Seventh Sunday of Easter The Rite of Affirmation of

Seventh Sunday of Easter
The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism
May 17, 2015
Second Reading
1 John 5:9-13
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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
The Ringing of the Valley of Hope Spire Bells
The Holy Gospel
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.
Please stand as you are able.
Confession and Forgiveness
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John 17:6-19
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The Holy Gospel according to St. John the 17th
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.
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
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Hymn of the Day
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Prayer of the Day
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
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The 51st Confirmation Class of LCH
Confirmation Hymn
First Reading
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
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After the reading: Word of God, word of life.
All respond: Thanks be to God.
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.
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.
Greetings for the Day
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Please be seated.
Apostolic Greeting
Hymn of Praise This is the Feast
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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.
The Sharing of the Peace
Please be seated.
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.
The Great Thanksgiving
Our worship is ended as we are sent into the world reminded that
God goes with us.
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The presiding minister extends God’s blessings to the people in the
name of the Trinity.
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.
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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…
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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
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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
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
Mr. Joe Kern, Mr. Rusty Peterson,
Mr. Steve Rath, Mr. Tom Schiola, Mr. Terry Shockey
Mr. & Ms. Bob and Sharon Grow
Ms. Jane Guberud
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
Close Campus
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