Fifth Sunday of Easter

 At Home Worship Guide

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AT THE FONT

Opening Sentences and Invocation

(from 1 Peter 1 & 2) spoken responsively

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  Amen.

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope -

through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

And into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade –

kept in heaven for all who through faith are shielded by God’s power.   

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood,  a holy nation, a people belonging to God,

that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Once you were not a people, but now we are the people of God;

Once you had not received mercy, but now we have received mercy.

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of  the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Prayer of the Day

(All respond: “Amen.”)

Hymn of Confidence: 

Lutheran Worship #139, stanzas 1 - 3  

Jesus Lives!  The Victory's Won

AT THE LECTERN

Children's Message

FIRST READING

from Acts 6 & 7 

The First Christian Martyr - Stephen

Lector: “This is the Word of the Lord!”      

ALL: “Thanks be to God!”

EPISTLE READING

1 Peter 2:2-8  

Security, even in times of tribulation

 

 

Lector: “This is the Word of the Lord!”      

ALL: “Thanks be to God!”

Statement of Faith 

Apostles’ Creed 

(All are welcome to stand and speak together:)                                      

 I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.         

 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church,  the communion of saints, the  forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

GOSPEL READING

St. John 14:1-14

Pastor: “The Gospel of the Lord   

ALL: “Thanks be to God!”

MESSAGE:

Pastor Dan Kowert,

Lutheran Church of the Living Christ

Hymn Response  

"I know that My Redeemer Lives" Lutheran Worship #264 4 stanzas 

 

AT THE ALTAR

OFFERING

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To be a church…

Reaching Up – to God in worship…                   

Reaching In – to each other in love…

Reaching Out – to the world in witness!

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PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

Closing Prayer and Blessing

(All respond: “Amen.”)

 “Go in peace, serve the Lord!"

All: THANKS BE TO GOD!”

LORD’S PRAYER

(spoken together)

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

Sending

CLOSING HYMN

"Now Thank We All Our God"

#443

from 10/26/14

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