Gospel Notes for Baptism of our Lord


The Gospel Notes for the Baptism of our Lord of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the PDF, the Bi-Fold PDF, or the Half-Page Legal version.

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The Baptism of Our Lord

by: Rev. C. Brian Bucklew


Collect of the Day:
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Psalm 89:1, 26-28 (antiphon: liturgical text; Psalm 89:20) — The Lord, the ruler, has come

Psalm 85 (antiphon: v. 9) — Salvation is near to those who fear Him

Old Testament Reading:
Isaiah 42:1-7 — The Lord’s Chosen Servant

Psalm 72:18-19 — Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 — Christ Jesus became to us wisdom from God

Psalm 143:10 — Teach me to do your will, for you are my God



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