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January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 

Five minutes before the service, the Pastor and Elder are praying for you.

 

As we prepare for worship, please be considerate of those around you who are praying and meditating on Scripture by turning off your cell phones as soon as you enter the sanctuary. May God bless your time of worship!

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord’s Supper is Jesus’ gift to his people given for the forgiveness of sins, to strengthen our faith, and to bless his church with unity. We believe and joyfully confess that Jesus Christ is present in, with and under the bread and wine according to his own words, “This is my body…this is my blood” (1 Cor 10.14-16). Our Lord welcomes all who trust these words, acknowledge their sin, and set aside unforgiveness toward others. God’s word also tells us that we do spiritual harm to ourselves if we do not believe that Jesus is spiritually and physically present in the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11.29). If you are not a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, we ask that you speak with Pastor Greg DeMuth before receiving the Lord’s Supper. Because we care about your spiritual welfare, our Pastor would be glad to share God’s word with you: so that you can participate in this great blessing.

 

TO OUR VISITORS

Welcome in the name of Jesus! Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family today. We ask you to sign our guest register located in the foyer or fill out a guest card letting us know how we can serve you.  If you have no church home, we invite you to make First Evangelical Lutheran your church home. Please get in touch with our Pastor for the next available new member class.

 

HYMNS used in today’s service:  LSB 555, 744, [576, 606, 643], 802

Divine Service Setting Three LSB pg. 184

 

Confession and Absolution

 

HYMN:  LSB 555 vs 1-4 & 10, Salvation unto Us Has Come

 

Stand

The sign of the cross (+) may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

 

In the name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 Amen.

Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

 

Our help is in the name of the Lord,

 who made heaven and earth.

I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

 and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

 

Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

 

O almighty God, merciful Father,

I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 Amen.

 

Service of the Word

 

Introit:  Ps. 32:1–2, 5–7; antiphon: Ps. 32:10

Many are the sorrows of the wicked,

but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.

Blessèd is the one whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered.

Blessèd is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;

surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.

You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble;

you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

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.

 

Many are the sorrows of the wicked,

but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.

 

Kyrie:

 

 

 

Gloria in Excelsis:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day:

The Lord be with you.

 And with thy spirit.

 

Let us pray.

Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright. Grant strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 Amen.

 

Be Seated

Old Testament Reading:  Exodus 33:12–17

12Moses said to the Lord, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” 14And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. 16For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”

17And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”

 

This is the Word of the Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

 

Gradual:  Ps. 117:1–2a; 96:8

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love toward us,

and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!

 

Epistle:  1 Corinthians 8:1–13

1Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. 2If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

4Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” 5For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— 6yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

7However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through former association with idols, eat food as really offered to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. 9But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. 10For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? 11And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. 12Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. 13Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

 

This is the Word of the Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

 

Stand

Holy Gospel:  Mark 1:21-28 

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the first chapter.

 Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

 

21And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath [Jesus] entered the synagogue and was teaching.

22And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 25But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. 27And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

 Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

 

APOSTLES’ CREED:

 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 thence 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.

 

Be Seated

HYMN: LSB 744, Amazing Grace

 

Sermon: If God Doesn’t Go With, Stay Home   Pastor Greg DeMuth

 

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Offertory:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Seated

Offering

 

Stand

Prayer of the Church (congregational response-‘Amen’)

 

Service of the Sacrament

 

Preface 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is truly good, right, and proper that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, Loving Father, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who overcame the assaults of the devil and gave His life as a ransom for many. With cleansed hearts we have been prepared to joyfully celebrate the paschal feast in sincerity and truth.  Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we glorify and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:

 

Sanctus: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

The Words of Our Lord:

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My (+) body, which is given for you.  This do in remembrance of Me.”

 

In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My (+) blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.  This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

 

Pax Domini:

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

 Amen.

 

Agnus Dei: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Seated

 

Distribution:

The pastor and those who assist him receive the body and blood of Christ first and then distribute them to those who come to receive, saying:

 

Take, eat; this is the true body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, given into death for your sins.

 Amen.

 

Take, drink; this is the true blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, shed for the forgiveness of your sins.

 Amen.

 

Distribution Hymns:

LSB 576, My Hope Is built on Nothing Less

LSB 606, I Lay My Sins on Jesus

LSB 643, Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

 

Stand

 

Nunc Dimittis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving: 

 

 

 

Let us pray.

Precious Lord Jesus, we are grateful that You have refreshed us through this beautiful and holy gift, and we ask that You would strengthen us with an eager faith and true love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 

 

Salutation and Benedicamus:

 

 

 

Benedicamus:

 

 

 

 

 

Benediction

 

 

 

HYMN:  LSB 802, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise