Lent 4 – March 27, 2022

Lent 4 – March 27, 2022

Service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | March 27, 2022 | Lent 4 — Divine Service, Setting One | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

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“It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.” Luke 15

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Lent 4

March 27, 2022 — Divine Service, Setting One

COLLECT OF THE DAY for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray. Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new to us every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT Isaiah 12:1-6

You will say in that day: 
“I will give thanks to you, O LORD, 
for though you were angry with me, 
your anger turned away, 
that you might comfort me.

“Behold, God is my salvation; 
I will trust, and will not be afraid; 
for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, 
and he has become my salvation.”

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day: 
“Give thanks to the LORD, 
call upon his name, 
make known his deeds among the peoples, 
proclaim that his name is exalted.

“Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; 
let this be made known in all the earth. 
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, 
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the fifteenth chapter.
Glory to You, O Lord.

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable:

“There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

“Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to You, O Christ.

HYMN “Just As I Am” 570

Just as I am, without one plea 
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou biddest me come to Thee, 
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not 
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot, 
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind;
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find, 
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, 
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;,
Because Thy promise I believe, 
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown 
Has broken every barrier down;
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, 
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


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