May 9, 2021 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Mission Talk with Beth Schnabel:

 

Preservice Song: You Say Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury

2016 CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes  CCLI License # 1933981

I keep fighting voices in my mind
That say I'm not enough
Ev'ry single lie that tells me
I will never measure up

 

Am I more than just the sum of
Ev'ry high and ev'ry low
Remind me once again just who I am
Because I need to know

Oo oh

 

You say I am loved when

I can't feel a thing
You say I am strong

when I think I am weak

 

You say I am held

when I am falling short
And when I don't belong

Oh, You say I am Yours

 

And I believe

Yes, I believe
What You say of me I believe

 

The only thing that matters now
Is ev'rything You think of me
In You I find my worth
In You I find my identity

Oo Oh

 

You say I am loved when

I can't feel a thing
You say I am strong

when I think I am weak

 

You say I am held

when I am falling short
And when I don't belong

Oh, You say I am Yours

 

And I believe, Yes, I believe
What You say of me  I believe

 

Taking all I have and now

I'm laying it at Your feet
Cause You'll have ev'ry failure God
You'll have ev'ry victory

Oo Oh

 

You say I am loved when

I can't feel a thing
You say I am strong

when I think I am weak

 

You say I am held

when I am falling short
And when I don't belong

Oh, You say I am Yours

 

And I believe, Yes, I believe
What You say of me

I believe, Yeah

 

And I believe, Yes, I believe
What You say of me I believe

 

Welcome & Announcements:

*Happy Mother’s Day!

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Opening Song:  Beautiful Savior OSB #9

Beautiful Savior! King of creation!

Son of God and Son of man!

Truly, I’d love Thee,

Truly I’d serve Thee,

Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.

 

Fair is the sunshine

Fair is the moonlight,

And the sparkling stars on high;

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer

Than all the angels in the sky.

 

Beautiful Savior!

Lord of the nations!

Son of God and Son of man!

Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,

Now and for-evermore be Thine!

 

Invocation: We begin our service in The Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Opening Prayer:

L: Let us pray:

All: Gracious God, You have established the home and blessed those who show us Your love. Bless all mothers and the children in their care. Bless all families and make their homes places of blessing and love, where Your Word is spoken, forgiveness reigns and love is displayed. Let us be good examples to our neighbor to inspire others to all that is good and pure, and to seek after these things.
 

L : When we are anxious, guard our hearts and minds  (Philippians 4:4-9).

All: When I am afraid, wipe my fears away (Romans 8:31-39).

L: When we grow tired and discouraged, fill us with the fruits of Your Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23a) and help us not to give up (6:9).

All: When I am confused about love, help me to know Your perfect love (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

L: Lord, hear us now in the name of and for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives in reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Apostles Creed: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell. On the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

L: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Confession: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. 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. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. 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.

Absolution: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

Song of Confession: It is Well OSB 106 v. 1, 3 

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

 

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

 

First Reading: 1 John 5:1-8

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.  For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

L: This is the Word of the Lord

All: Thanks be to God!

 

Gospel Reading: John 15:9-17

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

L: This is the Word of the Lord

All: Thanks be to God!

 

Kids Korner with Vicar Jim: Kids Mother’s Day Video

 

Sermon:  The Joy we have in Christ love

 

Sermon Song: My Heart Is Yours Kristian Stanfill, Jason Ingram, Brett Younker, Daniel Carson  Arr. By Dan Galbraith
2014 Sony ATV Timber Publishers, worshiptogether.com CCLI #1933981

I give You my life, I give You my trust
Jesus
And You are my God and You are enough
Jesus…Jesus

 

My heart is Yours
My heart is Yours
Take it all, Take it all
My life in Your hands (Repeat)

 

I lay down my life, I take up my cross
Jesus
And You are my God Whatever the cost
Jesus
Oh, Jesus

 

My heart is Yours
My heart is Yours
Take it all, Take it all
My life in Your hands (Repeat)

 

All to Jesus I surrender
All to You I freely give
Oh, I will ever love and trust Him,
in Your presence I will live

 

All to Jesus I surrender
All to You I freely give
Oh, I will ever love and trust Him,
in Your presence
I will live

 

My heart is Yours
My heart is Yours
Take it all, Take it all
My life in Your hands (Repeat 3 times)

 

Take it all, Take it all
My life in Your hands

 

Prayers:

Let us come before the Lord seeking His mercy with confidence that His grace will be sufficient for all our needs. Almighty Father, everlasting God, Your Son has revealed You to us as a merciful Lord. Give to us Your Holy Spirit, that we may believe in Him whom You have sent and do the greater works He has told us we will do in His name.  Lord God, bless Your Church and bring all congregations back together again. You have compassion upon the sick and those in need and have promised not to ignore them in their afflictions. Turn back the pandemic across the globe, and give us relief. Bless the sick with healing, those who suffer with strength and patience, and the dying with peace. Especially  __________  Hear us now in the name of and for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, through whom taught us to pray....

 

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.

 

Benediction:

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His Face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you His Peace. Both now and forever more. Amen.

 

Closing Song: The Church’s One Foundation LSB # 644 v. 1, 3, 4

The church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ, our Lord;
we are a new creation
by water and the Word.
From heav’n he came and taught us
what perfect love can be;
through life and death he sought us,
and rose to set us free.

 

Still, schisms, tribulation,
and hatred fu el our war;
we wait the consummation
of peace forevermore.
The saints their watch are keeping;
their cry goes up, “How long?”
And soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

 

Yet we on earth have union
with God, the Three in One,
and mystic, sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
Oh, happy ones and holy!
God, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly,
may live eternally.