February 2020  
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
     
This Week's Events
Bible Search
Sunday Bullletin

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020                   TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR: Rev. Harry M. Krolus
CHURCH:  410-356-3400                             CELL: 410-707-7663
SCHOOL:  410-356-3488                             
Church email:  ctklclcms@yahoo.com
After Care email: ctkkids@hotmaiP.com
Church Web Site:  ctklchurch.org             After Care Web Site:  ctkaftercare.org
********************************************************************************
THE CHURCH YEAR - THE TIME OF CHRISTMAS
Epiphany and Its Season
Begins with evening prayer on January 5.
Ends the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
The Transfiguration, celebrated on the last Sunday in the Epiphany season, is significant and a uniquely Lutheran contribution to the Christian calendar.  This festival commemorates the moment on the Mount of Transfiguration when three of Jesus’ disciples glimpsed their Lord in divine splendor, seeing Him as the center of the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah).  Jesus proclaimed to His disciples, then and now, that He was the long-awaited one who had come to die for the sins of the world and be raised again in glory.
    -TREASURY OF DAILY PRAYER (9,10)
********************************************************************************
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, please enable the do not disturb function on your phone.)
 


WORDS OF GREETING

THE EXCHANGE OF CHRISTIAN PEACE

OPENING HYMN:  414 “‘Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here”

A TIME FOR PRAISE
                                
THE INVOCATION  
P. We begin our worship this morning in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.


THE CONFESSION OF SINS  
P. Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us come before the Lord with sincere hearts and confess our sins to God our Father, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us the forgiveness of our sins.

C. Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.

P. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.

C. And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Almighty God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor sinners confess to you that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against you by thought, word, and deed.  We, therefore, come before you for refuge, seeking your boundless mercy and grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.

C. Most merciful God, since you have given your only begotten Son to die for us, have mercy on us and for his sake grant us forgiveness of all our sins; and by your Holy Spirit, increase in us true knowledge of you and of your will and true obedience to your word, to the end that by your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

P. Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy on us and has given his only son to die for us and for his sake forgives us all our sins.  To those who believe on his name he gives power to become the children of God and has promised them his Holy Spirit.  He that believes has the assurances of God’s promises, the forgiveness of sins and everlasting life.

C. Amen.

THE PSALM FOR THE DAY:  Psalm 2:6-12
P. “I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

C. I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.

P. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.


C. You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

P. Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.

C. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.

P. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

C. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
    
A HYMN OF PRAISE  (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 FIRST LESSON:  Exodus 24:8-18
  Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”
  Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.  But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.
  The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction.”
  Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God.  He said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them.”
  When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it,  and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud.  To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.  

CHILDREN’S TIME
    
THE SECOND LESSON:  2 Peter 1:16-21
  We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”  We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.  Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation.  For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  
                                                                                                 
THE GOSPEL LESSON:  Matthew 17:1-9
  After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.  There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.  Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
  Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters — one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
  While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
  When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground, terrified.  But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”  When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
  As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”  


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.

THE SERMON HYMN: 578 “Thy StrongWord”  (1-3)
                         
THE SERMON: “It’s Elementary Dear Watson”   
text: 2 Peter 1:20-21

THE OFFERING We now accept offerings electronically.  If you prefer, you may use your phone and go to our website (ctklchurch.org) or facebook page and submit your offering through PayPaP.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.


CELEBRATING 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.  If you prefer the individual cup, please extend one index finger as your hands are folded on the altar railing.  This will alert the communion assistants of your preference.  Also, if for some medical reason you are not able to consume alcohol, grape juice is available in the individual cups. The grape juice is “red” while the wine is “white”.

P. Our Lord Jesus has given us a holy supper in which we receive his true body and blood for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of our faith.  In this supper, we celebrate the gift of his redemption, we bear witness to the fellowship we share as confessors of the truth, and we proclaim his death until he returns.

C. Praise to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In love, he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

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

C. Amen.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Hymn: 637 “Draw Near And Take The Body Of The Lord
           566 “By Grace I’m Saved”

A CLOSING PRAYER
We give thanks, Almighty God, that you have refreshed us with this holy supper.  We pray that through it you will strengthen our faith in you and increase our love for one another.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


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

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: 578 “Thy StrongWord”  (4-6)


******************************************
LENTEN/EASTER SCHEDULE
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 PM

2nd Mid-Week Soup & Sandwich/Family Lenten Devotion
Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 PM/7:00 PM

3rd Mid-Week Soup & Sandwich/Family Lenten Devotion
Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM/7:00 PM

4th Mid-Week Soup & Sandwich/Family Lenten Devotion
Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM/7:00 PM

5th Mid-Week Soup & Sandwich/Family Lenten Devotion
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 PM/7:00 PM

6th Mid-Week Soup & Sandwich/Family Lenten Devotion
Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 PM/7:00 PM

Palm Sunday Services
Sunday, April 5 at 8:30 & 11:00 AM

Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 PM

Good Friday Service
Friday, April 10 at 7:30 PM

Easter Sunrise Service - Sunday, April 12 at 6:00 AM
Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 12 at 9:45 AM
Easter Worship with Communion – Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 AM