In loving memory of Larry Wayne Hulskotter, by his wife, Judy


God Has Spoken by His Prophets LSB #583

 

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The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

 

Invocation

P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

 

Exhortation LSB p. 184

P Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

P Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C who made heaven and earth.

P I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

C and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

 

Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

 

Confession of Sins LSB p. 184

P O almighty God, merciful Father,

C I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

 

Absolution LSB p. 185

P Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

 

Introit Introit

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy | mountain;*
for the Lord our God is | holy!
The Lord reigns; let the peoples | tremble!*
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the | earth quake!

The Lord is great in | Zion;*
he is exalted over all the | peoples.
Let them praise your great and | awesome name!*
Ho- | ly is he!

The King in his might loves | justice.*
You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in | Jacob.
Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his | footstool!*
Ho- | ly is he!

 

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy | mountain;*
for the Lord our God is | holy!

 

 

Kyrie LSB p. 186

 

Gloria in Excelsis LSB p. 187

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day Transfiguration

P O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in His glory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 

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Catechesis - Sixth Petition

P Today's catechetical reading is the Sixth Petition of the Lord's Prayer. What is the Sixth Petition?

C And lead us not into temptation. (K)

P What does this mean?

C God tempts no one.  We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice.  Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory. (3)

P What passages of Holy Scripture inform us and convince us of this truth?

C My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. –Proverbs 1:10 (1)

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. –Psalm 34:7 (2)

God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability… –1 Corinthians 10:13b (4)

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. –1 Peter 5:8 (4)

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…–2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (5)

Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!  –Matthew 18:7 (5)

 

Old Testament Reading Exodus 34:29–35

29When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. 32Afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he commanded them all that the Lord had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

34Whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, 35the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was shining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

 

Gradual Gradual

C Praise the Lord, all | nations!*
Extol him, all | peoples!
For great is his steadfast | love toward us,*
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for- | ever.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory | due his name;*
bring an offering, and come in- | to his courts!

 

Epistle 2 Corinthians 3:12–18; 4:1–6

12Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, 13not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. 14But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. 15Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 16But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

1Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

 

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Alleluia and Verse LSB p. 190

 

 

 

Holy Gospel Mark 9:2–9

P The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the ninth chapter.

2After six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” 8And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.

9And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.

 

Nicene Creed

C I believe in one God,

     the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth

          and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

     the only-begotten Son of God,

     begotten of His Father before all worlds,

     God of God, Light of Light,

     very God of very God,

     begotten, not made,

     being of one substance with the Father,

     by whom all things were made;

     who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven

     and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary

     and was made man;

     and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.

     He suffered and was buried.

     And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures

          and ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of the Father.

     And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,

     whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the Lord and giver of life,

     who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

     who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,

     who spoke by the prophets.

     And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,

     I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,

     and I look for the resurrection of the dead

     and the life T of the world to come. Amen.

 

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O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair LSB #413

 

Sermon - Unveiled Boldness - 2 Cor. 3:12-18, 4:1-6


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Offertory LSB p. 192

 

Prayer of the Church

 

On My Heart Imprint Your Image LSB #422

 

Preface LSB p. 194

 

Proper Preface

P It is truly meet, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who at His transfiguration revealed His glory to His disciples that they might be strengthened to proclaim His cross and resurrection and with all the faithful look forward to the glory of life everlasting. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

 

Sanctus LSB p. 195

 

Lord’s Prayer LSB p. 196

 

The Words of Our Lord LSB p. 197

 

Pax Domini LSB p. 197

 

Agnus Dei LSB p. 198

 

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Distribution

 

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling LSB #700

 

’Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here LSB #414

 

Beautiful Savior LSB #537

 

Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies LSB #873

 

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Nunc Dimittis LSB p. 199

 

Thanksgiving LSB p. 200

 

Post-Communion Collect

A Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 

Salutation LSB p. 201

 

Benedicamus LSB p. 202

 

Benediction LSB p. 202

 

On this final Sunday before Lent begins, we bid a farewell to Alleluia as we reserve this word for our joyous celebration of Easter. Our closing hymn, first written a millennium ago, reminds us that sin brings sorrow, and as we contemplate our sinfulness during the penitential season of Lent, we forego this word of joy until that time we celebrate again in the fullness of joy the blessed Resurrection of our Lord. Last year, we physically locked away our Alleluias, treasuring them beneath the altar until they emerged again at Easter. Due to current pandemic guidelines and precautions, we will not be physically bringing our Alleluias to place beneath the altar. This year, we find our example in the Mother of our Lord, who pondered all these things and treasured them in her heart.

 

Alleluia, Song of Gladness LSB #417

 

Acknowledgments

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