SERVICE PROGRAM

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR SATURDAY FEB 24,
5 PM Service
WSFEB24-5.PDF

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2024 – 5:00 PM
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT / COMMUNION

GREETINGS AND OPENING PRAYER
(Please stand)
HYMN: LSB 423 “Jesus, Refuge of the Weary”
INVOCATION
CONFESSION
Pastor: Dearly beloved, let us confess our sins to God our Father.
ALL: 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 ways to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

ABSOLUTION

KYRIE – spoken ALL: Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

(Please be seated)
SALUTATION & COLLECT
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Let us pray
ALL: O Lord God, You led Your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of Your Church that following our Savior we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

FIRST READING: GENESIS 22:1-18
1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” 3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” 6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together. 9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” 13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” 15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING: JAMES 1:12-18
12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.

(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 547 vs. 1-4 “The Lamb”
GOSPEL READING: MARK 1:9-15
Pastor: The Gospel according to St. Mark, the first chapter.
People: Glory to You, O Lord.
(Please be seated)
9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord. People: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON: Pastor Bruce Kischnick
Theme: “Where Is the Lamb?” Gen. 22-1-18

NICENE CREED

OFFERTORY: LSB 424 vs. 1, 4, 5 “O Christ, You Walked the Road”

(Please stand)
PRAYERS

ADMONITION TO COMMUNICANTS
Pastor: I exhort you in Christ that you give attention to the Testament of Christ in true faith, and above all take to heart the words with which Christ presents his body and blood to us for forgiveness; that you take note of and give thanks for the boundless love that he showed us when he saved us from the wrath of God, sin, death, and hell by his blood; and that you then externally receive the bread and wine, that is, his body and blood, as a guarantee and pledge. Let us then in
his name, according to his command, and with his own words administer and receive the Testament.

LORD’S PRAYER

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

PEACE
Pastor: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
People: And also, with you.

SANCTUS HYMN: LSB 940 (vs. 1 & 2) “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”

(Please be seated)
DISTRIBUTION HYMNS
LSB 431 “Not All the Blood of Beasts”
LSB 527 “O Savior, Precious Savior”
LSB 553 “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Hearts’ Desire”

(Please stand)
POST-COMMUNION COLLECT

BENEDICTION

CLOSING HYMN: LSB 433 vs. 1, 2, 4, 6 “Glory Be to Jesus”

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR FEB 25,
Sunday Service: 8 AM
WSFEB25-8.PDF

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – 8:00 AM
DSI, LSB p. 151 / No Communion
Second Sunday in Lent

CHIMES / PRELUDE / LIGHTING of CANDLES / GREETINGS & PRAYERS
OPENING HYMN: LSB 524 vs. 1-4 “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”
THE CONFESSION OF SINS – RIGHT COLUMN, LSB p. 151
THE INTROIT (SPOKEN)
Pastor: Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your | steadfast love,*
People: for they have been | from of old.
Pastor: You who fear the LORD, trust | in the LORD!*
People: He is their help | and their shield.
Pastor: The LORD has remembered us; he will | bless us;*
People: he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of | Aaron;
Pastor: he will bless those who | fear the LORD,*
People: both the small | and the great.
Pastor: We will | bless the LORD*
People: from this time forth and forevermore. | Praise the LORD!
Pastor: Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
People: and to the Holy | Spirit;
Pastor: as it was in the be- | ginning,*
People: is now, and will be forever. | Amen. (Ps. 115:11-13, 18; antiphon: Ps. 25:6)

THE KYRIE – p.152
HYMN OF PRAISE – omitted during Lent

THE SALUTATION & COLLECT:
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Let us pray:
All: O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength, By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE FIRST READING: GENESIS 17:1-7; 15-16
1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2 Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING: ROMANS 5:1-11
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 575 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”
THE GOSPEL: MARK 8:27-38
Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the eighth chapter.
People: Glory to You, O Lord.
(Please be seated)
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, O Christ.

THE SERMON: Pastor Matthew Woods
THE APOSTLES’ CREED, p.159
THE PRAYERS, p.159
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE OFFERTORY: Special Music: “Reckless Love” – Grace Lutheran Choir
THE BENEDICTION, p.166
CLOSING HYMN: LSB 543 “What Wondrous Love Is This”
SILENT PRAYER
ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR FEB 25,
Sunday Service: 10:30 AM
WSFEB25-1030.PDF

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024 – 10:30 AM
DSI, LSB p. 151 / Communion
Second Sunday in Lent

CHIMES / PRELUDE / LIGHTING of CANDLES / GREETINGS & PRAYERS
OPENING HYMN: LSB 524 vs. 1-4 “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”
THE CONFESSION OF SINS – LEFT COLUMN, LSB p. 151
THE INTROIT (SPOKEN)
Pastor: Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your | steadfast love,*
People: for they have been | from of old.
Pastor: You who fear the LORD, trust | in the LORD!*
People: He is their help | and their shield.
Pastor: The LORD has remembered us; he will | bless us;*
People: he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of | Aaron;
Pastor: he will bless those who | fear the LORD,*
People: both the small | and the great.
Pastor: We will | bless the LORD*
People: from this time forth and forevermore. | Praise the LORD!
Pastor: Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
People: and to the Holy | Spirit;
Pastor: as it was in the be- | ginning,*
People: is now, and will be forever. | Amen. (Ps. 115:11-13, 18; antiphon: Ps. 25:6)

THE KYRIE – p.152
HYMN OF PRAISE – omitted during Lent

THE SALUTATION & COLLECT:
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Let us pray:
All: O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength, By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE FIRST READING: GENESIS 17:1-7; 15-16
1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2 Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING: ROMANS 5:1-11
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 575 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”
THE GOSPEL: MARK 8:27-38
Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the eighth chapter.
People: Glory to You, O Lord.
(Please be seated)
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, O Christ.

THE SERMON: Pastor Matthew Woods
THE NICENE CREED, p.158
THE PRAYERS, p.159
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE OFFERTORY: LSB 935 vs. 1, 4 “Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord”
THE COMMUNION LITURGY, p.160
PREFACE & PROPER PREFACE
SANCTUS, P.161
WORDS OF OUR LORD, P.162
PEACE, P.163
AGNUS DEI, P.163
COMMUNION HYMNS
LSB 427 “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
LSB 420 “Christ, the Life of All the Living”
LSB 704 “Renew Me, O Eternal Light”
POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE, p.165, Nunc Dimittis – “Lord, now You…”
THE POST-COMMUNION COLLECT, p.166
THE BENEDICTION, p.166
CLOSING HYMN: LSB 543 “What Wondrous Love Is This”