The Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 10, 2013
Not the labors of my hands Can fulfill the laws demands. Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow, All for sin could not atone; Thou must save and thou alone. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 389:2)
Worship Focus: Only Christ’s righteousness delivers us
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 389, 125, 376, 355
First Lesson: Isaiah 43:16-21
As the Lord had parted the Red Sea, drowned Pharaoh’s chariots, and provided water in the desert, so also he would bring Judah back from exile in Babylon and so prepare for an even greater deliverance, sending the Savior to deliver sinners. How that new thing would so outshine the former deliverances!
Psalm 73, p. 94
We need and desire nothing else in heaven or on earth except God, our Savior.
Second Lesson: Philippians 3:8-14
What great gain to know Christ and his righteousness! We strain forward toward what Christ has won for us.
Gospel: Luke 20:9-19
Jesus confronts the Jewish leadership with their wicked plans, longing for their repentance. But just as the tenants killed the vineyard owner’s son, soon the Jews would kill the Son. But the stone they rejected would become the capstone. Jesus would rise from the dead.
Catechism Student Questions:
Lenten Service: We continue our Lenten focus this Wednesday on the theme Names of Wondrous Love. This week we ponder the name Christ Crucified based on John 19:16-18. A light supper will be served starting at 6:00pm.
Sacred Concert: Great Plains Lutheran High School will present a sacred concert at 4:00pm today at Watertown, SD, in the school’s gymnasium.
Bible Class: Matthew Next week, March 17, at 9:30am we witness the ten miracles of Jesus recorded in Matthew 8 & 9. Come, see the power and compassion of your Savior.
Free: Please take any items you would like from the wooden table by the coat rack. Check back often because the items will be changing regularly. Anything not taken will be donated to GSI (the thrift store in Watertown that supports Great Plains Lutheran High School) or disposed of.
March Ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Scott Boettcher, Ryan Gray, Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten
March Cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson, Chuck & Lisa Nelson
Today's Greeters: David & Connie Paul