Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am

May 17, 2015                                                              Confirmation

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Our ascended Lord is in heaven, where he sits at the Father's right hand and prays for his Church.

Order of Service: Divine Service 1, page 15 in front of the blue supplement

Opening Hymn- Speak, O Lord, #735

Prayer of the Day: Almighty God, your Son our Savior was taken up in glory and intercedes for us at your right hand. Through your living and abiding Word, give us hearts to know him and faith to follow where he has gone; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

First Lesson- Acts 1:15-26

The eleven disciples select a replacement for Judas. Under God's direction, they reform themselves as a full company of twelve while they wait to begin their work as witnesses of the resurrection.

Sunday School Sings (in place of the Psalm)

--Children of the Heavenly Father

Second Lesson- 1 John 4:13-21

       We bear witness to, rely on, and live in the God who is love. It is only right, therefore, that we love one another. If we do not, then we do not love God nor truly show his love for us.

Choir Sings (in place of Verse of the Day) These Alone Are Enough

Gospel Lesson- John17:11b-19

      Our High Priest prays for his disciples as he looks ahead to the time when he will not longer be with them. He asks that the Father would protect them and set them apart as his own. The tool by which he will do that is the Word.

Hymn of the Day- Jesus, My Great High Priest, #359

Sermon- Based on Acts 1:15-26

Preschool Sings (in place of Create in Me)

-I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus

Rite of Confirmation

Hymn- Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus, #452

Closing Hymn- In Christ Alone, #752