St. Peter Lutheran Church

39695 SD Hwy 44, Armour, SD  /  605-724-2532  /  Pastor: Craig Benson

Our Bulletin

2nd Sunday in Lent                                 March 17, 2019

Welcome & Announcements

*Call to Worship: Psalm 42:1-7, 11-15

*Opening Prayer …………………………………………….. pg. 2

THE OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 175

“Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”

*Confession of Sins ……………………………..................... pg. 2

*Kyrie …………………………………………………….…. pg. 3

*Declaration of Grace …………………………………..…… pg. 3

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- # 67

“There Is a Green Hill Far Away”

Scripture Lessons: First Reading: Jeremiah 26:8-15 Second Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1

*The Gospel: Luke 13:31-35

*Response to the Gospel …………………………………..… pg. 3

*Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed ………………... pg. 4

*Gloria Patri …………………………………………………. pg. 4

The Offering

*Response: “Create in Me A Clean Heart O God” ……..….. pg. 17

*Prayers of the Church

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- # 454

“Thy Life Was Given for Me”

Sermon: “Continue, no matter what”

 

THE CLOSING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 445

“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

*The Lord’s Prayer ………………………………………….. pg. 5

*The Benediction ………………………………..…………... pg. 5

*Three-fold Amen ………………………………...…………. pg. 5

THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………...………….. # 390

Organ Postlude

(* Indicates where congregation should stand if possible)

 

 

Mid-week Lenten Service on Wednesday, March 20th, at 7:30 p.m. Worship Leader is Rod Goldammer. Ladies with first names beginning in letters A – J are asked to bring cookies/bars etc. for fellowship following the service that evening.

 

Grief Support Group - will meet on Monday, March 18, in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Society- Corsica at noon. Lunch will be provided. If you have experienced a loss or are preparing for the loss of a loved one, please join us. (This group will continue to meet on the third Monday of every month and is hosted by Asera Care Hospice of Sioux Falls).

 

Usher’s List: Mar. 24 – Herb Uttecht & Jack Hartmann
                              31 – Jeremy Fink & John Engelland
                        Apr. 7 – Justin Wright & Larry Klumb

 

Cleaning List: Mar. 18 – 24 Donna Picek & Cindy VanZee
                                25 – 31 Donnelle Hoffman & Hannah Lau
                          Apr. 1 – 7 Jean Fink & Joanne Hartmann

 

 

WE CORDIALLY WELCOME all who have come to worship with us this morning, especially our guests and visitors. May our Father’s mercy in Jesus assure you of the forgiveness of all your sins. If you have not established your church home in our area, we are anxious to share with you all the blessings which God give us through His Word. We ask that you please sign our guest book, and we hope that you return to worship with us again soon.

 

 

Announcements

 

A Door Offering will be taken for the upcoming parsonage and educational unit siding / window projects after worship service today and next Sunday, March 24th. Total cost of both projects together is $51,000.

 

A Congregational meeting will be held following the service today to discuss a pastoral salary proposal and possible sending a call to Kevin Czymbor.

 

Steve Bamberg would like to meet with the FLY group after the Sunday School opening today.

 

The FLY will meet after the worship service today for Bible study and business meeting.

 

Confirmation Class will be held on Wednesday, March 20th, at 4:15 p.m.

 

The FLY would like to thank the congregation for the wonderful support for their Ash Wednesday Supper. It is truly appreciated by your youth!

 

 

 

*Call to Worship: Psalm 42:1- 11 NIV

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.Deep calls to deep  in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”10 My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

1st Reading: Jeremiah 26:8-15 NIV

But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said, “You must die! Why do you prophesy in the Lord’s name that this house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate and deserted?” And all the people crowded around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the officials of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of the Lord and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate of the Lord’s house. 11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!”

12 Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people: “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the things you have heard. 13 Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you. 14 As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right. 15 Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth the Lord has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.”

2nd Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1 NIV

17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

*The Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 NIV

31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ 33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”