The Ascension of our Lord: Jesus Ascends, but does not leave us alone

The Ascension of our Lord
Cover: Leaving his disciples below, Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God (Acts 1:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1549.

Lessons: Psalm 47, 2 Kings 2:8-15, Acts 1:1-11, Mark 16:14-20
Hymns: LSB 493, 492, 639, 495, 491

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Rogate, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: On Crucifixion and Prayer

Jesus Teaches His Disciples
Jesus teaches his disciples about God the Father, based on John 16:23-33. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Numbers 21:4-9, James 1:22-27, John 16:23-33
Hymns: LSB 668, 459, 663, 633, 766, 490

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Cantate, the Fifth Sunday of Easter: Christian Conviction

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Jesus tells his disciples of the Holy Spirit’s power to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment., based on John 16:5-15. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:16-21, John 16:5-15
Hymns: LSB 463, 459, 741, 865, 633, 466, 478

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Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter: Sorrow and Joy

Jesus Instructs His Disciples on Sorrow and Joy
Jesus bids farewell to his disciples and tells them that their grief will turn into joy, based on John 16:16-22. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1554.

Lessons: Isaiah 40:25-31, 1 Peter 2:11-20, John 16:16-22
Hymns: LSB 487, 459, 483, 633, 475, 480, 477

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Misericordias Domini, The Third Sunday of Easter: Christ the Good Shepherd

Christ, the Good Shepherd
As a wolf attacks Him, Jesus explains to a crowd the different behaviors of the good shepherd and the hireling shepherd (illustrated in the background), based on John 10:11-16. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Psalm 23, Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Peter 2:21-25, John 10:11-16
Hymns: LSB 709, 710, 459, 666, 692, 633, 740, 467, 864

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Quasimodogeniti, The Second Sunday of Easter

Jesus appears before Thomas
The resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples. Thomas, who had previously told the other disciples that he would not believe in the Resurrection unless he could touch Jesus’ wounds, now falls down before Jesus and confesses his belief, saying, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:19-31). From a book by Philipp Melanchthon, 1545.

Lessons: Ezekiel 37:1-14, 1 John 5:4-10, John 20:19-31
Hymns: LSB 614, 468, 470, 480, 548

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The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord: Christ is Risen!

Lessons: Psalm 41:8-13, Isaiah 25:6-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Mark 16:1-8
Hymns: LSB 457, 488, 459, 458, 480, 461, 467, 464

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The Feast of Pentecost: the Coming of the Holy Spirit

Joel and Pentecost
As the prophet Joel delivers his message, its fulfillment is depicted as the Holy Spirit comes down on the day of Pentecost, based on Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:1-41. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:23-31
Hymns: LSB 500, 497, 602, 768, 496

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Exaudi, the Seventh Sunday of Easter: Considering the Martyrs

The World Hates the Disciples
Jesus explains to his disciples that the world will hate them, just as it hated him. In the background, Jesus’ crucifixion is shown, based on John 15:26-16:4. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Ezekiel 36:22–28, 1 Peter 4:7–14, John 15:26—16:4
Hymns: LSB 465, 553, 621, 490, 768

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The Ascension of our Lord: How Does Christ Remain Present?

The Ascension of our Lord
Cover: Leaving his disciples below, Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God (Acts 1:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1549.

Lessons: Psalm 47, 2 Kings 2:5-15, Acts 1:1-11, Mark 16:14-20
Hymns: LSB 493, 492, 639, 495, 491

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Rogate, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: The Bronze Serpent and Christ

Jesus Teaches His Disciples
Jesus teaches his disciples about God the Father, based on John 16:23-33. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Numbers 21:4-9, James 1:22-27, John 16:23-33
Hymns: LSB 463, 459, 663, 766, 741, 668

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Cantate, the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Jesus tells his disciples of the Holy Spirit’s power to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment., based on John 16:5-15. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:17-21, John 16:5-15
Hymns: LSB 741, 459, 483, 602, 639
Rev. Jeff Kuddes, Preacher

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Jubilate, The Fourth Sunday of Easter: A Little While

Jesus Instructs His Disciples on Sorrow and Joy
Jesus bids farewell to his disciples and tells them that their grief will turn into joy, based on John 16:16-22. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1554.

