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 SERVICE

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

October 11, 2020                   10:45 Worship Service

 

  

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:    “Come, O Almighty King”

Come, O almighty King, Help us your name to sing; Help us to praise;

Father all glorious, In all victorious,

Come and reign over us, Ancient of Days.

Come, O incarnate Word, Gird on your mighty sword;

Our prayer attend. Come and your people bless, And give your Word success,

And let your righteousness on us descend.

Come, holy Comforter, Your sacred witness bear In this glad hour!

Your sev’nfold gifts impart; Rule now in ev’ry heart;

Never from us depart, Spirit of pow’r.

To the great One in Three Eternal praises be

Hence evermore! Your sov’reign majesty

May we in glory see And to eternity Love and adore

 

INVOCATION & OPENING SENTENCES

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

People:      Amen.

Pastor:       I was glad when they said to me,

People:      “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

Pastor:       I will be glad and exult in You;

People:      I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

Pastor:       Our soul waits for the Lord;

People:      He is our help and our shield.

Pastor:       For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name.

People:      Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in You.

 

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       Let us now make confession of our sins to God, our heavenly Father.

People:      O God our Father, we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed. We have transgressed Your law and have brought injury to others. We have not always shown forth our faith in every aspect of our lives. We sincerely repent of our sins. Have mercy on us and hear this, our confession, O Lord. Grant us Your grace and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. By the renewing work of the Holy Spirit within us, lead us to amend our sinful lives that each day we grow in righteousness and godly living to the glory of Your holy name.

Pastor:       The Lord hears our pleas and accepts our prayers. To each of us our Lord promises forgiveness, life, and salvation. As a called and ordained servant of 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:       Almighty God, You invite us to trust in You for our salvation. Deal with us not in the severity of Your judgment but by the greatness of Your mercy; 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:   Isaiah 25:6-9

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—  the best of meats and the finest of wines.On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations;   he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears  from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace  from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:     Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:                     Philippians 4:4–13

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:     Thanks be to God.        

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 23

Pastor:       The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

People:      He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.

Pastor:       He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

People:      Even though I walk  through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff,  they comfort me.

Pastor:       You prepare a table before me  in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

People:      Surely your goodness and love will follow me  all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord  forever.

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:       The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

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:                              Matthew 22:1-14

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. 13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.                People:     Praise to You, O Christ

SERMON HYMN:   “Thy Word”

Chorus   Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

              Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,

Still You’re there right beside me.

Nothing will I fear, as long as You are near.

Please be near me to the end.     Chorus

 

I will not forget Your love for me, and yet

My heart forever is wandering.

Jesus, be my guide and hold me to Your side,

And I will love You to the end.  Chorus

Nothing will I fear, as long as you are near.

Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

You’re a light unto my path.

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 give you peace.        

People:      Amen.

 

CLOSING HYMN:   “You are my All in All”

You are my strength when I am weak,

You are the treasure that I seek,

You are my All in All

Seeking you as a precious jewel,

Lord, to give up I’d be a fool.

You are my All in All!

Chorus   Jesus, Lamb of God,  Worthy is Your name.

               Jesus, Lamb of God,  Worthy is Your name.

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame,

Rising again I bless Your name. 

You are my All in All.

When I fall down, You pick me up;

When I am dry, You fill my cup.

You are my All in All!    Chorus

 

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:     Go in peace. Serve the Lord.      

People:    Thanks be to God!