LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

739 19th St. SE; Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3753

Septuagesima


Introit                                                                                                                       Ps. 18:1-2a, 27, 32, 49; antiphon: Ps. 18:5-6a


The cords of Sheol en- | tangled me;*
  the snares of death con- | fronted me.
In my distress I called up- | on the LORD.*
  From his temple he | heard my voice.
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.
[You have] equipped | me with strength*
  and made my way | blameless.
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 cords of Sheol en- | tangled me;*
  the snares of death con- | fronted me.
In my distress I called up- | on the LORD.*
  From his temple he | heard my voice.


Collect of the Day


  O Lord, graciously hear the prayers of Your people that we who justly suffer the consequence of our sin may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness to the glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings:


Exodus 17:1-7

   Psalm 95:1-9 (antiphon: v.6)

1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5
  Matthew 20:1-16


Gradual                                                                                                                                                                       Ps. 9:9-10, 18-19a

The LORD is a stronghold for | the oppressed,*
  a stronghold in times of | trouble.
And those who know your name put their | trust in you,*
  for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who | seek you.
For the needy shall not always be for- | gotten,*
  and the hope of the poor shall not perish for- | ever.
A- | rise, O LORD!*
  Let not | man prevail.


Tract                                                                                                                                                                                       Ps. 130:1-4


Out | of the depths*
 I cry to you, | O Lord!
O Lord, | hear my voice!*
  Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for | mercy!
If you, O Lord, should mark in- | iquities,*
  O Lord, | who could stand?
But with you there is for- | giveness,*
  that you | may be feared.

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