5/18/2017 10:31:51 AM
May 21, 2017 Easter 6
Posted under: Easter
Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Confession of Christ and of our hope in him is the calling of all who have been baptized. Such confession includes not only our faithful testimony but also our loving obedience to Jesus’ commands. As we live out our confession of Christ, we are comforted by the presence of the Spirit whom the Son has sent while we await his return.
Order of Service
Divine Service 1, page 15 in the front part of the blue supplement
Like the Golden Sun Ascending, #147
Prayer of the Day
Father of lights, every good and perfect gift comes from you. Inspire us to think those things that are true and long for those things that are good, that we may always make our petitions according to your gracious will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Paul preaches before the meeting of the Areopagus in Athens. To these pagan Greeks the apostle proclaims the “unknown God”—the God who made the world and who calls all people to repentance and faith in the One whom he raised from the dead.
Psalm of the Day
Psalm 66, page 90 in front of the hymnal
1 Peter 3:15-22
Peter admonishes the faithful to be ready always to confess the hope they have in Christ Jesus, particularly when they face hardship and persecution. In so doing they show the power of their baptism by which they have washed free of the guilt of sin and connected the Christ and his resurrection.
Jesus’ farewell discourse continues from the previous week. The Holy Spirit is promised to the disciples, and they are comforted by the Lord’s promise: that he will not leave them orphaned but will return to them. Jesus exhorts them to show love for their Lord by giving loving obedience to his commands.
Hymn of the Day
Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice, #377
John 14:15-21—Love Still Comes to Us
Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won, #145
Triumphant from the Grave, #151