Scripture Texts and Prayers of the Day
Helps while Worshiping at Home in May
(Click link at bottom of worship guide for today's song selections)
May 30, 2021 NOW THE FEAST AND CELEBRATION
A service of Holy Communion Summer 2021
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Drawn to Christ and seeking God's abundance, let us confess our sin...
God, our provider, help us. It is hard to believe there is enough to share. We question your ways when they differ from the ways of the world in which we live. We turn to our own understanding rather than trusting in you. We take offense at your teachings and your ways. Turn us again to you. Where else can we turn? Share with us the words of eternal life and feed us for life in the world. Amen.
GATHERING SONG: "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!"; ELW #413
KYRIE: ELW P. 157
HYMN OF PRAISE: "Now the Feast and Celebration"; ELW #167
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 6:1-8
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 8:12-17
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: "Alleluia"
GOSPEL READING: John 3:1-8
HYMN OF THE DAY: "Come Join the Dance of Trinity"; ELW #412
OFFERTORY SONG: "As the Grains of Wheat"; ELW #465
NOTE: Our radio and live stream service now concludes with the sharing of the peace. Holy Communion is offered for in-person worshipers only at the 9am service. If you'd like to join us in-person, please know that the sacrament will be served with individual cups (not intinction) and with physical distancing during the distribution. We are in the process of reintroducing our homebound Communion visitation ministry. Please contact Pastor Mark if you would like Communion brought to you at home.
Bonus! Keep worshiping after our service ends by joining modern psalmist Richard Bruxvoort Colligan for a fresh interpretation of the appointed psalm for the day.
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