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The Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 14th, 2017 PRELUDE Air Georg Friedrich Händel
Holy Communion (ELW I) WELCOME

The congregation is invited to stand.

In the name of the Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes
Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his GATHERING SONG: For the Beauty of the Earth (ELW 879)
Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the
world. As First Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim GREETING
the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we
bear witness to the risen Christ—our way, our truth, our life. Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
CHILDREN are always welcome to our Worship Service. Rainbow bags
and a cry room are available. A staffed nursery is also available if needed. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
An usher will gladly provide you with assistance. the Holy Spirit be with you all!
And also with you!
As a worship courtesy, we ask that you please turn off or set to vibrate
all cellular telephones and pagers during the worship service. KYRIE

We ask that all present today please fill out the Attendance and Communion
registration card found in your bulletin and place it in the offering plate so
that we may record your presence with us.


O God, for all our mothers in Spirit or by birth,
who bore your light unto us through hardship or in mirth,
we offer glad thanksgiving and fervent prayers we raise,
that, learning from their witness our lives may sing your praise. Amen.

to follow in the way of his commandments. your Son Jesus Christ is the way. the truth. now and forever. “I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of . Amen. A MESSAGE FOR OUR CHILDREN FIRST READING: Acts 7:55-60 55 Filled with the Holy Spirit. and to share his risen life with all the world.” he said. PRAYER OF THE DAY CANTICLE OF PRAISE Let us pray. [Stephen] gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56“Look. one God. Please be seated. and the life. Almighty God. for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Give us grace to love one another.

so that by it you named Saul. and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man Like newborn infants. for you are my crag | and my The word of the Lord. PSALM 31:1-5. a royal priesthood.| on your servant.| er of strength.  “See. let me never be | put to shame. a living stone.| liver me.   4Come to him.” When he had said this. Thanks be to God. 1 In you. a castle to keep me safe.| mend my spirit. Tone:   9But you are a chosen race.” 60Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice. have I taken refuge. 16 Let your face shine up. to offer spiritual sacrifices The word of the Lord. 59While they were stoning Stephen. 2 Incline your | ear to me. though rejected by mortals yet chosen and “Lord. acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. O LORD. God’s own people. 4 Take me out of the net that they have secretly | set for me. a holy nation. but for those who do not believe. O LORD. 58Then they dragged him out of the city and began to 2 stone him.” They stumble because they disobey the word. “Lord Jesus. he prayed. for the sake of your name. and with a loud shout all rushed SECOND READING: 1 Peter 2:2-10 together against him. 15-16  and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame. I am laying in Zion a stone. R Please stand for the reading of the gospel.” 8 and  “A stone that makes them stumble.    for you are my tow. spiritual milk.    deliver me | in your righteousness.    rescue me from the hand of my enemies. to be a holy priesthood. he is precious. receive my spirit. long for the pure.   a cornerstone chosen and precious.   but now you have received mercy.  once you had not received mercy.   and a rock that makes them fall.    make haste to de. stronghold.   but now you are God’s people. let yourselves be built into a spiritual house. as they were destined to do. precious in God’s sight.” R . 6For it stands in scripture: Thanks be to God. do not hold this sin against them. may grow into salvation—3if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.    for you have redeemed me.    save me in your | steadfast love. and from those who | persecute me. 3 Be my strong rock. lead | me and guide me. Refrain:  “The stone that the builders rejected   has become the very head of the corner. 15 My times are | in your hand. in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  10Once you were not a people. he died.” 7 To you then who believe. | God of truth. 5 Into your hands I com. and 5like living stones.God!” 57But they covered their ears.

