CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

440 STONEVILLE RD.  485-4432 

Pastor Thomsen                                                                                Amanda Stacy, DCE

(906) 250-2132                                                                                   (402) 650-3132

WORSHIP SERVICE

 

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Saturday Worship                                5:00 p.m.

Sunday Early Worship                         8:30 a.m.

Sunday Late Worship                        10:45 a.m.

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TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

October 24, 2021                   10:45 Worship Service

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:   “Today Your Mercy Calls Us”

Today Your mercy calls us
To wash away our sin.
However great our trespass,
Whatever we have been,
However long from mercy
Our hearts have turned away,
Your precious blood can wash us
And make us clean today.

Today Your gate is open,
And all who enter in
Shall find a Father's welcome
And pardon for their sin.
The past shall be forgotten,
A present joy be giv'n,
A future grace be promised,
A glorious crown in heav'n.

Today our Father calls us;
The Holy Spirit waits;
His blessed angels gather
Around the heav'nly gates.
No question will be asked us
How often we have come;
Although we oft have wandered,
It is our Father's home.

O all-embracing Mercy,
O ever-open Door,
What should we do without You
When heart and eye run o'er?
When all things seem against us,
To drive us to despair,
We know one gate is open,
One ear will hear our prayer.

INVOCATION

Pastor:       In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       Our help is in the name of the Lord.

People:      Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!

Pastor:       Let us confess our greatest need to God, our merciful Father.

People:      Merciful God, we confess that we are in the darkness of the fallen world by our own sin, our failure to keep Your holy Commandments in our thoughts, words, and deeds, as well as the good we have failed to do. Deliver us from the darkness of death by the light of Your Son’s saving death on the cross and the power of His resurrection. Speak now Your divine Word of forgiveness, life, and salvation. Amen.

Pastor:       In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

 

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       O God, the helper of all who call on You, have mercy on us and give us eyes of faith to see Your Son that we may follow Him on the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen.      

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING:   Jeremiah 31:7–9

This is what the Lord says: “Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, ‘Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return. They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.

Reader:    This is the Word of the Lord.                                

People:    Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:                     Hebrews 4:12-16       

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.                             

People:     Thanks be to God.           

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 126

Pastor:       When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.

People:      Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy;

Pastor:       then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.

People:      Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb!

Pastor:       Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

People:      He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

All:            Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

                  I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.  And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

HOLY GOSPEL:                              Mark 10:46-52

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON

  

SERMON HYMN:   “If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee”

If thou but trust in God to guide thee
And hope in Him through all thy ways,
He'll give thee strength, whate'er betide thee,
And bear thee through the evil days.
Who trusts in God's unchanging love
Builds on the rock that naught can move.

Nor think amid the fiery trial
That God hath cast thee off unheard,
That he whose hopes meet no denial
Must surely be of God preferred.
Time passes and much change doth bring
And sets a bound to ev'rything.

All are alike before the Highest;
'Tis easy to our God, we know,
To raise thee up, though low thou liest,
To make the rich man poor and low.
True wonders still by Him are wrought
Who setteth up and brings to naught.

Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving,
Perform thy duties faithfully,
And trust His Word; though undeserving,
Thou yet shalt find it true for thee.
God never yet forsook in need
The soul that trusted Him indeed.

SERMON

 

THE GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS TO THE LORD

 

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done on earth

as it is in heaven;

give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory

forever and ever. Amen.

 

BENEDICTION

Pastor:       The Lord bless you and keep you.

                  The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

                  The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.        

People:      Amen.

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “O Bless the Lord, My Soul”

O Bless the Lord, my soul!

Let all within me join

And aid my tongue to bless His name

Whose favors are divine.

O bless the Lord, my soul,

Nor let His mercies lie

Forgotten in unthankfulness

And without praises die!

‘Tis He forgives thy sins;

‘Tis He relieves thy pain;

‘Tis He that heals thy sicknesses

And makes thee young again.

He crowns thy life with love

When ransomed from the grave;

He that redeemed my soul from hell

Hath sov-‘reign pow’r to save.

He fills the poor with good;

He gives the suff’rers rest.

The Lord hath judgments for the proud

And justice for th’oppressed.

