St. Peter Lutheran Church

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

Our Bulletin

2nd Sunday in Lent                           February 25, 2024

Welcome & Announcements

*Call to Worship: Psalm 22:23-31 (pg. 540)

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

OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------------- # 181

“Oh for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

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

*Kyrie …………………………………………………….…. pg. 3

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

Scripture Lessons: 1st Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 5-16 (pg. 14)

2nd Reading: Romans 5:1-11 (pg. 1118)

*The Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 (pg. 1003)

*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 --------------------------------------------------------------- # 72

“What Wondrous Love Is This”

Sermon: Guest Speaker: “What is Your Mindset?”

THE CLOSING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 559

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

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

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

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

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

Organ Postlude

 

 

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

 

FLY Group meet with Steve after Sunday School Opening.

 

Delmont Volunteer Fire Department Annual Sausage Supper is today at the American Legion in Delmont from 10am-2pm, Free

Will Donation.

 

The Annual Men’s Chorus Festival will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Tripp High School. Along with Dakota Jubilee there will be men’s singing groups from Tripp, Delmont, and Verdigree, Nebraska. They will perform individually and as a

large group.

 

Wednesday Lenten Service, 7:00 p.m. This week’s service will be led by Pastor Barry Nelson with the theme of “Pilate / Barabbas”. Ladies with first names beginning in letters K-V are asked to bring bars/cookies for the fellowship time to follow the service.

 

It has been a year since I have moved into Bormann Manor and I would like to thank all of you for the prayers, phone calls, cards and visits while I healed and adjusted to life here. I am doing well. May God bless each of you! Mildred Hartmann

 

This month our memory hymn is #559 "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and our memory verse is I Corinthians 10:13  "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."

 

 

 

This week’s activities:
    28th – Wed. – Lenten Service, 7:00 pm
    2nd – Sat. Men’s Breakfast Bible Study, 8:00 a.m.
    3rd – Sun. – Worship with Holy Communion, 9:00 a.m.,
                        Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

 

 

CHURCH CLEANING: Feb 26 – Mar 3 Nicole Whitney & Renee Olson

 

 

 

*Call to Worship: Psalm 22:23-31

23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
    and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or abhorred
    the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
    but has heard, when he cried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
    my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
26 The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
    May your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before you.
28 For kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

29 All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
    even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30 Posterity shall serve him;
    it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31 they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
    that he has done it.

 

1st Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 

15 And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

 

2nd Reading: Romans 5:1-11

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

*The Gospel: Mark 8:27-38

27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

 

 

Mid-week Lenten Service

The Witnesses of the Crucifixion”

February 28, 2024

Theme: Pilate / Barabbas

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Welcome & Announcements

 

Lenten Text: Mark 14:43-65

43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.” 45 And when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” And he kissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and seized him. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 And they all left him and fled. 51 And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked. 53 And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 54 And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none. 56 For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. 57 And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’” 59 Yet even about this their testimony did not agree. 60 And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” 61 But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? 64 You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death. 65 And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him with blows.

 

*Call to Worship: Psalm 103:6-12

The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,   his acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,  so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

 

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

 

THE OPENING HYMN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # 61

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”

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

*Kyrie …………………………………………………………………………………………………….…. pg. 3

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

Scripture Lessons:

First Reading: Leviticus 16:20-22

20 “And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall present the live goat. 21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness. 22 The goat shall bear all their iniquities on itself to a remote area, and he shall let the goat go free in the wilderness.

 

Second Reading: 1 John 4:9-10

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

*The Gospel: Matthew 27:11-26

11 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. 15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16 And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.” 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!” 24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

 

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

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

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

The Offering: ½ to FLBC & ½ to Safe Place of Eastern South Dakota

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

*Prayers of the Church

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # 78

“The Old Rugged Cross”

 

Sermon Title: “Crucify Him, Not Me” Pastor Barry Nelson

 

THE CLOSING HYMN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # 541

“What Will You Do with Jesus?”

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

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

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

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

Organ Postlude