5th Midweek Lenten Service - March 17

WED., MARCH 17, 2021    5th MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICE
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR: Rev. Harry M. Krolus
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OPENING HYMN: 434 “Lamb Of God Pure And Holy”
Lamb of God, pure and holy, Who on the cross didst suffer, Ever patient and lowly, Thyself to scorn didst offer. All sins Thou borest for us, Else had despair reigned o'er us: Have mercy on us, 0 Jesus! O, Jesus!
Lamb of God, pure and holy. Who on the cross didst suffer, Ever patient and lowly, Thyself to scorn didst offer. All sins Thou borest for us, Else had despair reigned o'er us: Have mercy on us, 0 Jesus! O, Jesus!
Lamb of God, pure and holy, Who on the cross didst suffer, Ever patient and lowly, Thyself to scorn didst offer. All sins Thou borest for us, Else had despair reigned o'er us: Thy peace be with us, 0 Jesus! O, Jesus!


THE INVOCATION
P.     In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.

APPROACHING THE WORD
P. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

C. The word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.

P. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

C. The Lord sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction.

P. “The word that goes forth from my mouth shall not return to me empty,” says the Lord.

C. “It shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

OPENING PRAYER
P. Heavenly Father, you sent your Son to be our Savior.. Jesus suffered for us, enduring the physical agony for the sake of our salvation, When we must take up the cross and suffer for the sake of Jesus’s name, fill us with courage and lead us to forgive those who hate us, as Jesus forage those who crucified him. Hear our prayer in the name of our crucified and risen Lord.

C. Amen.


THE PSALM FOR THE DAY: Psalm 22:14-19
P. I am poured out like water,and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.

C. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.

P. Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.

C. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.

P. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.

C. But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me.
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TONIGHT’S STUDY: WOUNDS

 Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12

A. How might have Jesus’ physical appearance been marred beyond human likeness?


B. What details are given concerning Jesus’ crucifixion, physical suffering, and burial?


C. What words of hope do we find here?



D. Why did the suffering servant endure such suffering?


E. What would be accomplished, even though he would be led like a lamb to the slaughter?


II. Mark 15:6-32; John 19:19-37

A. What details are given concerning the physical wounds Jesus suffered?


B. Why did the chief priests protest the wording of the sign over Jesus’ head?


C. Why was death by crucifixion such an awful way to die?


III. John 20:19-31

A. What does Jesus do to prove that it really is him?


B. Did Thomas really ask for anything different than what the others had already seen?


IV.   Things To Ponder

A. In what ways are we sometimes like Thomas?



B. Why is it so difficult to emulate the sacrificial love of our Savior?
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HYMN: 456 “Were You There”
Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh...Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? Oh...Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? Oh...Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Were you there when God raised Him from the tomb? Were you there when God raised Him from the tomb? Oh...Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when God raised Him from the tomb?

A RESPONSIVE READING
P. Since we have confidence to enter the hot places by the blood of Jesus,

C. Bu the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

P. And since we have a great priest over the house of God,


C. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

P. With our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

C. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

P. For he who promised is faithful.

C. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

P. Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,

C. But encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

CLOSING PRAYER
Lord Jesus, we cannot fully understand the pain and suffering that you endured for us. When we are suffering from illness and grief, turn our hearts to you and our thoughts to the cross, Fill us with the strength and courage found only in your undying love, Help us, too, to comfort and encourage others who are suffering from physical pain and illness. Amen

THE BENEDICTION

P. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord lead you as you take up your cross to follow him. The Lord grant you salvation and guide your feet in the way of peace.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:  439 “O Dearest Jesus” (13-15)
Whate’er of earthly good this life may grant me. I’ll risk for Thee; no shame, no cross, shall daunt me. I shall not fear what man can do to harm me Nor death alarm me.
But worthless is my sacrifice, I own it; Yet, Lord, for love’s sake Thou wilt not disown it; Thou wilt accept my gift in Thy great meekness Nor shame my weakness.
And when, dear Lord, before Thy throne in heaven To me the crown of joy at last is given, Where sweetest hymns Thy saints forever raise Thee, I, too, shall praise Thee.


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LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE

6th Mid-Week Lenten Service, Wednesday, March 24th
Worship/Devotion at 7:00 p.m.

Palm Sunday Worship, Sunday, March 28th
Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 1st
Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 2nd
Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 4th
Easter Sunrise Worship Service at 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 a.m.
Easter Celebration Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

 
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