His wondrous works and ways

He made by Moses known,

But sent the world His truth and grace

By His beloved Son.

 

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:       Go in peace. Serve the Lord.     

People:      Thanks be to God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

                            TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

October 24, 2021                   10:45 Worship Service

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:   “Today Your Mercy Calls Us”

Today Your mercy calls us
To wash away our sin.
However great our trespass,
Whatever we have been,
However long from mercy
Our hearts have turned away,
Your precious blood can wash us
And make us clean today.

Today Your gate is open,
And all who enter in
Shall find a Father's welcome
And pardon for their sin.
The past shall be forgotten,
A present joy be giv'n,
A future grace be promised,
A glorious crown in heav'n.

Today our Father calls us;
The Holy Spirit waits;
His blessed angels gather
Around the heav'nly gates.
No question will be asked us
How often we have come;
Although we oft have wandered,
It is our Father's home.

O all-embracing Mercy,
O ever-open Door,
What should we do without You
When heart and eye run o'er?
When all things seem against us,
To drive us to despair,
We know one gate is open,
One ear will hear our prayer.

INVOCATION

Pastor:       In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       Our help is in the name of the Lord.

People:      Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!

Pastor:       Let us confess our greatest need to God, our merciful Father.

People:      Merciful God, we confess that we are in the darkness of the fallen world by our own sin, our failure to keep Your holy Commandments in our thoughts, words, and deeds, as well as the good we have failed to do. Deliver us from the darkness of death by the light of Your Son’s saving death on the cross and the power of His resurrection. Speak now Your divine Word of forgiveness, life, and salvation. Amen.

Pastor:       In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

 

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       O God, the helper of all who call on You, have mercy on us and give us eyes of faith to see Your Son that we may follow Him on the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen.       (Please be seated)

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING:   Jeremiah 31:7–9

This is what the Lord says: “Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, ‘Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return. They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.

Reader:    This is the Word of the Lord.                                

People:    Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:                     Hebrews 4:12-16       

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.                             

People:     Thanks be to God.           (Please Stand)

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 126

Pastor:       When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.

People:      Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy;

Pastor:       then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.

People:      Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb!

Pastor:       Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

People:      He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

All:            Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

                  I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

            And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

HOLY GOSPEL:                              Mark 10:46-52

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON

 

 

 

SERMON HYMN:   “If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee”

If thou but trust in God to guide thee
And hope in Him through all thy ways,
He'll give thee strength, whate'er betide thee,
And bear thee through the evil days.
Who trusts in God's unchanging love
Builds on the rock that naught can move.

Nor think amid the fiery trial
That God hath cast thee off unheard,
That he whose hopes meet no denial
Must surely be of God preferred.
Time passes and much change doth bring
And sets a bound to ev'rything.

All are alike before the Highest;
'Tis easy to our God, we know,
To raise thee up, though low thou liest,
To make the rich man poor and low.
True wonders still by Him are wrought
Who setteth up and brings to naught.

Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving,
Perform thy duties faithfully,
And trust His Word; though undeserving,
Thou yet shalt find it true for thee.
God never yet forsook in need
The soul that trusted Him indeed.

SERMON

 

THE GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS TO THE LORD

 

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done on earth

as it is in heaven;

give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory

forever and ever. Amen.

 

BENEDICTION

Pastor:       The Lord bless you and keep you.

                  The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

                  The Lord look upon you with favor and X give you peace.        

People:      Amen.

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “O Bless the Lord, My Soul”

O Bless the Lord, my soul!

Let all within me join

And aid my tongue to bless His name

Whose favors are divine.

O bless the Lord, my soul,

Nor let His mercies lie

Forgotten in unthankfulness

And without praises die!

‘Tis He forgives thy sins;

‘Tis He relieves thy pain;

‘Tis He that heals thy sicknesses

And makes thee young again.

He crowns thy life with love

When ransomed from the grave;

He that redeemed my soul from hell

Hath sov-‘reign pow’r to save.

He fills the poor with good;

He gives the suff’rers rest.

The Lord hath judgments for the proud

And justice for th’oppressed.

His wondrous works and ways

He made by Moses known,

But sent the world His truth and grace

By His beloved Son.

 

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:       Go in peace. Serve the Lord.     

People:      Thanks be to God!