• Music

    Music Monday 9/20/21 – Oh, Praise the Gracious Power

    Evangelical Lutheran Worship/ELW 651 Permission to stream and reprint music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-722492. All rights reserved. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power – Thomas H. Troeger Words – ©1986 Oxford University Press Oh, Praise the Gracious Power / CHRISTPRAISE RAY – Carol Doran Music – ©1984 Oxford University Press

  • Matins,  Music

    Wednesday Matins 9/15/21

    As we take time to observe physical distancing, we at Woodlake Lutheran invite you into a time of Morning Prayer. The following practice may be done individually, or with one or two in your household leading the whole family in a time of prayer.
    Begin with centering yourself in a quiet space. Take three slow breaths. After this, speak these words: Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, O God, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Praise to the blest and holy Trinity, one God, who gives us life, salvation, and resurrection.
    Morning PsalmodyReadings
    Jeremiah 11:18-2018It was the Lord who made it known to me, and I knew;then you showed me their evil deeds. 19But I was like a gentle lambled to the slaughter. And I did not know it was against methat they devised schemes, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit,let us cut him off from the land of the living,so that his name will no longer be remembered!” 20But you, O Lord of hosts, who judge righteously,who try the heart and the mind, let me see your retribution upon them,for to you I have committed my cause.


    Psalm 541Save me, O God, by your name;in your might, defend my cause. 2Hear my prayer, O God;give ear to the words | of my mouth. 3For strangers have risen up against me, and the ruthless have sought my life,those who have no regard for God. 4Behold, God | is my helper;it is the Lord who sustains my life.  5Render evil to those who spy on me;in your faithfulness, destroy them. 6I will offer you a freewill sacrificeand praise your name, O Lord, for it is good. 7For you have rescued me from every trouble,and my eye looks down on my enemies.


    James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a13Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. 15Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. 16For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. 18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.4:1Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? 2You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures. 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8aDraw near to God, and he will draw near to you.


    Mark 9:30-3730[Jesus and the disciples went on] and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. 33Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”


    Pray
    O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    Bless
    Almighty God bless us, and direct our days and our deeds in peace. Amen.
  • Matins,  Music

    Matins 9/8/21

    As we take time to observe physical distancing, we at Woodlake Lutheran invite you into a time of Morning Prayer. The following practice may be done individually, or with one or two in your household leading the whole family in a time of prayer.
    Begin with centering yourself in a quiet space. Take three slow breaths. After this, speak these words: Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, O God, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Praise to the blest and holy Trinity, one God, who gives us life, salvation, and resurrection.
    Morning PsalmodyReadings
    Isaiah 50:4-9a4The Lord God has given methe tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustainthe weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens—wakens my earto listen as those who are taught. 5The Lord God has opened my ear,and I was not rebellious,I did not turn backward. 6I gave my back to those who struck me,and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my facefrom insult and spitting.
     7The Lord God helps me;therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint,and I know that I shall not be put to shame;8he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me?Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries?Let them confront me. 9aIt is the Lord God who helps me;who will declare me guilty?

    Psalm 116:1-91I love the Lord, who has heard my voice,and listened to my supplication, 2for the Lord has given ear to mewhenever I called. 3The cords of death entangled me; the anguish of the grave came upon me;I came to grief and sorrow. 4Then I called upon the name of the Lord:“O Lord, I pray you, save my life.”  5Gracious is the Lord and righteous;our God is full of compassion. 6The Lord watches over the innocent;I was brought low, and God saved me. 7Turn again to your rest, O my soul.for the Lord has dealt well with you. 8For you have rescued my life from death,my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling; 9I will walk in the presence of the Lordin the land of the living.

    James 3:1-121Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. 3If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. 4Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits.How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! 6And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. 7For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, 8but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. 10From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. 11Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? 12Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.

    Mark 8:27-3827Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” 30And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
      31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”  34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”


    Pray
    O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    Bless
    Almighty God bless us, and direct our days and our deeds in peace. Amen.