Preparing for the Divine Service
To give you the opportunity to look ahead and prepare for our Divine Service each Sunday, the Office Hymn, Holy Gospel, and Theme of each week for October and November are listed below.
Pentecost 18 (October 4):
Holy Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46 (Parable of the Wicked Tenants)
Office Hymn: LSB #544 "O Love, How Deep"
Pentecost 19 (October 11):
Holy Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14 (Parable of the Wedding Feast)
Office Hymn: LSB #572 "In the Shattered Bliss of Eden"
Commemoration of Saint Luke (October 18):
Holy Gospel: Luke 10:1-9 (Jesus sends out the seventy-two.)
Office Hymn: LSB #836 "O God of Light"
The Festival of the Reformation (October 25):
Holy Gospel: Matthew 11:12-19 (The kingdom suffers violence.)
Office Hymn: LSB #834 "O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth"
The Feast of All Saints (November 1):
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes)
Office Hymn: LSB #676 "Behold a Host, Arrayed in White"
Pentecost 23 (November 8)
Holy Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 (Parable of the wise and foolish virgins)
Office Hymn: LSB #515 "Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers"
Pentecost 24 (November 15)
Holy Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 (Parable of the Talents)
Office Hymn: "In Those Who Know the King"
Last Sunday of the Church Year (November 22)
Holy Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46 (The sheep and goats are separated.)
Office Hymn: LSB #508 "The Day Is Surely Drawing Near"
Note: The Liturgy for the remainder of the Church Year is Divine Service 2 (p. 167).