Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

802 E. Trapp, Herington, KS 67449

28 October 2018 A T D

Divine Service, page 184

Reformation Sunday

(Trinity 22)

The Sunday of the Reformation

I will speak of Your testimonies before kings, O Lord,

and shall not be put to shame.


Church office & Preschool: 785-258-3122

Pr. Mark Lovett: 620-292-7098


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

A prayer before worship: O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Visitors: We welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus to our Father’s house. We’re glad that you’ve joined us today and pray that you find comfort and peace in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you desire the Sacrament but have not received it at our altar, please speak with the Pastor before communing.

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.

The Hymn of Procession          My Hope is Built on Nothing Less          LSB 576                    Stand





“When I urge you to go to Confession, I am doing nothing else than urging you to be a Christian. If I have brought you to the point of being a Christian, I have thereby also brought you to Confession.”

Martin Luther,

A Brief Exhortation

to Confession, 32








The Preparation

The sign of the holy cross (T) may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

P 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.

P Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C who made heaven and earth.

P I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

C and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

P O Almighty God, merciful Father,

C I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto you all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.    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

 “So that we may obtain this faith, the ministry of teaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments was instituted. Through the Word and Sacraments, as through instruments, the Holy Spirit is given [John 20:22]. He works faith, when and where it pleases God [John 3:8], in those who hear the good news that God justifies those who believe that they are received into grace for Christ’s sake. This happens not through our own merits, but for Christ’s sake.

Our churches condemn the Anabaptists and others who think that through their own preparations and works the Holy Spirit comes to them without the external Word.”

Augsburg Confession

Article V
Introit of the Day               Psalm 34:1-2, 11, 22; antiphon: Ps. 119:4

Chant tone “F” is used for the Introit for Trinity 17 – Trinity 24

T I will speak of your testimonies before kings, | [O Lord,]* and shall not be | put to shame.

C I will bless the LORD at | all times;* his praise shall continually be | in my mouth.

L My soul makes its boast | in the LORD;* let the humble hear | and be glad.

C Come, O children, lis- | ten to me;* I will teach you the fear | of the LORD.

L The LORD | redeems* the life of his | servants;

C none of those who take re- | fuge in him* will | be condemned.

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 God for His salvation among men.)

The Blessing & Collect for Reformation Sunday / SS. Simon & Jude / Trinity 22

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).

P The Lord be with you.

(Reformation Collect)

P Let us pray....

Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


(SS. Simon & Jude Collect)

P Almighty God, You chose Your servants Simon and Jude to be numbered among the glorious company of the apostles. As they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so may we with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

(Trinity 22 Collect)

P O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



A prayer before hearing or reading the Bible: “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10)

The First Reading                                 Revelation 14:6-7                                                          sit

Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

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

The Gradual                                        Psalm 48:1a, 12-14a                                        cantor / choir

L Great is the Lord and greatly | to be praised* in the city | of our God!

C Walk about Zion, go around her, number her | towers,* consider well her ramparts, go through her | citadels,

L that you may tell the next gener- | ation* that this is God, our God forever and | ever.

The Epistle                                             Romans 3:19-28

Brethren: we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

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

The Alleluia and Verse                          St. Luke 12:32                                                       stand

The Alleluias were ‘put away’ on Transfiguration Sunday, silent during the season of fasting and penitence; now they resound at the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.

A Fear not, | little flock,* for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the | kingdo

(Repeat “Alleluias”)





“Therefore, we must constantly maintain this point: God does not want to deal with us in any other way than through the spoken Word and the Sacraments.”

Martin Luther,

Smalcald Articles, III.VIII.10


The Holy Gospel                                                  St. Matthew 11:12-19

P The continuation of the T Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

T      In those days, Jesus spoke to the multitudes and said: “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

P The T Gospel of the Lord.

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered and was buried.  And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life T of the world to come. Amen.

The Hymn of the Day                              A Mighty Fortress                        LSB 656                  sit

The congregation is encouraged to use this hymn throughout the week at Family Prayer & Catechesis.

The Sermon

The Catechetical InstructionThe Lord’s Prayer: As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household

P What is the First Petition? C Hallowed be Thy name.

