Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 9 A (Proper 13)

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

Isaiah 55:1-5
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21

Click here to read the above lessons and the propers for the day.

Christ Jesus, the Living Bread from Heaven, Feeds the Children of God

By the Gospel of “the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever” (Rom. 9:5), we are “the children of God” (Rom. 9:8), “not because of works but because of him who calls” (Rom. 9:11). Therefore, “listen diligently” and “hear, that your soul may live.” By His sacrificial death in His flesh and blood, He has made “an everlasting covenant” for us. Since He now calls us to Himself, we come to Him “and eat what is good, and delight … in rich food” (Is. 55:2–3). He has come with divine compassion to save us from sin and death and to feed us with Himself. As our Lord Jesus once took bread, “said a blessing,” broke the loaves “and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds” (Matt. 14:18–19), He also now takes bread, blesses it by His Word to be His very body, and distributes it to His Church by the hand of His called and ordained servants. Just as “they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces,” there is more than enough for His whole Church to eat and to be satisfied (Matt. 14:20).

These are the hymns we will sing:

O Day of Rest and Gladness (LSB 906)
In Thee Is Gladness (LSB 818)
At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing (LSB 633)
Praise and Thanksgiving (LSB 789)
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (LSB 809)

PLEASE NOTE: The liturgy for August and September will be Divine Service, Setting Four.

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