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 October and November are listed below.

Pentecost 17 (October 2):
Holy Gospel: Luke 17:1-10 (The righteous live by faith.)
Office Hymn: LSB #587 "I Know My Faith Is Founded"

Pentecost 18
(October 9):
Holy Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 (Jesus heals ten lepers.)
Office Hymn: LSB #846 "Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old"

Pentecost 19
(October 16):
Holy Gospel: Luke 18:1-8 (Always pray and do not lose heart!)
Office Hymn: LSB #754 "Entrust Your Days and Burdens"

Saint James of Jerusalem
(October 23):
Holy Gospel: Matthew 13:54-58 (Ordinary man, mighty works?)
Office Hymn: LSB #531 "Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus"

The Festival of the Reformation
(October 30):
Holy Gospel: John 8:31-36 (Abiding in the Word of God.)
Office Hymn: LSB #556 "Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice"

The Feast of All Saints
(November 6):
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes)
Office Hymn: LSB #676 "Behold a Host, Arrayed in White"

Pentecost 23
(November 13)
Holy Gospel: Luke 21:5-36 (Jesus speaks of the end times.)
Office Hymn: LSB #508 "The Day Is Surely Drawing Near"

Last Sunday of the Church Year
(November 20)
Holy Gospel: Luke 23:27-43 (Through the cross to Paradise.)
Office Hymn: LSB #454 "Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle"

Advent 1
(November 27)
Holy Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 (Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.)
Office Hymn: LSB #332 "Savior of the Nations, Come"

:  The Liturgy unto the Last Sunday of the Church Year is Divine Service 2 (p. 167). Starting Advent 1, the Liturgy is Divine Service 3 (p. 184).

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