Lent 2 2015 ABC - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Luke

March 1, 2015
A warm welcome to all who gather in the name of Christ this morning.
If you are looking for a church home, we hope you will consider Saint
All baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord’s table. We all need
what only Christ can give.
For your convenience, there are large print copies of the Sunday
bulletin and individual sound enhancement devices.
The wheelchair accessible entrance is located on Greenview Avenue and
the wheelchair accessible lavatory is off the left side of the church.
A section for parents with very young children is located in the back
of the church. Rocking chairs, floor cushions and children’s booster seats may
be found in that area. In the very front of the church is a row of childsized chairs for children who want to see the action up close. Parents
may sit with them or in the pew behind. Church Activity Bags with books
and coloring materials for the very young are available from the ushers.
A closed circuit television carrying the service and a PreSchool play area
is available to parents and children in a classroom (upstairs from church
lobby) when attention spans have reached their limit.
Free parking is available in the parking garage immediately west of the
church. Enter from Melrose Street and park in any available space
except those designated handicapped.
Please let the ushers know if there is anything else they can do to
assist your worship experience.
Lent 2
The Lenten environment reflects our journey of self-examination and
repentance during this forty-day period. Wrapped in images of the Fall snakeskin and skulls – the pikes that flank the altar remind us that our
sinful nature, apart from Christ. bars us from the presence of God. But
Jesus’ death and resurrection will fell these barriers and reunite us with our
loving God.
During the season of Lent, changes in the liturgy serve to emphasize
the reflective and penitential nature of this season:
The joyous Hymn of Praise (Glory to God) and the Alleluia are not
sung again until the Easter Vigil.
An expanded eucharistic prayer with a spoken preface pays special
attention to the gifts of God in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Second Sunday in Lent
8:30 AM
Time to reflect and pray individually as you prepare for worship
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful
death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ
that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our
Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and forever. Amen
O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully hear
our prayers and grant to your servants
Carole Batjes
Joan Leeney
Helen Hendricksen
Catherine Bearmore
Jim Krupp
Kaylo Nanni
Scott Carrera
Christine Heffron
Erik Miller
Patricia Janda
Dolores Soria
Lillian Brusick
Emily Olson
Rosalie Heesemann
Ethan Sappington
Kelly Herd
Marcia Young
Stacie Sparks
Rick Varney
Allen Lis
Bruce Beck
Clyde Hallowell
Tom Vuillemot
Daniel Mjolsness
Peter Sokolowski Christie Lang
the help of your power, that illness may be turned into health and our sorrow
into joy; through Jesus Christ. Amen
God of compassion, help us to see the face of Christ in those who are poor, and in
serving them to serve you. Give us generous hearts so that those living in poverty
may have adequate resources. By your Spirit move us to affirm the dignity of all
people and to work for just laws. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, we commit to your gracious care and keeping all the men and
women of our armed forces at home and abroad:
Nicholas Bakulinski Tristan Bakulinski Ryan Countryman
Seth Clements
Darnell Harris
Drake Ottley
Karl Warnstedt
Jeremy Strohmayer
Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace and grant them a sense of your
abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Gracious God, grant peace among nations. Cleanse us from our own hearts the
seeds of strife: greed and envy, harsh misunderstandings and ill will, fear and
desire for revenge. Make us quick to welcome ventures in cooperation among
the peoples of the world, so that there may be woven the fabric of a common
good too strong to be torn by the evil hands of war. In the time of opportunity
make us be diligent; and in the time of peril, let not our courage fail; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Confession and Forgiveness
Hymn #831
Prayer of the Day
p. 94
The God of Abraham Praise
p. 138
First Reading
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
The reading concludes: The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Psalm 22:23-31
Second Reading
Romans 4:13-25
The reading concludes: The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Lenten Verse
p. 142
Saint Mark 8:31-38
Hymn of the Day #667
Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
Nicene Creed
p. 126
Prayers of Intercession
After each petition: Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.
Sharing of the Peace
Gathering of the Gifts
Offering for Congregation
Offertory: What Shall I Render to the Lord
see bulletin pg. 10
p. 144
Our Father in Heaven
p. 145
Lamb of God
p. 146
Hymn #799
Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spake
Table Blessing
Canticle: Hymn #811
Prayer and Blessing
On My Heart Imprint Your Image
David Abrahamson, Presiding Minister
Don Mead, Organist
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
10:30 AM
In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for
you, and for his sake God forgives you all your sins. As a called
and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his
authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all
your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit. Amen
Prelude: Adagio e dolce
J.S. Bach
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
Confession and Forgiveness
In the name of the Father, and of the + Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Hymn #602
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of
one another.
