Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

802 E. Trapp, Herington, KS 67449

11 March 2018 A T D


The Fourth Sunday in Lent: First Class

The Sunday of the Feeding of the



Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,

all you who love her;

that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast.





Church office & Preschool: 785-258-3122

Pr. Mark Lovett: 620-292-7098


email: orlclcms@sbcglobal.net / pastor@ourredeemerherington.org

Visitors: We welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus to our Father’s house. We’re glad that you are with us today and pray that you find comfort and peace in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As we gather: The prelude music & bells marks a time for prayer and meditation as we prepare to receive the blessings of our Lord. Please respect the prayers of others by praying quietly. In the same respect, if possible, please do not leave the Service of the Lord until after His benediction.

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.

For more prayers during the Service see the inside cover of the Lutheran Service Book, or pages 305-318.

The Hymn of Procession                  My Song is Love Unknown                   LSB 430               stand

(Hymn of the week: it is suggested that the congregation use this hymn in our daily prayer.)

The Preparation

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.

C  Amen.

The call to gather:

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that He opened for us through the curtain, that is, through His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Heb. 10:19-25)

T The Liturgy of the Word T

The Introit of the Day                                         Ps. 122:1–2, 6, 8; antiphon: Is. 66:10a, 11a

T Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her; all you who love her; that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast.


Chant tone “C” is used during the Season of Lent.

P I was glad when they | said to me,* “Let us go to the house | of the LORD!”

C Our feet have been | standing* within your gates, O Je- | rusalem!

P Pray for the peace of Je- | rusalem!* May they be secure who | love you!

C For my brothers and com- | panions’ sake* I will say, “Peace be with- | in you!”

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 (The “Greater Gloria” – the song of the angels, Luke 2:14, and a hymn of praise to the one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.)

Because it is a penitential season, the Greater Gloria is silent during the season of Lent. The Greater Gloria, the song of the angels and saints will be sung again at the celebration of the Resurrection at the Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday.

A word on holy silence – Silence in the Divine Service is as much a part of the Service as are the spoken portions. Silence is meant to help us contemplate what is said, setting our minds on things above and not on earthly things (Colossians 3:2).

The Collect for Oculi Sunday (The Collect is a common prayer of all Christians in every time and place.)

The Lord’s minister first addresses the congregation at the Blessing (the Preparatory Rite not properly belonging to the Holy Liturgy but an extension of private confession). The minister blesses the people – “The Lord be with you” – and they bless him – “And with thy spirit” – that he might fulfill his ministry of prayer and teaching by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus (cf. Ruth 2:4).

In keeping with the penitent character of the season of Lent, many of the usual chants and music become silent.

P The Lord be with you.

C And with thy spirit.

P Let us pray....

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.

The Collect for Ash Wednesday (The Collect for Ash Wednesday is prayed at every Divine Service during Lent.)

P Let us pray....

Almighty and everlasting God, You despise nothing You have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and contrite hearts that lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness we may receive from You full pardon and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.

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 16:2-21                                                          Sit

In those days: the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against the Lord. For what are we, that you grumble against us?” And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.” Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’” And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. And the Lord said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.’” And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less. But when they measured it with an omer, whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of them gathered as much as he could eat. And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over till the morning.” But they did not listen to Moses. Some left part of it till the morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them. Morning by morning they gathered it, each as much as he could eat; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

P The Word of the Lord.                R Thanks be to God.

The Gradual                                           Psalm 122: 1, 7                                                  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                                           Galatians 4:21-31

Brethren: You who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.

P The Word of the Lord.                R Thanks be to God.

The Tract ( The “Alleluias” were bid farewell on Transfiguration Sunday and wll return on the Vigil of Easter at the reading of the Gospel.)


A Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount | Zion,* which cannot be moved, but abides for- | ever.

C As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his | people,* from this time forth and forevermore. Peace be upon | Israel!

  The Holy Gospel is the high point of the Liturgy of the Word. The Book of the Gospels is raised and we stand because the Lord is among us in His Holy Gospel. Processions and other rituals of prayer and bodily postures help honor and bring reverence to this solemn event of the Lord among us.

