Matthew 26:1-16 – “A BEAUTIFUL THING”

Matthew 26:1-16 – “A BEAUTIFUL THING”

Opening Anthem by Choir: “What Wondrous Love Is This?
Liturgy – Page 26 ( “Service of Word & Sacrament” – front of hymnal)
The Reading Of The Passion History From St. Matthew
Matthew 26:1-16
Congregational Response: “Praise be to you, O Christ!” (p. 30)
Hymn – 98
SERMON – Matthew 26:1-16 – “A BEAUTIFUL THING”
Nicene Creed (Page 31)
Offering
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION – Page 33 (front of hymnal)
Choir Sings: “What Is This Bread?” During Distribution
Distribution Hymn – 114
(“Thank The Lord” Omitted During Lent)
Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 36-37)
Closing Hymn – 319
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OUR 2015 SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & EASTER
ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
Feb. 18 (Ash Wed.) Matthew 26:1-16 A Beautiful Thing
Feb. 25 (Wed.) Matthew 26:17-30 Table Talk
Mar . 4 (Wed.) Matthew 26:31-56 Keep Watch with Him
Mar. 11 (Wed.) Matthew 26:57-75 Souls on Trial
Mar. 18 (Wed.) Matthew 27:1-10 “Innocent Blood”
Mar. 25 (Wed.) Matthew 27:11-31 A Tale Of Three Prisoners
Apr. 2 (Maundy Thurs.) Matthew 27:32-56 “Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain”
April 3 (Good Friday ) Matthew 27:57-66 Joseph’s Lovely Garden
Apr. 5 (EASTER) Matthew 28 “Just As He Said!”

Our Lenten Sermon Series this year is based on the account of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection as told by St. Matthew. For this series, we shall be making use of the Wartburg Project Translation which is in the process of being prepared by a group of WELS pastors and professors. The four Gospels and Acts and Psalms are nearing completion. Many other books of the Bible are currently in progress. Northwestern Publishing House has made the Passion History according to all four Gospels available as a courtesy to the Wartburg Project. The text is printed on the back of the bulletin.

CALL ACCEPTED – As previously announced, Mr. Timothy Payne, our Principal and 7-8 Teacher has accepted the Divine Call to serve at St. John’s Lutheran School in Newburg, WI. We are grateful for his service to our Savior and St. Paul’s and we pray God’s blessings on his remaining months here and on his service to St. John’s in the future.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Education Committee & Church Council meets this evening after the worship service on the main floor.
Voters meet this coming Sunday, February 22, 1;00 p.m. downstairs to approve formal request to the District President for a Call list. Voters will also meet (tentatively) on March 8, 1:00 p.m. downstairs to extend a Divine Call for principal. Stewardship-Evangelism Committee meets one week from this evening, Wed. Feb. 25, 8 pm main floor.

AT THE DOOR: New Usher Schedules, Forms for Good Steward Volunteer Work, Meditations, Annual Report

THANKS to the kind volunteers who provided the spaghetti supper downstairs before our Ash Wednesday service.

Matthew 26
(Wartburg Project Translation)

The Plot to Kill Jesus
(Mk 14:1-2; Lk 22:1-2; Jn 11:45-57)
And so it happened when Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2“You know that after two days it will be the Passover, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”
3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas. 4They plotted together how to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. 5But they said, “Not during the feast, or else there might be a riot among the people.”

Mary Anoints Jesus
(Mk 14:3-9; Jn 12:1-8)
6When Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7a woman approached him holding an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume. She poured it on his head as he was reclining at the table. 8But when his disciples saw this, they were upset and said, “Why this waste? 9This perfume could have been sold for a lot of money which could have been given to the poor.”
10Jesus was aware of this and said to them, “Why are you causing trouble for this woman? She has done a beautiful thing for me. 11You are always going to have the poor with you, but you are not always going to have me. 12When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Amen I tell you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her.”

Judas Plans to Betray Jesus
(Mk 14:10-11; Lk 22:3-6)
14Then one of the twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16From that time on Judas was looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus.

[Texts listed in parentheses are where these accounts are located in the other Gospels]