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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Thursday Campfire Service               7:00 p.m.

Sunday Early Worship                         8:30 a.m.

Sunday Late Worship                        10:45 a.m.

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TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 1, 2021                       10:45 Worship Service

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:   “Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear”

Lord, open now my heart to hear,
And through Your Word to me draw near;

Let me Your Word e’er pure retain;

Let me Your child and heir remain.

Your Word inspires my heart within;

Your Word grants healing from my sin;

Your Word has pw’r to guide and bless;

Your Word brings peace and happiness.

To God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit, Three in One,

Shall glory, praise, and honor be

Now and throughout eternity.

 

INVOCATION & OPENING SENTENCES

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

People:      Amen.

Pastor:       “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread.

People:      Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’ ”

Pastor:       Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.

People:      Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life,

Pastor:       which the Son of Man will give to you. For on Him God the Father has set His seal.”

 

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       Jesus is the bread of life, come down from heaven to give life to the world.

People:      Lord, we hunger for Your presence.

Pastor:       If we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

People:      Lord, we hunger for Your forgiveness.

Pastor:       Let us then confess our sins to God, our Father,

People:      Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

Pastor:       In the wilderness of this world we forget Your presence.

People:      We grumble and complain about Your provision.

Pastor:       We focus too often on our wants and needs of this world.

People:      We fail to rejoice in the daily giving of Your grace and mercy.

Pastor:       Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name.

People:      Lord, we hunger for You. Amen.

Pastor:       Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. . . . Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.’ ”

As a called and ordained servant of Christ, the bread of life, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Lord, You fill us with forgiveness. Amen.

  

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       Merciful Father, You gave Your Son, Jesus, as the heavenly bread of life. Grant us faith to feast on Him in Your Word and Sacraments that we may be nourished unto life everlasting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen.      

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING:   Exodus 16:2–15

In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the Lord.” Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’” 10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the Lord appearing in the cloud. 11 The Lord said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.’” 13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat.

Reader:    This is the Word of the Lord.                                

People:    Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:                     Ephesians 4:1-16

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.                             

People:     Thanks be to God.    

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 145:10-21

Pastor:       All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.

People:      They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,

Pastor:       so that all people may know of your mighty acts  and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

People:      Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.

Pastor:       The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.

People:      The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

Pastor:       The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.

People:      You open your hand  and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

Pastor:       The Lord is righteous in all his ways  and faithful in all he does.

People:      The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Pastor:       He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

People:      The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

Pastor:       My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

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.

Pastor:       All your works praise you. 

 

THE NICENE CREED

            I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered and was buried.  And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And he will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.  And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

HOLY GOSPEL:                  John 6:22–35

 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 30 So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” 35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ

 

SERMON HYMN:   “You Are the Way; through You Alone”

You are the way; through You alone Can we the Father find;

In You, O Christ, has God revealed His heart and will and mind.

You are the truth; Your Word alone True wisdom can impart;

You only can inform the mind And purify the heart.

You are the life; the empty tomb Proclaims Your conqu’ring arm,

And those who put their trust in You Not death nor hell shall harm.

You are the way, the truth, the life; Grant us that way to know,

That truth to keep, that life to win Whose joys eternal flow.

 

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.

 

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

COMMUNION HYMN:  “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”

Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, His the throne;

Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion Thunder like a mighty flood;

“Jesus out of ev’ry nation Has redeemed us by His blood.”

Alleluia! Not as orphans Are we left in sorrow now;

Alleluia! He is near us; Faith believes, nor questions how.

Though the cloud from sight received Him When the forty days were o’er,

Shall our heart forget His promise: “I am with you evermore?”

Alleluia! Bread of heaven, Here on earth our food, our stay;

Alleluia! Here the sinful Flee to You from day to day.

Intercessor, Friend of sinners, Earth’s Redeemer, hear our plea

Where the songs of all the sinless Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal, Lord omnipotent we own;

Alleluia! Born of Mary, Earth Your footstool, heav’n Your throne.

As within the veil You entered, Robed in flesh, our great High Priest,

Here on earth both priest and victim In the Eucharistic feast.

Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, His the throne;

Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion Thunder like a mighty flood;

“Jesus out of ev’ry nation Has redeemed us by His blood.”

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

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:   “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”

Sent forth by God’s blessing,

Our true faith confessing,

The people of God from His dwelling take leave.

The Supper is ended.

O now be extended

The fruits of this service in all who believe.

The seed of His teaching,

Receptive souls reaching,

Shall blossom in action for God and for all.

His grace did invite us,

His love shall unite us

To work for God’s kingdom and answer His call.

With praise and thanksgiving

To God ever-living,

The tasks of our ev’ryday life we will face.

Our faith ever sharing,

In love ever caring,

Embracing His children of each tribe and race.

With Your feast You feed us,

With Your light now lead us;

Unite us as one in this life that we share.

Then may all the living

With praise and thanksgiving

Give honor to Christ and His name that we bear.

 

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:       Go in peace. Serve the Lord.     

People:      Thanks be to God!