802 E. Trapp, Herington, KS 67449
The Second Sunday after Epiphany
The Sunday of the Wedding in Cana
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you
they sing praises to your name.
It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Church office & Preschool: 785-258-3122
Pr. Mark Lovett: 620-292-7098
email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
A word on the order of service: If you find yourself a bit lost, take heart! We were all there once. Listen to and watch those around you and learn from them how the Church worships God.
NB: Italicized words or phrases indicate an appropriate time to bow one’s head, such as at the Holy Name of Jesus. The (T) marks an appropriate time to make the sign of the Holy Cross. The symbol () marks a scriptural and theological explanation of that part of the liturgy.
A prayer before worship: O Lord, Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter, as I come to worship You in spirit and in truth, I humbly pray that You would open my ears to the preaching of Your Holy Word so that I may repent of my sins, believe in Jesus Christ as my only Savior, and grow in grace and holiness. Hear me for the sake of His name. Amen.
The Hymn of Procession Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure LSB 533 Stand
The sign of the holy cross (T) may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C 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, C who made heaven and earth.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, C and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
P Almighty God, our maker and redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto You that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You by thought, word, and deed. Wherefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
C O most merciful God, who has given Your only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins; and by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to Your Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The minister faces the assembly, announcing God’s mercy by the blood of Jesus which washes us clean in the waters of Holy baptism and allows us entrance into the holy of holies where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
P Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only Son to die for us and for His sake forgives us all our sins. To those who believe on His name He gives power to become the children of God and has promised them His Holy Spirit. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved.
Grant this, Lord, unto us all.
T The Liturgy of the Word T
The Introit of the Day Psalm 66:1-5, 20; antiphon Ps. 66:4, 92:1
T All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name. It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
P Shout for joy to God, | all the earth;* sing the glory of his name; give to him | glorious praise!
C Say to God, “How awesome | are your deeds!* So great is your power that your enemies come cring- | ing to you.
P All the earth worships you and sings prais- | es to you;* they sing praises | to your name.”
C Come and see what | God has done:* he is awesome in his deeds toward the chil- | dren of man.
P Bless- | èd be God,* because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast | love from me!
C Glory be to the Father and | to the Son* and to the Holy |Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning* is now and will be forever. | Amen.
(Antiphon repeated) T
The Kyrie (Here the people of God ask for and confess God’s mercies which are new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23.))
The Gloria in Excelsis (angelic hymn from Lk. 2:14; a hymn of praise to the one true God for His salvation among men.)
The Collect for Epiphany 2 (The Collect is a common prayer of all Christians in every time and place.)
P The Lord be with you.
P Let us pray....
…one God, now and forever.
A prayer (Psalm 43:3) at hearing the word of the Lord: “O Lord, send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me.”
The First Reading Exodus 33:12-23 sit
In those days: Moses 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.’ Now 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.” And He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” And he said to Him, “If Your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. For 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?” And 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.” Moses said, “Please show me Your glory.” And He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you My Name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But,” He said, “you cannot see My face, for man shall not see Me and live.” And the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by Me where you shall stand on the rock, and while My glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with My hand until I have passed by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”
P The Word of the Lord. R Thanks be to God.
The Gradual Psalm 107:20-21 Cantor(s)
( Called the “gradual” because it is a gradual step up from the Old Testament reading to the Epistle reading on our way to the Holy Gospel.)
The Epistle Romans 12:6-16
Brethren: Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.
P The Word of the Lord. R Thanks be to God.
The Alleluia and Verse (An acclamation of praise, the Church sings “Alleluia” because Jesus is risen.)
P The continuation of the T Holy Gospel according to St. John. (St. John 2:1-11)
T At that time: on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with His disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of His signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested His glory. And His disciples believed in Him.
P The T Gospel of the Lord.
The 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 T everlasting. Amen.
The Hymn of the Day The Only Son from Heaven LSB 402 Sit
(It is suggested that the family use the Hymn of the Day throughout the week for at-home devotions.)
The Catechetical Instruction – the Lord’s Prayer: Fourth Petition
Give us this day, our daily bread.
What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.
What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.
The Apology of the Augsburg Confession: The Mass, XXIV, paragraph 1
The Offering – We give an offering that the ministry of Christ may remain among us, St. Luke 8:1-3, and to care for the poor, Gal 2:10; 1 Tim. 5:18. The “Peace of the Lord” may be shared by all. Therefore, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you set something aside to store it up, as God has prospered him.” (1 Cor. 16:2)
The Offertory My Soul Rejoices LSB 933 Stand
The Prayers of the Saints – Intercession for our parish and community, and all creation (1 Timothy 2:1).
