Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 15 B (Proper 18)

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Isaiah 35:4-7a
James 2:1-10, 14-18
Mark 7:31-37

Our Merciful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Does All Things Well

The Lord proclaims the Gospel “to those who have an anxious heart” to comfort and encourage them with His presence. He comes not only with threats of “vengeance” and “recompense,” but with His gracious salvation (Is. 35:4). He opens “the eyes of the blind” and “the ears of the deaf,” and He loosens “the tongue of the mute” to “sing for joy” (Is. 35:5–6). Like water on thirsty ground, He speaks His life-giving Word to people of all nations. With His Word and the touch of His hand, He does “all things well,” so that you may now speak “plainly” (Mark 7:31–37). You confess the truth of God in Christ to the glory of His holy name, and you call upon His name in every trouble, confident that He will hear and answer. As you pray and confess with your tongue, so also “love your neighbor as yourself” (James 2:8). Show your faith “in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory,” by loving without partiality. For God has “chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom” (James 2:1–5).

These are the hymns we will sing:

Jesus Shall Reign (LSB 832)
Praise the Almighty, My Soul, Adore Him (LSB 797)
There Is a Balm in Gilead (LSB 749)
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (524)

Note: Our liturgy will be shifting to Divine Service, Setting Three.

2 thoughts on “Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 15 B (Proper 18)

    • Hey, our organist has been ill and we’re using CPH’s “One Finger Organist” (the CDs). Thank the Lord for your musicians!

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