P The continuation of the T Holy Gospel according to St. John.                        (St. John 6:1-13)

C Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

T      At that time: Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

P The T Gospel of the Lord.

C Praise be to Thee, O Christ.


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                        Jesus, Priceless Treasure                          LSB 743              Sit

The Sermon

The Catechetical Instruction – Holy Baptism

P What does such baptizing with water indicate?

C It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die with all sins and evil desires, and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.

P Where is this written?

C St. Paul writes in Romans chapter six: “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (Rom. 6:4)


T The Liturgy of the Sacrament T


The Holy Communion will not be distributed today; if you would like the Holy Communion this week you are encouraged to attend the weekly distribution at the Divine Service on Thursdays at 10:00am at Legacy of Herington Assisted Living.

At the outset we must again make the preliminary statement that we do not abolish the mass, but religiously maintain and defend it. For among us masses are celebrated every Lord's Day and on the other festivals, in which the Sacrament is offered to those who wish to use it, after they have been examined and absolved. And the usual public ceremonies are observed, the series of lessons, of prayers, vestments, and other like things.”

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)

Through [Jesus] then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of the lips that acknowledge His name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Heb. 13:15-16)

The Offertory                 On My Heart Imprint Your Image            (LSB 422)                          Stand

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The Prayers of the Saints – Intercession for our parish and community, and all creation (1 Timothy 2:1).

The Lord’s Prayer & Concluding Collect

P The Lord be with you.                    C And with thy spirit.

A Bless we the Lord.                         C Thanks be to God.

P 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.

C Amen. Amen. Amen.

The Hymn of Procession           Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness                 LSB 636

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. Brandon French, elder of the month

Mstr. Tyler Brockmeier, crucifer                                          Mstr. Luke Obermeyer, book bearer

Mstr. Jax Kickhaefer & Ms. Sarah Lovett, acolytes

Mrs. Barbara Kickhaefer & Mrs. Tammie Roe, altar guild

Mrs. Margie Schlesener, greeters                                                     Mr. Brandon French, sound







Don’t forget our Lenten Midweek Services

This week will be on the Fifth Chief Part of the Small Catechism: Confession


Wednesdays at 7:30pm






Questions on the Gospel Reading & Service for conversation with your family and friends:

1)    Why were the people following Jesus?

2)    What food did the boy have?

3)    How many people did Jesus feed with the small amount of food the boy had?

4)    Why does Jesus have to escape to the mountain at the end? What did the people want to do?

5)    In what ways does Jesus still feed His people now?


Remember to invite your family and friends to come, hear, and learn from Jesus next Sunday.


Here’s what’s coming up in Lent

The Augsburg Confession says of ceremony that: “ceremonies are needed for this reason alone, that they uneducated be taught what they need to know about Christ” (AC XXIV, of the Mass, paragraph 3). The Season of Lent is full of ritual and ceremony; especially the last two weeks of Lent called “Passiontide”. As Lent progresses toward Good Friday, the symbolism and rituals increase, serving to focus us all the more on the Lord’s sacrifice on the Cross.

Judica Sunday (March 18th)

Judica Sunday, also called Passion Sunday, begins the last two weeks of Lent, called Passiontide. The Gospel reading on Judica Sunday ends with the words, “Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple” marking the beginning of our Lord’s Passion. Our LSB Altar Book states that Passion Sunday is often marked by veiling crosses, crucifixes, and other images in the sanctuary. This veiling is customarily done after the Gospel Reading and before the Creed is confessed. They would remain veiled until the Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday.

Passiontide is also marked by the silence of the “lesser Gloria”. The Greater Gloria went silent on Ash Wednesday. The “lesser Gloria”, also called the Gloria Patri, is found at the end of the Introit and the Nunc Dimittis (“Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit”). During Passiontide, because the glory of God is hidden in the suffering of Jesus, the lesser Gloria joins the Greater Gloria in silence.

Palm Sunday (March 25th)

Palm Sunday is marked most especially with the Procession of Palms, mimicking our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem when the crowds met Him with palm branches (a symbol of victory) and lay their cloaks before Him while the children were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” (“Hosanna” is a Hebrew word that means “salvation”). We join their praise every time we celebrate the Lord’s Supper in singing the Sanctus.

