The Gospel Notes for the Twenty-Third 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 Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity
by: Rev. Gerhard P. Grabenhofer
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, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 185:1, 7, 9, 11 (antiphon: Jer. 29. 11a, 12) — The Lord always intends the good for His people and time again turns to them in gracious mercy, reviving them in their sufferings
Psalm 111 (antiphon: v. 10a) — As we ponder the works of the Lord for us, both bodily and spiritual, we see His grace, power and faithfulness, and in firm faith and deep love fear and love the Lord
Old Testament Reading:
Proverbs 8:11-22 — The Wisdom that is here speaking is the Son, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity
Psalm 44:7-8 — Because the Lord has rescued us from our enemies—first and foremost from our spiritual enemies—we are grateful to Him and show that by our boast of and trust in Him
Philippians 3:17-21 — Made citizens of heaven by baptism and faith we live our lives here on earth in a watchful and devoted spirit, a life of repentance and faith, to be found ready when Jesus returns on the Last Day to bring us soul and body to our heavenly homeland
Psalm 115:11 — Alleluia. You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. Alleluia
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