Bible Study: Divine Service The Word
Opening Hymn: LSB 578:1-2 Thy Strong Word Psalm 84 Creed (Back Cover) Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover)
The Service of the Word The Word
An ancient greeting/prayer between Pastor and People
Reflects the words of Angelic greetings (Judg. 6:12, Luke 1:28)
Note how the Pastor gives the salutation and receives the response
Why is it here in the service? Where else is it? What is coming up?
The greeting precedes sacramental acts
Addressed to man, not God (A reciprocal prayer)
Why the weird name?
It collects our prayers together
It collects the thoughts of the readings together
Where do our collects come from?
Many of them are quite ancient, in use since the early middle ages
Translated and updated through time, many by Thomas Cranmer in the
mid 16th century
Why do they all sound so similar?
They have a distinct form
Basis for petition
The benefit desired
The doxology (praise to God)
Can you see the parts in our Collect for Sexagesima?
“O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you, mercifully grant that by your power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.”
iii. What part is missing? 1. Some times parts 2 or 4 are left out.
d. How does the congregation respond? Why? 3. The Readings
a. From where do we get our readings? i. Where did this lectionary come from?