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Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran Church / Bienvenidos a la Iglesia San Pablo

We are a multicultural family in Christ called to encourage one another and embrace the world with Jesus’ love.

Our gathering place is in vintage facilities just south of downtown, affording us opportunities to serve people in the central-city community and far beyond in Jesus’ name.

We invite you to explore our online home and contact us with any questions. We also invite you to join us for worship or any other activity we are involved in.

Come as you are (it is the way Jesus always receives us!)… and let the Lord’s message and love bring healing and peace to your life and a renewed sense of purpose.


You can also find out more about our nationally accredited San Antonio St. Paul Child Development Center for children age 6 weeks to pre-K.

The Church has moved to a single in-person service at 10:30 AM as of 7/19/2020

We are grateful for all of your continued support and patience as we have had to make many adjustments to our Sunday morning routine over these past several months. We give thanks to God for His provision and blessing even in this season of change and uncertainty! 

 

We have resumed our previously established protocols (face coverings, physical distancing, limited seating, and sanitizing) as well as shifting to a single combined service at 10:30 am. We continue to strongly encourage all who are in a high risk category to worship from home.

Upcoming Events

Bible Study Opportunities This Week
We have ongoing online zoom classes throughout the week – all are invited!
(Meeting ID #2105327341 No Password required)
Tuesday @ 6:30 (Pastor Dave – Exodus Bible Study)
Thursday @ 6:30 (Pastor Carlos – Acts Bible Study)

 
   

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The Feast of Christ the King

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The Feast of Christ the King

Greeting and Welcome

The congregation stands and faces the back of the sanctuary. We begin with a procession, the crucifix leading our way. An image of our journey from death to life, our life in Christ. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation.

 

 Crown Him with Many Crowns (525)

Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark how the heav'nly anthem drowns All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity.

 

Crown Him the virgin's Son, The God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won Which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose, Yet of that rose the stem,
The root whence mercy ever flows, The babe of Bethlehem.

 

Crown Him the Lord of Love, Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified.
No angels in the sky Can fully bear that sight,
But down-ward bends their wond'ring eyes At mysteries so bright.

 

Crown Him the Lord of Life, Who triumphed o'er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring And lives that death may die.

 

Crown Him the Lord of heav'n, Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to whom is giv'n The wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns As thrones before him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, For He is King of all.

 

Invocation

          En el nombre del Padre, y del X Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All     Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confession and Forgiveness

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us

All     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

 

Silence is Kept

 

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

All     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. 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.

 

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All     Amen.

 

The Prayer of the Day

The Lord be with you

All     And also with you

Let us pray:

All     God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scripture Readings

Malachi 3:13-18

Your words are too much for me, says the Lord. You ask, “What have we spoken against you?” 14 You have said, “It is useless to serve God; what do we gain by observing God’s requirements, And by going about as mourners before the Lord of hosts? 15 But we call the arrogant blessed; for evildoers not only prosper but even test God and escape.” 16 Then those who fear the Lord spoke with one another, and the Lord listened attentively; A record book was written before him of those who fear the Lord and esteem his name. 17 They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, my own special possession, on the day when I take action. And I will have compassion on them, as a man has compassion on his son who serves him. 18 Then you will again distinguish between the just and the wicked, Between the person who serves God, and the one who does not.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

 

Colossians 1:13-20

13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel Procession

 

The gospel is read in the midst of the assembly as a sign of God coming to us in Jesus Christ. As the gospel is announced some make a small cross on their forehead, lips, and breast – a prayer that the Word would dwell in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts.

 

Hail Thee, Festival Day (489)

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

 

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke.

All     Glory to You, O Lord.

 

Luke 23:35-43

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” 36 Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.” 38 Above him there was an inscription that read, “This is the King of the Jews.”39 Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us.” 40 The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? 41 And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

All     Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Hail Thee, Festival Day (489)

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

 

 

 

The Creed

All     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. 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 X of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

Children’s Sermon

 

All Glory Laud and Honor (442)

All glory, laud, and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

You are the King of Israel And David’s royal Son,
Now in the Lord’s Name coming, Our King and Blessèd One.

 

All glory, laud, and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

The company of angels Is praising You on high,
And we with all creation In chorus make reply.

