Sunday Bullletin

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019                      6th  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
PASTOR:  Rev. Harry  M. Krolus
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The Season after Pentecost
Begins after Pentecost.
Ends with midday prayer on the Saturday before the First Sunday in Advent.
The Sundays of this time of the Church Year are known as Sundays after Pentecost.  Picking up on Pentecost as the season of growth, the Sundays after Pentecost are often referred to as the Green Sundays.  It is during this season that the Readings focus on the teachings of the Lord for the Church.  We hear Jesus teaching His disciples and healing the faithful.
Because the Pentecost season is “ordinary,” as the Roman Catholic Church identifies it, congregations may choose to observe some of the lesser festivals of the season.  When significant saint days or commemorations fall on Sundays, worship leaders could highlight these to offer teaching moments about the breadth of the Church’s life and work.  These noteworthy days enable the Christian to reflect on how we worship “with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven” (Lutheran Service Book: Altar Book, p. 161).
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.)



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


P. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

C. And also with you.

P. God invites us to come into his presence and worship him with humble and penitent hearts. Therefore, let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask him to forgive us.

C. Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions.  I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray:  Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

P. God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Therefore, as
    a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.

THE FIRST LESSON: Genesis 18:1-14
  The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.  Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
  He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.  Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.  Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way — now that you have come to your servant.”
 “Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”
  So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahs of fine flour and knead it and bake some bread.”
  Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.  He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.
  “Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him.
 “There, in the tent,” he said.
  Then the LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”
 Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.  Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.  So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?”
  Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’  Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.”  

THE SECOND LESSON: Colossians 1:21-29
  Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.  But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation —  if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope
held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
  Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.  I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness —  the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.  To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.  To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.  

THE GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 10:38-42
  As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
  “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,  but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  

HYMN: 715 “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

THE SERMON: “What’s More Important”
text: Luke 10:41-42

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Bryce W Ssozi

HYMN:  601 “All Who Believe And Are Baptized

Pastor:    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:     Amen.

Pastor:    Who brings this child to be baptized?

Parent(s):  We do.

Pastor:    Listen now to the Word of God concerning baptism.

Our Lord commanded baptism saying to his disciples in the last chapter of Matthew: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given unto me. Therefore, as you are going, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The Holy Apostles of the Lord have written: “The promise is for you and your children.” and, “Baptism now saves you.”

We also learn from the Word of God that we are conceived and born sinful and are in need of forgiveness. We would be lost forever unless delivered from sin, death, and everlasting condemnation. But the Father of all mercy and grace has sent his Son, Jesus Christ, who died for the sin of the world, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Receive the sign of the cross both upon your forehead and upon your heart to mark you as one redeemed by Christ the crucified.

Hear how our Lord Jesus Christ has opened the kingdom of God to little children. People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this
he was very angry and said to them; “Let the little children come to me, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. I tell you the
truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”

People:    Praise to you, O Christ.

As Christian parents it is not only your task to provide for the physical well-being of your children, but also for their Christian upbringing and
education. After this child has been baptized, do you promise to provide for him Christian education, providing opportunity to study God’s Word and to participate in his Holy Church?

Parent(s): Yes, with the help of God.

I ask you now, parents, relatives, and friends to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the Church, the faith in which we baptize. Do you renounce all the forces of evil, the devil, and all empty promises?

People:      I do.

Pastor:    Do you believe in God the Father?

People:   Yes, I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

Pastor:    Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People:    Yes, I believe 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 thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

Pastor:    Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

People:    Yes, I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.


Pastor:   Bryce W Ssozi, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

Pastor:  Now may the Lord who has given you new birth through the water and the Spirit, and who has forgiven all your sins, strengthen you with his grace to life everlasting.

Assistant:  (After having lit the baptismal candle from the Christ  candle.)
Receive this burning light, live always by the light of Christ. And let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.


Pastor:  Through baptism, God has added Bryce to his own people to declare the wonderful deeds of our Savior who has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.

People:      Amen.


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.

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”

As we approach the Lord’s table, we confess our belief in the Triune God, and that in this Sacrament we are receiving the precious body and blood of our Savior Jesus Christ, together with the bread and the wine for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of faith. Come to the Lord’s supper with thanksgiving; gratefully accepting his invitation and asking his blessing upon your reception.


HYMNS: 628 “Your Table I Approach”
               581 “These Are The Holy Ten Commands”

All:  Thank the Lord and sing his praise.  Tell everyone what he has done.  Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear his name.  He renews his promises and leads his people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving.  Alleluia! Alleluia!  Amen.

P. My brothers and sisters, go in peace.  Live in harmony with one another.  Serve the Lord with gladness.  And may he be your peace.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:  710 “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”

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