15 am
                        Bible Study at St. John’s – after the service
                        Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
Office Hours – Pastor Ludwig will be in the church office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm, if you’d like to call or visit with him. Otherwise, he can be reached on this cell phone at 509-540-9083.
Portals of Prayer for July – September are available in the narthex.

Voters Meeting – Our Savior will have a quarterly voters meeting on Sunday, July 10th at 9:30 am.

Rummage Sale – The LWML is planning a rummage sale & bake sale fundraiser to be held on Friday, July 15th from 8am to 5pm in the fellowship hall. If you have items to donate to help us raise funds for our missions, please bring them to the church from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday, July 13th and 9am to 3pm on Thursday, July 14th. We will not be accepting clothing. Please clean items before bringing them. Thank you so much.

Church History Speaker - Rev. David Otten from Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, SD and Christ Lutheran in Lebanon, SD will give a presentation on church history from the Book of Acts through the Reformation on Saturday, July 23rd in the fellowship hall. From 8:30-9:00 am, there will be a time of fellowship and a light breakfast of coffee, juice, and rolls will be available. Pastor Otten will speak from 9:00am - noon, with a few breaks. Please join us for this event that is part of our anniversary observance and reflection on our roots. 

Pictures for Anniversary Book – For our 75th anniversary at Our Savior, the anniversary committee is putting together an addition to the 50th anniversary book. If anyone has any pictures from the last 25 years that you’d like to share, email or bring them to the church office. If you would like to help plan and organize the book, please contact Eric Johnson at 605-216-6701.

Past Confirmation Pictures – There are a few past Confirmation pictures missing from our book. If anyone has a group picture from 2007, 2008, or 2009, could the church please make a copy of it for our book?

Carpet Fundraiser – If you wish to donate to the carpet fund, please mark your envelope and check with the amount that is for carpet and the amount that is for general fund. There is a chart in the fellowship hall that will be colored in as funds are received. Each carpet tile will cost approximately $22, but you are welcome to give in any amount you wish.

Grief Counseling – Circuit 1 will have a grief counseling class again this summer. We will begin on July 6th. It will be in St. Paul’s boardroom and we will go from 6:30-8:30 pm. For more information, please contact Pastor Bierman at or call 605-228-7972.

Summer Reading Program – CPH Reads: Summer reading that’s all about Jesus! Turn pages into points! From May 31 through August 12, kids can report their reading and earn points to have a chance to win prizes from Concordia Publishing House. All you need to do is register your readers at and get started!

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – June 26 – Trinity 2
Proverbs 9:9 – “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.” We need the Lord's instruction and wisdom. We just don't know enough on our own. It seems foolish to the world that Christians drop their hard-earned money into the collection plate every week. They just don’t see a benefit to the preaching of the Word, the administration of the Sacraments, the sending of missionaries, or the educating of children in the faith. But from the Lord’s instruction and Wisdom, we know better. Giving teaches us generosity. The work of the Church is the salvation of mankind, and we are blessed to be called to participate in it in this way.

The Gospel Call Goes Out to All
Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Prov. 9:5–6). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15–24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13–22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one Body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13–18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.
Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life – “Return Trip” – The modern-day story of a prodigal daughter. 10:30 AM- Rev. Scott Spiehs, pastor at St. John’s, Zion, and Mount Olive Lutheran Churches near Wolsey,  SD presents the message “The Gospel of God” based on Luke 9:51-62. Watch Main Street Living on Sunday mornings on KDLT NBC TV. The worship segment also airs on Saturdays at 5:00 pm. Past shows are archived at  

The Lutheran Hour – An unusual art project inspires Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler's thoughts about life as God intended it. His message “Nurse Logs” is based on Ecclesiastes 3:12. Listen to The Lutheran Hour Sunday mornings at 9:00 on KAWZ 88.1 FM, or on Sirius-XM Family Talk 131 at 9:00 am. Sermons are also archived on the website

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Divine Service Setting I – LSB 151
Confession and Absolution
Hymn of Invocation                 
                                            904 Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
1     Blessèd Jesus, at Your Word
       We are gathered all to hear You.
       Let our hearts and souls be stirred
       Now to seek and love and fear You,
       By Your teachings, sweet and holy,
       Drawn from earth to love You solely.
2     All our knowledge, sense, and sight
       Lie in deepest darkness shrouded
       Till Your Spirit breaks our night
       With the beams of truth unclouded.
       You alone to God can win us;
       You must work all good within us.
3     Gracious Savior, good and kind,
       Light of Light, from God proceeding,
       Open now our heart and mind;
       Help us by Your Spirit’s pleading.
       Hear the cry Your Church now raises;
       Hear and bless our prayers and praises.
4     Father, Son, and Spirit, Lord,
       Praise to You and adoration!
       Grant that we may trust Your Word,
       Confident of our salvation,
       While we here below must wander,
       Till we sing Your praises yonder.
Text (sts. 1–3): Tobias Clausnitzer, 1619–84; (sts. 1–3): tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827–78, alt.; (st. 4): Geistreiches Gesang-Büchlein, 1707, Berlin; (st. 4): tr. unknown, alt.
Text: Public domain

