May 5: “The Breaking of the Bread”: Luke 24:13-35: Psalter Reading 116: Jesus makes himself known to his disciples on that first Easter evening the same way he does to us, through Word and Sacrament. As we gather at the Table of the Lord, let us give thanks that Jesus still makes himself known to us. 16 Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord (Psalm 98) 424 Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless 242 Not All the Blood of Beasts
May 12: “When Jesus Is Gone”: John 21:1-19: Psalter Reading 150: When Easter is over, the celebrating done, what of Jesus then? In John 21, the disciples seem to return to their old way of life. But even then, Jesus will not leave them alone. 116 For the Beauty of the Earth 168 I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art 672 Trust and Obey
Dr. Taylor will begin a new sermon series from the Gospel of Mark.
May 19: The Faithful One: Mark 1:1-20: Psalter Reading 23: Jesus comes in our place to fulfill what we could not and cannot. He comes to complete and finish what the Israelites could not, faithfulness to God. 246 Man of Sorrows! What a Name! 141 God, in the Gospel of His Son 263 Lift High the Cross
May 26: The Devil in Church: Mark 1:21-39: Psalter Reading 146: So often people expect the “church” to be a peaceful place, where all are saints, and everything is happy. But Jesus shows us in his own ministry that wherever God’s Word is present, the evil one is present too, trying to undermine the work of God. Jesus meets a devil in the synagogue. 725 The Lord’s Prayer 154 Thou Art the Way 347 The Church’s One Foundation