 

All glory, laud, and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

The multitude of pilgrims With palms before You went:
Our praise and prayers and anthems Before You we present.

 

All glory, laud, and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

As You received their praises, Accept the prayers we bring,
O Source of ev'ry blessing, Our good and gracious King.

 

Sermon

 

 

 

 

Prayer of the Church

After the pastor says Lord in Your Mercy, all respond with Hear our Prayer.

 

That we, with the world, would bend the knee to our Lord Jesus Christ

For blessing in our outreach; CDC, Thrift Ship, Food Pantry, LINC, Presa

Pastors Philip, Roy, Naresh, Christoph, Matt and all church planters

For U.S. Leaders: President Joe, Governor Greg, Mayor Ron

For those in Military: Jarred, Alissa, Mark, Tom, Thomas, Ricky,

Church Leaders; LCMS President Matt, District President Mike

Persecuted Christians: Cameroon, Mozambique, Cambodia, Turkey

Global Partner Church: Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland

 

 

For Comfort, Health, Encouragement, and Recovery:

The people of Ukraine

Linda Wenck (diagnosed with cancer)

Melssia Hild (eye surgery this Monday)

Liz Luna (recently diagnosed with heart abnormality)

Marianna and Jason Segovia (engaged to be married)

Julian Jackson (thanksgiving at his retirement from military service)

Deanna Biediger (recovering from surgery)

Betty Briseno (friend of Patricia Perez, who is recovering from surgery)

Diane Beasley (recovering from surgery this past week)

Mark, Paul, and Jo Ann Mallow

Ana Garcia (cousin of Paul and JoAnn – diagnosed with cancer)

Cecilia Luna (friend of America Alderete – diagnosed with cancer)

Joe Ojeda (blessing and guidance as he begins pastoral formation)  

Tillie Cropper

Ralph Rivera

Alex Rivera

Roy Wessel

Everett Mason

Keith Mason

David Schneider (Father of Kristen Boerger with cancer)

Delia Flores

Vicky Dean (sister of Melissa Hild)

Yesenia (daughter of Anna Marquez)

Teresa Medellin (neighbor of Alicia Guerrero)

Mildred Westphal

Albert Pedroza (neighbor of Thomas Robledo)

Rev. Bill Johnson

Cayley (granddaughter of Robert and Linda Chetwood)

Austin Hernden

Robin Beasley Jr

Cantad Al Senior

Cantad al Señor un cantico nuevo.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

 

Porque el Señor ha hecho prodigios. (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

 

Cantad al Señor alabadle con arpa.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

 

Es él que nos da el Espíritu Santo.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

 

¡Jesús es Señor, amén, aleluya!  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

 

The Offering

 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Prayer Before Reception of Holy Communion

O Lord, I believe and profess that you are truly Christ,
The Son of the living God, who came into the world
To save sinners of whom I am the first.

 

Accept me as a partaker of your mystical supper, O Lord,
For I will not reveal your mystery to your enemies,
Nor will I give you a kiss as did Judas, But like the thief I profess to you:

 

Remember me, O Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Master, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Holy One, when you come in your kingdom.

 

May the partaking of your Holy mysteries, O Lord,
Be not for my judgment or condemnation,
But for the healing of my soul and body.

 

O Lord, I also believe and profess, that this,

Which I am about to receive,
Is truly your most precious Body, and your life-giving Blood,
Given for me for remission of all my sins and for life everlasting. Amen

The Service of the Sacrament

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Lift up your hearts.

All     We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All     It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For with the oil of gladness you have anointed Christ the Lord, your only Son, to be our great high priest and king of all creation. As priest, he offered himself once for all upon the altar of the cross and redeemed the human race by this perfect sacrifice of peace. As king he claims dominion over all your creatures, that he may bring before your infinite majesty a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love, and peace. Therefore, with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored;

Heaven and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.

Sing hosana in the highest, sing hosana to the Lord;

Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever.

All     Amen.

 

The Consecration

The Acclamation and The Invitation

As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

All     Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All     Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

          La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All     Y Tambien contigo

 

Sharing of the Peace

Greet each other in the name of Jesus by saying, ‘Peace of the Lord be with you’ as a sign of forgiveness and reconciliation in preparation for reception of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

The Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

 

Distribution

 

 

Eucharistic Dismissal

 

Thank The Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

          We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Announcements

 

Blessing

 

 All Hail the Power of Jesus Name (549)

 

All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all.

