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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016                    2nd  SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR: Rev. Harry M. Krolus
CHURCH:  410-356-3400                           HOME: 410-871-0712
SCHOOL:  410-356-3488                             CELL: 410-707-7663
KEYBOARDIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR:
Church email:  ctklclcms@yahoo.com
After Care email: ctkkids@hotmail.com
Church Web Site:  ctklchurch.org             After Care Web Site:  ctkaftercare.org
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WELCOME to everyone who is worshiping with us today. We are glad that you are here!  We pray that your worship experience here at Christ The King is spiritually uplifting and rewarding.  If you are visiting, please sign our guest book and introduce yourself to Pastor Harry.
(Please turn off all cell phones, beepers, pagers, etc. before worship begins.)
 (A SERVICE OF PRAYER AND PREACHING: page 260 LSB)
OPENING HYMN: 398 “Hail To The Lord’s Anointed”

THE INVOCATION
L. We begin our worship today in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.

OPENING SENTENCES
L. This is the day which the Lord has made.

C. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

L. From the rising of the sun to its setting;

C. The name of the Lord is to be praised.

L. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand anywhere else.

C. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

L. Make me to know your ways, O Lord.

C. Teach me your paths.
L. Sanctify us in your Truth.

C. Your Word is Truth.

L. From the rising of the sun to its setting;

C. The name of the Lord is to be praised.

THE HANDSHAKE OF CHRISTIAN PEACE

THE PSALM FOR THE DAY: Psalm 128
L. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.

C. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

L. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.

C. Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD.

L. May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem,

C. and may you live to see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel.

THE LESSONS
The First Lesson: Isaiah 62:1-5
  For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.  The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.  You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.  No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married.  As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

L. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

The Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
  Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.  You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.  Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
  There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
  Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.  All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.

L. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

HYMN:  698 “May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill”

The Gospel Lesson: John 2 :1-11
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,  and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
  “Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”
  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
  Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
  Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
  Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so,  and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
  This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

L. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

WORDS OF RESPONSE

L. Forever, O Lord, your Word is firmly set in the heavens.

C. Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

L. Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.

C. Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

THE APOSTLE’S 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

HYMN: 606 “I Lay My Sins On Jesus”

THE SERMON:  “Personal Responsibility”

THE OFFERING


THE PRAYERS
L. In peace let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For the gift of divine peace and of pardon, with all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For the holy Christian Church, here and scattered throughout the world, and for the proclamation of the Gospel and the calling of all to faith, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For this nation, for our cities and communities, and for the common welfare of us all, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For seasonable weather and for the fruitfulness of the earth, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For those who labor, for those whose work is difficult or dangerous, and for all who travel, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For all those in need, for the hungry and homeless, for the widowed and orphaned, and for all those in prison, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For the sick and the dying and for all those who care for them, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. For the joys and celebrations of life that you so abundantly give, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

L. Finally, for these and for all our needs of body and soul, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.  Christ have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

ALL: I thank you, my heavenly Father for all your grace through Jesus Christ, your dear Son.  I pray that you would keep me the rest of this day from all harm and danger; and I pray that you would also keep me from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please you.  For into your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let your holy angels be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

THE BLESSING
L. Let us bless the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

L. The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless us and preserve us.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: 409 “Hail, O Source Of Every Blessing”