The Lord’s Prayer & Concluding Collect
The Benedicamus & Benediction
The Lord be with you.
Bless we the Lord.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and T give you peace.
The Hymn of Procession O Moring Star, How Fair and Bright LSB 395
It is a laudable custom to remain standing for the final hymn (cf. Rev. 7:9) and reverence the cross as the ensign of our King (cf. Gal. 6:14). Please be seated as you have need.
T Soli Deo Gloria T
A silent prayer after worship:
Almighty and merciful God, I have again worshiped in Your presence and received both forgiveness for my many sins and the assurance of Your love for me in Jesus Christ. I thank You for this undeserved grace and ask You to keep me in faith until, with all Your saints, I inherit eternal salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Those serving today in
the house of the Lord The Rev. Mark D. Lovett, celebrant Mr. Armon Reith, elder of the month Mstr. Tyler Brockmeier,
crucifer Mstr. Grant Eskeldson, book
Kristopher Lovett & Luke Obermeyer, acolytes Mrs.
Barbara Kickhaefer & Mrs. Tammie Roe, altar
Pooh & Mackenzie Schlesener, greeters Mrs. Lori
Those serving today in the house of the Lord
The Rev. Mark D. Lovett, celebrant Mr. Armon Reith, elder of the month
Mstr. Tyler Brockmeier, crucifer Mstr. Grant Eskeldson, book bearer
Ms. Kristopher Lovett & Luke Obermeyer, acolytes
Mrs. Barbara Kickhaefer & Mrs. Tammie Roe, altar guild
Mrs. Pooh & Mackenzie Schlesener, greeters Mrs. Lori Moldenhauer, organist
The “Gesima” Sundays:
Being prepared by the grace of God
Easter and its season is just a few of months away (Easter is on April 1st) Our liturgical preparation for Easter takes place through three distinct periods or steps. The first are the Gesimas Sundays. These three Sundays before Lent focus on the grace of God and examine that grace from three perspectives:
Septuagesima (meaning “about 70 days”)—Grace is undeserved. The collect for this Sunday implores God to graciously hear us, who are justly punished for our sin, so that we may be delivered by His goodness. The goodness of God is emphasized in the parable of the vineyard workers in the day’s Gospel, Matthew 20:1-16. All the laborers receive the reward because of the goodness of the landowner and not because of their own labor or merit. We prepare for Easter by remembering that is good and Christ has borne the heat and burden of the day for us so that we might have that goodness for free.
Sexagesima (meaning “about 60 days”)—Grace is passively received. In the collect for this Sunday we pray that God would see that we put not our trust in anything that we do and that He would mercifully defend us by His power. The parable of the sower is read as the Gospel from Luke 8:4-15. The seed of God’s Word is passively received. It transforms bad soil into good and noble hearts. We pray that this would happen this also to and for us.
Quinquagesima (meaning “about 50 days”) —Grace is not easily understood. On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday we hear in the Gospel, Luke 18:34, Jesus predict His passion, death, and resurrection. We also hear that the disciples “understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken (34).” We pray then that God would be gracious and patient with us and grant faith and understanding to us despite our many sins.
The three Gesima Sundays take on the character of Lent, but mildly. The “Alleluias” are silent (we sing hymn 417 as the closing hymn on Transfiguration Sunday as a farewell to the Alleluias), but the Greater Gloria remains. The color is green, not violet. This grace-focused season provides a gradual progression into the more intense ceremonies and denials (fasts) of Lent and Passiontide.
the Confession of the Lutheran churches
~ The Augsburg Confession ~
If bishops have the right to burden churches with infinite traditions, and to ensnare consciences, why does Scripture so often prohibit to make, and to listen to, traditions? Why does it call them "doctrines of devils"? 1 Tim. 4:1. Did the Holy Ghost in vain forewarn of these things?
Since, therefore, ordinances instituted as things necessary, or with an opinion of meriting grace, are contrary to the Gospel, it follows that it is not lawful for any bishop to institute or exact such services. For it is necessary that the doctrine of Christian liberty be preserved in the churches, namely, that the bondage of the Law is not necessary to justification, as it is written in the Epistle to the Galatians 5:1: Be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. It is necessary that the chief article of the Gospel be preserved, to wit, that we obtain grace freely by faith in Christ, and not for certain observances or acts of worship devised by men.
