Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am

February 21, 2016                                                                   Lent 2

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Salvation through our Savior's sacrifice is rejected by many.

Order of Service

Divine Service 1, page 15 in the front part of the blue supplement

Opening Hymn

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted, #127

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, you see that we have no power to defend ourselves. Guard and keep us both outwardly and inwardly from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

First Lesson

Jeremiah26:8-15

Jeremiah, a prophet of God, faced persecution because of the message God told him to proclaim. Yet, Jeremiah faithfully spoke the truth. He proclaimed God's judgment on those who rejected his message and announced God's love and forgiveness to all who in faith obeyed.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 42-43, page 82 in the front part of the hymnal

Second Lesson

Philippians 3:17--4:1

St. Paul explains that many people continue to resist their Savior and their salvation. He then encourages us to stand firm in the Lord since we know that our citizenship is in heaven with our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Lesson

Luke 13:31-35

Just as the Jews rejected and killed the prophets sent by God and refused their message of salvation, so Jesus is also rejected and would soon be killed. However, through his rejection and sacrifice, we enjoy the gift of salvation.

Hymn of the Day

Lord, You I Love with All My Heart, #434

Sermon

Philippians 3:17--4:1We're Going Where Christ's From

Hymn

I'm But a Stranger Here, #417

Closing Hymn

Oh, Come, My Soul, #99