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Fifth Sunday in Lent | March 21, 2021

Fifth Sunday in Lent | March 21, 2021

Worship Service for Lent 5

Rev. Gregory Mech | March 21, 2021 | Fifth Sunday in Lent | Divine Service with Holy Communion | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

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Special thanks to all who helped to make this broadcast possible today:
Rev. Gregory Mech, DCE Jason Glaskey, organist Betty Lingenfelter,
the COVID Committee and Board of Elders.


Lent 5 bulletin. The Son of Man came to give His life as a ransom for many. Mark 10 45. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

A portion of the Holy Gospel from Mark 10, one of the readings assigned for the Fifth Sunday in Lent. May God richly bless you as you hear His Word! Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church.


The Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 21, 2021 — Divine Service, Setting Three with Holy Communion

INVOCATION, CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen. Matthew 28:19b

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. Hebrews 10:22

Our help is in the name of the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD,
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Psalm 32:5

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.

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.

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 believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Grant this, Lord, unto us all. 
Amen.

Psalm 119:9-16

How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Blessèd are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare all the just decrees of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

GLORIA and KYRIE

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

COLLECT OF THE DAY

The Lord be with you.
And with Thy spirit.

Let us pray. Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

KIDS TALK

Jeremiah 31:31-34

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

HYMN “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” 655

Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word;
Curb those who by deceit or sword
Would wrest the kingdom from Your Son
And bring to naught all He has done.

Lord Jesus Christ, Your power make known,
For You are Lord of lords alone;
Defend Your holy Church that we 
May sing Your praise eternally.

O Comforter of priceless worth,
Send peace and unity on earth.
Support us in our final strife
And lead us out of death to life.

Hebrews 5:1-10

For every high priest chosen from among me is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.

So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. and being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

VERSE

Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, 
and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 10:32-45

The Holy Gospel according to St Mark, the tenth chapter.
Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to [Jesus] and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are consider rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

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 of the world to come. Amen.

HYMN “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus” 685: 1,2

Let us ever walk with Jesus, 
Follow His example pure,
Through a world that would deceive us 
And to sin our spirits lure.
Onward in His footsteps treading, 
Pilgrims here, our home above,
Full of faith and hope and love, 
Let us do the Father’s bidding.
Faithful Lord, with me abide; 
I will follow where You guide.

Let us suffer here with Jesus 
And with patience bear our cross.
Joy will follow all our sadness; 
Where He is, there is no loss.
Though today we sow no laughter, 
We shall reap celestial joy;
All discomforts that annoy 
Shall give way to mirth hereafter.
Jesus, here I share Your woe; 
Help me there Your joy to know.

SERMON

PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING and OFFERTORY

Create in me a clean heart, O God, 
And renew a right spirit in me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence, 
And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, 
And uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

BENEDICAMUS and BENEDICTION

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.

Bless we the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The LORD bless you and keep you.
The LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. 
The LORD lift His countenance upon you and give you peace.
Amen. Amen. Amen.

Those not partaking of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Table are dismissed with this blessing. Thank you for joining us before God’s altar in fellowship today.

SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT

THE WORDS OF OUR LORD

Matt 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor 11:23-25

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Distribution of the Sacrament will be by family groups, at the direction of the usher. Children may come forward for a contactless blessing. Once you have received the body and the blood of our Lord Christ, depart in peace.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “Agnus Dei” 198

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, 
That taketh away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, 
That taketh away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, 
That taketh away the sin of the world,
Grant us Thy peace. Amen.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain” 435

Come to Calvary’s holy mountain, 
Sinners, ruined by the fall;
Here a pure and healing fountain 
Flows for you, for me, for all,
In a full perpetual tide, 
Opened when our Savior died.

Come in poverty and meanness, 
Come defiled, without, within;
From infection and uncleanness, 
From the leprosy of sin,
Wash your robes and make them white; |
Ye shall walk with God in light.

Come in sorrow and contrition, 
Wounded, impotent, and blind,
Here the guilty, free remission, 
Here the troubled, peace may find.
Health this fountain will restore;
They that drink will thirst no more.

They that drink shall live forever,
‘Tis a soul-renewing flood.
God is faithful; God will never
Break His covenant of blood,
Signed when our Redeemer died,
Sealed when He was glorified.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “When I Behold Jesus Christ” 542

When I behold Jesus Christ, 
True God who died for me,
I wonder much at His love 
As He hung on the tree.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.

For me You gave all Your love, 
For me You suffered pain,
I find no words, nothing can 
Your selflessness explain.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.

You had no sin, holy Lord, 
But You were tortured, tried,
On Golgotha there for all 
My sins You bled and died.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.

What love is this? Greater love 
No one has ever known.
My life with God—this I owe 
To You and You alone.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.
What kind of love is this? What kind of love is this?
You showed Your love, Jesus, there 
For me on Calvary.

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

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