 

Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God Who from His altar call;

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod And crown Him Lord of all.

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod And crown Him Lord of all.

 

Ye seed of Israel's chosen race, Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him who saves you by His grace And crown Him Lord of all.

Hail Him who saves you by His grace And crown Him Lord of all.

 

Hail Him, ye heirs of David's line, Whom David Lord did call,

The God incarnate, man divine, And crown Him Lord of all.

The God incarnate, Man divine, And crown Him Lord of all.

 

Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget The wormwood and the gall,

Go, spread your trophies at His feet And crown Him Lord of all.

Go, spread your trophies at His feet And crown Him Lord of all.

 

Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe, On this terrestrial ball

To Him all majesty ascribe And crown Him Lord of all.

To Him all majesty ascribe And crown Him Lord of all.

23rd Sunday After Pentecost

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Greeting and Welcome

The congregation stands and faces the back of the sanctuary. We begin with a procession, the crucifix leading our way. An image of our journey from death to life, our life in Christ. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation.

 

Beautiful Savior (537)

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 are the meadows,

Fair are the woodlands,

Robed in flow'rs of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer;

He makes our sorr'wing spirit sing.

 

Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight,

Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer T

han 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 forevermore be Thine!

 

Invocation

          En el nombre del Padre, y del X Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All     Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confession and Forgiveness

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us

All     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

 

Silence is Kept

 

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

All     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. 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.

 

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All     Amen.

 

The Prayer of the Day

The Lord be with you

All     And also with you

Let us pray:

All     Heavenly Father, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

 

 

 

 

The Scripture Readings

2 Kings 5:1-15

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. “By all means, go,” the king of Aram replied. “I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels[c] of gold and ten sets of clothing. The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy.” As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, “Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!” When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” 11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. 13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel.”

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

 

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” 11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gospel Procession

 

The gospel is read in the midst of the assembly as a sign of God coming to us in Jesus. As the gospel is announced some worshippers make a small cross on their forehead, lips and breast, a prayer that the Word may dwell in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts.

 

Hail Thee, Festival Day (489)

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

 

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke.

All     Glory to You, O Lord.

 

Luke 17:11-19

11 As he continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was entering a village, ten lepers met [him]. They stood at a distance from him 13 and raised their voice, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” 14 And when he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; 16 and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? 18 Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” 19 Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

All     Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Hail Thee, Festival Day (489)

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day to be hallowed forever;

Day when our Lord was raised, Breaking the kingdom of death.

 

Sit

 

 

The Creed

All     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. 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 X of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

Children’s Sermon

 

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (806)

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

Give thanks to the Holy One,

Give thanks because He’s given

Jesus Christ His Son.

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

Give thanks to the Holy One,

Give thanks because He’s given

Jesus Christ His Son.

 

And now let the weak say “I am strong,”

Let the poor say “I am rich,”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.

 

And now let the weak say “I am strong,”

Let the poor say “I am rich,”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.

 

Give thanks, give thanks.

 

Sermon

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer of the Church

After the pastor says Lord in Your Mercy, all respond with Hear our Prayer.

 

For God to give us the strength to be grateful to Him in all things

For blessing in our outreach; CDC, Thrift Ship, Food Pantry, LINC, Presa

Pastors Philip, Roy, Naresh, Christoph, Matt and all church planters

For U.S. Leaders: President Joe, Governor Greg, Mayor Ron

For those in Military: Jarred, Alissa, Mark, Tom, Thomas, Ricky, Julian

Church Leaders; LCMS President Matt, District President Mike

For divine wisdom and energy to turn toward our enemies in love

Persecuted Christians: Cuba, Ethiopia, Jordan, The Republic of Congo

Global Partner Church: The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England

 

 

For Comfort, Health, Encouragement, and Recovery:

The people of Ukraine

Linda Chetwood (mourning the death of her son Jerry)

Deanna Biediger (recovering from surgery this past week)

Norma Ann (sister of Patricia Perez)

Diane Beasley (recovering from surgery this past week)

Suzanne Segovia (recovering from the Flu this past week)

Linda Wenck (awaiting medical test results and treatment)

