Old Testament 14
Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15
He divided his forces against them by night, and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus. 16
So he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the people. 17
And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him. 18
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19
And he blessed him and said: 'Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; 20
And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.' And he gave him a tithe of all.
1 Officiant: The Word of the Lord. The People:
Thanks be to God.
Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. 2
The works of the LORD are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them. 3
His work is honorable and glorious, And His righteousness endures forever. 4
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and full of compassion. 5
He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. 6
He has declared to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations. 7
The works of His hands are verity and justice; All His precepts are sure. 8
They stand fast forever and ever, And are done in truth and uprightness. 9
He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name. 10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. *At the end of the Psalms this is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
New Testament 23
1 Corinthians 11:23-30
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, 'Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.' 25
In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.' 26
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes. 27
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30
For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. Officiant: The Word of the Lord. The People:
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Introduction to the Gospel:
Deacon:The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you. Or And with your spirit
Deacon: May the Lord be on our minds, on our lips, and on our hearts as we hear His Holy Gospel. The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.
Deacon: We are reading from Luke's Gospel chapter 24, beginning at verse 30
Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31
Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. 32
And they said to one another, 'Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?' 33
So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34
saying, 'The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!' 35
And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.
After the Gospel reading, the deacon can elevate the book and says:
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayers of the People