Holy Week & the Sacred Triduum

Maundy Thursday is a festival of Christ and so the color goes from violet to white. It is the feast of the institution of the Lord’s Supper. Because it is a feast of Christ, the Greater and lesser Glorias return. However, the Benediction is not said. Rather, after the Lord’s Supper is received the Altar is stripped bare while the congregation prays Psalm 22, the psalm our Lord prayed on the cross.

Good Friday is observed in a variety of ways. At Our Redeemer we have one chief service (7:30pm), marked by the reading of St. John’s Passion, the Reproaches, and the Adoration of the Cross. The Altar remains bare from Maundy Thursday.

Holy Saturday is observed by the Vigil of Easter. This is one of the longest services of the Church Year but is well worth it for its scope and depth (and because of Jesus!). Among other things, it focuses on the promise of deliverance for God’s people through many Old Testament readings finding its final fulfillment in the deliverance we have in Jesus Christ.

Sunday Morning Schedule

9:15am – Breakfast / Sunday school / Adult Bible Class & 10:30am – The Divine Service

the Confession of the Lutheran churches

The Large Catechism: Introduction (continued)

And what else are such supercilious, presumptuous saints, who are unwilling to read and study the Catechism daily, doing than esteeming themselves much more learned than God Himself with all His saints, angels, [patriarchs], prophets, apostles, and all Christians? For inasmuch as God Himself is not ashamed to teach these things daily, as knowing nothing better to teach, and always keeps teaching the same thing, and does not take up anything new or different, and all the saints know nothing better or different to learn, and cannot finish learning this, are we not the finest of all fellows to imagine, if we have once read or heard it, that we know it all, and have no further need to read and learn, but can finish learning in one hour what God Himself cannot finish teaching, although He is engaged in teaching it from the beginning to the end of the world, and all prophets, together with all saints, have been occupied with learning it, and have ever remained pupils, and must continue to be such?

For it needs must be that whoever knows the Ten Commandments perfectly must know all the Scriptures, so that, in all affairs and cases, he can advise, help, comfort, judge, and decide both spiritual and temporal matters, and is qualified to sit in judgment upon all doctrines, estates, spirits, laws, and whatever else is in the world. And what, indeed, is the entire Psalter but thoughts and exercises upon the First Commandment? Now I know of a truth that such lazy paunches and presumptuous spirits do not understand a single psalm, much less the entire Holy Scriptures; and yet they pretend to know and despise the Catechism, which is a compend and brief summary of all the Holy Scriptures.

Therefore I again implore all Christians, especially pastors and preachers, not to be doctors too soon, and imagine that they know everything (for imagination and cloth unshrunk [and false weights] fall far short of the measure), but that they daily exercise themselves well in these studies and constantly treat them; moreover, that they guard with all care and diligence against the poisonous infection of such security and vain imagination, but steadily keep on reading, teaching, learning, pondering, and meditating, and do not cease until they have made a test and are sure that they have taught the devil to death, and have become more learned than God Himself and all His saints.

If they manifest such diligence, then I will promise them, and they shall also perceive, what fruit they will obtain, and what excellent men God will make of them, so that in due time they themselves will acknowledge that the longer and the more they study the Catechism, the less they know of it, and the more they find yet to learn; and then only, as hungry and thirsty ones, will they truly relish that which now they cannot endure, because of great abundance and satiety. To this end may God grant His grace! Amen. <end>



“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 for Laetare (may be prayed daily at home as a thematic prayer for the week)

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; 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

Jeff Biehler

Rosemary Deines
Terri Dehning Howard Klein
Shirley Klein Adriane French
Mark Pagenkopf Pete Schultz
Meghan Wells (Luke & Macsen)

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:

Arlene Barrett

Lucille Brockmeier

Weldon Deines

Milton Fleming

Roger Krause

Velda McDiffitt

Gene Myers

Elsie Riffel (moved)

Helen Sorenson

Esther Tiede

Juanita Tousignant

Jerry Vinyard

Lorna Wendlandt

Vera Wooldridge

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.