Lessons: Isaiah 40:25-31, 1 John 3:1-3, John 16:16-22
Hymns: LSB 487, 459, 548, 633, 741, 480

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Misericordias Domini, The Third Sunday of Easter: Being Shepherded by Christ

Jesus is the Good Shepherd
Jesus is depicted as the Good Shepherd, carrying a lamb.

Lessons: Psalm 23, Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Peter 2:21-25, John 10:11-16
Hymns: LSB 466, 735, 459, 666, 692, 740, 710, 709, 865

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Quasimodogeniti, the Second Sunday of Easter: He is Risen to Bring Life

Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."
At Grace, we participate in a Synod-wide Bible verse challenge. You are encouraged to learn the weekly Bible verse by heart. Today’s cover picture contains the verse. A picture with the verse is posted each Sunday on Facebook. The weekly verse is found in our newsletters and in the weekly sheet, “An Order for Daily Prayer” which is on the bulletin table.

Lessons: Ezekiel 37:1-14, 1 John 5:4-10, John 20:19-31
Hymns: LSB 614, 459, 468, 470, 471, 464

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The Resurrection of our Lord: With God All Things Are Possible

Lessons: Job 19:23-27, 1 Corinthians 5:6-8, Mark 16:1-8
Hymns: LSB 457, 488, 459, 458, 461, 467, 483, 478

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The Feast of Pentecost

Joel and Pentecost
As the prophet Joel delivers his message, its fulfillment is depicted as the Holy Spirit comes down on the day of Pentecost, based on Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:1-41. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: 1 Kings 22:5-28, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:23-31
Hymns: LSB 913, 497, 630, 498, 650

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Exaudi, the Seventh Sunday of Easter: The End of All Things is at Hand

The World Hates the Disciples
Jesus explains to his disciples that the world will hate them, just as it hated him. In the background, Jesus’ crucifixion is shown, based on John 15:26-16:4. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Ezekiel 36:22-28, 1 Peter 4:7-14, John 15:26-16:4
Hymns: LSB 465, 553, 633, 768

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The Ascension of our Lord: the Ascended Christ Reigns

The Ascension of our Lord
Cover: Leaving his disciples below, Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God (Acts 1:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1549.

Lessons: 2 Kings 2:5-15, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53
Hymns: LSB 491, 492, 493, 495

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Rogate, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: God Hears our Prayers and Answers Them

Jesus Teaches His Disciples
Jesus teaches his disciples about God the Father, based on John 16:23-33. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Numbers 21:4-9, James 1:22-27, John 16:23-33
Hymns: LSB 668, 459, 663, 766, 478

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Cantate, The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Receive with Meekness the Implanted Word

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Jesus tells his disciples of the Holy Spirit’s power to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment., based on John 16:5-15. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:16-21, John 16:5-15
Hymns: LSB 463, 459, 790, 741, 475

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Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter: Joy in Life

Jesus Instructs His Disciples on Sorrow and Joy
Jesus bids farewell to his disciples and tells them that their grief will turn into joy, based on John 16:16-22. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1554.

Lessons: Lamentations 3:22-33, 1 John 3:1-3, John 16:16-22
Hymns: LSB 487, 459, 483, 466, 467, 548

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Quasimodogeniti, Easter 2: Fruit of the Resurrection

Jesus appears before Thomas
The resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples. Thomas, who had previously told the other disciples that he would not believe in the Resurrection unless he could touch Jesus’ wounds, now falls down before Jesus and confesses his belief, saying, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:19-31). From a book by Philipp Melanchthon, 1545.

Lessons: Ezekiel 37:1-14, 1 John 5:4-10, John 20:19-31
Hymns: LSB 614, 459, 468, 470, 467, 464

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The Resurrection of our Lord: Christ is Risen, Just as He Told You!

Christ Has Triumphed
From the stained glass in the narthex at Grace, we see that Christ Jesus, who is crucified, has been raised from the dead. Alleluia! Christ is risen! (Mark 16:1-9).

Lessons: Job 19:23-27, 1 Cor. 5:6-8, Mark 16:1-8
Hymns: LSB 457, 488, 459, 458, 461, 467, 483, 490

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Vigil of Easter: Christ on Holy Saturday

Lessons: Genesis 7-9, Genesis 22:1-18, Exodus 14:10-15:1, Deut. 31:19-30, Zephaniah 3:12-20, Mark 16:1-8
Hymns: LSB 458, 488, 601, 633, 478

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