Midweek Lenten Service 3/30

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022
5th MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICE
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR:  Rev. Harry  M. Krolus
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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: 434 “Lamb Of God Pure And Holy”

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, taking upon himself our humanity. 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, remembering our purpose to bear witness in all situations of life. 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.


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TONIGHT’S STUDY:  
I THIRST

I. John 19:28

A. It might seem like a silly question, but why would Jesus be thirsty?

B. How does death by the firing squad differ from death by crucifixion?

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

A. Psalm 22:14-15

B. Psalm 69:19-21

III. What insights do we get from the following?

A. John 1:14

B. Philippians 2:6-8

IV. What is telling about Hebrews 2:17?

V. Things To Ponder

A. Why would Jesus want something to drink now after he had refused something to drink earlier?

B. How does this demonstrate that Jesus is the true promised Messiah of God?


C. How does Jesus sharing in our humanity bring comfort to us?
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HYMN: 456 “Were You There”

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 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.


C. But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me.


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)


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LENTEN AND EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES
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.

 
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