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

 

TRINITY SUNDAY

June 7, 2020               10:45 Worship Service

WELCOME and 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:       My soul, now praise your Maker!

People:      Let all within me bless His name.

Pastor:       Forget Him not whose meekness Still bears with all your sin.

People:      Who leaves no suff’rer friendless But rights the wronged at last.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       Let us confess our waywardness and sin in order that we may rise to newness of life by faith, that we may be His own and live under Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness.

People:      O God, our Creator and Redeemer, hear our pleas for mercy. We have turned away from You and rebelled against You by going our own way. Because of our sin, we have discovered it is not good for us to be alone, without You. For the sake of the glory and honor of the salvation won for us in Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, forgive us and restore in us the image of Your own life and love. Amen.

Pastor:       God offers all His treasure Of justice, truth, and righteousness, His love beyond all measure. And high as heaven above us, So far, since He has loved us, He puts our sins away. Therefore, 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:       Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING:   Genesis 1:1–2:4a

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:      Thanks be to God.

 

SECOND READING:                     Acts 2:14a, 22–36

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: 22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 25 David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, 27 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’ 29 “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “‘The Lord said to my Lord:  “Sit at my right hand 35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.       

People:      Thanks be to God.

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 8

Pastor:    lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.

People:      Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Pastor:       When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

People:       what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

Pastor:       You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.

People:      You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:

Pastor:        all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,

People:      the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Pastor:       Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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.

 

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:                              Matthew 28:16–20

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Pastor:      This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ

 

SERMON HYMN: “Father Most Holy”

Father most holy, merciful, and tender;

Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;

Spirit of comfort, advocate, defender,

Light never waning.

 

Trinity blessed, unity unshaken;

Goodness unbounded, very God of heaven,

Light of the angels, joy of those forsaken,

Hope of all living.

 

Maker of all things, all thy creatures praise thee;

All for thy worship were and are created;

Now, as we also worship thee devoutly,

Hear thou our voices.

 

Lord God Almighty, unto thee be glory,

One in three persons, over all exalted!

Glory we offer, praise thee and adore thee,

Now and forever.

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.

 

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

COMMUNION HYMN: “I Come to the Cross”

I come to the cross seeking mercy and grace.

I come to the cross where you died in my place.

Out of my weakness and into your strength.

Humbly, I come to the cross.

 

Your arms are open, you call me by name.

You welcome this child that was lost.

You paid the price for my guilt and my shame,

Jesus I come Jesus I come, Jesus I come to the cross.

 

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: “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
                          Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
                          Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea
                         Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
                         Which wert, and art, and evermore shall be.
Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Thugh' the eye made blind by sin Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.
                         Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
                         All thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea
                          Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
                         God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

DISMISSAL  

Pastor:     Go in peace. Serve the Lord.      

People:    Thanks be to God!