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Sixth Sunday of Easter May 17, 2020

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The Sixth Sunday Of Easter

May 17, 2020

The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

Opening Hymn: Amazing Grace (744)

Amazing grace--how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind but now I see!

The Lord has promised good to me,

His Word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come;

His grace has brought me safe thus far,

His grace will lead me home.


Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail

And mortal life shall cease,

Amazing grace shall then prevail

In heaven's joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.



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: Resucito

(El Coro:)  Resucitó, resucitó, resucitó. ¡Aleluya, aleluya!  

1) La muerte...¿Dónde esta la muerte?

    ¿Dónde está mi muerte?  ¿Dónde su victoria?   (coro)

2) Gracias sean dadas al Padre, Que nos paso a su reino,

    Donde se vive de amor.   (coro)

3) Alegría, alegría hermanos: Que si hoy nos queremos,

es que resucitó.  (coro)

4) Si con él morimos, Con él vivimos,

Con él cantamos;  ¡Aleluya!    

    (coro:)  Resucitó, resucitó, resucitó. ¡Aleluya, aleluya!

      ¡Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya,aleluya, aleluya!


The Prayer of the Day  (La Oración del Día)

Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the Father.


The Scripture Readings  (see insert)

    (After each reading:)

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

Acts 17:22-31

22 Paul stood up in front of the city council and said, “I see that in every way you Athenians are very religious. 23For as I walked through your city and looked at the places where you worship, I found an altar on which is written, ‘To an Unknown God’. That which you worship, then, even though you do not know it, is what I now proclaim to you. God, who made the world and everything in it, is Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples made by human hands. Nor does he need anything that we can supply by working for him, since it is he himself who gives life and breath and everything else to everyone. 26From one human being he created all races on earth and made them live throughout the whole earth. He himself fixed beforehand the exact times and the limits of the places where they would live. 27He did this so that they would look for him, and perhaps find him as they felt about for him. Yet God is actually not far from any one of us; 28as someone has said, ‘In him we live and move and exist.’  It is as some of your poets have said, ‘We too are his children.’  29Since we are God’s children, we should not suppose that his nature is anything like an image of gold or silver or stone, shaped by human art and skill. 30God has overlooked the times when people did not know him, but now he commands all of them everywhere to turn away from their evil ways. 31For he has fixed a day in which he will judge the whole world with justice by means of a man he has chosen. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising that man from death!”


1 Peter 3:15-22

15 But have reverence for Christ in your hearts, and honor him as Lord. Be ready at all times to answer anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you, 16but do it with gentleness and respect. Keep your conscience clear, so that when you are insulted, those who speak evil of your good conduct as followers of Christ will be ashamed of what they say. 17For it is better to suffer for doing good, if this should be God’s will, than for doing evil. 18For Christ died for sins once and for all, a good man on behalf of sinners, in order to lead you to God. He was put to death physically, but made alive spiritually, 19and in his spiritual existence he went and preached to the imprisoned spirits. These were the spirits of those who had not obeyed God when he waited patiently during the days that Noah was building his boat. The few people in the boat—eight in all—were saved by the water, 21which was a symbol pointing to baptism, which now saves you. It is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but an appeal to God for a clear conscience. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22who has gone to heaven and is at the right-hand side of God, ruling over all angels and heavenly authorities and powers.


John 14:15-21 

(Jesus said:) 15“If you love me, you will obey my commandments. 16I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you for ever. 17He is the Spirit who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him, because it cannot see him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and is in you. 18 When I go, you will not be left all alone; I will come back to you. 19In a little while the world will see me no more, but you will see me; and because I live, you also will live. 20When that day comes, you will know that I am in my Father and that you are in me, just as I am in you. 21 Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. My Father will love those who love me; I too will love them and reveal myself to them.”


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: Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (821)

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;

His the scepter, His the throne;

Alleluia! His the triumph,

His the victory alone.

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion

Thunder like a mighty flood:

"Jesus out of ev'ry nation

Has redeemed us by His blood."


Alleluia! Not as orphans

Are we left in sorrow now;

Alleluia! He is near us;

Faith believes, nor questions how.

Though the cloud from sight received Him        

When the forty days were o'er,

Shall our hearts forget His promise:

"I am with you evermore"?


Alleluia! Bread of heaven,

Here on earth our food, our stay;

Alleluia! Here the sinful

Flee to You from day to day.

Intercessor, Friend of sinners,

Earth's Redeemer, hear our plea

Where the songs of all the sinless

Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal,

Lord omnipotent we own;

Alleluia! Born of Mary,

Earth Your footstool, heav'n Your throne.

As within the veil You entered,

Robed in flesh, our great High Priest,

Here on earth both priest and victim

In the eucharistic feast.



Children’s Sermon


The Prayers

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


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: In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found;

He is my light, my strength, my song;

This Cornerstone, this solid ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease:

My Comforter, my All in All,

here in the love of Christ I stand.


In Christ alone, who took on flesh,

fullness of God in helpless babe;

This gift of love and righteousness,

Scorned by the ones He came to save;

‘Till on that cross as Jesus died,

the wrath of God was satisfied,

For every sin on Him was laid,

here in the death of Christ I live.


There in the ground His body lay,

light of the world by darkness slain;

Then bursting forth in glorious day,

up from the grave He rose again.

And as He stands in victory,

sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His, and He is mine,

bought by the precious blood of Christ.


No guilt in life, no fear in death:

this is the power of Christ in me;

From life’s first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny,

No power of hell, no scheme of man

can ever pluck me from His hand

‘Till He returns, or calls me home,

here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.





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