What, then, are we to think of the Sunday and like rites in the house of God? To this we answer that it is lawful for bishops or pastors to make ordinances that things be done orderly in the Church, not that thereby we should merit grace or make satisfaction for sins, or that consciences be bound to judge them necessary services, and to think that it is a sin to break them without offense to others. So Paul ordains, 1 Cor. 11:5, that women should cover their heads in the congregation, 1 Cor. 14:30, that interpreters be heard in order in the church, etc.
It is proper that the churches should keep such ordinances for the sake of love and tranquility, so far that one do not offend another, that all things be done in the churches in order, and without confusion, 1 Cor. 14:40; comp. Phil. 2:14, but so that consciences be not burdened to think that they are necessary to salvation, or to judge that they sin when they break them without offense to others; as no one will say that a woman sins who goes out in public with her head uncovered provided only that no offense be given.
5. How many signs, or miracles, had Jesus done before this?
Remember to invite
your family and friends to come, hear, and learn from Jesus next Sunday.
Remember to invite your family and friends to come, hear, and learn from Jesus next Sunday.
“Let my prayer rise before You as incense …” (Ps. 141:2)
(You are encouraged to make use of these prayers, praying daily for our congregation and for our community at your family’s Daily Prayer & Catechesis.)
+++ Daily Prayer Office: Matins (Mon & Fri, 9am; Tue – Th, 7:45am) +++
The Collect of the Day for Epiphany 2 (may be prayed daily at home as a thematic prayer for the week)
Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Let us pray: for our fellow parishioners who are ill, and their loved ones
Terri Dehning Howard Klein
Adriane French Mark Pagenkopf
O, Lord, look down from heaven; behold, visit, and relieve Your servants [names] for whom we pray. Look upon them with the eyes of Your mercy, and give them comfort and sure confidence in You. Defend them from every danger to body and soul, and keep them in peace and safety; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
for our shut-ins:
Gracious Father, You have assured us that we shall receive strength for every day of our lives. Grant Your servants, [names], who are homebound, both the desire and the will to spend their days as obedient children, trusting in Your goodness and remembering with thankfulness Your mercies, which are new every morning; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, her pastor, teachers, workers, and preschool:
Gracious Lord and Shepherd, sustain this congregation in the true faith and holy living. Be with our shepherd, teachers, workers, and preschool staff, giving them zeal and faithfulness to perform the task of building up Your Church and bringing glory to Your saving name; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
for our Synod and District leaders, and for the whole Church of God:
Rev. Matthew Harrison, synod president
Synodical & District Board of Directors
Rev. Peter Lange, district president
Rev. Clark Davis, circuit 9 circuit visitor
Almighty God, merciful Father, keep and preserve our whole synod, its teachers and officers, true to Your Word. Guard and protect her members against the danger of sinful ambitions, the love of dissension, and the spirit of indifference in doctrine and practice. Preserve Your whole Church throughout the world from all heresy and false belief that we may abide in Your Word and faithfully proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
St. Phillip’s Annual Soup Luncheon is today from 11:30am – 1:30pmpm at the Catholic Hall in Hope. Carry outs available: call 366-7353 after 11am. A free will offering is accepted.
The Announcement of Moveable Feasts – It was a long-standing custom to announce the moveable Feasts for the upcoming year on Epiphany (January 6th). It’s a good thing to announce so families can mark their calendars. It also brings the year into focus, focused not on secular calendars and seasons, but on the Church’s calendar and her seasons; the seasons that teach us the life of Christ.
Game Night is tonight from 6:30 – 8pm. Dinner (pizza) will be provided, but please bring a dessert to share. And bring your favorite game!
Pastor will be leaving tomorrow afternoon for the Pre-Lent Retreat in Wichita. Since all pastors are attending this, if you need pastoral care, please call Pastor Lovett. His cell phone is on the front and back of this (and every) bulletin.
Elders’ Monthly Meeting & Study is this Wednesday (Jan. 17th) at 8pm.
The newly elected council members will be installed next Sunday (the 3rd Sunday of Jan.) during the Divine Service. Please keep these men and women in your prayers as they serve our congregation.
Youth Group Monthly Gathering is after church next Sunday.
Quarterly Voters’ Meeting next Sunday, January 21 after church.
