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The Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 13th, 2018 PRELUDE Chorale Partita on For the Beauty of the Earth Wells
Holy Communion (ELW IV) WELCOME

In the name of the Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The gospel for Easter’s seventh Sunday is always taken from the long Amen.
prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John’s gospel on the night before his
death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that his followers will be one as GATHERING SONG: For the Beauty of the Earth (ELW 879)
he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or
institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love GREETING
and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but
also await. Come, Holy Spirit! 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. An The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
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.



Mothering God, you gave me birth in the bright morning of this world.
Creator, source of every breath, you are my rain, my wind, my sun.

Mothering Christ, you took my form, offering me your food and light,
grain of life, and grape of love, your very body for my peace.

Mothering Spirit, nurturing one, in arms of patience hold me close,

so that in faith I root and grow, until I flower, until I know.


Let us pray.
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.
Please be seated. PSALM 1


FIRST READING: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

In the days between Jesus’ ascension and Pentecost, Peter oversees the
process whereby one of the members of the community of believers is
chosen to be the twelfth apostle, in order to fill the vacancy created by
Judas’s treachery and death.
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd
numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, 16“Friends, the
scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel | of the wicked,
concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus—17for nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats | of the
he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this scornful!
ministry.” 21So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the Their delight is in the law | of the LORD,
time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22beginning from the and they meditate on God’s teaching | day and night. R
baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these
must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” 23So they proposed two, They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season,
Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and with leaves that | do not wither; everything they | do shall prosper.
Matthias. 24Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. It is not so | with the wicked;
Show us which one of these two you have chosen 25to take the place in this they are like chaff which the wind | blows away.
ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when | judgment comes,
place.” 26And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he nor the sinner in the council | of the righteous.
was added to the eleven apostles. For the LORD knows the way | of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall | be destroyed. R
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God. SECOND READING: 1 John 5:9-13

God has borne witness to the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Whoever
believes in the Son of God believes in the witness of God and has the
promise of eternal life.
If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is
the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. 10Those who believe
in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not
believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that
God has given concerning his Son. 11And this is the testimony: God gave us
eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life;
whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God,
so that you may know that you have eternal life.
The word of the Lord. coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have
Thanks be to God. my joy made complete in themselves. 14I have given them your word, and
the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I
Please stand for the reading of the gospel. do not belong to the world. 15I am not asking you to take them out of the
world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. 16They do not belong
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17Sanctify them in the
truth; your word is truth. 18As you have sent me into the world, so I have
sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that
they also may be sanctified in truth.”

The gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Please be seated.

GOSPEL: John 17:6-19 SERMON Pastor Charles Peterson

As the Gospel is announced, worshippers are invited to trace a cross upon
their forehead, then over their lips, and then over their hearts, silently Please stand for the hymn.
praying, “May the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ be ever on my mind, on
my lips, and in my heart.” HYMN OF THE DAY: As We Gather at Your Table (ELW 522)

The holy gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to John. CREED
Glory to you, O Lord. As they recite the creed, worshippers are invited to bow beginning with the
words “born of the virgin Mary,” until the words “he descended to the
In this reading the church hears Jesus’ words on the night before his death.
This gospel reports the words of Jesus’ prayer, a prayer for his disciples We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and
and for all who would believe in him through their words. earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
[Jesus prayed:] 6“I have made your name known to those whom you gave
me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally
have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God
is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father;
they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he
have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the
asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified
because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third
have been glorified in them. 11And now I am no longer in the world, but day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into
they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come
your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will
one. 12While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have have no end.
given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one
destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds PEACE
from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is
worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We Alleluia! Christ is risen!
believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the The peace of Christ be with you always.
dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. And also with you.


Rejoicing in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we pray for the ANTHEM AT THE OFFERING
witness of the church, the wholeness of creation, and all who are in need. O Bread of Life from Heaven David Ashley White
Please sit or kneel as you are able.
Each petition ends with: God’s Paschal Lamb is sacrificed for us (Tune: ELW 422)
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

We entrust all our prayers to you, gracious God. Receive them by the
power of the Holy Spirit and the love of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Most merciful God,

we confess that we are captive 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.

