1-25-15 Why Do We (Immanuel) Exist

Third Sunday after the Epiphany
National Lutheran Schools Week
January 25, 2015

Comments From The Pastor and Sharing God’s Peace

Church and School Announcements

Prelude – “He is Exalted”, “Jesus Name Above All Names”, and “Beautiful Savior” played by the Immanuel Lutheran School Band
“God’s Love Shows” sung by ILS Pre-school, Kindergarten & 1st grade

The Procession Of The Cross (Please stand)

The Processional Hymn #837 Lift High the Cross

P: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

P: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C: But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

P: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C: 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.
P: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

“God So Loved the World” sung by the ILS Choir

Kyrie Sung – pages 152-153

♪P: In peace let us pray to the Lord.
♪C: Lord, have mercy.

♪P: For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord
♪C: Lord, have mercy.

♪P: For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord
♪C: Lord, have mercy.

♪P: For this holy house and for all who offer hear their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
♪C: Lord have mercy

♪P: Help, save, comfort and defend us gracious Lord.
♪C: Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray.
C: Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Special Music: “Children of God” ILS Grades 2 thru 8

Old Testament Reading – Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.”
3 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.
4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”
5 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.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
All: 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 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.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the 1st chapter beginning with the 14th verse

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.
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Children’s Message
Hymn of the Day #833 Listen, God Is Calling

Sermon “Why do we exist?” Pastor Brammeier

The Apostles Creed
All: 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, dead and 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

Prayer of the Church
Successful cancer treatment & strength for Ishiuan Hargrove, friend of Beth Kelp

Offering “Children’s Melody”

Offertory Hymn #781 “We Give Thee But Thine own”

The Lord’s Prayer
All: 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 trespassesas 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.

P: The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
Closing Hymn #922 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”

POSTLUDE –“Make Me a Servant” and “Go My Children”
played by the ILS Band
Divine Service, Setting One from Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Reprinted with permission.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

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