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
Most merciful God,
we confess that we are captive to sin
and cannot free ourselves.
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.
For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us.
Hymn #831
The God of Abraham Praise
Please turn and face the cross as the procession enters.
Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
Prayer of the Day
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
The congregation responds: Amen
First Reading
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
The reading concludes:
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Psalm 22:23-31
Chanted Responsively
You who fear the LORD, give praise! All you of Jacob's | line,
give glory.
Stand in awe of the LORD, all you off- | spring of Israel.
For the LORD does not despise nor abhor the poor in
their poverty;
neither is the LORD face | hidden from them;
but when they cry out, | the LORD hears them.
From you comes my praise in the | great assembly;
I will perform my vows in the sight of those who | fear the
The poor shall eat | and be satisfied,
Let those who seek the LORD give praise! May your
hearts | live forever!
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn | to the
all the families of nations shall bow | before God.
For dominion belongs | to the LORD,
who rules o- | ver the nations.
Indeed, all who sleep in the earth shall bow down in worship;
all who go down to the dust, though they be dead, shall
kneel be- | fore the LORD.
Their descendants shall | serve the LORD,
whom they shall proclaim to genera- | tions to come.
They shall proclaim God's deliverance to a people | yet unborn,
saying to them, "The | LORD has acted!"
Second Reading
The reading concludes:
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Romans 4:13-25
As the procession moves, the congregation sings:
The Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark the 8th chapter.
Glory to you, O Lord.
+ SAINT MARK 8:31-38 +
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day #667
Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the
virgin Mary and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
who with the Father and the Son
is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Prayers of Intercession
After each petition: Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Sharing of the Peace
The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.
The congregation may greet one another in the name of the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
We give you thanks ... both now and forever. Amen
Gathering of the Gifts
Offering for the Congregation
Anthem: “Ave verum corpus”
Ave, verum corpus
natumde/ex Maria
Virgine:vere passum,
immolatumin cruce pro
homine:cuius latus
perforatumunda fluxit [et]
sanguine: esto nobis
praegustatum,in mortis
Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit,
let us pray as Jesus taught us:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen
W.A. Mozart
Hail the true body, born of
the Virgin Mary:You who
truly suffered and were
sacrificed on the cross for the
sake of man. From whose
pierced flank flowed water
and blood: Be a foretaste for
us in the trial of death.
Presentation of the Gifts
All baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord’s table. At the invitation of
an usher, please proceed to communion at the front of the church by the
center aisle and return via the side aisles.
Lamb of God
Offertory Prayer
Let us pray.
Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through
your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts; our
selves, our time, and our possessions. Use us, and what
we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love,
through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ,
our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Hymn #799
Come Follow Me, the Savior Spake
March 1, 2015
Wednesdays in Lent
Table Blessing
Hymn after Communion
On My Heart Imprint Your Image
Holy Communion will be celebrated at
9:00 a.m. in the church with the children of Saint Luke Academy and at
7:00 p.m. in the church. A light meal is available between 5:30 and 6:45
p.m. in the church lobby.
Lenten Resources
As the season of Lent progresses, Saint Luke offers morning and evening
mid-week Lenten services (Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.) along with
many other resources for Lenten devotion and discussion. Worship
schedules from Ash Wednesday through Easter, daily readings and
devotional materials are available on our website, www.stlukechicago.org.
In the Ash Wednesday rite, Lenten pilgrims are invited to participate in
the three pillars of Lenten discipline: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.
History and readings to aid in initiating, fulfilling and sharing in one of these
disciplines are posted in the Lenten section of the website.
Daily Devotions in Lent
Daily devotions (St. Matthew’s account of Jesus’ earthly ministry and
Passion read in its entirety over the 40 days with meditations and prayers
are available on the website or delivered to your computer by email. Send
your email address to [email protected] to subscribe. Anyone wishing printed
copies should request them in the church office.
Prayer after Communion
For a world in need…
Prayer for Peace
Love Loaves are available in the church lobby today. Families and
individuals are invited to take these banks home and make an offering at
mealtimes throughout Lent. The banks will be collected after Lent and the
money will be donated to World Vision, an ecumenical organization that
fights hunger around the world.