silently As they recite the creed.” again in glory to judge the living and the dead. but if you do not. was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the you know the way to the place where I am going. I tell you. then believe me because of the works themselves. 11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. you will know heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. not made. [Jesus said to the disciples:] 1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. show us the Father. the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and. No one day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures. O Lord. who has spoken through the prophets. and the life. We believe in one God.” until the words “he descended to the my lips. according to John. who proceeds How can you say. he ascended into comes to the Father except through me. | and the life. he suffered death and was buried. For us and for our salvation he will take you to myself. the giver of life. Light from Light. and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. God from God. and we will be have no end. believe also in me. 12Very truly. and in my heart. “Have I been with you all this time. Please be seated. the only Son of God. in fact. For our sake he was crucified “Lord. Praise to you. “Lord.* Please stand for the hymn. 4And came down from heaven. eternally God. on words “born of the Virgin Mary. How can we know the under Pontius Pilate. so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. because I am going to the Father. the Almighty. the truth.” The gospel of the Lord. “I am the way. for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you. ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in from the Father and the Son. of one Being with the Father. On the third way?” 6Jesus said to him. Jesus Christ. From now on you do know him and have seen him. then over their lips.” dead. and the truth. will do greater works than these. We speak on my own. and then over their hearts. I will do it. the Lord. If it were not so. “May the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ be ever on my mind. would I have told you that I go to prepare a place from true God.” 5Thomas said to him. earth. 13I will do whatever you ask in my name. satisfied. Philip. who with the Father and the Son is the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not worshiped and glorified. Believe in We believe in one Lord. but the Father who dwells in me does his . and his kingdom will   8Philip said to him. We believe in the Holy Spirit. of all that is. He will come my Father also. the Father.| cept through me.GOSPEL ACCLAMATION works. (John 14:6) HYMN OF THE DAY Blessing and Honor (ELW 854) GOSPEL: John 14:1-14 NICENE CREED As the Gospel is announced.” 9Jesus said to him. begotten. so that where I am.” The holy gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling begotten of the Father. SERMON Pastor Charles Peterson VERSE: I am the way. 7If you know me. virgin Mary and became truly human. worshippers are invited to trace a cross upon their forehead. worshippers are invited to bow beginning with the praying. maker of heaven and Glory to you. 14If in my name you ask me for anything. No one comes to the Father ex. we do not know where you are going. there you may be also. seen and unseen. O Christ. I will come again and through him all things were made. true God places.

. we offer our prayers in the name of the Risen One. and the life of the world to come. word. and of the + Son. Jesus Christ. Forgive us. and lead us. we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son. Jesus Christ our Lord. renew us. Please be seated. We look for the resurrection of the dead. Amen. In the mercy of almighty God. Please stand and greet one another in the peace of the risen Christ. ANTHEM AT THE OFFERING O Paschal Lamp of Radiant Light Owens Joining our voices with your faithful ones in every time and place. we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. Amen. and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. We acknowledge one PEACE baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Amen. The congregation is invited to stand. and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart.believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins. and of the Holy Spirit. CONFESSION AND PROCLAMATION OF FORGIVENESS OFFERTORY HYMN: God’s Paschal Lamb is Sacrificed for Us Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. hear our prayer. to the glory of your holy name. Each petition ends with: ANNOUNCEMENTS Lord. so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways. the world. let us pray for the church. in the name of the Father. and by his authority. We have sinned against you in thought. have mercy on us. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ. in your mercy. Jesus Christ was given to die for us. Amen. and all who are in need. And also with you. by what we have done and by what we have left undone. Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION The peace of Christ be with you always. Rejoicing in the risen life of Christ. Most merciful God.