HMA Lenten Lunch will be this Thursday (March 15th) at 12:05 here at Our Redeemer. If you’d like to help please speak with Helen Mitchell or Barb Kickhaefer.

Lenten Midweek service is Wednesday at 7:30pm. This week we will be focusing on the 5th Chief Part of the Small Catechism: Confession & Absolution.

Tabitha Society will meet this Wednesday following the Lenten Midweek Service.

Game Night is this evening from 6:30pm – 8pm. Everyone is welcome!

Stamps – The church needs mailing stamps. If you’d like to donate a sheet or a book of stamps for the church office, please do so. Thank you!

Easter Lily forms will be on the table in the Narthex for anyone who would like to purchase one for Easter.

The Constitution Review Committee will meet this Tuesday (March 13th) at 7:30pm.

The Kansas District has extended the application deadline for the Business Manager search to Thursday, March 15th. If you or someone you know might be interested in this fulltime position at the District Office (Topeka), please see the flier on the narthex bulletin board.

Life Thought in the Church Year for March 11 – Lent IV: “[Y]ou were dead in trespasses and sins…like the rest of mankind” (Ephesians 2:1, 3b). One’s own capacities or activities don’t give human life its value (Ephesians 2:9). The love of God in Christ does that, and it does so universally and infinitely (John 3:16). The very heart of the Gospel holds human life precious, even when impaired by infection or immaturity (Numbers 21:8). We rest refreshed in this grace! Gracious God, cause fountains of Your grace to flow through us. Amen.



Text Box: News & Notes for Our RedeemerSupporting the ministry of Christ (St. Luke 8:1-3) & remembering the poor (Gal. 2:10)

Our response to God’s mercy and grace in Christ Jesus in…

…last week’s budget receipts - $1,902.00            (weekly needed for 2018 budget: $1,872.70)

(2018 budget: $97,383.04)                          (approx.) Budget Receipts for 2018 - $13,671.00

…our attendance – 66 (SS – 15; Adult –7)                         Scheduled for 2018 - $16,853.80

…our witness (# of visitors) –5              Outstanding Budget Amount for 2018 - $83,712.04

                                                            above / (below) budget for 2018 – ($3,182.80)

…non-budget receipts: Missions - $75 / Together-in-Missions - $55 / Building – $30 / Tuition - $176

Our website, www.ourredeemerherington.org, has a lot of useful information, including sermons. Check it out.

Private 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 Text Box: This Week at Our Redeemeritalicized 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, March 11                       Laetare (Lent 4) (v/rose)

9:15am                                   Breakfast / Sunday school / Adult Bible Class

10:30am                                Divine Service (the Holy Communion will not be distributed)

6:30pm – 8pm                      Game Night

Monday, March 12

8:00am                                   Matins

Tuesday, March 13

7:45am                                   Matins

7:30pm                                  Constitutional Review Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 14              

6:30pm – 8:00pm                 Midweek Religion Class (grades 3 – 6)

7:30pm                                  Lenten Midweek Service

After service                          Monthly Elders’ Meeting & Study

Thursday, March 15

7:45am                                   Matins

8:45am                                   Preschool Chapel

10:00am                                the Holy Communion (Legacy of Herington)

Friday, March 16

9:00am                                   Matins

Saturday, March 17                    St. Patrick, missionary & bishop

Sunday, March 18                       Judica (Lent 5 – Passiontide begins) (v)

9:15am                                   Breakfast / Sunday school / Adult Bible Class

10:30am                                the Holy Communion



Birthdays this week:

Florence White 3/13

Jeff Kickhaefer 3/15

Baptismal Birthdays

Mark Wendt 3/15



Altar Servers & Acolytes for 3/11

Kristopher Lovett, Mason Mortensen, Grant Eskeldson, & Emma Kickhaefer


Next Week’s Greeters

Mrs. Metta Rae Biehler & family

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.

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.

T Dr. Martin Luther, 1530

Welcome to

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.

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: orlclcms@sbcglobal.net

Pastor Lovett’s email: rev_lovett@yahoo.com

















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