2018 Steadfast Lutherans Lenten Series – The Lord’s Prayer in the Lord’s Passion

The time has come to release our theme and service plan for the 2018 Steadfast Lutherans Lenten Series titled “The Lord’s Prayer in the Lord’s Passion”.  The initial thought for this series comes from a volume called “Sermon Texts” by Northwestern Publishing House.  We have modified the series slightly.  The idea is to teach the Lord’s Prayer from Ash Wednesday up to the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord using midweek services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Services.  This includes a catechetical focus as well as teaching Luther’s catechetical hymn on the Lord’s Prayer.

At present a devotional for the Lenten season of the same theme is being worked on by faithful pastors.  It will be released in early February (Ash Wednesday is February 14th this year).  Stay tuned to our site for its release.

The service plan makes some assumptions:  Divine Service with Holy Communion for all but the midweek services.  Midweek services we assume would be a prayer office (Vespers being preferred).  The hymn numbers and so forth are from Lutheran Service Book.

Here is the service plan:

Ash Wednesday

“Our Father Who art in heaven”

2/14/18

(normal LSB propers for Ash Wednesday)

Lessons:

Joel 2:12-19

2 Peter 1:2-11

Matthew 6:16-21

 

Opening Hymn: 419 Savior When in Dust to Thee

Hymn of the Day: 607 From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee

Distribution Hymns:

440 Jesus I will ponder now

634 The Death of Jesus Christ our Lord

609 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

Closing Hymn – 766 Our Father Who From Heav’n Above stanzas 1 & 9

 

Midweek of Lent 1

“Hallowed be Thy name”

2/21/18

Psalm 145

Lesson

John 17:1-25

 

Opening Hymn: 420 Christ, the Life of All the Living

Office Hymn:  766 Our Father, Who From Heav’n Above stanzas 1-2, 9

Closing Hymn: 436 Go to Dark Gethsemane

 

Midweek of Lent 2

“Thy kingdom come”

2/28/18

Psalm 99

Lesson

John 18:28-19:16

 

Opening Hymn: 439 O Dearest Jesus, What Law hast Thou Broken stanzas 1-7

Office Hymn: 766 Our Father, Who From Heav’n Above stanzas 1-3, 9

Closing Hymn: 439 O Dearest Jesus, What Law hast Thou Broken stanzas 8-15

 

Midweek of Lent 3

“Thy will be done”

3/7/18

Psalm 40

Lesson

Luke 22:24-62

 

Opening Hymn: 424 O Christ, You Walked the Road

Office Hymn: 766 Our Father, Who From Heav’n Above stanzas 1-4, 9

Closing Hymn: 453 Upon the Cross Extended

 

Midweek of Lent 4

“Give us this day our daily bread”

3/14/18

Psalm 104:24-35

Lesson

John 19:16b-30

 

Opening Hymn: 451 Sticken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Office Hymn: 766 Our Father, Who From Heav’n Above stanzas 1-5, 9

Closing Hymn: 452 O Perfect Life of Love

 

Midweek of Lent 5

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”

3/21/18

Psalm 51

Lesson

Luke 23:26-49

 

Opening Hymn: 610 Lord Jesus, Think on Me

Office Hymn: 766 Our Father, Who From Heav’n Above stanzas 1-6, 9

Closing Hymn: 434 Lamb of God, Pure and Holy

 

Maundy Thursday

“Lead us not into temptation”

3/29/18

(normal LSB propers for Maundy Thursday)

Lessons :

Exodus 12:1-14

1 Corinthians 11:23-32

John 13:1-15

 

Opening Hymn: 421 Jesus, Grant that Balm and Healing

Hymn of the Day: 617 O Lord, We Praise Thee

Distribution Hymns:

766 Our Father Who From Heaven Above

619 Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior

636 Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness

No closing hymn for Maundy Thursday.

 

Good Friday

“But deliver us from evil”

3/30/18

Use the normal propers for Good Friday along with normal congregational services to teach the Seventh Petition from the Passion account (of St. John usually).

 

Resurrection of our Lord

“For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

4/1/18

Use the normal propers for the Resurrection of our Lord demonstrating the theme from them.

About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.

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