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P: Indicates Pastor
C: Indicates Congregational response
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.
GATHERING SONG [See Screen] Morning Has Broken
PRAYER OF THE DAY
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray…
WORD First Reading: Acts 1: 6-14
Psalm: Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35
1Let God arise, and let God’s ene- | mies be scattered;
let those who | hate God flee.
2As smoke is driven away, so you should drive | them away;
as the wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the pres- | ence of God.
3But let the righteous be glad and rejoice | before God;
let them also be mer- | ry and joyful.
4Sing to God, sing praises to God’s name; exalt the one who | rides the clouds;
I Am is that name, rejoice | before God! R
5In your holy habita- | tion, O God,
you are a father to orphans, defend- | er of widows;
6you give the solitary a home and bring forth prisoners | into freedom;
but the rebels shall live in | desert places.
7O God, when you went forth be- | fore your people,
when you marched | through the wilderness,
8the earth quaked, and the skies poured down rain, at the presence of God, the | God of Sinai,
at the presence of God, the | God of Israel.
9You sent a bountiful | rain, O God;
you restored your inheritance | when it languished.
10Your people found their | home in it;
in your goodness, O God, you have made provision | for the poor. R
32Sing to God, O kingdoms | of the earth;
sing praises | to the Lord.
33You ride in the heavens, O God, in the | ancient heavens;
you send forth your voice, your | mighty voice.
34Ascribe pow- | er to God,
whose majesty is over Israel; whose strength is | in the skies.
35How wonderful you are in your holy places, O | God of Israel,
giving strength and power to your people! | Blessed be God! R
Second Reading: 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5: 6-11
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
P: This is the Word of the Lord
C: Thanks be to God!
GOSPEL John 17: 1-11
P: The Gospel for this Sunday is from John the 17th chapter beginning with the 1st verse
C: Glory to you oh Lord
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord
C: Praise to you, O Christ
HYMN OF THE DAY[Onscreen] Marching in the Light of God
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.
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.
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.
SENDING SONG [Onscreen] Amazing Grace
P: Go in peace; share the news of the Risen Lord!C: Thanks and praise be to God!