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            Fifth Sunday in Lent



“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21














Lutheran Service Book

Divine Service-Setting Three

page 184 and following


Confession and Absolution

Hymn of Invocation.... #426

Confession & Absolution p.184

Service of the Word

Introit................... see to left

Kyrie.............................. p.186

Gloria in Excelsis omitted in Lent

Hymn............ #543 vv. 1 & 2

Salutation & Collect..... p.189

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Gradual................. see to left

Romans 8:1-11

John 11:1-53

Nicene Creed................ p.191

Hymn of the Day......... #440


Offertory....................... p.192

Prayer of the Church

Service of The Sacrament

Communion Liturgy p.194-198

Distribution.................. p.199

Please see communion statement above

Distribution Hymns..... #439

....................................... #422

Nunc Dimittis............... p.199

Thanksgiving................. p.200

Concluding Collect ...... p.201

Benedicamus & Benediction p.201

Hymn to Depart........... #566


Introit (spoken responsively after confession & absolution)  Psalm 116:1-4, 8

Precious in the sight | of the Lord*

     is the death | of his saints.

I love the Lord, because | he has heard*

     my voice and my pleas for | mercy.

Because he inclined his | ear to me,*

     therefore I will call on him as long | as I live.

The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid | hold on me;*

     I suffered distress and | anguish.

Then I called on the name | of the Lord:*

     "O Lord, I pray, deliv- | er my soul!"

For you have delivered my | soul from death,*

     my eyes from tears, my feet from | stumbling.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son*

     and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the be- ginning,*

     is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Precious in the sight | of the Lord*

     is the death | of his saints.


Collect (spoken by the pastor)

Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gradual (spoken responsively)   Hebrews 12:2

[O come, let us fix our eyes on] | Jesus,*

     the founder and perfecter | of our faith,

who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despis- | ing the shame,*

     and is seated at the right hand of the | throne of God.


Jesus Christ Is the Resurrection & the Life.  The illness and death of Lazarus happened “that the Son of God may be glorified through it” (John 11:4). Jesus’ miracle of raising Lazarus prompted His arrest and crucifixion, whereby He would die “for the nation” and gather “into one the children of God who are scattered abroad” (John 11:51–52). As He called Lazarus from the tomb and commanded others to “unbind him, and let him go” (John 11:44), Jesus also calls us and releases us from the bondage of sin and death. We would not “submit to God’s law,” nor could we “please God” (Romans 8:7–8), but “He condemned sin” in His own flesh, so “that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us” (Romans 8:3–4). Now, through the Gospel, “the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells” in us (Romans 8:11). His Word breathes His Spirit into our mortal flesh, animating us with His own life.  As His ministers preach according to His divine command, the Lord Jesus calls us from the grave into the good land that He gives us (Ezekiel 37:12, 14).

Offerings.  Please consider that ministry must continue here at Emmanuel, as well as in our Synod.  We need your regular offerings to continue that ministry here in our congregation and beyond. Please mail your monthly or weekly contributions to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 326 Center Ave., Adell, WI  53001.

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The Family Altar

A daily devotional guide for the home-As the head of the house should teach it in a simple way to his household


1.Invocation  In the name of the Father and of the Son X and of the Holy Spirit.

2.Apostles’ Creed

3.Verse of the Week  Galatians 3:26-27 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

4.Psalm of the Week — Psalm 130

5.Small Catechism for the Week  — The Sacrament of Holy Baptism — How can water do such great things? (week 2 of 2)

6.Daily Bible Readings — M: 2 Corinthians 12:1-21; T: 2 Corinthians 13:1-14; W: II Chronicles 1:1-17—2:1-18; Th: II Chronicles 3:1-17; F: II Chronicles 4:1-22—5:1-14; Sat: II Chronicles 6:1-42; Sun: II Chronicles 7:1-22

7.Collect of the Week — See above.

Daily Themes for Prayer  

Monday: Pray for faith to live in the promises of Holy Baptism; for your daily calling and daily work; for the unemployed; for those in financial difficulty; for the salvation and well-being of our neighbors; for government; for peace.

Tuesday: Pray for deliverance against temptation; for the addicted and despairing; for the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with besetting sins.

Wednesday: Pray for marriage and family, living together under the grace of Christ according to the Word of God; for those adults who must rear their children alone; for godly schools, especially our church schools, and seminaries and their students, faculty, and staff. We pray also for seminarians, Grant Sorenson and Joshua Benish.

Thursday: Pray for the church and her pastors; for Adam Scheblein, our vacancy pastor; for our circuit churches and pastors: Christopher Gillespie (St. John, Sherman Center), Richard Bidinger (St. Paul, Cascade), Nathan Meador & John Schultz (St. John, Plymouth), Peter Peitsch our circuit visitor (Grace, Elkhart Lake), Don Johnson (Zion, Glenbeulah), Tom Gudmundson, Mark Janzen & Kyle Backhaus (St. Paul, Sheboygan Falls); John Wille our district president, and Matthew Harrison our synodical president; for the LCMS; for missionaries; for the members, officers, and auxiliaries of Emmanuel; for salutary use of the blessed sacrament of the Lord’s body and blood.

Friday: Pray for the preaching of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for its spread throughout the whole world and our community; for Rev. James May, missionary to Africa, his wife, Tiina, and their children Maggie, Tristan, Sarai, Sofia, Jonas, and Matthew; for Rev. David Preus, missionary to the Dominican Republic, his wife, Jennifer, and their children Hans, Rebekah, Rolf, Lena, Soren, Leif, Andreas, and Lars; for the persecuted.

Saturday: Pray for faithfulness to the end; for the dying; for the shut-in and homebound members of our parish, the hospitalized, and those in nursing home care (Irene Blanke, Ruth Pape, William Taylor, Roy Roggentin and Jane Tews); for the revival of those who are withering in the faith or have fallen away; for receptive hearts for worship and study on the Lord’s Day.

Preparing for Next Sunday  The following readings may be read sometime during the week to prepare the family for the upcoming lessons on  Palm Sunday: Isiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 27:1-66; Psalm 117:19-29

8.In Our Prayers this Week 

Our mission of the month, A Place of Refuge Ministries of South    Wisconsin

Donna Blanke, undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

Irene Blanke, for her health.

Jessica Dolezal, recovering from cancer surgery.

Ruth Pape, in rehabilitation.

Rodger Laubenstein, father of Elizabeth Laubenstein, undergoing treatment for severe liver and colon cancer.

Marcus Estrello, recovering from neck surgery.

Sarah Grisar, daughter-in-law of Dave and Bunnie Grisar, treatment for reoccurrence of cancer.

David Blanke, treatment for cancer.

Please also note the prayers in the list to the left for our seminarians, circuit congregations, missionaries, and those in nursing home care.

9.Lord’s Prayer and Morning or Evening Prayer from the Catechism

10.Hymn of the Week  LSB #430 “My Song is Love Unknown”