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The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

Feb 02, 2020

Passage: Luke 2:22-32

Preacher: Pastor Yeager

Series: Epiphany

Category: Epiphany


Lord Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant Depart In Peace “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”


The Purification of Mary and Presentation of Our Lord

8and 10:15am             Divine Service III, P. 184.   

Opening Hymn          In His Temple Now Behold Him                   519

Hymn of the Day       In the Shattered Bliss of Eden                        572

Communion 1            O Lord, We Praise Thee                                 617

Communion 2            I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table                      618

Communion 3            Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior                 619

Closing Hymn           Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing             924

8am. In the early service we welcome the 3-5th graders of Wyneken who will sing during the Offering, “Lord, Bid Your Servant Go in Peace.”

THE INTROIT                                          Ps. 48:1-3; antiphon 48:9

We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,

            in the midst of your temple.

Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised

            in the city of our God!

His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth,

            Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.

Within her citadels

            God has made himself known as a fortress.

As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God,

            which God will establish forever.

[Sung] Glory be to the Father, and to the Son

            and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now,

            and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,

            in the midst of your temple.


Almighty and ever-living God, as Your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in the substance of our flesh, grant that we may be presented to You with pure and clean hearts; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT                             1 Samuel 1:21-28

21 The man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the Lord the yearly sacrifice and to pay his vow. 22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “As soon as the child is weaned, I will bring him, so that he may appear in the presence of the Lord and dwell there forever.” 23 Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him; only, may the Lord establish his word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him. 24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. And the child was young. 25 Then they slaughtered the bull, and they brought the child to Eli. 26 And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. 27 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. 28 Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.”And he worshiped the Lord there.

THE EPISTLE                                               Hebrews 2:14-18

14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

THE VERSE & ALLELUIA                         Luke 2:34b

Alleluia. Behold, this child is appointed

for the fall and rising of many in Israel. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL                                   Luke 2:22-32 

22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, [Mary and Joseph] brought [Jesus] up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
    according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
31     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and for glory to your people Israel.”

33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.