Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2011-03-02 ILC Chapel — Ash Wednesday reminds us that…

Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are mortal sinners, but also of our salvation through Jesus.


Date : 2011-03-02
Speaker : Professor John Pfeiffer

Job 42:6 (Listen)

  therefore I despise myself,
    and repent1 in dust and ashes.”


[1] 42:6 Or and am comforted


Isaiah 61:1–3 (Listen)

The Year of the Lord‘s Favor

61:1   The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
    because the LORD has anointed me
  to bring good news to the poor;1
    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
  to proclaim liberty to the captives,
    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;2
  to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
    and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
  to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
  the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
  that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.3


[1] 61:1 Or afflicted

[2] 61:1 Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind

[3] 61:3 Or that he may display his beauty


Hymn: TLH 96, st. 3: Oh, Rejoice, Ye Christians Loudly Organ Audio

3. Lord, how shall I thank Thee rightly? 
I acknowledge that by Thee 
I am saved eternally. 
Let me not forget it lightly, 
But to Thee at All times cleave 
And my heart true peace receive. 
Joy, O joy, beyond all gladness, 
Christ hath done away with sadness! 
Hence, all sorrow and repining, 
For the Sun of Grace is shining! 

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