and gave it for all to drink. Amen. You so loved the world that you gave DIALOGUE your only Son. his life and death for us. send us your Holy Spirit. Do this for the remembrance of me. and unite them with the ceaseless petitions of our great high priest until he comes as victorious Lord of all. And we pray. given for you. with him. our Lord Jesus took bread. As you have raised us to new life in Christ. Do this for the remembrance of me. so that we who share in Christ’s body and blood will glorify you by serving others in love. and the promise of his coming again. his loving command. O Lord God Almighty. You are indeed holy. we give thanks to you. broke it. almighty and merciful God. through Jesus Christ. and great is the majesty of your glory.OFFERING PRAYER EUCHARISTIC PRAYER Let us pray. our Savior and Lord. this is my body. and gave it to his disciples. his glorious resurrection and ascension. all glory and honor is yours. Worshippers are invited to bow with the consecration of the Lord’s body Blessed are you. in him. PREFACE HOLY. so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. he took the cup. in the unity of the Holy Spirit. now and forever. and generous hearts. therefore. Join our prayers with those of your saints of every time and every place. saying: Take and eat. O God. ruler of heaven and earth. HOLY. and gave thanks. saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood. . we proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Through him. In the night in which he was betrayed. You are most holy. Day by day you shower and blood. We give you thanks for his coming into the world to fulfill for us your holy will and to accomplish all things for our salvation. gave thanks. Again. almighty Father. ready to praise you and to respond to those in need. For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup. shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. give us glad spoken.” are us with blessings. HOLY Remembering. each time the words “Do this for the remembrance of me. after supper.

we are honored by your presence. All baptized people are welcome to the table to receive Christ’s body and blood. SONG DURING DISTRIBUTION: INVITATION TO COMMUNION Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds (ELW 367) Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us! Therefore let us keep the feast! Alleluia! Please be seated. as we forgive those who trespass against us. you are also welcome to the table as God’s guest. and teach us to pray: Our Father. remember us in your kingdom. The blood of Christ. so if you would like to become part of the Body of Christ. and lead us not into temptation. on earth as it is in heaven.LORD'S PRAYER Risen Lord. who art in heaven. Amen. given for you. LAMB OF GOD . Amen. thy kingdom come. We recognize the Body of Christ as the community of the baptized. hallowed be thy name. but deliver us from evil. forever and ever. COMMUNION The body of Christ. Give us this day our daily bread. thy will be done. we encourage you to hold your hands over your chest for a blessing as you come forward. If you have not been baptized. and forgive us our trespasses. we encourage you to seek baptism. and the power. For thine is the kingdom. If you can’t or don’t wish to receive today. shed for you. and the glory.

6818 or email: office@oldtrinity. make you on February 24. Presented by Nora Wiegerig Please stand. in the mystery of Christ's resurrection you my mother Alma Smith. 2017 Erik is considered the patron saint of Sweden. that we may show your glory to all the world. died 1160 Amen. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Today’s bulletin cover is given to the glory of God and in memory of Let us pray. The 2017 Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! Altar Flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the lower lobby and Go in peace. Apostle Sunday. he SENDING HYMN: Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing (ELW 389) tried to bring peace in the region. May 18. Griffin to nourish your people. The cost is $35 per arrangement. Matthias's celebration is moved to May 14 in agreement complete in everything good so that you may do God's will. by the blood of the eternal covenant. He had traveled among the The God of peace. and checks should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. working in you with most Western calendars. and the bread of life Presented by Shirley L. He was also known for his attempts to make fair laws and to protect those DISMISSAL who were poor or sick. Alleluia. through Jesus Christ. As king of that nation. The contact person is Mary in the church office (614) 224. Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Altar flowers are administered by the worship as a replacement for the dead Judas Iscariot. the followers of Jesus throughout the Lord's ministry. May 14. send light to conquer darkness. our risen Lord. Erik. Formerly commemorated great shepherd of the sheep. 2017 BLESSING Matthias was the apostle added to the Twelve after Jesus' resurrection. Amen. through + Jesus Christ. and to spread Christianity in Scandinavia. Please do not remove flowers unless you purchased them or made . Share the good news. UPCOMING COMMEMORATIONS FAREWELL AND GODSPEED FOR BREA PORTER Matthias. that which is pleasing in God's sight. please sign up. The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in memory of my mother Barbara Madison. POSTLUDE Toccata in e Johann Pachelbel If you would like to purchase flowers for worship in memory of or in honor of someone. there is attached to it a tear-off sheet for donors to complete and hand into Thanks be to God. King of Sweden. alleluia! the office or place in the offering plate for proper publication in the bulletin. martyr. to whom be the glory forever and ever. who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus. Life-giving God. Send us forth as witnesses to your Son's resurrection. Thursday. water to give new life.

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