St. Peter Lutheran Church

39695 SD Hwy 44, Armour, SD  /  605-724-2532  /  Pastor: Kevin Czymbor

Our Bulletin

3rd Sunday after Epiphany – Life Sunday             January 24, 2021

Welcome & Announcements

*Call to Worship: Psalm 62 (pg. 566)

*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----------------------------------------------------------------- # 5

“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

Scripture Lessons: 1st Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (pg. 921)

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-35 (pg. 1136)

*The Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 (pg. 994)

*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 --------------------------------------------------------------- # 260

“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word”

Sermon: “The Kingdom of God is at Hand”

THE CLOSING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 308

“We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”

*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)

 

 

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 gives 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

 

Friday, January 22nd is “Sanctity of Human Life Day” and some groups claim this Sunday as “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday" and some would say it was last Sunday. The date is not as significant as the recognition that human lives matter to God, at all stages and in all conditions. Here are a couple of website resources specific to honoring human life:  https://sanctitysunday.com/ and https://elevatelifeusa.org/sohls-2021/

 

Thank you to the congregation for helping us meet our goal of $10,000 to be able to go to the FLY Convention this summer. We truly appreciate it. We raised $993.00 at Sunday’s breakfast.

 

 

This week’s activities:

31st – Sun. – Worship 9:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

*Call to Worship: Psalm 62

62 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

How long will all of you attack a man
    to batter him,  like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
    They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.
 

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
    for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

On God rests my salvation and my glory;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him;
    God is a refuge for us.
 

Those of low estate are but a breath;
    those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;  they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no trust in extortion;
    set no vain hopes on robbery;
    if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

11 Once God has spoken;  twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12     and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man according to his work.

 

1st Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

 

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-35

29 This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. 32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. 33 But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, 34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. 35 I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

 

*The Gospel: Mark 1:14-20

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” 16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.