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

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DRIVE IN WORSHIP SERVICE

 

DAY OF PENTECOST

May 31, 2020             10:45 Worship Service

Hello and welcome to our "Drive-in" Church service, it's good to have you here and good that we are able to find a way to gather at this time.  Please be sure to stay in your cars so we maintain social distancing protocols.  After service is over there will be ushers at the parking lot exits with offering plates if you would like to give an offering.  When service is over please be patient as you leave the parking lot as it may take some time. 

 

WELCOME and GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN: “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”

Praise the one who breaks the darkness
with a liberating light.
Praise the one who frees the prisoners,
turning blindness into sight.
Praise the one who preached the Gospel,
healing every dread disease,
calming storms and feeding thousands
with the very bread of peace.

Praise the one who blessed the children
with a strong yet gentle word.
Praise the one who drove out demons
with a piercing two-edged sword.
Praise the one who brings cool water
to the desert's burning sand.
From this well comes living water,
quenching thirst in every land.

Praise the one true love incarnate:
Christ who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose for many
that we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness,
seeing what our God has done.
Praise the one redeeming glory,
praise the One who makes us one

INVOCATION

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

People:      Amen.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       This joyful Eastertide Away with sin and sorrow! My love, the Crucified, Has sprung to life this morrow. Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:      He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Pastor:       Even as we glory in the gift of eternal life, in that hope we spend our days in joyful repentance and faith. Let us confess our sin, the sin that still so easily besets us, and receive the full forgiveness our Lord daily provides for us.

People:      Had Christ, who once was slain, Not burst His three-day prison, Our faith had been in vain: But now has Christ arisen, arisen, arisen; But now has Christ arisen! We are Your baptized people. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us into our Easter joy.

Pastor:       Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God to all of you. And in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ 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, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through 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:   Numbers 11:24–30

So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied—but did not do so again. 26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp. 27 A young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ aide since youth, spoke up and said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!” 29 But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” 30 Then Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:      Thanks be to God.

 

SECOND READING:                     Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” 13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:      Thanks be to God.

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 25:1-15

Pastor:       In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

People:      I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

Pastor:       No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

People:      Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.

Pastor:       Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

People:      Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

Pastor:       Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.

People:      Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

Pastor:       He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

People:      All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

Pastor:       For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

People:      Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.

Pastor:        They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.

People:      The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.

Pastor:       My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

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:       In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

 

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:                              John 7:37–39

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Pastor:      This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ

 

SERMON HYMN: “All Who Are Thirsty”

Verse: All who are thirsty
All who are weak
Just come to the fountain
Dip your heart in the stream of life

Let the pain and the sorrow
Be washed away
In the waves of His mercy
As deep cries out to deep

Chorus 1                                                          Chorus 2

We sing, come Lord Jesus come                      We sing, Holy Spirit come
Come Lord Jesus, come                                   Holy Spirit, come
Come Lord Jesus, come                                   Holy Spirit, come
Come Lord Jesus, come                                   Holy Spirit, come

Repeat Verse

 

SERMON

 

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: “Holy Spirit, Light Divine”

Holy Spirit, Light Divine,
Shine Upon This Heart Of Mine;
Chase The Shades Of Night Away,
Turn The Darkness Into Day.

Let Me See My Savior’s Face,
Let Me All His Beauties Trace;
Show Those Glorious Truths To Me
Which Are Only Known To Thee.

Holy Spirit, Pow’r Divine,
Cleanse This Guilty Heart Of Mine;
In Thy Mercy Pity Me,
From Sin’s Bondage Set Me Free.

Holy Spirit, Joy Divine
Cheer This Saddened Heart Of Mine;
Yield A Sacred, Settled Peace,
Let It Grow And Still Increase.

Holy Spirit, All Divine,
Dwell Within This Heart Of Mine;
Cast Down Ev’ry Idol Throne,
Reign Supreme, And Reign Alone.

DISMISSAL  

Pastor:     Go in peace. Serve the Lord.      

People:    Thanks be to God!