P What does this mean? C God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.

P How is God’s name kept holy? C God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!

The Offertory                                                                                            Stand


The Offering – “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) See also: Luke 8:1-3; Acts 2:44-45; Gal. 2:10; 1 Tim. 5:18.

An Offertory – “Your Kingdom, O God, Is My Glorious Treasure” (LSB 654) Kristi Lovett, accompanied by Joshua Lovett.

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

P Lord, in Your mercy,              C hear our prayer.

T The Liturgy of the Sacrament T


“Now, whoever does not highly value the Sacrament shows that he has no sin, no flesh, no devil, no world, no death, no danger, no hell. In other words, he does not believe any such things, although he is in them up over his head and his ears and is doubly the devil’s own. On the other hand, he needs no grace, no life, no paradise, no heaven, no Christ, no God, nor anything good. For if he believed that he had so much evil around him, and needed so much that is good, he would not neglect the Sacrament, by which such evil is remedied and so much good is bestowed. Nor would it be necessary to force him to go to the Sacrament by any law. He would come running and racing of his own will, would force himself, and beg that you must give him the Sacrament.”

Martin Luther,

            Preface to Small Catechism


The Salutation, Exhortation, & Eucharistic Prayer

P The Lord be with you.


P Lift up your hearts.


P Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

The Prayer of Thanksgiving (Eucharistic Prayer)

It is truly meet, right, and salutary … we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

Faith ought to lay hold on Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor, kinsman, and brother. […] The adversaries teach that faith ought to turn itself away from the present celebration of the Supper and in its thoughts ascend above all heavens and there seek and embrace Christ in His majesty.

But the proper, simple, and natural meaning of the words of institution teaches that Christ Himself is present with us in the celebration of the Supper with both His deity and His flesh., and that He comes to us in order to lay hold on us (Phil. 3:12) and join us to Himself as intimately as possible. This brings us sweetest comfort. […]

            Because our weakness in this life cannot bear the glory of His majesty in this life (Matt. 17:2ff; Acts 9:3ff) therefore His body and blood are present, distributed and received under the bread and wine.

Martin Chemnitz

On the Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Prayer & Words of our Lord

The Pax Domini (Our Risen Savior’s peace to His people; we respond, “Amen.”)

The Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)


 Prayer before receiving the Sacrament

O Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof; but speak only Your Word, and Your servant will be healed. What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me? I will take the Cup of Salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord.

During the Distribution of the Sacrament

The Lord was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory; glory as of the only-begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. Amen.

After receiving the Sacrament

I Live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. What we have received with our mouths, O Lord, let us keep with faithful hearts that this Gift given us in earthly time may bring us to eternal salvation. Amen.

It is a laudable custom that the congregation greet one another in the name of the Lord, saying, “Peace be with you,” as a sign of reconciliation and of the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Matt. 5:22–24; Eph. 4:1–3).

Distribution Hymns

Not what these hands have done                                        LSB 567 (requested)

O Lord, We Praise Thee                                                LSB 617

All Glory Be to God Alone                                             LSB 948

The Post Communion Canticle       Nunc Dimittis (a prayer)                                                      stand

A O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good.


A Let us pray.…

…one God, now and forever.








P The Lord be with you.


A Bless we the Lord.

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.

The Hymn of Procession            O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe               LSB 666

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

Those serving today in the house of the Lord

The Rev. Mark D. Lovett, celebrant                                Board of Elders, elder of the month

Mstr. Tyler Brockmeier, crucifer                                   Mstr. Mason Mortensen, book bearer

Mstr. Jax Kickhaefer & Mstr. Gage Billinger, acolytes

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

Mr. Glen Brockmeier & family                                            Mrs. Lori Moldenhauer, organist

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.

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

1)    Why did the Lord say that the violent take the kingdom of heaven by force?

2)    What does the parable mean that they played a flute but he did not dance and that they sang a dirge and he did not weep?

3)    If the Law and the Prophets were unit St. John the Baptist, what does that teach us about the Lord Jesus?

4)    How is wisdom justified by her deeds?

