LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

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

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost


Introit                                                                                                                                 Ps. 121:1-2, 5, 7-8; antiphon: Luke 21:33

Heaven and earth will | pass away,* 
  but my words will not | pass away.
I lift up my eyes | to the hills.*
  From where does my | help come?
My help comes | from the LORD,*
  who made | heaven and earth.
The LORD is your | keeper;*
  the LORD is your shade on your | right hand.
The LORD will keep you from all | evil;*
  he will | keep your life.
The LORD will keep your going out and your | coming in*
  from this time forth and for- | evermore.
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.

Heaven and earth will | pass away,*
  but my words will not | pass away.


Collect of the Day


O Lord, almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Rule and govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may live and abide forever in Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings:


Malachi 4:1-6

   Psalm 98 (antiphon: v. 9b)

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
  Luke 21:5-28


Gradual                                                                                                                                                                   Rev. 7:14b; Ps. 84:5

These are the ones coming out of the great tribu- | lation.*
  They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood | of the Lamb.
Blessed are those whose strength is | in you,*
  in whose heart are the highways to | Zion.


Verse                                                                                                                                                                                        Luke 21:28b


Alleluia. Straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. Alleluia.

Grace Lutheran Church