LENTEN SERVICES

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LENTEN SERVICR WEDNESDAY, February 28 –7:00 pm


Worship services for LENT will be offered at Grace on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Lenten Services: Coinciding with our study together of the “Forgiveness Challenge,” the pastors will be interviewing Biblical characters who can give us insight into the nature of and need for forgiveness.

Lenten schedule below.
Feb. 14 Introduction: Interview with Adam
This is Ash Wednesday. There was Communion and the Imposition of Ashes.
WATCH ASH WEDNESDAYSERVICE!
Feb. 21 Sin: Interview with King Ahab.
WATCH SERVICE HERE!


Feb. 28 Confession: Interview with Saul-Paul
Mar. 6 Absolution: Interview with the Prodigal Brother
Mar. 13 Restoration: Interview with St. Peter
Mar. 20 Sanctification: Interview with the Unforgiving Servant

TO WATCH THE LIVE SERVICE:
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PASTOR K’S NOTES
SERMON NOTES

PRINTABLE PDF: .PDF

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SERVICE PROGRAM

LENTEN MIDWEEK SERVICE
FEBRUARY 28, 2024
7:00PM
“The Forgiving Challenge–Confession”
An Interview with Saul-Paul

Grace Lutheran Church
1787 Klerner Lane
new Albany, IN 47150
(812) 944-1267
glcna.org

MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICE
Forgiving Challenge—Confession
Interview with Saul-Paul

GREETINGS AND PRAYER

OPENING HYMN: LSB 425 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

OPENING VERSICLES (sung – LSB p.229)
P: O Lord, open my lips,
C: AND MY MOUTH WILL DECLARE YOUR PRAISE.
P: Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
C: MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD.
ALL: GLORY BE TO THE FATHER AND TO THE SON AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT; AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, IS NOW, AND WILL BE FOREVER. AMEN. PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST, LAMB OF OUR
SALVATION.

PSALM 51:1-12 A PSALM OF DAVID (READ RESPONSIVELY)
P: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
C: Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
P: For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
C: Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
P: Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
C: Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
P: Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
C: Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
P: Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
C: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
P: Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
C: Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
P: If we claim to have fellowship with the Heavenly Father and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
C: But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
P: If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
C: But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
P: God has had mercy on us. His grace is given in Jesus. Therefore, by virtue of my office as a called and ordained servant of the Word, I forgive you all of your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
All: Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

COLLECT
P: Let us pray together…
All: O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC: “Six Hours on the Cross” – Sung by: Jim& Nona Bell

+++WORD+++

EPISTLE LESSON: 1 TIMOTHY 1:12-17 (“Jesus died to save sinners of whom I am the Worst.”)

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
R: This is the word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 611 “Chief of Sinners Though I Be”

GOSPEL LESSON: JOHN 7:37-52 (Is Jesus the Christ? Can’t be!)

37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. 40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him. 45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?” 46 “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied. 47 “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted. 48 “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law—there is a curse on them.” 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 51 “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?” 52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.

MESSAGE: Pastor Kischnick, Senior Pastor of Grace Lutheran
Forgiveness Challenge—Confession An Interview with Saul-Paul

OFFERING: LSB 437 vs. 1, 2, 5 “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”

PRAYERS & LORD’S PRAYER

BENEDICTION

CLOSING HYMN: LSB 887 “Now the Light Has Gone Away”

PRINTABLE PDF: SNFEB25.PDF