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Sunday Bulletin: May 24, 2020

posted May 19, 2020, 10:16 AM by Faith Lutheran Church   [ updated May 19, 2020, 10:44 AM ]

“Grace through Faith Ministries”

Faith Lutheran Church & Grace Lutheran Church

     526 State St., Evansville, MN             205 Central Ave., Brandon, MN


Pr. Marcus Kunz                 Ministers: All Followers of Jesus Christ

   Accompanist: Annette Helder                       Song Leaders: Tom Helder   .

May 24, 2020                                       7th Sunday of Easter


The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God. 


Gathering Hymn      “Beautiful Savior”                       #838

 Welcome and Announcements

 Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.

O God of glory, your Son Jesus Christ suffered for us and ascended to your right hand. Unite us with Christ and each other in suffering and in joy, that all the world may be drawn into your bountiful presence, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching, and song. 

First Reading                              1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.

5:6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. 10And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.

L: The Word of the Lord.      C: Thanks be to God.

 Gospel Refrain

Dance, then, wherever you may be,

I am the Lord of the dance, said he,

And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,

And I'll lead you all in the dance, said he.

 “Lord of the Dance/I Danced in the Morning”.  Words and Music: Sydney Carter © 1963 by Stainer & Bell.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under A-726549.

 Gospel Reading                                         John 17:1-11

1After Jesus had spoken these words [to his disciples], he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

  6“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”

L: The Gospel of the Lord.      C: Praise be to Christ.


    Response to the Word

We respond to God's love and call 

Hymn of the Day          “You Are Mine”                           #581

 Nicene Creed

 We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and   glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People


God feeds us with the presence of Jesus Christ.



Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth.

In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son,

that all those who believe in him should not perish,

but have eternal life.

We give thanks to you

for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.

Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts,

that we may receive our Lord with a living faith

as he comes to us in his holy supper.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


(spoken with the person designated at home)

On the night when he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

he broke it, and gave it to his disciples,

saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.


Again, after supper, he took the cup,

He gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink,

saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood;

It’s shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.



Lord’s Prayer 

 Communion Distribution, Blessing & Prayer


God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.



Sending Hymn          “We Are Called”                     #720


            Our worship has ended.  Our service begins!

                       May Grace and Faith abound.

     Thank you for worshiping with us today! 

Liturgy from Sundays and  Copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress.  All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS025373.   New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  CCLI Church Streaming & Podcast License Number CSPL087426.  “Beautiful Savior”.  Text: Gesangbuch, Munster, 1677; tr. Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904.  Music: Silesian folk tune, 19th cent. Public Domain.You Are Mine”.  Text and Music: David Haas, b. 1957.  Text and music © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under A-726549. “We Are Called”.  Text and Music: David Haas, b. 1957.  Text and Music © 1988 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under A-726549. “Lord of the Dance/I Danced in the Morning”.  Words and Music: Sydney Carter © 1963 by Stainer & Bell.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under A-726549.