Sunday Bulletin

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020                       7th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
PASTOR:  Rev. Harry  M. Krolus
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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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THE OFFERING The offering will not be collected during the service, but may be placed in the offering plate either before or after worship.

We also accept offerings electronically.  If you prefer, or are worshipping using Facebook Live, you may use use PayPal, as found on our website ( or Facebook page ( to submit your offerings.

P. We begin our worship this day in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.

P. As we celebrate our unity in the Lord, we pause for a moment in order to “greet” one another with the peace that Jesus came to bring. We all say together.

C. God’s peace be with you. Amen.

P. This is the day which the Lord has made.

C. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

P. From the rising of the sun to its setting;

C. The name of the Lord is to be praised.

P. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand anywhere else.

C. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

P. Make me to know your ways, O Lord.

C. Teach me your paths.

P. Sanctify us in your Truth.

C. Your Word is Truth.

P. From the rising of the sun to its setting;

C. The name of the Lord is to be praised.

OPENING HYMN: 892 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home; all is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied; come to God's own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.
All the world is God's own field, fruit as praise to God we yield; wheat and tares together sown are to joy or sorrow grown; first the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear; Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.
For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take the harvest home; from the field shall in that day all offenses purge away, giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast; but the fruitful ears to store in the garner evermore.
Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring thy final harvest home; gather thou thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin, there, forever purified, in thy presence to abide; come, with all thine angels, come, raise the glorious harvest home.

THE PSALM FOR THE DAY: Psalm 136:1-9
P. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.

C. Give thanks to the God of gods.

P. Give thanks to the Lord of lords:

C. to him who alone does great wonders,

P. who by his understanding made the heavens,

C. who spread out the earth upon the waters,

P. who made the great lights,

C. the sun to govern the day,

P. the moon and stars to govern the night;

C. His love endures forever.

THE FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 44:6-8
“This is what the LORD says — Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.  Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come — yes, let him foretell what will come.  Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”

P. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

THE SECOND LESSON: Romans 8:18-27
  I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.  The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
  We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
  In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

P. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

THE GOSPEL LESSON:  Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
  Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.  But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.  When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
  “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
  “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
 “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
  “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
  Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”
  He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.  The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,  and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the
age, and the harvesters are angels.
  “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.  The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.  They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

P. This is the Word of the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

P. Forever, O Lord, your Word is firmly set in the heavens.

C. Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

P. Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.

C. Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

I believe in God,  the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And 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 there He will 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 the life everlasting.  Amen.

HYMN: 601 “All Who Believe And Are Baptized”
All who believe and are baptized Shall see the Lord's salvation; Baptized into the death of Christ, They are a new creation. Through Christ's redemption they shall stand Among the glorious, heav'nly band Of ev'ry tribe and nation.
With one accord, O God, we pray: Grant us Your Holy Spirit. Help us in our infirmity Through Jesus' blood and merit. Grant us to grow in grace each day That by this sacrament we may Eternal life inherit.

THE SERMON: “Why Do It?”
text: Mark 1:9

P. In peace let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For the gift of divine peace and of pardon, with all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For the holy Christian Church, here and scattered throughout the world, and for the proclamation of the Gospel and the calling of all to faith, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For this nation, for our cities and communities, and for the common welfare of us all, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For seasonable weather and for the fruitfulness of the earth, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For those who labor, for those whose work is difficult or dangerous, and for all who travel, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For all those in need, for the hungry and homeless, for the widowed and orphaned, and for all those in prison, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For the sick and the dying and for all those who care for them. We also bring before you other cares and concerns. Today we remember…. Let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. For the joys and celebrations of life that you so abundantly give, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.

P. Finally, for these and for all our needs of body and soul, let us pray to the Lord:

C. Lord have mercy.  Christ have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.



P. The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C. And also with you.

Hymns:  627 “Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior”
Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior, Turned away God's wrath forever; By His bitter grief and woe He saved us from evil foe.
As His pledge of love undying, He, this precious food supplying, Gives His body with the bread, And with the wine the blood He shed.
Praise the Father, who from heaven To His own this food has given, Who, to mend what we have done, Gave into death His only Son.
Firmly hold with faith unshaken That this food is to be taken By the sick who are distressed, By hearts that long for peace and rest.
Christ says: "Come, all you that labor, And receive My grace and favor: Those who feel no pain or ill Need no physician's help or skill.
If your heart this truth professes And your mouth your sin confesses, You will be your Savior's guest, Be at His banquet truly blest.

  966 “Before You, Lord, We Bow”
Before the Lord we bow, The God who reigns above, And rules the world below, Boundless in power and love; Our thanks we bring In joy and praise, Our hearts we raise To heaven's high King.
The nation Thou hast blest May well Thy love declare, From foes and fears at rest, Protected by Thy care. For this fair land, For this bright day, Our thanks we pay-- Gifts of Thy hand.
May every mountain height, Each vale and forest green, Shine in Thy word's pure light, And its rich fruits be seen! May every tongue Be tuned to praise, And join to raise A grateful song.
Earth! hear thy maker's voice, The great Redeemer own, Believe, obey, rejoice, And worship Him alone; Cast down thy pride, Thy sin deplore, And bow before The Crucified.
And when in power He comes, O may our native land, From all its rending tombs, Send forth a glorious band; A countless throng Ever to sing To heaven's high King Salvation's song.

ALL: I thank you, my heavenly Father for all your grace through Jesus Christ, your dear Son.  I pray that you would keep me the rest of this day from all harm and danger; and I pray that you would also keep me from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please you.  For into your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let your holy angels be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

P. Let us bless the Lord.

C. Thanks be to God.

P. The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve us.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:  921 “On What Has Now Been Sown”
On what has now been sown Thy blessing, Lord, bestow; The pow'r is Thine alone To make it sprout and grow. Do Thou in grace the harvest raise, And Thou alone shalt have the praise!
To Thee our wants are known, From Thee are all our pow'rs; Accept what is Thine own And pardon what is ours. Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive, And to Thy Word a blessing give.
O grant that each of us, Now met before Thee here, May meet together thus When Thou and Thine appear And follow Thee to heav'n, our home. E'en so, amen, Lord Jesus, come!
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