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
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Late Worship 10:45 a.m.
Saturday Service 5:00 p.m.
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
February 28, 2021 10:45 Worship Service
WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE
OPENING HYMN: “Come, Thou Almighty King”
Come, Thou almighty King,
Help us Thy Name to sing; Help us to praise;
Father all glorious, O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us, Ancient of Days.
Come, Thou incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword; Our prayer attend.
Come and Thy people bless, And give Thy Word success,
And let Thy righteousness On us descend.
Come, holy comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear In this glad hour!
Thou, who almighty art, Now rule in eve’ry heart,
And ne’er from us depart, Spirit of pow’r.
To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be Hence evermore!
Thy sov’reign majesty May we in glory see,
And to eternity Love and adore!
Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION
Pastor: God established an everlasting covenant with Abraham,
People: but our faith has waxed and waned. O Lord, forgive our forgetfulness of Your unchanging grace.
Pastor: David wrote, “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord,”
People: but we have failed to remind one another of God’s mercy and love. O Lord, forgive our hesitancy to share the news of Your gracious presence.
Pastor: Paul wrote that because Christ died for the ungodly, we are justified by His blood,
People: but we have tried to hide our sinfulness. O Lord, forgive our blindness to the necessary sacrifice of our Savior.
Pastor: God sent His Son into the world with one purpose: to save us from the wrath of God. “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.” As a called and ordained servant of Christ, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen. Thanks be to God.
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Let us pray.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Pastor: O God, who sent Your Son into the flesh so that He might pay for our sins and open eternal life to us, grant us strong faith so that we may purposefully take up our crosses and follow where He has led the way; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2 Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
EPISTLE READING: Romans 5:1–11
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 22:23-31
Pastor: You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
People: For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
Pastor: From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
People: The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him— may your hearts live forever!
Pastor: All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
People: for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.
Pastor: All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him— those who cannot keep themselves alive.
People: Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.
Pastor: They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!
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: You who fear the Lord, praise him!
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 8:27–38
Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
Pastor: This is the Gospel of Our Lord.
People: Praise to You, O Christ
SERMON HYMN: “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Tow’ring o’er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.
When the woes of life o’ertake me,
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me,
Lo! It glows with peace and joy.
When the sun of bliss is beaming
Light and love upon my way,
From the cross the radiance streaming
Adds more luster to the day.
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.
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.
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.
CLOSING HYMN: “By Faith”
By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight
By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God's own hand
A place where peace and justice reign
We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul's reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We'll walk by faith and not by sight
By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave
By faith the church was called to go
In the power of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In every corner of the earth Repeat Chorus
By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name Repeat Chorus
Pastor: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!