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

WORSHIP SERVICE

 

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Saturday Worship                                5:00 p.m.

Sunday Early Worship                         8:30 a.m.

Sunday Late Worship                        10:45 a.m.

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

May 15, 2022                         10:45 Worship Service

 

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:   “Amazing Grace”

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see!

The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
His grace has brought me safe thus far,
His grace will lead me home.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail

And mortal life shall cease,

Amazing grace shall then prevail

In heaven’s joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

 

INVOCATION

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

People:      Amen.

 

EASTER ACCLAMATION

Pastor:       Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:      He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION         

Pastor:       Our help is in the name of the Lord,

People:      who made heaven and earth.

Pastor:       If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?

People:      But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.

Pastor:       God’s grace knows no bounds! Through the sacrifice of His Son, the Bridegroom of the Church, He makes us His holy bride. Anticipating the heavenly wedding feast, let us seek God’s grace now and call on Him for forgiveness and mercy.

People:      Almighty God, have mercy on us, for we cannot help ourselves. Forgive us all that we have done in the past, give us grace in this present time, and lead us to serve You and love one another in the future and on into the eternity You have promised.

Pastor:       Jesus promised the disciples, “Your sorrow will turn into joy,” and He promises “the spring of the water of life without payment.” 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.

 

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

  

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen.

 

FIRST READING:              Isaiah 60:1-6, 19-20

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip. Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the Lord. 19 The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. 20 Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.

Reader:    This is the Word of the Lord.                               

People:    Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:         Revelation 21:1-7

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

Reader:      This is the Word of the Lord.                                

People:     Thanks be to God.          

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:      Psalm 148

Pastor:       Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights!

People:      Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts!

Pastor:       Praise Him, sun and moon, praise Him, all you shining stars!

People:      Praise Him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven.

Pastor:       Let them praise the name of the Lord! For He commanded and they were created.

People:      And He established them forever and ever; He gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.

Pastor:       Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,

People:      fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling His word!

Pastor:       Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!

People:      Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven.

Pastor:       Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!

People:      Young men and maidens together, old men and children! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven.

Pastor:       He has raised up a horn for His people, praise for all His saints,

People:      for the people of Israel who are near to Him. Praise the Lord!

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:       Praise the Lord!

  

 

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:                  John 16:12–22                                   

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ  

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON               

 

SERMON HYMN:  “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Soon bears us all away;
We fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

 

SERMON

 

THE GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS TO THE LORD

 

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:  “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”

Draw near and take the body of the Lord,

And drink the holy blood for you outpoured;

Offered was he for greatest and for least,

Himself the victim and himself the priest.

He who his saints in this world rules and shields,

To all believers life eternal yields;

With heav’nly bread he makes the hungry whole,

Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.

Come forward then with faithful hearts sincere,

And take the pledges of salvation here.

O Lord, our heart with grateful thanks endow

As in this feast of love you bless us now.

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:   “Mighty to Save”

Ev’ryone needs compassion
Love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Ev’ryone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

       Chorus     Savior He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Ev’rything I believe in
Now I surrender   Chorus

(Bridge)
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory of the risen King
Jesus
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory of the risen King Chorus

 

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:       Go in peace. Serve the Lord.     

People:      Thanks be to God!