Our response to God’s mercy and grace in Christ Jesus in…
…last week’s budget receipts - $1,224.00 (weekly needed for 2018 budget: $1,872.7)
(2018 budget: $97,383.04) (approx.) Budget Receipts for 2018 - $1,224.00
…our attendance –91 (SS –10 ; Adult –8 ) Scheduled for 2018 - $1,872.75
…our witness (# of visitors) – 4 Outstanding Budget Amount for 2018 - $96,159.04
Our website, www.ourredeemerherington.org, has a lot of useful information, including sermons. Check it out.
Confession is heard by
appointment. Come and receive the forgiveness of God and have your Lord and God
cleanse your conscience and give you peace.
*Small Cap days are chief feasts or major festivals; bold days are Sundays & minor festivals; and italicized days are commemorations or special days. Major festivals that fall on a Sunday replace that Sunday’s propers unless that Sunday is a high festival of the church (like Easter or Pentecost).
Sunday, January 14 Epiphany 2 (w)
9:15am Breakfast / Sunday school / Adult Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service (the Holy Communion will not be distributed)
6:30pm Game Night
Monday, January 15
1:00pm – 4:00pm Holy Communion to Shut-ins
Tuesday, January 16
Wednesday, January 17
6:30pm – 8:00pm Midweek Religion Class (grades 3 – 6)
8:00pm Monthly Elders’ Meeting & Study
8:45am Preschool Chapel
10:00am the Holy Communion (Legacy of Herington)
Friday, January 19
Saturday, January 20
Sunday, January 21 The Transfiguration of Our Lord (w)
9:15am Breakfast / Sunday school / Adult Bible Class
10:30am the Holy Communion
After church Monthly Youth Group
Birthdays this week:
Pete Schultz 1/16
Jax Kickhaefer 1/20
Pooh Schlesener 1/20
Altar Servers & Acolytes for 1/21
Mason Mortensen, Jax Kickhaefer, Sarah Lovett, Emma Kickhaefer
Baptismal Birthdays this week:
Ronda Strome 1/13
Rosemary Deines 1/18
Holly Brockmeier 1/20
Kenny Staatz 1/20
Vera Wooldridge 1/20
our Lord says, “When you fast,” (St. Matthew 6:16-17) here is a suggested
fast. Eucharistic Fast: from all food
and drink, except water, after midnight until after the Sacrament on
Sunday. Weekday Eucharistic Fast: from
all food and drink, except water, 3 hours before receiving the Sacrament.
God has instituted a lofty beautiful worship; namely, His remembrance and the glory of the passion of Christ, and to it He has borne witness that He is indeed well-pleased with it. If you want to engage in a marvelous great worship of God and honor Christ’s passion rightly, then remember and participate in the sacrament. In it there is a remembrance of Him; that is, He is praised and glorified. If you practice or assist in practicing this same remembrance with diligence, then you will assuredly forget about the self-chosen forms of worship, for you cannot praise and thank God too often or too much for His grace revealed in Christ.
Because our Lord says, “When you fast,” (St. Matthew 6:16-17) here is a suggested fast.
Eucharistic Fast: from all food and drink, except water, after midnight until after the Sacrament on Sunday.
Weekday Eucharistic Fast: from all food and drink, except water, 3 hours before receiving the Sacrament.
T Dr. Martin Luther, 1530
Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
We cordially welcome all who gather with us around the Altar and Pulpit to hear and receive the Word of God. If you are visiting this morning, please sign the Guest Register in the narthex and fill out a pew card. We hope that you will come again. If you would like to learn more about worshiping and communing at Our Redeemer, please visit with Pastor Lovett.
Our churches practice closed communion. Communicants are baptized Christians who have been instructed in the Chief Articles of Christian Doctrine – The Ten Commandments, The Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confession and the Office of The Keys, and the Sacrament of the Altar – and have been formally admitted to the fellowship of the Altar and continue in that fellowship as a congregant of Our Redeemer or another Christian congregation committed to rightly preach the Word of God and administer the Sacraments according to Christ’s institution and mandate. If you would like to receive the Holy Communion, but have not previously communed at our altar, please speak with the pastor.
Pastor Lovett To
contact Pastor Lovett, you may call the church office (785-258-3122) or
his cell phone (620-292-7098). Church
email: email@example.com Pastor
Lovett’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ourredeemerherington.org
Contact Pastor Lovett
To contact Pastor Lovett, you may call the church office (785-258-3122)
or his cell phone (620-292-7098).
Church email: email@example.com
Pastor Lovett’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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