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Sunday, November 18, 2018                               26th 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.)

WORDS OF WELCOME

THE HANDSHAKE OF CHRISTIAN PEACE

A TIME FOR PRAISE

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 CALL TO WORSHIP
P.  We celebrate your world, Divine Creator.        

C. The sun and moon, the live oak and the bird of paradise, the drops of water, the clear sky and the cleansing wind.                    
P. We celebrate your order, Divine Planner.                    
C. Summer, winter, spring and fall, night and day, month and year-- a time for everything.    
                
P. We celebrate your truth, Divine Wisdom.                    
C. Carried by sages, prophets, martyrs and poets, and fully revealed in Jesus of Nazareth.    
               
P. We celebrate your kindness, Divine Friend.
        
C. Lifting up the fallen, embracing us in our weakness, surrounding us with beauty.    
                
P. We celebrate your presence, Divine Companion.        

C. A song in our hearts and hope in our steps, joy in our soul and peace in our words.                

OPENING HYMN: 915 “Today Your Mercy Calls Us”

THE CONFESSION OF SINS
P. Rejoicing in the knowledge that God seeks to save and not punish, we confess our sins together before God our merciful Father.

ALL: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions.  I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray:  Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

P. God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Therefore, as a called 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.

C. Amen.
    
THE PSALM FOR THE DAY: Psalm 16
P. Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.

C. I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”

P. As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.

C. The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.


P. LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.

C. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

P. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

C. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

P. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,

C. because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.

You have made known to me the path of life;

C. you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

OUR CONFESSION OF FAITH
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I believe 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 thence He shall 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 life everlasting.  Amen.

THE LESSONS FOR THE DAY
 
THE FIRST LESSON: Daniel 12:1-3
  “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people — everyone whose name is found written in the book —
will be delivered.  Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth
will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.  Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.  

THE SECOND LESSON: Hebrews 10:11-25
  Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.  But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.  Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
  The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:  “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”  Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”  And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
  Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  

THE GOSPEL LESSON: Mark 13:1-13
  As he was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”
  “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
  As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,  “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
  Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.  Many
will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.  
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
  “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.  And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.  Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
  “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.  All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.  

SERMON HYMN: 907 “God Himself Is Present”

THE SERMON: “Meeting Together”
text: Hebrews 10:25
THE OFFERING

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS

CELEBRATING 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”.

P. Our Lord Jesus has given us a holy supper in which we receive his true body and blood for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of our faith.  In this supper, we celebrate the gift of his redemption, we bear witness to the fellowship we share as confessors of the truth, and we proclaim his death until he returns.

C. Praise to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In love, he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

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

C. Amen.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Hymns: 622 “Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared”
             543 “What Wondrous Love Is This”

A CLOSING PRAYER
We give thanks, Almighty God, that you have refreshed us with this holy supper.  We pray that through it you will strengthen our faith in you and increase our love for one another.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

THE BLESSING
P. May our gracious God who has given us rebirth in holy baptism bless you in all that you do, and may he guide you in all of his ways.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: 821 “Alleluia! Sing To Jesus” (1,3,5)

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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.