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P: Indicates Pastor

C: Indicates Congregational response

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CENTERING MOMENT            Led by Pastor Jess

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

P: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

P: Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism,

we are raised with him to new life.

Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.

P: We give you thanks, O God,

for in the beginning you created us in your image

and planted us in a well-watered garden.

In the desert you promised pools of water for the parched,

and you gave us water from the rock.

When we did not know the way,

you sent the Good Shepherd to lead us to still waters.

At the cross, you watered us from Jesus’ wounded side,

and on this day, you shower us again with the water of life.

We praise you for your salvation through water,

for the water in this font,

and for all water everywhere.

Bathe us in your forgiveness, grace, and love.

Satisfy the thirsty, and give us the life only you can give.

To you be given honor and praise

through Jesus Christ our Lord

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

C: Amen.

GATHERING SONG                                                    He Is Exalted

Sing 2x

He is exalted, the King is exalted on High I will praise him

He is exalted, forever exalted and I will praise his name

He is the Lord, forever his truth shall reign, heaven and earth, rejoice in his Holy Name

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray…

C: Amen.

WORD

First Reading: Acts 17: 22-31

Psalm:  Psalm 66:8-20

8Bless our | God, you peoples;
let the sound of | praise be heard.
9Our God has kept us a- | mong the living
and has not allowed our | feet to slip. R
10For you, O God, have | tested us;
you have tried us just as sil- | ver is tried.
11You brought us in- | to the net;
you laid heavy burdens up- | on our backs.
12You let people ride over our heads; we went through | fire and water,
but you brought us out into a place | of refreshment.
13I will enter your house | with burnt offerings
and will pay | you my vows—
14those that I promised | with my lips
and spoke with my mouth when I | was in trouble.
15I will offer you burnt offerings of fatlings with the | smoke of rams;
I will give you ox- | en and goats. R
16Come and listen, all you | who believe,
and I will tell you what God has | done for me.
17I called out to God | with my mouth,
and praised the Lord | with my tongue.
18If I had cherished evil | in my heart,
the Lord would | not have heard me;
19but in truth | God has heard me
and has attended to the sound | of my prayer.
20Blessed be God, who has not reject- | ed my prayer,
nor withheld unfailing | love from me. R

 Second Reading: 1 Peter 3: 13-22

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

P: This is the Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God!

GOSPEL                     John 14: 15-21

P: The Gospel for this Sunday is from John the 14th chapter beginning with the 15th verse

C: Glory to you oh Lord

…..

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord

C: Praise to you, O Christ

CHILDREN’S TIME

PASTORAL REFLECTION

HYMN OF THE DAY[Onscreen]  I Love to Tell the Story     LBW 390

CREED

P: Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit we now confess our faith in the words of the Apostles Creed

C: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead.* On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Or, “he descended into hell,” another translation of this text

in widespread use.

From sundaysandseasons.com

 PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND LORD’S PRAYER

P: Uplifted by the promised hope of healing and resurrection, we join the people of God in all times and places in praying for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

Congregational refrain: P: Lord, in your mercy C: Hear our prayer

 P: With bold confidence in your love, almighty God, we place all for whom we pray into your eternal care; through Christ our Lord who gives us the boldness to pray…

C: 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.

BLESSING

P: May the God who shakes heaven and earth, whom death could not contain, who lives to disturb and heal us, bless you with power to go forth and proclaim the gospel, in the name of+ the Father, the Risen Son, and the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

SENDING SONG [Onscreen]                    Earth and All Stars                                     LBW 558

SENDING

P: Go in peace; share the news of the Risen Lord!C: Thanks and praise be to God!

 

Earth and All StarsText: Herbert F. Brokering, b. 1926

© 1968 Augsburg Publishing House, admin. Augsburg Fortress

 

Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator.

 

I Love to Tell the Story Text: Katherine Hankey, 1834-1911