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
P    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C    Amen.
P    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C    But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
P    Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C    Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
P    Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C    Amen.
Service of the Word
                                                          Psalm 18:1–2a, 27, 30a, 49; antiphon: vv. 18b–19
The Lord was | my support*
   in the day of my ca- | lamity.
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
   he rescued me, because he delight- | ed in me.
I love you, O | Lord, my strength.*
   The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my de- | liverer.
For you save a humble | people,*
   but the haughty eyes | you bring down.
This God—his way is | perfect;*
   the word of the | Lord proves true.
For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the | nations,*
   and sing | to your name.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
   and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
   is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
The Lord was | my support*
   in the day of my ca- | lamity.
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
   he rescued me, because he delight- | ed in me.
Kyrie                                                                                                                      LSB 152
P    In peace let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
C    Amen.
Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                                  LSB 154
P    Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth.
C    Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father:
       We worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory.
       Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God:
       You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer.
       For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord,
       You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
       in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
P    Let us pray.
O Lord, since You never fail to help and govern those whom You nurture in Your steadfast fear and love, work in us a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Old Testament Reading                                                                            Proverbs 9:1–10
1Wisdom has built her house;
   she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;
   she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her young women to call
   from the highest places in the town,
4“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
   To him who lacks sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
   and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Leave your simple ways, and live,
   and walk in the way of insight.”
7Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
   and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
   reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
   teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
   and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Gradual                                                                                                        Psalm 120:1–2
In my distress I called | to the Lord,*
   and he | answered me.
Deliver me, O Lord, from | lying lips,*
   from a de- | ceitful tongue.
Epistle                                                                                                     Ephesians 2:13–22
   13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Alleluia and Verse                                                                                                LSB 156
C    Alleluia.
       Lord, to whom shall we go?
       You have the words of eternal life.
       Alleluia, alleluia.
Holy Gospel                                                                                                  Luke 14:15–24
P    The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the fourteenth chapter.
C    Glory to You, O Lord.
   15When one of those who reclined at table with [Jesus] heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”
P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C    Praise to You, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day                                                              618 I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table
1     I come, O Savior, to Thy table,
       For weak and weary is my soul;
       Thou, Bread of Life, alone art able
       To satisfy and make me whole: Refrain
ref   Lord, may Thy body and Thy blood
       Be for my soul the highest good!
2     Thy heart is filled with fervent yearning
       That sinners may salvation see
       Who, Lord, to Thee in faith are turning;
       So I, a sinner, come to Thee. Refrain
3     Unworthy though I am, O Savior,
       Because I have a sinful heart,
       Yet Thou Thy lamb wilt banish never,
       For Thou my faithful shepherd art: Refrain
4     Weary am I and heavy laden;
       With sin my soul is sore oppressed;
       Receive me graciously and gladden
       My heart, for I am now Thy guest. Refrain
5     What higher gift can we inherit?
       It is faith’s bond and solid base;
       It is the strength of heart and spirit,
       The covenant of hope and grace. Refrain
Text: Friedrich Christian Heyder, 1677–1754; tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, abr.
Text: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812

Nicene Creed
C    I believe in one God,
            the Father Almighty,
            maker of heaven and earth
                 and of all things visible and invisible.
       And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
            the only-begotten Son of God,
            begotten of His Father before all worlds,
            God of God, Light of Light,
            very God of very God,
            begotten, not made,
            being of one substance with the Father,
            by whom all things were made;
            who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven
            and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary
            and was made man;
            and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
            He suffered and was buried.
            And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures
                 and ascended into heaven
            and sits at the right hand of the Father.
            And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,
            whose kingdom will have no end.
       And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
            the Lord and giver of life,
            who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
            who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
            who spoke by the prophets.
            And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,
            I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,
            and I look for the resurrection of the dead
            and the life + of the world to come. Amen.
Prayer of the Church
                                                                                                        LSB 159
C    What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me?
       I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the Lord.
       I will take the cup of salvation and will call on the name of the Lord.
       I will pay my vows to the Lord now in the presence of all His people,
       in the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Service of the Sacrament
Preface                                                                                                                  LSB 160
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
P    Lift up your hearts.
C    We lift them to the Lord.
P    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C    It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
P    It is truly good, right, and salutary . . . evermore praising You and saying:
Sanctus                                                                                                                  LSB 161
C    Holy, holy, holy Lord God of pow’r and might:
       Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
       Hosanna. Hosanna.
       Hosanna in the highest.
       Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
       Hosanna in the highest.
Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                        LSB 161
P    Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.
Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                        LSB 162
P    Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
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.
The Words of Our Lord
P    Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My + body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My + blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Pax Domini                                                                                                            LSB 163
P    The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C    Amen.
Agnus Dei                                                                                                              LSB 163
C    Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.
The Lord’s Supper
                                                          621 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
1     Let all mortal flesh keep silence
       And with fear and trembling stand;
       Ponder nothing earthly-minded,
       For with blessing in His hand
       Christ our God to earth descending
       Comes our homage to demand.
2     King of kings yet born of Mary,
       As of old on earth He stood,
       Lord of lords in human vesture,
       In the body and the blood,
       He will give to all the faithful
       His own self for heav’nly food.
3     Rank on rank the host of heaven
       Spreads its vanguard on the way
       As the Light of Light, descending
       From the realms of endless day,
       Comes the pow’rs of hell to vanquish
       As the darkness clears away.
4     At His feet the six-winged seraph,
       Cherubim with sleepless eye,
       Veil their faces to the presence
       As with ceaseless voice they cry:
       “Alleluia, alleluia!
       Alleluia, Lord Most High!”
Text: Liturgy of St. James, 5th cent.; tr. Gerard Moultrie, 1829–85, alt.
Text: Public domain

