As I have loved you. - Messiah Church – ELCA

One another
As I have loved you.
John 13:34
May 10, 2015 10:30 AM
Happy Mother’s Day!
Newcomers Welcome. If this is your first visit we warmly welcome
you. Please fill out the Welcome Card found in the pew pocket if you
would like to be contacted by the pastor or the office.
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Childcare is available during both the early and late services on
Sunday in our preschool room downstairs. Parent pagers are
Last Class Sunday School meets today. Children ages 3 years
through 4th grade can participate, 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. We gather
in the Community Room (large room, main level, opposite end from
the sanctuary). Please register with Catherine Puisto for next year.
Today’s refreshments are provided by Cara and Katie Musick.
Thank you.
Altar Flowers
Today’s altar flowers are provided by Kim Dietzman and Glori Sabin
for their wedding anniversary. Thank you.
Worship Assistants
Greeter: Jo, Paul, and Jeremy Vanderbloemen
Reader: Phil Neppl
Communion: Peggy Ladwig, Julie Neppl, Ray Robinson
Ushers: Jerry Hildebrandt, Doug Eppinger, Janet Woider, Jim Olson,
Dwight Paulson (D Team)
Host: Paula Darr
Music Team
Vocalists: Clyde Nyhus and the Celebrate Singers, Sisters in Christ
Pianist: Melissa Vanden Heuvel
Late Liturgy
All readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
- WE GATHER Prelude
Opening Hymn
ELW 524 What Is This Place
ELW p.184
Opening Prayer (Prayer of the Day)
- THE WORD First Reading Acts 10:44-48
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who
heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with
Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been
poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking
in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone
withhold the water for baptizing these people who have
received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ So he ordered them to
be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to
stay for several days.
The Word of The Lord “Thanks be to God”
Second Reading- 1 John 5:1-6
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of
God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this
we know that we love the children of God, when we love God
and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that
we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not
burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world.
And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is
it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is
the Son of God?
This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not
with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the
Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.
The Word of The Lord “Thanks be to God”
Gospel Acclamation
ELW p.188
Holy Gospel – John 15:9-17
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my
love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his
love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in
you, and that your joy may be complete.
‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have
loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s
life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I
command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because
the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have
called you friends, because I have made known to you
everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose
me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit,
fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you
ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that
you may love one another.
Gospel of the Lord “Praise to you O Christ”
Late Liturgy
All readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
- THE HOMILY Pastor Jeff Vanden Heuvel
Baptism of Zachary Paul Landon
Today we welcome Zachary, son of Amy and Jacob Wagner,
into the Lord’s family through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.
His baptismal sponsors are Teresa and Brian Bentler and Tracy and
Jon Frank. Also welcoming Zachary into Baptism is his birthmother
Elisa Van Maaren.
Baptism Song: W&P 69 Borning Cry
Prayers of Intercession
Response after each prayer:
Sign of Peace
Greet one another with “Peace be with you”
- THE OFFERING An offering is gathered for the mission of the church, including the
care of those in need. Children are welcome to come forth.
Offering Hymn
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
by Sisters in Christ
Tracy Frank, Amy Wagner, Tara Van Dollen, and Teresa Bentler
Pastor: Let us pray. Merciful God...
Congregation: We offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have
first given us – our selves, our time, and our possessions, signs
of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who
offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Great Thanksgiving
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Preface and Holy, Holy
ELW p. 207
The Lord’s Prayer (sung)
- HOLY COMMUNION Grape juice is available in the central cups.
Gluten-free wafers are available. Please take one from the
gold container on the stand between the bread distributors.
Distribution Hymn
Pan de Vida See Next Page
W&P 152 We Remember You
Meditation Hymn
ELW 821 Shout to the Lord
- SENDING Pastor’s Final Blessing
Concluding Hymn W&P 119 Praise to You, O God of Mercy
Dismissal: Pastor: “Go in peace, serve the Lord.”
Congregation: “Thanks be to God!”
Late Liturgy
All readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
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Monday, May 11, 2015
Pastor's Day Off
Boy Scouts Pack 132
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EMMCA Senior Meal
Girl Scouts 2035
MLC Council Meeting
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Bulletin submission deadline
9th Grade Interviews
Thursday, May 14, 2015
EMMCA Senior Meal
Wandering Whittlers
Girl Scouts 2344
Senior Choir Practice
Friday, May 15, 2015
Organ/Piano Rehearsal
9:00 AM
6:30 PM
12:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
6:30 PM
12:00 PM
6:30 PM
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Mow Team 5
MLC Staff Meeting
Line Dancing
Saturday Evening Service
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Early Service
Baptism of Mila Pharo
Late Service
Scout Venture Crew
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
5:00 PM
8:15 AM
8:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM
6:30 PM
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