LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Introit                                                                                                                                      Ps. 30:2-5; antiphon: Ps. 30:11a, 12b


You have turned for me my mourning into | dancing;*
  O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you for- | ever!
O LORD my God, I cried to | you for help,*
  and you have | healed me.
O LORD, you have brought up my soul | from Sheol;*
  you restored me to life from among those who go down | to the pit.
Sing praises to the LORD, O | you his saints,*
  and give thanks to his | holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a | lifetime.*
  Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the | morning.
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.

You have turned for me my mourning into | dancing;*
  O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you for- | ever!


Collect of the Day


  Lord Jesus, You are the Good Shepherd, without whom nothing is secure. Rescue and preserve us that we may not be lost forever but follow You, rejoicing in the way that leads to eternal life; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings:


Ezekiel 34:11-24

   Psalm 119:169-176 (antiphon: v. 176)

1 Timothy 1:12-17
  Luke 15:1-10


Gradual                                                                                                                                                                          Ps. 34:9, 19, alt.

Fear the LORD, | you his saints,*
  for those who fear him lack | nothing!
Many are the afflictions of the | righteous,*
  but the LORD delivers him out | of them all.


Verse                                                                                                                                                                                     Luke 15:10


Alleluia. I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Alleluia.

Grace Lutheran Church