The Gospel Notes for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Trinity 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.
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The Last Sunday of the Church Year
by: Rev. Brandon Ross
Collect of the Day:
O Lord, absolve Your people from their offenses that, from the bonds of our sins which by reason of our frailty we have brought upon ourselves, we may be delivered by Your bountiful goodness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 39:4-5, 7-8 (antiphon: Isaiah 35:10) — The ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing
Psalm 149 (antiphon: v. 2) — Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly!
Old Testament Reading:
Isaiah 65:17-25 — The new heavens and the new earth
Psalm 45:14-15 — In many-colored robes [the king’s daughter] is led to the king
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 — The Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night
Revelation 21:2 — Alleluia. I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Alleluia.
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