The Gospel Notes for The Reformation from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal Half-Page PDF, or the Legal Black and White PDF.
The bi-fold version is a “booklet form” that folds and inserts nicely inside a standard bulletin. The standard version can be printed double-sided on a 8½ x 11″ sheet, and folded for distribution through bulletins, or put on the narthex table for distribution.
The Legal Half-Page is designed for those parishes who already have the readings in their bulletins, this lets you print these notes on a legal (8½ x 14″) sheet, cut it in half, and insert it in your bulletins. It removes the left column from the other formats, and makes it so one double-sided sheet can be inserted.
Additional one-year lectionary Gospel Notes can be found here. If you would like to receive an email each week, please fill out the registration form here. This educational resource is provided by Steadfast in the Parish.
by: Rev. Andrew Richard
Collect of the Day:
Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 34:1-2, 11, 22 (antiphon: Psalm 119:46) — I will speak of your testimonies before kings, O Lord, and shall not be put to shame.
Psalm 46 (antiphon: v. 7) — The psalm on which Martin Luther’s hymn “A Mighty Fortress” is based.
Old Testament Reading:
Revelation 14:6-7 — The purpose of the Reformation was not to be new or different, but to proclaim the “eternal Gospel”.
Psalm 48:1a, 12-14a — Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!
Romans 3:19-28 — We hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Luke 12:32 — Alleluia. Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Alleluia.
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