Midweek Lenten Service 3/23

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022
4th MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICE
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR:  Rev. Harry  M. Krolus
CHURCH: 410-356-3400                    CELL:  410-707-7663
Church email: ctklclcms@yahoo.com
Church Web Site:  ctklchurch.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.
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OPENING HYMN: 436 “Go To Dark Gethsemane”

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, although we deserved only condemnation for our sins, in your grace you sent your Son to be our Savior. Jesus our Lord who was innocent of all sin, suffered injustice and a cruel death so that we, through faith in his name, would be justified before you. During this Lenten season, help us to focus our eyes and our hearts on our Lord’s cross and on his empty tomb. Hear our prayer and accept our praise in the name of Jesus.

C. Amen.

THE PSALM FOR THE DAY: Psalm 35:11-13, 15, 27
P. Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.

C. They repay me evil for good and leave my soul forlorn.

P. Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,

C. But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; attackers gathered against me when I was unaware. They slandered me without ceasing.


P. May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “

C. The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
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TONIGHTS STUDY:
Forsaken

I. Matthew 27:46

A. What does it mean to be forsaken?

B. How could Jesus, who in one with the Father, be forsaken by the Father?

II. What light do the following passages shed on what Jesus is experiencing here?

A. 2 Corinthians 5:21

B. Psalm 22:1

III. What insights to we get from the following?

A. John 16:32

B. Isaiah 53:4-6

IV. What is telling about Matthew 26:31-32?

V. Things To Ponder

A. Why would Jesus have to be forsaken by the Father?

B. How does this give us a glimpse into what hell is like?

C. How does this word from the cross give us reason to give thanks?

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THE OFFERING

437 “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed” (1,2)
    
A RESPONSIVE READING
P. Since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,

C. By 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 high 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, you are the promised Messiah, the Prince of Peace who rules in righteousness and judges in fairness. Yet you allowed yourself to suffer injustice and be forsaken by the Father. For our sake you stood silent before the condemnation of an unjust judge. For us you suffered a cruel death and for us you rose in triumph on the third day. In your name we have forgiveness of sins and in you we have an Advocate with the Father. We will praise your name for all eternity. 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” (10-12)


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LENTEN AND EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES
Mid-Week Lenten Service - Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Mid-Week Lenten Service - Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Palm Sunday - Sunday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday - Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday - Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service - Sunday, April 17 at 6:00 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m.
Easter Celebration - Sunday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Mid-Week Lenten Worship
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

 

 
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