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



Let Us Pray

“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. & Wed. at 8:30am; Tues. & Thurs. at 7:45am) +++

The Collect for Trinity 22 (may be prayed daily at home as a thematic prayer for the week)

O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; 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
Shaila Estes (Marcia Sheilds’ sister)
Howard Klein

Shirley Klein

Adriane French
Mark Pagenkopf

Pete Schultz

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.

for our shut-ins:

Arlene Barrett

Weldon Deines

Milton Fleming

Roger Krause

Velda McDiffitt

Armon Reith

Elsie Riffel (moved)

Helen Sorenson

Esther Tiede

Juanita Tousignant

Jerry Vinyard

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.

Circuit 9 Reformation Festival is today at 4pm. Our Tabitha Society has graciously volunteered to host a soup supper after the service. And thank you to all who volunteered to bring desserts. See you all at 4pm for the Lord’s Service. O come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! (Psalm 95:1)

Youth Group Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is today! Please plan on staying for lunch after church as the Youth will be serving a spaghetti dinner! Invite family and friends to church and to lunch on October 28th! Lunch will be from 11:45 – 1:00pm.

Midweek Class will not meet on October 31st. We will resume class on November 7th.

Don’t forget to distribute your Thrivent Choice Dollars (if you have a Thrivent product). You may choose our congregation as the recipient. If you have questions, talk to Tammie Roe or Pastor.

Preschool Nut Sales Fundraiser pre-orders are due today! Please give your orders to Amy Mortensen.

Book Study tonight at 6:30pm (ish) – This evening we continue our book study of “Connected to Christ: Why Membership Matters”. If you weren’t able to make our first study, come anyway. For those with the book, we’re reading chapter 2 for tonight.

You’ll notice (below) that we’re about $5,600 short of our budget. Thank you to everyone who gives and even gives above and beyond. The offering we give is “a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God” (Philippians 4:18), and He will bless us accordingly, supplying every need of ours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). We will be approving our 2019 budget in the annual budget meeting in November.




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 - $1,042.54  (weekly needed for 2018 budget: $1,872.70)

(2018 budget: $97,383.04)                          (approx.) Budget Receipts for 2018 - $72,966.04

…our attendance –70 (SS – 11; Adult– 12)                        Scheduled for 2018 - $78,653.40

…our witness (# of visitors) – 3             Outstanding Budget Amount for 2018 - $27,971.70

                                                            above / (below) budget for 2018 – ($5,687.36)

…non-budget receipts: Missions - $25 / TIM - $25 / Building - $5 / Roof - $50

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.

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.

*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).

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.

Sunday, October 28                    Reformation Sunday (r); Trinty 22; St. Simon & St. Jude, apostes

9:00am                                   Breakfast / Sunday School hour

10:30am                                the Holy Communion

After Church                          Youth Group Fundraiser Dinner (11:45 – 1pm)

4:00pm                                  Circuit 9 Reformation Festival w/ Soup Supper to follow

6:30pm (or thereabout)       Book Study “Connected to Christ: Why Membership Matters”

Monday, October 29

8:30am                                   Matins

9am – 12pm                          Pastor’s Office Hours

Tuesday, October 30

7:45am                                   Matins

Wednesday, October 31            All Hallows (Saints) Eve; Reformation Day

8:30am                                   Matins

No Midweek

Thursday, November 1              All Saints Day

7:45am                                   Matins

9:00am                                   Preschool Chapel

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

Friday, November 2

Saturday, November 3

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.

Sunday, November 4                 All Saints Day (observed); Trinty 23

9:00am                                   Breakfast / Sunday School hour

10:30am                                the Holy Communion


Birthdays this week

Gage Billinger 10/29

Marsha Pagenkopf 10/29

Helen Mitchell 11/2



Baptismal Birthdays this week

Jeff Mortensen 10/31

Matt Roe 11/3

Macsen Wells 11/3


Wedding Anniversaries this Week

Gaylen & Carol Kickhaefer 11/3             58 years


Altar Servers & Acolytes for 11/4

Grant Eskeldson, Kristopher Lovett, Sarah Lovett, & Emma Kickhaefer


Next Week’s Greeters  11/4

Jeff & Patti Kickhaefer


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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