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Fifth Sunday of Easter May 10, 2020

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The Fifth Sunday Of Easter

May 10, 2020

 

 

 

The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

Opening Hymn: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (411)

I want to walk as a child of the light.

I want to follow Jesus.

God set the stars to give light the world.

The star of my life is Jesus.

In Him there is no darkness at all.

The night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God.

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

 

I want to see the brightness of God.

I want to look at Jesus.

Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path,

and show me the way to the Father.

In Him there is no darkness at all.

The night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God.

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

 

I’m looking for the coming of Christ.

I want to be with Jesus.

When we have run with patience the race,

we shall know the joy of Jesus.

In Him there is no darkness at all.

The night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God.

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

 

Invocation

Pastor:            In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:          Amen.

Confession and Forgiveness

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

 

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

 

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

 

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

 

Pastor:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

 

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

 

Pastor:            Let us then confess our sins to God:

People:          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.

 

      Pastor:          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 therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and  of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

      People:         Amen.

 

      Response: Cantad al Señor

     Cantad al Señor, we sing Him a new song.  (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, we praise Him with music.  (3 veces)

      ¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

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

      ¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

      Jesus is our Lord! ¡Amén, aleluya!  (3 veces)

      ¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

 

      The Prayer of the Day  (La Oración del Día )

      Risen Jesus, you are the way and you are the truth and the life. Give us courage and faith to trust in You and to follow Your path wherever You lead, to the glory of God the Father. Amen

 

      The Scripture Readings  (see insert)

     (After each reading:)           

      Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

      People: Thanks be to God!

      Acts 6:1-9, 7:54-60

 

        1 As the number of disciples kept growing, there was a quarrel between the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews. The Greek-speaking Jews claimed that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of funds. 2 So the twelve apostles called the whole group of believers together and said, “It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word in order to handle finances. 3 So then, brothers and sisters, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and we will put them in charge of this matter. 4 We ourselves, then, will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching.” 5 The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, so they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a Gentile from Antioch who had earlier been converted to Judaism. 6 The group presented them to the apostles, who prayed and placed their hands on them.  7 And so the word of God continued to spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew larger and larger, and a great number of priests accepted the faith.  8 Stephen, a man richly blessed by God and full of power, performed great miracles and wonders among the people. 9 But he was opposed by some men who were members of the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), which included Jews from Cyrene and Alexandria. They and other Jews from the provinces of Cilicia and Asia started arguing with Stephen.... 7:54 As the members of the Council listened to Stephen, they became furious and ground their teeth at him in anger. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw God’s glory and Jesus standing at the right-hand side of God. 56 “Look!” he said. “I see heaven opened and the Son of Man standing at the right-hand side of God!”  57 With a loud cry the members of the Council covered their ears with their hands. Then they all rushed at him at once, 58 threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses left their cloaks in the care of a young man named Saul. 59 They kept on stoning Stephen as he called out to the Lord, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” 60 He knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, “Lord! Do not remember this sin against them!” He said this and died.

 

      1 Peter 2:2-10

 

        2 Be like newborn babies, always thirsty for the pure spiritual milk, so that by drinking it you may grow up and be saved. 3 As the scripture says, “You have found out for yourselves how kind the Lord is.”  4 Come to the Lord, the living stone rejected by people as worthless but chosen by God as valuable. 5 Come as living stones, and let yourselves be used in building the spiritual temple, where you will serve as holy priests to offer spiritual and acceptable sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For the scripture says: “I chose a valuable stone, which I am placing as the cornerstone in Zion; and whoever believes in him will never be disappointed.”  7 This stone is of great value for you that believe; but for those who do not believe:  “The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all.”  8 And another scripture says: “This is the stone that will make people stumble, the rock that will make them fall.”  They stumbled because they did not believe in the word; such was God’s will for them. 9 But you are the chosen race, the King’s priests, the holy nation, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his own marvelous light. 10 At one time you were not God’s people, but now you are his people; at one time you didn’t know God’s mercy, but now you have received his mercy.

 

      (Special Music: Be Still by David Kauffman)

 

      John 14:1-14

“     Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

 

      The Apostle’s 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.  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.

 

      Sermon Hymn: Thy Word Is a Lamp

      Refrain:

      Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet

      And a light unto my path.

      Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet

      And a light unto my path.

      When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,

      Still You’re there right beside me.

      And nothing will I fear as long as You are near.

      Please be near me to the end. Refrain

      I will not forget Your love for me, and yet

      My heart forever is wandering.

      Jesus, be my guide and hold me to Your side;

      And I will love You to the end. Refrain

 

      Children’s Sermon

      Sermon

      The Prayers

      Padre Nuestro /The Lord’s Prayer (958)

      Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

      Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

      Vénganos tu reino, Señor. 

      Hágase tu santa voluntad

      En la tierra como en el Cielo

      se hace tu santa voluntad.

      Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

      Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

      Danos hoy, danoslo Señor, nuestro pan, el pan de cada día.

      Y perdona nuestras deudas así como nosotros perdonamos.

      Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

      Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

      No nos dejes caer en tentación, antes bien líbranos del mal. 

      No nos dejes caer en tentación, líbranos del mal.

      Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

      Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

 

      The Blessing

   Pastor:         The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of  God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you always. /  La gracia del Señor Jesucristo, el amor de Dios, y la comunión del Espíritu Santo sean con todos ustedes.

      People:       Amen   

 

Closing Hymn: All the Vault of Heav’n Resounds (#465)

Now all the vault of Heav’n resounds

In praise of love that still abounds,

Christ has triumphed, He is living!"

Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear,

Repeat their song of glory here,

Christ has triumphed, Christ has triumphed!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Eternal is the gift He brings,

Therefore our heart with rapture sings,

Christ has triumphed, He is living!

Now still He comes to give us life,

And by His presence stills all strife

Christ has triumphed! He is living!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

O fill us, Lord, with dauntless love;

Set heart and will on things above

That we conquer through your triumph,

Grant grace sufficient for life’s day

That by our lives we ever say,

Christ has triumphed, He is living!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Adoring praises now we bring

And with the heavenly blessed sing,

Christ has triumphed, Alleluia!

Be to the Father, and our Lord,

To Spirit blest, most holy God,

All the glory, never ending!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.   

 

 

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