MAY 17, 2020

Sunday Service

May 17, 2020

Today finds us in sitting in the upper room, in the middle of a heartfelt plea from Jesus. I hope you hear this plea in your own heart, that His promise of a helper to be with us hits home for you, so that you know you are never alone!

Pastor Luke

Confession and Forgiveness

Loving God, we confess that at times we do not share in the joy of the resurrection but are caught in the worries of the world. We confess that we do not always live in the spirit of new life but remain discontent, grumbling and anxious. Forgive us for not sharing in the Good News. Forgive us when we find it more comfortable to worry and complain than to risk the joy and encouragement of new life in Christ. Call us back to Your ways, O God, to seek hope and reconciliation, restoration and peace. In the name of the Risen Christ, we pray. Amen.

Christ is Risen! The stone is rolled away, the tomb found empty. Mary calls out, “I have seen the Lord!” We have seen Christ, too, in every helping hand, in every heartfelt gift, in every choice to restore life in this world. We are called to this new life, a life of forgiveness and reconciliation. You are forgiven; accept your forgiveness and know that God loves you and desires great joy for your life. Walk forward on this journey of faith, knowing your brothers and sisters are with you. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

May 17 Sermon – Pastor Luke

Gospel Reading

John 14:15-21


Music

How Great Thou Art - Tim and Sophie Hanson

HOW GREAT THOU ART

1. O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the works thy hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed; Ref: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee, how great thou art! How great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee, how great thou art! How great thou art! 2. And when I think that God, his Son not sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in, That on the cross my burden gladly bearing he bled and died to take away my sin; Refrain 3. When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation, and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim, "My God, how great thou art!" Refrain

Offering Prayer

We don’t always know how much money we have, or how much we will need; in precarious economic times we are tempted to hoard our money for ourselves.

In this offering we have the opportunity to show our faith, that our God will supply all our needs.

We walk by faith, we live by faith, we give by faith.

God of great gifts, you have given us so much, accept these gifts from our hands, our faithful response to your abundant grace. Amen.

Giving Options

MAIL

Mail in your offering, or drop off your envelope at church.

RECURRING

Set up recurring giving online

TEXT

Give via text by texting GIVE to 763-220-8488. Side note, if you text ME to this number, you can update your information in our church database!

Music

Chain Breaker - Tim and Sophie Hanson

CHAIN BREAKER If you've been walking the same old road for miles and milesIf you've been hearing the same old voice tell the same old liesIf you're trying to feel the same old holes insideThere's a better life, there's a better life If you've got pain, he's a pain taker. If you feel lost, he's a way makerIf you need freedom or saving he's a prison-shaking SaviorIf you've got chains, he's a chain breaker We've all search for the light of day in the dead of nightWe've all found ourselves worn out from the same old fightWe've all run to things we know just ain't rightAnd there's a better life, there's a better life If you've got pain, he's a pain taker. If you feel lost, he's a way makerIf you need freedom or saving he's a prison-shaking SaviorIf you've got chains, he's a chain breaker If you believe it,If you receive it,If you can feel it somebody testify. (repeat twice) If you've got pain, he's a pain taker. If you feel lost, he's a way makerIf you need freedom or saving he's a prison-shaking SaviorIf you've got chains, he's a chain breaker If you need freedom or saving he's a prison-shaking SaviorIf you've got chains, he's a chain breaker

Communion Liturgy

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Music

Blessed be the Name – the Cassadas

Lyrics in the video comments.

Let Us Pray

Life-giving God,

you have fed us with your word,

and our hearts burn within us.

Through this meal you have opened us to your presence.

Now send us forth to share the gifts of Easter with all in need;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Benediction

May the God who raised Jesus from the dead grant you grace,

the Son who gave his life for you give you peace,

and the Spirit who is with you day by day,

inspire you to greater service both now and forever more. Amen

Go in Peace and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!