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

 

  

TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 9, 2020                       10:45 Worship Service

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:  “To God Be the Glory”

To God be the glory
Great things He has done
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the life-gate that all may go in

         Chorus   Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the earth hear His voice
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the people rejoice
Come to the Father
Through Jesus the Son
Give Him the glory
Great things He has done
O yes

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood
To every believer the promise of God
The vilest offender who truly believes
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives   Chorus

Great things He has taught us, great things He has done
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our worship, when Jesus we see

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the earth hear His voice
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the people rejoice

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the earth hear His voice
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the people rejoice

Come to the Father
Through Jesus the Son (Give Him the glory)
Give Him the glory
Great things He has done

INVOCATION

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

People:      Amen.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       Let us humble ourselves before God, confess our sins to Him, and ask His gracious forgiveness.

People:      We confess to God Almighty, before the whole company of heaven and before one another, that we are sinful human beings by nature and by deed. We have not always put God first. We have used His holy name in ways that do not honor Him. We have not always been thoughtful caretakers of His creation and have not shared His bounty with others at all times. We have been heedless in word and deed and have not always kept our thoughts, words, and deeds pure and honorable. We sinned in ways we know and in ways we do not even recognize. We have wished for that which is not rightfully ours and have not put the best construction on all things and on all people. We pray God to have mercy on us, to forgive us all our sins, and to bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Pastor:       The almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, forgiveness, and remission of all our sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, 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:       God of love, in His ministry, Your Son, Jesus, showed His mastery over all the forces of nature, including those of great power. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on Him and to trust His guidance in all things as we pass through this world, confident in His care; 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:   Job 38:4–18

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, 10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, 11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’? 12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place, 13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it? 14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment. 15 The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken. 16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? 17 Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness? 18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:      Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE READING:                     Romans 10:5-17

Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:      Thanks be to God.

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 18:1-9

Pastor:       I love you, Lord, my strength.

People:      The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Pastor:       I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.

People:      The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

Pastor:       The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.

People:      In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help.

Pastor:       From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

People:      The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.

Pastor:       Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

People:      He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.

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:       I love you, Lord, my strength.

 

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 14:22-33

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Pastor:      This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ

  

SERMON HYMN: “My Faith Looks Trustingly”

My faith looks trustingly
To Christ of Calvary,
My Savior true!
Lord, hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Strengthen in every way
My love for you!

May your rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire;
As you have died for me,
My love, adoringly,
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!

While life’s dark maze I tread
And griefs around me spread,
Oh, be my guide;
Make darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From you a side.

When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Rolls over me,
Blest Savior, then in love
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,

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:  “This is My Father’s World”

This is my Father’s world,
And to my list’ning ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas—
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world:
The birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white,
Declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world:
Oh, let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world,
The battle is not done:
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.

DISMISSAL  

Pastor:     Go in peace. Serve the Lord.      

People:    Thanks be to God