Diane Barron (recovering from heart surgery)

Mark, Paul, and Jo Ann Mallow

Ana Garcia (cousin of Paul and JoAnn – diagnosed with cancer)

Cecilia Luna (friend of America Alderete – diagnosed with cancer)

Joe Ojeda (blessing and guidance as he begins pastoral formation)  

Tillie Cropper

Alex Rivera

Roy Wessel

Everett Mason

Keith Mason

David Schneider (Father of Kristen Boerger with cancer)

Delia Flores

Vicky Dean (sister of Melissa Hild)

Yesenia (daughter of Anna Marquez)

Teresa Medellin (neighbor of Alicia Guerrero)

Mildred Westphal

Albert Pedroza (neighbor of Thomas Robledo)

Rev. Bill Johnson

Cayley (granddaughter of Robert and Linda Chetwood)

Austin Hernden

Robin Beasley Jr

Que Seria De Mi

¿Que sería de mí si no me hubieras alcanzado?

    ¿Donde estaría hoy si no me hubieras perdonado?

     Tendría un vacío en mi corazón.

     Vagaría sin rumbo, sin dirección.

     Si no fuera por tu gracia y por tu amor.

     Si no fuera por tu gracia y por tu amor.

     Sería como pájaro herido que se muere en el suelo.

     Sería como ciervo que brama por agua en el desierto.

     Si no fuera por tu gracia y por tu amor.

     Si no fuera por tu gracia y por tu amor.

 

The Offering

 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Prayer Before Reception of Holy Communion

O Lord, I believe and profess that you are truly Christ,
The Son of the living God, who came into the world
To save sinners of whom I am the first.

 

Accept me as a partaker of your mystical supper, O Lord,
For I will not reveal your mystery to your enemies,
Nor will I give you a kiss as did Judas, But like the thief I profess to you:

 

Remember me, O Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Master, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Holy One, when you come in your kingdom.

 

May the partaking of your Holy mysteries, O Lord,
Be not for my judgment or condemnation,
But for the healing of my soul and body.

 

O Lord, I also believe and profess, that this,

Which I am about to receive,
Is truly your most precious Body, and your life-giving Blood,
Given for me for remission of all my sins and for life everlasting. Amen

 

Prayer of Preparation from the Byzantine Liturgy

The Service of the Sacrament

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Lift up your hearts.

All     We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All     It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. From sunrise to sunset this day is holy, for Christ has risen from the tomb and scattered the darkness of death with light that will not fade. This day the risen Lord walks with us, unfolds for us His word, and makes himself known in the breaking of the bread. And though the night will overtake this day you summon us to live in endless light, the unending sabbath of the Lord. Therefore, with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored;

Heaven and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.

Sing hosana in the highest, sing hosana to the Lord;

Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever.

All     Amen.

 

The Consecration

The Acclamation and The Invitation

As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

All     Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All     Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

          La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All     Y Tambien contigo

 

Sharing of the Peace

Greet each other in the name of Jesus by saying, ‘Peace of the Lord be with you’ as a sign of forgiveness and reconciliation in preparation for reception of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

The Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

 

Distribution

 

 

Eucharistic Dismissal

 

Thank The Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

          We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Blessing

 

Lord of Glory, You Bought Us (851)

 

Lord of Glory, You have bought us With Your life-blood as the price,

Never grudging for the lost ones That tremendous sacrifice;

And with that have freely given Blessings countless as the sand

To the unthankful and the evil With Your own unsparing hand.

 

Grant us hearts, dear Lord, to give You Gladly, freely of Your own.

With the sunshine of Your goodness Melt our thankless hearts of stone

Till our cold and selfish natures, Warmed by You, at length believe

That more happy and more blessed 'Tis to give than to receive.

 

Wondrous honor You have given To our humblest charity

In Your own mysterious sentence, "You have done it all to Me."

Can it be, O gracious Master, That You deign for alms to sue,

Saying by Your poor and needy, "Give as I have giv'n to you"?

 

Lord of glory, You have bought us With Your life-blood as the price,

Never grudging for the lost ones That tremendous sacrifice.

Give us faith to trust You boldly, Hope, to stay our souls on You;

But, oh, best of all Your graces, With Your love our love renew.

 

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St. Paul over 100 Years in Photographs

 

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