Opening Hymn 527 “O Savior, Precious Savior”
Liturgy: Setting Four…………………………………….page 203
Epistle Reading – Hebrews 10:19-25 (NKJV)
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Gospel Reading – Matthew 3:1-6 (NKJV)
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The
voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’” 4 Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him 6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
The Nicene Creed (Inside back cover of hymnal)
Hymn 556 v. 1-5 “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”
The Sermon……………………………………….. Luke 4:17-21
17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” 20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Jesus Proclaims “… The Acceptable Year of the Lord”!
“Create In Me” (page 192)
Hymn 556 v. 6-10 “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”
Service of the Sacrament…………………………………. page 194
The Distribution of The Sacrament – (Because God’s Word presents the reception of this Sacrament as a most intimate expression of spiritual and confessional unity, we ask that only those who have publicly professed such oneness of faith and belief with us by
membership at Living Savior or another CLC church come forward. Please speak with pastor if you are seeking a church home or have any questions.)
NUNC DIMITTIS “Song of Simeon” (page 199)
Prayer & Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen
Closing Hymn 791“All People That on Earth Do Dwell”