6th Sunday of Easter

Trinity Lutheran Church May 17, 2020

CALL TO WORSHIP

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He gave us new life and hope by raising Jesus from the dead.

He has claimed us as his own. He called us from our darkness into the light of his new day.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

GATHERING SONG “Thy Holy Wings”

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

Trusting in the word of life given in baptism, we worship in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Blessed be God, who chose us in Christ. Let us come to the fountain of mercy.

Silence for reflection and self-examination.

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the tomb, you destroyed the power of sin and death.

Hear us as we confess our failure to live the good news of the resurrection.

Grant us the radiant power of your grace. Forgive us, heal us, and renew us,

so that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.

"All the prophets testify about Jesus that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." God, who loves you dearly, forgives you all your sin, raises you to new life in Jesus Christ, and renews you by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen

CHOIR MUSIC “I Will Come To You” You may want to join in on the refrain: This is hymn #581 in the ELW

Refrain: “Do not be afraid I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine.”

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Let us pray. Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE FIRST LESSON: Acts 17:22-31

Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, `To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him– though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For `In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,

`For we too are his offspring.’

Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Alleluia! Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

THE GOSPEL FOR THE DAY: John 14:15-21

The holy gospel according to Saint John. Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said to his disciples, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

"I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them."

The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.

SERMON Pastor Phil Wold

HYMN OF THE DAY “Alleluia Sing to Jesus”

THE NICENE CREED

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

O God, form the minds of your faithful people into a single will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

THE PEACE IS SHARED

The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you.

THE LORD'S PRAYER

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,

forever and ever. AMEN

BLESSING

May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead

raise you to new life, fill you with hope,

and turn your mourning into dancing.

Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit,

bless you now and forever. Amen.

SENDING SONG “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

SENDING

Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia, alleluia!

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!