Scripture Texts and Prayers of the Day
Helps while Worshiping at Home in May
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May 16, 2021 Seventh Sunday of Easter
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Most merciful God, we confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
GATHERING SONG: "Crown Him with Many Crowns" vv 1-4; ELW #855
KYRIE: ELW P. 138
HYMN OF PRAISE: "This is the Feast"; ELW P. 140
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: "Alleluia"; ELW P. 142
GOSPEL READING: John 17:20-22
EPISTLE READING: 1 John 4:7-21
HYMN OF THE DAY: "Where Charity and Love Prevail"; ELW #359
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.
OFFERTORY SONG: "Will You Let Me Be Your Servant" vv 1, 2; ELW #659
NOTE: Our radio and live stream service now concludes with the sharing of the peace. Starting April 25th, Holy Communion will be offered for in-person worshipers only at the 8am or 9:30am services. 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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