Preparing for the Divine Service

To give you the opportunity to look ahead and prepare for our Divine Service each Sunday, the Office Hymn, Holy Gospel, and Theme of each week for December and January are listed below.

Advent 2 (December 5):
Holy Gospel: Luke 3:1-20 (John the Baptist baptizes and preaches.)
Office Hymn: LSB #344 "On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry"

Advent 3
(December 12):
Holy Gospel: Luke 7:18-28 (John's in prison. Is Jesus the One?)
Office Hymn: LSB #345 "Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding"

Advent 4
(December 19):
Holy Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 (Pregnant Mary visits cousin Elizabeth.)
Office Hymn: LSB #337 "The Night Will Soon Be Ending"

Christmas 1
(December 26):
Holy Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 (Simeon and Anna rejoice in Jesus.)
Office Hymn: LSB#389 "Let All Together Praise Our God"

Christmas 2
(January 2):
Holy Gospel: Luke 2:40-52 (Jesus teaches the Teachers.)
Office Hymn: LSB #410 "Within the Father's House"

The Epiphany of our Lord
(January 9):
Holy Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 (The visit of the Magi.)
Office Hymn: LSB #397 "As with Gladness Men of Old"

The Baptism of our Lord
(January 16)
Holy Gospel: Luke 3:15-22 (Jesus is baptized by John.)
Office Hymn: LSB #407 "To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord"

Epiphany 3 / Sanctity of Life Sunday
(January 23)
Holy Gospel: Luke 4:16-30 (Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture.)
Office Hymn: LSB #839 "O Christ, Our True and Only Light"

Epiphany 4
(January 30)
Holy Gospel: Luke 4:31-44 (Jesus preaches and heals.)
Office Hymn: LSB #394 "Songs of Thankfulness and Praise"

:  The Liturgy for all these Sundays is Divine Service 3 (p. 184ff).

Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
Church Location: 114 Kingsley Road SW, Vienna, VA  22180
Mailing Address: 3057 Nutley Street Suite 822, Fairfax, VA  22031
703-455-4003                       Rev. James Douthwaite, Pastor