This Sunday's Events

Second Sunday 

in Lent

February 24, 2024

*LIVE STREAM OF SERVICE AVAILABLE AT 8:15AM*

SERVICE ASSISTANTS                        

Preacher: Roger A. Schwartz              

8:15 a.m.                                                               

Communion Assistants:

George Walls & Robert Holland

Usher: Doug Fleiss                   

Acolyte: Mark Reitz

Reader: Greg Murray              

Greeter: Fay Murray

 

11:00am

Communion Assistants:

Bill DeLoach & Jonathon Waid

Usher: David Gresch      

Acolyte: Catherine Gresch

Reader: David Gresch             

Greeter: Linda Waid

Old Testament Reading                 Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16

   1When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, 2that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” 3Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, 4“Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. . . .

   15And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

 

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm                           Psalm 22:23–31; antiphon: v. 22

23You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
    and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24For he has not despised or abhorred
    the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
    but has heard, when he cried to him.

25From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
    my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
    May your hearts live forever!

27All the ends of the earth shall remember
   and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before you.
28For kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

29All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
    even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30Posterity shall serve him;
    it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
    that he has done it.

 

Epistle                                                     Romans 5:1–11

   1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

   6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.


Holy Gospel                                                     Mark 8:27–38

   27And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

   31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

   34And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37For what can a man give in return for his life? 38For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

A This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C Praise to You, O Christ.

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