Seventh Sunday of Easter The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism May 17, 2015 Second Reading 1 John 5:9-13 Bible p. 991 The liturgy, or order for worship, can be found in the ELW Hymnal. After the reading: Word of God, word of life. All respond: Thanks be to God. Please stand as you are able. 8:55 AM Gospel Acclamation – Alleluia GATHERING The Ringing of the Valley of Hope Spire Bells The Holy Gospel Prelude Before the Prelude, speak to one another. During the Prelude, speak to God. During worship, let God speak to you. During the week, let God speak through you. P Please stand as you are able. C Confession and Forgiveness ELW p. 94 John 17:6-19 Bible p. 879 The Holy Gospel according to St. John the 17th chapter. Glory to you, O Lord. Gathering, we make the sign of the cross in remembrance of the day we were baptized. After the Gospel is read, P The Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to you, O Christ. P C Gospel Acclamation Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Gathering Hymn Jesus Christ is Risen Today ELW #365 We turn and face the processional cross as it leads us into worship. Special Music: Tone Chimes ELW p. 98 Homily Kyrie ELW p. 98 Hymn of the Day ELW p. 101 Prayer of the Day P Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen. Please be seated. Chancel Choir Anthem O Victory in Jesus Rite of Affirmation of Baptism ELW p. 234 The 51st Confirmation Class of LCH Confirmation Hymn First Reading Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Bible p. 885 After the reading: Word of God, word of life. All respond: Thanks be to God. Psalm Psalm 1 (Read responsively) You Are Mine… ELW #581 Prayers of Intercession A Knowing that the resurrection of Christ has defeated sin and death, we offer our prayers for the church, the world and all people in need At the end of each petition… A Let us pray. C Have mercy, O God. WORD We hear readings from Holy Scriptures. A lesson from the Old Testament (or Hebrew Bible), a Psalm, a lesson from the New Testament, and a reading from one of the four Gospels are read. Great is Thy Faithfulness… ELW #733 Please stand as you are able as we sing God’s Word as it comes to us in a hymn chosen to reflect the themes of the day from the Scripture and the Homily. P Greetings for the Day ELW p. 102 Please be seated. Apostolic Greeting Hymn of Praise This is the Feast ELW p.102 C Holy God, by the death and resurrection of your Son, you have granted new life, abundant renewal, and salvation. Hear our prayers for the sake of the one who has set us free, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Sharing of the Peace Please be seated. MEAL Hearing God’s Word, we now gather around the table to taste and see God’s grace in the sacramental meal of Holy Communion, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins! The Giving of our Tithes and Offerings Lutheran Church of Hope is about Sharing and Transforming faith, hopes, and lives. So now we offer our financial gifts so that lives both here and beyond our walls will be transformed by the hope that is the steadfast anchor of our souls! Bells of Hope Anthem Offertory Hymn How Firm a Foundation ELW #556 Morning Has Broken Please stand as you are able. Offering Prayer A Blessed are you, O God, ruler of heaven and earth. Day by day you shower us with blessings. As you have raised us to new life in Christ, give us glad and generous hearts, ready to praise you and to respond to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. C Amen. The Great Thanksgiving SENDING Our worship is ended as we are sent into the world reminded that God goes with us. Benediction ELW p. 115 The presiding minister extends God’s blessings to the people in the name of the Trinity. P C Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Sending Hymn The Church’s One Foundation.. ELW #365 We sing a hymn that reflects the themes of the day so that we might carry our worship into service in the world. We turn and face the processional cross as it leads us out into the world of mission and Christian living. Dismissal ELW p. 115 Postlude ELW p. 107 We begin our table liturgy by greeting one another in ancient song and offering our thanks to God. For the festive meal, the presiding minister wears a chasuble, a flowing poncho-like vestment over the alb and stole, symbolizing that the meal is for all people. The Preface It is our duty and delight….we praise your name and join their unending hymn: The Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) Eucharistic Prayer I The Lord's Prayer Our Father in heaven… ELW p. 108 ELW p. 108-109 ELW p. 112 Invitation to the Table Distribution of the Holy Sacrament Pease be seated. The Confirmands will be communed first. Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) Sung after you are seated Communion Hymns Let Us Break Bread Together I Am the Bread of Life ELW p. 112 ELW #471 ELW #485 Post Communion Blessing - Please stand as you are able. P The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace. C Amen. Post Communion Hymn Post Communion Prayer ELW #860 I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me We ask God to help us extend the blessing of the table in our lives and in the world. Leading Our Worship Liturgy Today: Presiding Minister Assisting Minister Organist/Accompanist Acolyte Crucifer Lectors Prayer Ministers Communion Assistants The Rev. Dr. Scott R. McAnally Ms. Marie Glover Ms. Kim Hohensee Ms. Jessica Hoffman Mr. Alex Hohensee Ms. Christy Lind, Mr. Steve Kultala Ms. Terri Cooper, Mr. Mark Berg Mr. Connor Peterson, Ms. Cindy Green Chancel Choir and Bells of Hope Director Ms. Kenda Meyer Tone Chimes Director Ms. Kim Hohensee Instrumentalists Mr. Joe Kern, Mr. Rusty Peterson, Mr. Steve Rath, Mr. Tom Schiola, Mr. Terry Shockey Greeters Mr. & Ms. Bob and Sharon Grow Ms. Jane Guberud Ushers Mr. & Ms. Darrel and Lavina Schroeder Mr. Randy Kaiser, Mr. Pat Sorenson Nursery Minister Ms. Andrea Minnich Altar Guild Ms. Jane Guberud, Ms. Eloise Miller Fellowship Hour Hosts Ms. Cindy Green, Ms. Beth Bernardi Offering Counters Ms. Karen Kuhlmann, Ms. Carolyn Thomas Open Campus PScott Close Campus PScott Liturgy reprinted by permission of Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2015 Augsburg Fortress license #23630. All rights reserved. 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