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Sunday, September 30, 2018                               19th Sunday After Pentecost
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
MUSIC 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.)

AN ORDER OF MORNING SERVICE

WORDS OF GREETING

THE HANDSHAKE OF CHRISTIAN PEACE

OPENING HYMN:  507 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

PRAISE TIME
    
THE INVOCATION
P. We begin our worship this day in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.

THE OPENING SENTENCES
P. Let us adore our heavenly Father, who created us, who sustains us, who loves us with an everlasting love and gives us the light of the knowledge of his glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

C. We praise you, O God, we acknowledge you to be the Lord.

P. Let us glory in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, who in every respect was tempted as we are, yet without sinning; who went about doing good and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, who became obedient unto death, even death on a cross; who died and is alive forevermore; who has opened the kingdom of heaven to
    all believers who is seated at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father who will come again, as Judge and King.

C. You are the King of glory, O Christ.

P. Let us rejoice in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, by whom we are born into the family of God, and made members of the body of Christ whose wisdom confirms us, whose wisdom teaches us, whose power enables us to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.

C. All praise to you, O Holy Spirit.
(Silence for reflection.)

THE CONFESSION OF SINS
P. O God our Father, since you have set forth the way of life for us in your beloved Son, we confess with shame our slowness to learn of him, our failure to follow him, our reluctance to bear the cross.
(Turning to the congregation the pastor continues.)
P. I now ask you before God who searches the heart:
 Do you sincerely confess that you have sinned against God and deserve his punishment?

C. I do confess.

P. Do you heartily repent of your sins committed in thought, word, and deed?

C. I do repent.

P. Do you promise that with the aid of the Holy Spirit you will amend your sinful life?

C. I do promise.

P. Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for you, and for his sake forgives you all your sins.  As a called and ordained servant of the Word, I therefore, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy  Spirit. Amen.


THE FIRST LESSON:  Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
  The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat!  We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost — also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.  But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!”
  Moses heard the people of every family wailing, each at the entrance to his tent. The LORD became exceedingly angry, and Moses was troubled.  He asked the LORD, “Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me?  Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their forefathers?  Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’  I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.  If this is how you are going to treat me, put me to death right now — if I have found favor in your eyes — and do not let me face my own ruin.”
  The LORD said to Moses: “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.
  So Moses went out and told the people what the LORD had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the Tent.  Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again.
  However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the Tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.  A young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
  Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ aide since youth, spoke up and said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!”
  But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!”
 
THE SECOND LESSON:  James 5:13-20
  Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.  Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
  Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.  Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
  My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

THE GOSPEL LESSON: Mark 9:38-50
  “Teacher,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
  “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,  for whoever is not against us is for us.  I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward. “And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.  If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.  And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.  And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,  where “‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’  Everyone will be salted with fire.
  “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”             
THE SERMON HYMN: 785 “We Praise You, O God”

THE SERMON: “Receiving With Thanks”
    text: Numbers 11:4-6


THE APOSTOLIC CREED
I believe in God the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate.  He died and was buried. He descended into hell, and the third day he rose again.  He entered into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Almighty Father.  He will come again 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 eternal. Amen.

THE OFFERING

THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
P. Almighty God, we lift up our hearts in gratitude to you, and for all your loving kindness we bless your holy name.

For life and health, for love and friendship, and for the goodness and mercy that have followed us all the days of our life

C. We praise you, O God.

P. For the wonder and beauty of the world; and for all things true and honorable, just and pure, lovely and gracious

C. We praise you, O God.

P. For the gift of Jesus Christ, your only-begotten Son; for the grace and truth which came by him; and for his obedience unto death, even death on a cross

C. We praise you, O God.

P. For his glorious resurrection and ascension to your right hand, and for his kingdom and glory and everlasting dominion

C. We praise you, O God.


P. For the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, the Lord and Giver of life; for your holy Church throughout the world; for all the means of grace; and for the fellowship of the redeemed in heaven and on earth

C. We praise you, O God.

P. For all those who are sick or sorrowing; for those whom we now name before you and for those we name in our hearts; that you would bring healing, strength, comfort, and peace in accordance with your good and gracious will.
(Personal prayers are now brought before the Lord.)

P. Heavenly Father ...

C. We trust in your abundant mercy, O God.

P. For all the blessings of this life, the small as well as seemingly more significant

C. We thank you, O God.

ALL: Glory, thanksgiving, and praise be to you, O Father Almighty through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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.

THE CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

We invite to the Lord’s Table all who have been baptized and believe that the body and blood of the risen Christ is really present in the bread and wine; and that this sacrament is received for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith.  If you prefer the individual cup, please extend one index finger as your hands are folded on the altar railing.  This will alert the communion assistants of your preference.  Also, if for some medical reason you are not able to consume alcohol, grape juice is available in the individual cups. The grape juice is “red” while the wine is “white”.

THE THANKSGIVING
P. The Lord be with you.

C. And with you, his servant.

P. Lift up your hearts.

C. We lift them up to the Lord.

P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C. To do so is both right and proper.

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

THE WORDS OF INVITATION
P. The gifts of God for the people of God.

C. Amen.

PRE COMMUNION HYMN:  “Now The Silence” (910)
Now the silence, Now the peace,
Now the empty hands uplifted;
Now the kneeling, Now the plea,
Now the Father’s arms in welcome;
Now the hearing, Now the power,
Now the vessel brimmed for pouring;
Now the body, Now the blood,
 
Now the joyful celebration;
Now the wedding, Now the songs,
Now the heart forgiven leaping;
Now the Spirit’s visitation,
Now the Son’s epiphany,
Now the Father’s blessing.
Now.  Now.  Now.

THE DISTRIBUTION

HYMN: 637 “Draw Near And Take The Body Of The Lord”
                  581 “These Are The Holy Ten Commands”


POST COMMUNION HYMN:  “Sent Forth By God’s Blessing” (643)
Sent forth by God’s blessing, Our true faith confessing,
The people of God from his dwelling take leave.  
The supper is ended.  Oh, now be extended
The fruits of this service in all who believe.  
The seed of his teaching, Receptive souls reaching,
Shall blossom in action for God and for all.  
His grace did invite us, His love shall unite us
To work for God’s kingdom and answer his call.

THE BLESSING
P. May the God of peace be with you always.  And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless.  He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.  Go in peace.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: 818 “In Thee Is Gladness”

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MUSIC AND PRAYER
Prior to our service beginning, we will dedicate time for music and prayer. Everyone is encouraged to come early to participate.