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor
Dietrich Buxtehude
The Education Hour
Sunday School for children 3 and up continues in the PreSchool
Classroom on the first floor of the school. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.
Follow the signs to your classroom.
Bible Class will meet at 9:15 a.m. in Founders Hall. All are welcome.
David Abrahamson, Presiding Minister
Serving this month:
Timothy Geistlinger, Assisting Minister
Linda and Herb Kleisch,
Don Mead, Organist & Choir Director
Charlene Grosse, Neil Geistlinger,
Glenn Geweke, Bob and Kathy Kleisch,
Nancy Huber, Mark and Kristi Bangert
This Week
Book Bugs, a parent and tot (3 and under) group meets Tuesdays from
10:30 -11:45 a.m. for literacy activities and fellowship. All are welcome.
This Wednesday, March 4 at 12 noon, Seasonings (Saint Luke’s Adult
Intergenerational Fellowship) will enjoy a Reading Roundabout with the
students from Saint Luke Academy’s Grades 1/2. If you enjoy working with
children, leave your name in the office and your lunch will be waiting.
Dragonflies, a movement/exercise group for tots (3 and under) with
their parents meets Thursdays in the Gymnasium from 10:30 a.m.– 12 noon.
Enter the school and “fly” all the way up to the top level for fun with motion
and rhythm. All are welcome.
Calling All Readers
Readers Roundtable will meet Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Coopers,
1232 W. Belmont to discuss Story Structure by William Bernhardt and
Siddartha by Hermann Hesse. All welcome!
Early Admission
Now is the time to introduce friends and neighbors who may be looking for
a school with the quality educational program offered by Saint Luke
Academy. Invite them to our school’s Open House, Thursday, March
19, 4:30-7:00 p.m. so that they may see for themselves the great work we
Saint Luke Academy accepts children of congregation members before
those from the general public, but registration is limited. Therefore, if you
are interested, please contact the school office (773-472-3837) for further
Saint Luke Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and
ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally
accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in
administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletic and
other school-administered programs.
Lent/Easter Choir
All singers interested in singing with the choir for Sunday services in Lent
and for the Easter Day celebration are invited to leave their name in the
Church Office. All voices - soprano, alto, tenor and bass – are needed!
at Saint Luke Church
SUNDAY, March 1, 2015
Holy Communion 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Bible Class 9:15 a.m.
Holy Communion 10:30 a.m.
PreSchool 4 room
Founders Hall
MONDAY, March 2, 2015
Morning Care 7:00-8:00 a.m.
School in Session 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
After Care 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Martinis and Ministry 7:00 p.m.
PreSchool 4 room
PreSchool 4 room
Cooper’s, 1232 W Belmont Ave
TUESDAY, March 3, 2015
Morning Care 7:00-8:00 a.m.
School in Session 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Book Bugs 10:30 a.m.
After Care 3:30-6:00 p.m.
PreSchool 4 room
Founders Hall
PreSchool 4 room
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015
Morning Care 7:00-8:00 a.m.
School in Session 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Holy Communion 9:00 a.m.
Seasonings 12:00 p.m.
After Care 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Soup Supper 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Holy Communion 7:00 p.m.
Saint Luke Choir Rehearsal 8:00 p.m.
PreSchool 4 room
Founders Hall
PreSchool 4 room
Church Lobby
Choir Room
THURSDAY, March 5, 2015
Caring and Sharing
The specialty items for our March collection are breakfast cereals and
raisins. Your donations in the barrel in the church lobby help the
Lakeview Pantry provide limited income families with nutritious breakfasts.
Please be generous in helping to alleviate hunger in our local community.
Morning Care 7:00-8:00 a.m.
School in Session 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Dragonflies 10:30 a.m.
After Care 3:30-6:00 p.m.
PreSchool 4 room
PreSchool 4 room
FRIDAY, March 6, 2015
Morning Care 7:00-8:00 a.m.
School in Session 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
After Care 3:30-6:00 p.m.
PreSchool 4 room
PreSchool 4 room
SUNDAY, March 8, 2015
Morning Prayer 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Bible Class 9:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m.
Artists Reception 12:00 p.m.
PreSchool 4 room
Founders Hall
Founders Hall