Sunday Bulletin

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021                              4th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR:  Rev. Harry  M. Krolus
CHURCH: 410-356-3400                                         CELL:  410-707-7663
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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 electronic devices before worship begins; or, if you are using a Bible app to enhance your worship experience or to use PayPal, please enable the do not disturb function on your phone.)

THE ORDER OF SERVICE:  Divine Service: Setting Two (p. 167)

WORDS OF GREETING

THE SHARING OF GOD’S PEACE

THE OPENING HYMN: 908 “Lord, Open Now My Heart To Hear”

THE INVOCATION
P. We begin our worship today in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.

A TIME OF CONFESSION
P. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C. But, if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

P. Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean.  We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We justly deserve your present and eternal punishment.  For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your way to the glory of your holy name.  Amen.

P. In the mercy of our Almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins.  To those who believe in Jesus Christ he gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit.  May the Lord, who has begun this good work in us, bring it to completion in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

C. Amen.

THE KYRIE
P. In peace let us pray to the Lord.

C. Lord, have mercy.

P. For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

C. Lord, have mercy.

P. For the peace of the whole world, for the well being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

C. Lord, have mercy.

P. For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

C. Lord, have mercy.

P. Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

C. Amen.

THE HYMN OF PRAISE: “THIS IS THE FEAST” (171)
This is the feast of victory for our God.  Alleluia.  Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.  Power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and
blessing and glory are his.  This is the feast of victory for our God.  Alleluia.  Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation:  Blessing and honor and glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever.  Amen.  This is the feast of victory for our God.  For the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia. Alleluia.  

THE PSALM FOR THE DAY: Psalm 124
P. If the LORD had not been on our side — let Israel say —

C. if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,

P. when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive;

C. the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,

P. the raging waters would have swept us away.

C. Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.

P. We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.

C. Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

THE FIRST LESSON: Job 38:1-11
  Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said:  “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?  Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.  “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.  Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?  On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone —  while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?  “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,  when I made
the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,  when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,  when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?  

L. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

THE SECOND LESSON: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
  As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.  For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
  We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.  Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;  in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;  in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;  in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;  through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;  known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;  sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
  We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.  We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.  As a fair exchange — I speak as to my children — open wide your hearts also.  

L. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

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

THE GOSPEL LESSON: Mark 4:35-41
After the Gospel has been announced, the congregation responds...
Glory to you, O Lord.
  That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”  Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.  A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
  He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
  They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”  

P. This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C. Praise to you, O Christ.

THE SERMON HYMN: 702 “My Faith Looks Up To Thee ”

THE SERMON: “Where Were You”  
text: Job 38:4

THE NICENE CREED
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all that is seen and unseen.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.  Through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;  He suffered death and was buried; On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven, And is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.  He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe one holy Christian and Apostolic Church.  I acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS

THE OFFERING


AN OFFERING SONG (783)
Take my life, that I may be consecrated, Lord, to thee;
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use every pow’r as thou shalt choose.

THE PREFACE
P. The Lord be with you.

C. And also with you.

P. Lift up your hearts.

C. We lift them to the Lord.

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

C. It is right to give him thanks and praise.

THE CANTICLE
Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of power and might:  Heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
P. Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have had mercy on those whom you created and sent your only begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior.  With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of his body and his blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg you, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with your Word and Spirit.  Grant us faithfully to eat his body and drink his blood as he bids us do in his own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in his kingdom, which has no end.  Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us.  To you alone, O Father be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
P. Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray:

C. 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 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.  Also, if for some medical reason you are not able to consume alcohol, grape juice is available. The grape juice is “red” while the wine is “white”.

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

THE PEACE OF THE LORD
P. The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C. And also with you.

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

C. Amen.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Hymns: 635 “O Gracious Lord, I Firmly Am Believing”
             581 “These Are The Holy Ten Commandments”

THE POST COMMUNION CANTICLE
Thank the Lord and sing his praise; tell everyone what he has done.  Let everyone who seeks the Lord rejoice and proudly bear his name.  He recalls his promises and leads his people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving.  Alleluia.  Alleluia.


THE BLESSING
P. The Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.  The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: 917 “Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name We Raise”


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