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

May 8, 2016                                                                          Easter 7

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Jesus continues to rule over and bless his church.

Order of Service

Service of the Word, page 38 in the front part of the hymnal

Opening Hymn

Alleluia! Jesus Lives, #153

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 (sung)

First Lesson

Acts 16:6-10

The word of salvation spreads as God directs his missionaries to preach the gospel in Macedonia.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 8, page 67 in the front part of the hymnal

Second Lesson

Revelation 22:12-17,20

Although Jesus ascended, he does not leave us on our own. He continues to send the Spirit and to offer salvation full and free. We eagerly await his second and final coming when he will take us to himself in heaven. So we pray, “Come Lord Jesus.”

Gospel Lesson

John 17:20-26

In his high priestly prayer, Jesus prays that his church might continue to know and believe his message of love and through that message enjoy unity and eternal life.

Hymn of the Day

Jesus, My Great High Priest, 359

Sermon

Revelation22:12-17,20Saints, Behold the Sight Is Glorious

Hymn

Awake, My Heart, with Gladness, #156

Closing Hymn

Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won, #145