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The 5th Sunday of Easter - 2022

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Greeting and Welcome
The congregation stands and faces the back of the sanctuary. We begin with a procession as the cross leads the way, representing our life in Christ – our journey from death to life. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation.

Take My Life and Let It Be (783)
Take my life and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy love; Take my feet and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice and let me sing Always, only for my King; Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold; Take my intellect and use Ev'ry pow'r as Thou shalt choose.
Take my will and make it Thine, It shall be no longer mine; Take my heart, it is Thine own, It shall be Thy royal throne.

Invocation
En el nombre del Padre, y del 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.

This is the Feast
Sung as a solo by the cantor.
This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia. Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. Power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and blessing and glory are His. This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia. Sing with all the people of God
and join in the hymn of all creation: Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen. This is the feast of victory for our God,
for the Lamb who was slain
has begun his reign. Alleluia. Alleluia.

The Prayer of the Day
   The Lord be with you
All:And also with you
Let us pray
All: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. Amen.

This is the word of the Lord.
All:Thanks be to God.

The Scripture Readings

Acts 11:1-18
 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party[b] criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” But Peter began and explained it to them in order: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me. Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?” When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Revelation 21:1-7
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.’ And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said; “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

This is the word of the Lord.
All:Thanks be to God
The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 10th chapter.
All:Glory to You, O Lord.

John 13:31-35
When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All:Praise to you, O Christ.

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of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

Children Sermon

10,000 Reasons
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O... my soul, worship his holy name. Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name.
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning, It’s time to sing your song again. Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,...
Let me be singing when the evening comes
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O... my soul, worship his holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name.
You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger;
Your name is great and your heart is kind.
For all your goodness, I will keep on singing;..
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O... my soul, worship his holy name. Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name.
And on that day, when my strength is failing,
The end draws near, and my time has come;
Still, my soul will sing your praise unending...
Ten Thousand years, and then forevermore!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O... my soul, worship his holy name. Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name. Worship your holy name. Lord, I’ll worship your holy name!
Sermon

The Prayer of the Church
After the pastor says Lord in Your Mercy, all respond with Hear our Prayer.
For a Blessed Easter Season as we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus For blessing in our outreach; CDC; LINC, Presa Community Center. Pastors Philip, Roy, Naresh, Matt and all church planters.
For peace, for the well-being of the Church, and for the unity of all. For U.S. Leaders: President Joe, Governor Greg, Mayor Ron.
Church Leaders; LCMS President Matt, District President Mike.
For those in Military: Jarred, Alissa, Mark, Tom, Thomas, Ricky, Julian For the strength and divine energy to turn toward our enemies in love.
For Comfort, Health, and Recovery:

Alabare
Alabaré,...alabaré,...alabaré a mi Señor. Alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré a mi Señor.
Juan vio el numero de los redimidos Y todos alababan al Señor; Unos cantaban, otros oraban Y todos alababan al Señor. Alabaré,...alabaré,...alabaré a mi Señor.
Alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré a mi Señor.
Todos unidos, alegres cantamos Gloria y alabanza al Señor: Gloria al Padre, Gloria al Hijo, Y gloria al Espíritu de amor. Alabaré,...alabaré,...alabaré a mi Señor.
Alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré a mi Señor.
Somos tus hijos, Dios Padre eterno, Tu nos has creado por amor. Te adoramos, te bendecimos Y todos cantamos en tu honor. Alabaré,...alabaré,...alabaré a mi Señor.
Alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré, alabaré a mi Señor.

The Offering

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (805)
Praise God, from whom all blessing flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 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, almighty and eternal Father, and in these days of Easter to celebrate with joyful hearts the memory of your wonderful works. For by the mystery of his passion Jesus Christ, your risen Son, has conquered the powers of death and hell and restored in men and women the image of your glory. He has placed them once more in paradise and opened to them the gate of life eternal. And so, in the joy of this Passover, earth and heaven resound with gladness, angels and archangels and the whole of creation speaks forever of your glory:
All:Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Amen!

The Prayer of Thanksgiving
Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and dearth, 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 también contigo

Sharing of the Peace
Please greet one another in the name of the Lord by saying ‘Peace be with you’ as a sign of forgiveness and reconciliation in preparation for reception of the Holy Supper.

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

The King of Love My Shepherd Is (709)
The King of Love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am His And He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow, My ransomed soul He leadeth And, where the verdant pastures grow, With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, But yet in love He sought me And on His shoulder gently laid And home rejoicing brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill With Thee, dear Lord, beside me, Thy rod and staff my comfort still, Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight; Thine unction grace bestoweth; And oh, what transport of delight From Thy pure chalice floweth!

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