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Worship Service, Sunday, January 28, 2024

Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

14722 Morris Ave, Allen Park, MI 48101  (313) 429-3085

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - English District

Rev. Joel M. Holls, Pastor




January 28, 2024

Divine Service Setting Three B Page 184


As We Gather: In a world where there is nothing new under the sun, we still run to anything that appears to be new. When Jesus taught in the synagogue, the hearers heard a man speak with the authority of the author of the Scriptures. They were surprised and even more surprised when His Word was not simply theoretical but silenced an unclean spirit and relieved the man of this demon. In their amazement, they could not help but tell the story to any who would listen. Yet even as Jesus= fame spread, so did opposition to His teaching and preaching.


The Opening Hymn:

     “Son of God, Eternal Savior                         LSB 842


The Confession and Absolution                         page 184


The Introit                  Psalm 32:1-2, 5-7; antiphon: Psalm 32:10

  Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;

But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.

  Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,

Whose sin is covered.

  Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity,

And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

  I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden.

I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

  For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found.

Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him.

  You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble.

You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

  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.

  Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;

But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.


Continue with The Kyrie                                   page 186


The Old Testament Reading:       Deuteronomy 18:15-20

  "The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.'

  And the LORD said to me: 'What they have spoken is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.'


L: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.


The Gradual                                Psalm 117:1-2a; Psalm 96:8

  Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD endures forever.

  Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.


The Epistle Reading:                     I Corinthians 8:1-13

  Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

  Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

  However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak,  is defiled.

  But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse. But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol's temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols? And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

  Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.


L: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.


The Alleluia


The Holy Gospel Reading                        Mark 1:21-28

  P: The Holy Gospel selection is recorded by the Gospel writer Mark, in the 1st chapter, beginning with the 21st verse.

  C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord.


  They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

  Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!"

  But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him   and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.

  Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority, He commands even   the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."

  And immediately His fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee.


P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.


The Creed:    The Apostles Creed                   page 192


The Hymn of the Day:

    “O God, My Faithful God”         LSB 696 v. 1,2,4


The Sermon


The Offering & the Offertory                            page 192


 The Prayers of the Church

  We pray for those in need.

  (After our petitions) Lord in Your mercy hear our prayer.

  We thank You, our heavenly Father, for the care You have extended to us during the night.

We praise You for permitting us to see the light of another day.

  Glorious are all Your works and marvelous are all Your words.

For putting Your Word in the mouth of Your prophets, we praise and glorify You.


  For raising up a prophet like Yourself from our midst, even our own Lord Jesus Christ, we adore Your most holy name.

For the full revelation of Your will in Your Word made flesh, we praise You.

  We confess, O Lord, that in spite of the clear revelation of Your will through Your Word, we have often failed to carry out Your will.

We have walked in the counsel of the wicked and have stood in the way of sinners.

  We have frequently been scornful.

We have not been sufficiently careful about our way of life and have thereby possibly offended the weak.

  We have not meditated on Your Word day and night, nor have we produced fruit life a tree by the streams of water.

We have not always revealed Your full truth to others, nor have we been sufficiently careful to limit our conversation to Your truth.

  For these, our many transgressions,

forgive us, O Lord.

  Send us Your Holy Spirit that we may live in conformity to Your holy will.

Strengthen our faith in the truth of Your Word, and help us live according to it.

  Keep us considerate of the needs of others and safeguard our freedoms in this beloved land.

Grant peace to us and all people. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Continue with The Service of the Sacrament     page 194


Hymn during The Distribution:

    “O God of God, O Light of Light”                   LSB 810


The Nunc Dimittis                                            page 199


The Closing Hymn:

“Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure” LSB 533 v. 1,2,5,6




Welcome to Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

We are happy that you have joined us today. Our hope is that you enjoyed the service and were inspired by God’s Word, that you will join us again very soon. If you are interested in membership, please talk to Pastor Holls or one of our Elders.


.Daily Readings this week are in our hymnal, page 303, beginning today. If you can’t be with us, follow Divine  Service 1, on page 151.


Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany are on page xvi, at the front of the hymnal. These are our Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel readings to preview for our worship next Sunday, February 4th.


Prayer List:  Landon, Sheryl, Leda, Martha, Bill, Jody, Ken, Shirley W, Carrie, Glenn, Matthew, Scottie, Steve, Samson, Andy, Terry, Buddy, Vicki. If you need someone on this permanent prayer list or they can be taken off, please see Sarah Lange.


Free Will Offering: Those who wish to give an offering,

The offering plate is located at the entrance by the organ. Offerings, donations, and envelopes can be placed there.


Coming Events:


Sunday, January 28th: Worship at 10:00 a.m.

                        Bible Class: 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 31st: Women’s Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 4th: Worship at 10:00 a.m.

                        Bible Class: 11:30 a.m.