LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

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

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Judica)


Introit                                                                                                                                           Ps. 43:3-5; antiphon: IPs. 43:1-2a


Vindicate me, | O God,*
  and defend my cause against an ungodly | people,
from the deceitful and unjust man de- | liver me!*
  For you are the God in whom I take | refuge.
Send out 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 ex- | ceeding 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 with- | in 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 de- | liver me!*
  For you are the God in whom I take | refuge.


Collect of the Day


 Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings:


Genesis 22:1-14

   Psalm 43 (antiphon: v. 5)

Hebrews 9:11-15
  John 8:46-59


Gradual                                                                                                                                                       Ps. 143:9a, 10a; 18:48a, c

Deliver me from my enemies, | O LORD!*
  Teach me to do your will, for you | are my God!
[You] delivered me from my | enemies;*
  you rescued me from the man of | violence.


Tract                                                                                                                                                                                        Ps. 129:1-4


“Greatly have they afflicted me | from my youth”—*
  let Israel | now say—
“Greatly have they afflicted me | from my youth,*
  yet they have not prevailed a- | gainst me.
The plowers plowed up- | on my back;*
  they made long their | furrows.”
The LORD is | righteous;*
  he has cut the cords of the | wicked.

Grace Lutheran Church