FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY | Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | February 4th, 2024

February 4th, 2024 | FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
The Son of God, Christ Jesus, Makes Us a New Creation The Lord alone “is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Is. 40:28). He “sits above the circle of the earth” and “stretches out the heavens like a curtain” (Is. 40:22). Yet, His almighty power is demonstrated chiefly by His mercy and compassion. “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (Is. 40:29). The only begotten Son of the Father, the very Word by whom all things were made, becomes flesh and takes all the poverty and weakness of our sin and death upon Himself…
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OPENING HYMN: #525 Crown Him with Many Crowns
HYMN OF THE DAY:  #Alleuia! Let Praises Ring  
CLOSING HYMN: #650 Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling

PINNACLE LUTHERAN CHURCH

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

“The Healing Power of Jesus”

Saturday, February 3, 2024 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 4, 2024 10:00 am

+ AS WE GATHER +

The Son of God, Christ Jesus, Makes Us a New Creation

The Lord alone “is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Is. 40:28). He “sits above the circle of the earth” and “stretches out the heavens like a curtain” (Is. 40:22). Yet, His almighty power is demonstrated chiefly by His mercy and compassion. “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (Is. 40:29). The only begotten Son of the Father, the very Word by whom all things were made, becomes flesh and takes all the poverty and weakness of our sin and death upon Himself, bearing it in His body to the cross. As He dies for us there, He also raises us up, a new creation, in His resurrection from the dead. Thus, by the preaching of this Word, He heals “many who were sick with various diseases,” and He casts out “many demons” (Mark 1:34, 39). And His preaching continues through those whom He has sent, who are “entrusted with a stewardship” to “preach the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:16–17). Thus, we are set free by the Word of Christ, and we exercise our freedom in loving service to others.

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE MUSIC

OPENING HYMN: #525 Crown Him with Many Crowns

INVOCATION

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

C     Amen.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION       Psalm 3:4, 8

P     If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for meditation and reflection.

P     Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C     Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

P     In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for His sake God forgive us all our sins. To those who believe in Jesus Christ He gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit. May the Lord, who has begun this good work in us, bring it to completion in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

C     Amen.

+ Service of the Word +

INTROIT          Psalm 13:3–5; antiphon: v. 6
(spoken responsively as marked)

I will sing to the Lord,
            because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
            light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
            lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
            my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
            and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
            is now, and will be forever. Amen.
I will sing to the Lord,
            because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Amen

Kyrie  LSB 152

P     In peace let us pray to the Lord. 

P      For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

P     For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

P     For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

P     Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

HYMN OF PRAISE: This Is the Feast   LSB 155

SALUTATION and PRAYER OF THE DAY

P      The Lord be with you.

P    Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of

Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and

reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

OLD TESTAMENT READING    Isaiah 40:21–31

21Do you not know? Do you not hear?
            Has it not been told you from the beginning?
            Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
            and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
            and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
23who brings princes to nothing,
            and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
24Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
            scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows on them, and they wither,
            and the tempest carries them off like stubble.
25To whom then will you compare me,
            that I should be like him? says the Holy One.
26Lift up your eyes on high and see:
            who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
            calling them all by name,
by the greatness of his might,
            and because he is strong in power
            not one is missing.
27Why do you say, O Jacob,
            and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
            and my right is disregarded by my God”?
28Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
            the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
            his understanding is unsearchable.
29He gives power to the faint,
            and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30Even youths shall faint and be weary,
            and young men shall fall exhausted;
31but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
            they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
            they shall walk and not faint.

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

GRADUAL        Psalm 117:1–2a; 96:8             (spoken together)

Praise the Lord, all nations!
            Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
            and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
            bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Epistle             1 Corinthians 9:16–27

            16If I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. 18What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

            19For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

            24Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

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

Psalm 147:1–11; antiphon: v. 5         (spoken responsively as marked)

1Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
            for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
2The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
            he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3He heals the brokenhearted
            and binds up their wounds.
4He determines the number of the stars;
            he gives to all of them their names.
5Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
            his understanding is beyond measure.
6The Lord lifts up the humble;
            he casts the wicked to the ground.

7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
            make melody to our God on the lyre!
8He covers the heavens with clouds;
            he prepares rain for the earth;
            he makes grass grow on the hills.
9He gives to the beasts their food,
            and to the young ravens that cry.
10His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
            nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
            in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Amen

ALLELUIA,  p. 156

HOLY GOSPEL   Mark 1:29-39

P      The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the First chapter.

      29Immediately [Jesus] left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

            32That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

            35And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

P          This is the Gospel of the Lord.

HYMN OF THE DAY:  #Alleuia! Let Praises Ring 

SERMON: “The Healing Power of Jesus”

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 forgiveness of sins,

     the resurrection of the body,

     and the life T everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH


After each petition:                             At conclusion:

P   … Lord, in Your mercy:                   P   … one God, now and forever.

C    hear our prayer.                           C    Amen.

OFFERING

OFFERTORY LSB 159  

PREFACE         p. 160

P     The Lord be with you.

P     Lift up your hearts,

P     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

PROPER PREFACE

P        It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ; for what had been hidden from before the foundation of the world You have made known to the nations in Your Son. In Him, being found in substance of our mortal nature, You have manifested the fullness of Your glory. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying;

SANCTUS, p. 161

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

P     Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone,

O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C     Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER          Matthew 6:9–13

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.

THE WORDS OF OUR LORD   

P      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 T 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 T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Pax Domini  LSB 163

P     The peace of the Lord be with you always.

AGNUS DEI, p. 163

DISTRIBUTION

POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE: Nunc Dimittis          LSB 165

Post-Communion Collect

P      Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C     Amen

Benediction   LSB 166

P      The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

C     Amen

CLOSING HYMN: #650 Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling

DISMISSAL

Pastor:       Go in peace as you serve the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God!

Creative Worship for the Lutheran Parish, Series C, Quarter 3. Copyright © 2022 Concordia Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission.