(09 Apr 2020)

Exodus 24:3–11 or Exodus 12:1–14; Ps. 116:12-19; Hebrews 9:11–22 or 1 Corinthians 11:23–32; Matthew 26:17–30 or John 13:1–17, 31b–35

Processional Hymn
Now, my tongue, the myst’ry telling (LSB 630)

Hymn of the Day

LSB 617: O Lord, We Praise Thee

(Begins at 2:54)

Offertory Hymn
Where charity and love prevail (LSB 845)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth (LSB 438)

Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior (LSB 627)

Wide open stand the gates (LSB 639)

Father most holy, merciful and tender (LSB 504)


Let Us Love One Another, as Christ Jesus Has Loved Us and Loves Us to the End

The Lord’s Passover” (Ex. 12:11) and “the blood of the covenant” at Mt. Sinai (Ex. 24:8) foreshow the Lord’s Supper. The blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, now covers us, and we keep His Supper “as a feast to the Lord” (Ex. 12:13–14). In Him we see “the God of Israel” (Ex. 24:9), and yet He does not lay His hand on us to punish us, but from His hand we eat and drink in peace. As our High Priest, He “entered once for all into the holy places…by means of His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption” (Heb. 9:11–12). He shed His own blood in order to “purify our conscience” and bring us before His God and Father “without blemish” (Heb. 9:14). The holy Apostles received this New Testament in His Blood from the Lord Jesus “on the night when He was betrayed,” and they delivered the same to His Church, which we also now receive in the name and remembrance of Christ (1 Cor. 11:23–26; Matt. 26:26–28). Since He has “loved His own who were in the world” and He loves us “to the end” (John 13:1), therefore, let us also “love one another” (John 13:34).


(10 Apr 2020)

Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Ps. 22:1-31 or Ps. 31:1-24; Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9; John 18:1—19:42 or John 19:17–30

Hymn preceding the Passion
Jesus, I will ponder now (LSB 440)

Hymn interspersed with the Reading of the Passion
O sacred head, now wounded (LSB 450)

Hymn of the Day
A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth (LSB 438)

Hymn for the Reproaches
Lamb of God, pure and holy (LSB 434)

Offertory Hymn

LSB 454: Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle


Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion

LSB 448: O Darkest Woe


O dearest Jesus, what law hast Thou broken (LSB 439)


The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord (LSB 634)

Hymn of Departure
The royal banners forward go (LSB 455)


Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away the Sin of the World

Jesus, the Lamb of God, is led to the slaughter of His Cross as the Sacrifice of Atonement for the sin of the world. “Despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Is. 53:3), He is the righteous Servant who justifies many by His innocent suffering and death. He bears our griefs and sorrows; He is wounded for our transgressions; He is crushed for our iniquities; He suffers our chastisement; “and with His stripes we are healed” (Is. 53:4–5). As the Son of God, He fulfills the Law for us in human flesh, and so fulfills the Scriptures (John 19:7, 24). In perfect faith and faithfulness, He shares all our weaknesses and temptations, “yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15). As our merciful High Priest He brings us to the Father in peace, “makes intercession for the transgressors” (Is. 53:12), and joins our prayers to His own, so that we are heard “because of His reverence” (Heb. 5:7). From His Cross He gives us His Spirit (John 19:30), washes us with water from His side, and covers us with His blood (John 19:34).


(11 Apr 2020)

Daniel 6:1-24; Ps. 16:1-11; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matthew 27:57-66


Song of Moses and Israel (LSB 925)



All You Works of the Lord (LSB 931)


Hymn of Praise

Gloria in Excelsis Deo -- Salutation (LSB 187)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Come, you faithful, raise the strain (LSB 487)

Our Paschal Lamb, that sets us free (LSB 473)

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (LSB 633)

Processional Out
All the earth with joy is sounding (LSB 462)



Summary: LCMS -- Hymns: Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Good Friday and Easter — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:16, 52.4 MB, 2017-Apr-11)

Lectionary Podcast - Good Friday - Series A

Dr. David Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson for Good Friday

Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.)