Matthew 27:57-66 – “JOSEPH’S LOVELY GARDEN”

Matthew 27:57-66 – “JOSEPH’S LOVELY GARDEN”

Opening Hymn – 103
Liturgy – Page 26 ( “Service of Word & Sacrament” – front of hymnal)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:8-11; Romans 6:1-4; Matthew 27:57-66
(No “Alleluia” response during Lent – Cong. sings only Gospel response on page 30)
Hymn – 139
SERMON – Matthew 27:57-66 – “JOSEPH’S LOVELY GARDEN”
Nicene Creed (Page 31)
Offering
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION – Page 33 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 105
“Thank The Lord” omitted
Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 36-37)
Closing Hymn – 124
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Matthew 27:57-66
(Wartburg Project Translation)

Jesus’ Burial
(Mk 14:42-47; Lk 23:50-56; Jn 19:38-42)
57When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 58This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered that the body be given to him. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and laid it in his own new tomb that he had cut in the rock. He rolled a large stone over the tomb’s entrance and left. 61Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there sitting opposite the tomb.

The Guard
62On the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered in the presence of Pilate 63and said, “Sir, we remembered what that deceiver said while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64So give a command that the tomb be made secure until the third day. Otherwise his disciples might steal his body and tell the people, ‘He is risen from the dead.’ And this last deception will be worse than the first.”
65Pilate said to them, “You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you know how.” 66So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and posting a guard.