Fourth Sunday of Easter

Good Shepherd Sunday

 At Home Worship Guide

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AT THE FONT

Opening Sentences and Invocation

Entrance Psalm 

Psalm 100

(spoken responsively – by half-verses)

 

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

    Come before him with joyful songs!

Know that the Lord is God. 

     It is he who made us, and we are his.

We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

       and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him, and praise his name!

For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever;

His faithfulness continues  through all generations.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

 as it was in the beginning,

  is now, and ever shall be,

 world without end. Amen.

 

Prayer of the Day

(All respond: “Amen.”)

Childrens Message

OPENING HYMN

Christ the Lord is Risen Today: Alleluia

Hymn 137

William Mueller, Organist

AT THE LECTERN

FIRST READING

Acts 2:42-47 

Life in the Church: Celebration

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

ALL: “Thanks be to God!”

EPISTLE READING

1 Peter 2:19-25  

Life in the World: Tribulation

 

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

ALL: “Thanks be to God!”

Statement of Faith 

Psalm 23

(spoken together – King James Version)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters. 

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me;

Thy rod and Thy staff - they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me

in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil;

my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Musical Meditation
“Sheep May Safely Graze” 

Johann Sebastian Bach 

Violin & Piano: Annaliese & Christa Kowert (5/11/14) 

GOSPEL READING

St. John 10:1-10

Pastor: “The Gospel of the Lord   

ALL: “Thanks be to God!”

MESSAGE:

Pastor Dan Kowert,

Lutheran Church of the Living Christ

Sung Response  “Shepherd of My Heart” 

Francis Patrick O’Brien

(All sing Refrain )        

AT THE ALTAR

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PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

Closing Prayer and Blessing

(All respond: “Amen.”)

 “Let us go in peace and joy, 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

“Have No Fear, Little Flock” 

Lutheran Worship, #410   

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