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Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Midweek Lenten Service


              Beautiful Savior Ev. Lutheran Church
  Spooner, WI

David M. Warskow, Pastor
Office: 635-7672     Home: 939-1099
www.bslcspooner.com  E-mail: pastorbslcspooner@gmail.com

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As disciples of our Beautiful Savior, we dedicate ourselves to grow in faith and spread His Word to all people, through the diligent study and practice of the inerrant Word of God.

Maundy Thursday
April 1, 2021

Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 10-11.
Personal preparation for Holy Communion is found on page 156


Opening Hymn: 717, When You Woke That Thursday Morning
Order of Service: Divine Service I (Supplement page 15)
Prayer of the Day:

Lord Jesus Christ, in the sacrament of Holy Communion you give us your true body and blood as a remembrance of your suffering and death on a cross. Grant us so firmly to believe your words and promise that we may always partake of this sacrament to our eternal good; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

First Lesson: Exodus 12:1-14*

The Lord told Moses and Aaron this in the land of Egypt:
2This month is to be the beginning of your calendar. It is to be the first month of the year for you. 3Tell the entire Israelite community that on the tenth day of this month, they are to take a lamb or a kid goat for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, one lamb per household. 4But if the household is too small for a whole lamb, then that person and his neighbor next door to him must select one, based on the number of people. Determine what size lamb is needed according to how much each person will eat.
5Your lamb must be unblemished, a year-old male. You may take it from the sheep or the goats. 6You are to keep it until the fourteenth day of this month. Then the whole assembly of the Israelite community is to slaughter the lambs at sunset. 7They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses where they eat the lamb. 8That night they shall eat the meat that has been roasted over a fire, along with unleavened bread. They shall eat it with bitter herbs. 9Do not eat it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over a fire—with its head, its legs, and its internal organs. 10You shall not leave any of it until the morning. Whatever remains until the morning, you shall burn in the fire. 11This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt ready for travel, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.
12For on that night I will pass through the land of Egypt. I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both people and animals. Against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. I am the Lord. 13The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. There will be no plague among you to destroy you, when I strike down the land of Egypt.
14This day shall be a memorial for you, and you are to celebrate it as a festival to the Lord. Throughout your generations you must celebrate it as a permanent regulation.

Psalm of the Day:  116 (page 56 in Supplement)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17*

16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ? 17Because there is one bread, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. 

Gospel Lesson: Mark 14:12-26 *

12On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13He sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and there a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14Wherever he enters, tell the owner of the house that the Teacher says, ‘Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15He will show you a large upper room, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”
16His disciples left and went into the city and found things just as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
17When it was evening, he arrived with the Twelve.
18While they were reclining and eating, Jesus said, “Amen I tell you: One of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”
19They began to be sorrowful and said to him one by one, “Surely not I?”
20He said to them, “It is one of the Twelve, one who is dipping bread with me in the dish. 21Indeed, the Son of Man is going to go just as it has been written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
22While they were eating, Jesus took bread. When he had blessed it, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “Take it. This is my body.”
23Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them. They all drank from it. 24He said to them, “This is my blood of the new testament, which is poured out for many. 25Amen I tell you: I will certainly not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” 26After they sang a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Nicene Creed: (page 19)
Hymn of the Day: Blood of the Lamb (last page of bulletin)
Sermon Text:  John 13:1-5, 12-17
            Theme:  “Hands of Humility”
Offering, Prayer of the Church & Lord’s Prayer (page21-22)  
The Sacrament: (page 22)

(Close Communion: Christians understand Holy Communion as, among other things, a statement of agreement with all the Bible’s teachings. Members of Beautiful Savior or any WELS or ELS congregation are invited. Others are asked to wait to commune with us until after you have had a chance to compare your beliefs with what the Bible teaches. Please speak to the Pastor to set up an appointment.)

Distribution Hymn: 313, Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior
Closing Hymn: 593, Now the Light Has Gone Away

 *The Scripture readings are taken from The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage VersionTM  (EHVTM) copyright © 2016 The Wartburg Project. All rights reserved. www.wartburgproject.org.


Gladly serving the Lord
Please find a replacement if you cannot serve your assignment.
               April 1: Harold Henriksen
               April 2: Jerry Sexton

               April 1: Joanne Olsen
               April 2: Lauren Henriksen

Upcoming Worship:
               April 2: Good Friday Service 7 PM
               April 4: Easter Sunday
                                             Worship 7:00 AM
                                             Breakfast 8:30 AM
                                             Worship 9:30 AM

Welcome!   To the new friends among us, we bid you welcome! To the friends who know us, we renew our welcome. If you are seeking to know Jesus Christ better, we invite you to keep studying God’s inspired, inerrant Word with us. Classes giving Bible information which you will appreciate are offered regularly. Beautiful Savior became a congregation in 1991, and today proclaims the same message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.





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