In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for
his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of
the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the OFFERING PRAYER
entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the +
Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray. Blessed are you, O God, ruler of heaven and earth. Day by day
Amen. you shower us with blessings. As you have raised us to new life in Christ,
give us glad and generous hearts, ready to praise you and to respond to
those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Worshippers are invited to bow with the consecration of the Lord’s body
and blood, each time the words “Do this for the remembrance of me,” are

You are indeed holy, almighty and merciful God. Your glory fills heaven
and earth. You so loved the world that you gave your only Son, so that
everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. We
bless you and thank you for sending him to accomplish all things to heal
and save us and all of all creation.

In the night in which he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,

PREFACE and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim
the Lord's death until he comes.

Remembering, therefore, his life, death, resurrection, and the promise of his
return, we give thanks to you, O Lord God Almighty, not as we ought but
as we are able. With your Word and Holy Spirit bless us and these your
gifts of bread and wine, so that forgiven by you and nourished with your
body and blood we may live as your holy people now in eternal
communion with all your saints.

To you, O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory in your
holy church, now and forever.

Risen Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who
trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Amen. Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty (ELW 777)


Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us!

Therefore let us keep the feast! Alleluia!

Lutherans believe, teach and confess that we receive the true Body and
Blood of Christ in Holy Communion. If you desire to pick up the cross and
live in Christ, we hope you will receive with us. Even if you do not feel
prepared to receive the sacrament today we hope you will join us at the
table. Simply hold your hands over your heart and the pastor will give you
a blessing. Pastor will be glad to discuss Holy Communion and Holy
Baptism with you!


The body of Christ, given for you.

The blood of Christ, shed for you.



Let us pray. Life-giving God, in the mystery of Christ's resurrection you Matthias, Apostle
send light to conquer darkness, water to give new life, and the bread of life Monday, May 14, 2018
to nourish your people. Send us forth as witnesses to your Son's Matthias was the apostle added to the Twelve after Jesus' resurrection, as a
resurrection, that we may show your glory to all the world, through Jesus replacement for the dead Judas Iscariot. He had traveled among the
Christ, our risen Lord. followers of Jesus throughout the Lord's ministry. Formerly commemorated
Amen. on February 24, Matthias's celebration is moved to May 14 in agreement
with most Western calendars.
Erik, King of Sweden, martyr, died 1160
The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Friday, May 18, 2018
great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you Erik is considered the patron saint of Sweden. As king of that nation, he
complete in everything good so that you may do God's will, working in you tried to bring peace in the region, and to spread Christianity in Scandinavia.
that which is pleasing in God's sight; through+ Jesus Christ, who lives and He was also known for his attempts to make fair laws and to protect those
reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, to whom be the glory forever who were poor or sick.
and ever.
Amen. The Altar flowers are administered by the worship committee. The 2018
Altar Flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the lower lobby and
SENDING HYMN: For the Bread Which You Have Broken (ELW 494) there is attached to it a tear-off sheet for donors to complete and hand into
the office or place in the offering plate for proper publication in the
DISMISSAL bulletin.

Alleluia! Christ is risen! If you would like to purchase flowers for worship in memory of or in honor
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! of someone, please sign up. The cost is $35 per arrangement, and checks
Go in peace. Share the good news. should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. The contact person is Mary
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia! in the church office (614) 224.6818 or email:
Please do not remove flowers unless you purchased them or made
POSTLUDE Coronation March William Walton arrangements.
The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in
memory of my mother, Barbara Madison.
Presented by Nora Wiegerig
We receive members throughout the year by Baptism, Affirmation of Faith,
Confirmation, Letter of Transfer, and New Member Instruction. Please
contact the church office with any questions. 224-6818.
Today’s bulletin cover is given to the glory of God and in memory of my
mother, Alma Smith.
Please feel free to take your bulletin and happenings with you.
If you wish to discard your bulletin, a recycling box is located at the exit.
Presented by Shirley L. Griffin
Thank you.