Hymn                                                                      622 Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared
1     Lord Jesus Christ, You have prepared
       This feast for our salvation;
       It is Your body and Your blood,
       And at Your invitation
       As weary souls, with sin oppressed,
       We come to You for needed rest,
       For comfort, and for pardon.
2     Although You did to heav’n ascend,
       Where angel hosts are dwelling,
       And in Your presence they behold
       Your glory, all excelling,
       And though Your people shall not see
       Your glory and Your majesty
       Till dawns the judgment morning,
3     Yet, Savior, You are not confined
       To any habitation;
       But You are present even now
       Here with Your congregation.
       Firm as a rock this truth shall stand,
       Unmoved by any daring hand
       Or subtle craft and cunning.
4     We eat this bread and drink this cup,
       Your precious Word believing
       That Your true body and Your blood
       Our lips are here receiving.
       This Word remains forever true;
       All things are possible with You,
       For You are Lord Almighty.
5     Though reason cannot understand,
       Yet faith this truth embraces:
       Your body, Lord, is even now
       At once in many places.
       I leave to You how this can be;
       Your Word alone suffices me;
       I trust its truth unfailing.
6     Lord, I believe what You have said;
       Help me when doubts assail me.
       Remember that I am but dust,
       And let my faith not fail me.
       Your supper in this vale of tears
       Refreshes me and stills my fears
       And is my priceless treasure.
7     Grant that we worthily receive
       Your supper, Lord, our Savior,
       And, truly grieving for our sins,
       May prove by our behavior
       That we are thankful for Your grace
       And day by day may run our race,
       In holiness increasing.
8     For Your consoling supper, Lord,
       Be praised throughout all ages!
       Preserve it, for in ev’ry place
       The world against it rages.
       Grant that this sacrament may be
       A blessèd comfort unto me
       When living and when dying.
Text: Samuel Kinner, 1603–68; tr. Emanuel Cronenwett, 1841–1931, alt.
Text: Public domain

Hymn                                                                            633 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
1     At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
       Praise to our victorious King,
       Who has washed us in the tide
       Flowing from His piercèd side.
2     Praise we Him, whose love divine
       Gives His sacred blood for wine,
       Gives His body for the feast—
       Christ the victim, Christ the priest.
3     Where the paschal blood is poured,
       Death’s dread angel sheathes the sword;
       Israel’s hosts triumphant go
       Through the wave that drowns the foe.
4     Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
       Paschal victim, paschal bread;
       With sincerity and love
       Eat we manna from above.
5     Mighty Victim from the sky,
       Hell’s fierce pow’rs beneath You lie;
       You have conquered in the fight,
       You have brought us life and light.
6     Now no more can death appall,
       Now no more the grave enthrall;
       You have opened paradise,
       And Your saints in You shall rise.
7     Easter triumph, Easter joy!
       This alone can sin destroy;
       From sin’s pow’r, Lord, set us free,
       Newborn souls in You to be.
8     Father, who the crown shall give,
       Savior, by whose death we live,
       Spirit, guide through all our days:
       Three in One, Your name we praise.
Text: Latin, c. 5th–10th cent.; tr. Robert Campbell, 1814–68, alt.
Text: Public domain

Nunc Dimittis                                                                                                        LSB 165
C    Lord, now You let Your servant go in peace; Your word has been fulfilled.
       My own eyes have seen the salvation which You have prepared in the sight of ev’ry people:
       A light to reveal You to the nations and the glory of Your people Israel.
       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.
Post-Communion Collect
P    Let us pray.
 . . . through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Benediction                                                                                                          LSB 166
P    The Lord bless you and keep you.
       The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
       The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
C    Amen.
Closing Hymn                                                                    632 O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee
1     O Jesus, blessèd Lord, to Thee
       My heartfelt thanks forever be,
       Who hast so lovingly bestowed
       On me Thy body and Thy blood.
2     Break forth, my soul, for joy and say:
       What wealth is come to me this day!
       My Savior dwells within my heart:
       How blessed am I! How good Thou art!
Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1634–1703; tr. Arthur J. Mason, 1851–1928
Text: Public domain

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