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Living in and for the Living Lord St. Peter Worship at Key to Life Saturday, May 24, 2014
Welcome to St. Peter! We welcome you to the house of the true and living God for worship. Our services this Sixth Week of Easter encourage us to live for and to live in our risen Lord Jesus. He comes to us this morning with his body and blood in the Sacrament of the Altar to forgive our sins and to empower us to live for him. On this Memorial Day weekend we also thank God for all those who have served or are serving currently in the armed forces.
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Prayer before Worship O Lord, you are the only true and living Savior. Thank you for laying down your life on sin’s battlefield for us. Help us honor you by living each day to your praise. Amen.
Please be courteous and silence all pagers and cell phones. Thank you
OUR COMMUNION PRACTICE In the Sacrament of Holy Communion, Jesus gives us his true body and blood. We express unity with our Savior and those who share our faith and stand on the teachings of God’s Word. Therefore, we invite to our altar those who are members of our church or the WELS. Visitors and guests who wish to commune are asked to speak to a pastor before the service begins.
On this Memorial Day weekend, we take this opportunity to thank you for your dedicated service to our country to preserve the freedoms we enjoy this day. May God bless you all.
Graduation Recognition Sunday June 1st 9:45 a.m. We want to recognize our St. Peter members who are graduating this year from area high schools, colleges, or tech schools. Parents or students are to provide the information requested for inclusion in our service folders that weekend.
Looking Ahead Summer Service Schedule Memorial Day Sunday, May 27 th through Labor Day Sunday Sunday services: 7:45 & 9:45
Slam the Summer Slump! Place service folders from other WELS congregations you visit this summer on the bulletin board in the church entry
Geraniums for Pentecost, June 8 We are taking orders for potted geraniums to decorate the chancel for Pentecost Sunday from Rib Mountain Greenhouse for $4.75 each in memory of someone or for blessings received. Sign up at the Information Center on the appropriate order sheet and indicate the number of flowers. Then take yours home following the 9:45 AM service.
Living in and for the Living Lord St. Peter Worship at Key to Life Saturday, May 24, 2014
Text: Carl F. W. Walther, Setting: WALTHER Tune: Carl F. W. Walther, He's Risen, He's Risen CW #143 Verses 1- 5
Verse 1: He’s risen, he’s risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord; He opened death’s prison, the incarnate Word. Break forth, hosts of heaven, in jubilant song And earth, sea, and mountain the praises prolong.
Verse 2: The foe was triumphant when on Calvary The Lord of creation was nailed to the tree. In Satan’s domain did the hosts shout and jeer, For Jesus was slain, whom the evil ones fear.
Verse 3: But short was their triumph; the Savior arose, And death, hell, and Satan he vanquished, his foes. The conquering Lord lifts his banner on high; He lives, yes, he lives, and will never more die.
Verse 4: Oh, where is your sting, death? We fear you no more; Christ rose, and now open is fair Eden’s door. For all our transgressions hi blood does a tone; Redeemed and forgiven, we now are his own.
Verse 5 (Please Stand): Then sing your hosannas and raise your glad voice; Proclaim the blest tidings that all may rejoice. Laud, honor, and praise to the Lamb that was slain, Who now sits in glory and ever shall reign.
Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. All: And also with you. Opening Verses
Confession of Sin Pastor: God invites us to come into his presence and worship him with humble and penitent hearts. Therefore, let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask him to forgive us.
Confession of Sin All:Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.
Confession of Sin All: But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
(Pastor announces our forgiveness) All: Amen.
Pastor: For all that we need in life and for the wisdom to use all your gifts with gratitude and joy, hear our prayer, O Lord. All: Lord, have mercy. Lord, Have Mercy
Pastor: For the steadfast assurance that nothing can separate us from your love and for the courage to stand firm against the assaults of Satan and every evil, hear our prayer, O Christ. All: Christ, have mercy. Lord, Have Mercy
Pastor: For the well-being of your holy Church in all the world and for those who offer here their worship and praise, hear our prayer, O Lord. All: Lord, have mercy. Lord, Have Mercy
Pastor: Merciful God, maker and preserver of life, uphold us by your power and keep us in your tender care: All: Amen. Lord, Have Mercy
Pastor: The works of the Lord are great and glorious; his name is worthy of praise. Prayer and Praise
We Will Glorify LAPPY p322 Verses 1-4 Text, Tune & Setting: Twila Paris
Verse 1: We will glorify the King of kings; We will glorify the Lamb. We will glorify the Lord of lords, Who is the great I AM.
Verse 2: Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty; We will bow before his throne. We will worship him in righteousness; We will worship him alone.
Verse 3: He is Lord of heaven, Lord of earth; He is Lord of all who live. He is Lord above the universe; All praise to him we give.
Verse 4: Hallelujah to the King of kings; Hallelujah to the Lamb. Hallelujah to the Lord of lords, Who is the great I AM
Prayer of the Day Pastor: Let us pray. (The pastor says the Prayer of the Day.) All (Sung): Amen.
God’s Word to His People Acts 17:22-31 In him (God) we live and move and have our being
Psalm #66 (Spoken) Pastor: Shout with joy to God all the earth! All: Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious!
Pastor: Praise our God, O peoples, let the sound of His praise be heard. All: He has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
Pastor: Come and listen, all you who fear God; Let me tell you what He has done for me. All: If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
Pastor: But God has surely listened All: And heard my voice in prayer. All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
God’s Word to His People 1 Peter 3:15-22 Living in the Lord means witnessing for him
Pastor: Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Alleluia. (John 14:23) Verse of the Day (Please stand)
God’s Word to His People John 14:15-21 Living in the Lord means loving and obeying him
Text: William C. Dix, Setting: HYMN TO JOY Tune: Ludwig van Beethoven, , alt. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus CW #169 Verses 1- 3
Verse 1: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, his the throne; Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone. Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion Thunder like a mighty flood: "Jesus out of ev'ry nation Has redeemed us by his blood."
Verse 2: Alleluia! Bread of heaven, Here on earth our food, our stay; Alleluia! Here the sinful Flee to you from day to day. Intercessor Friend of sinners, Earth's Redeemer, hear our plea Where the songs of all the sinless Sweep across the crystal sea.
Verse 3: Alleluia! Not as orphans Are we left in sorrow now; Alleluia! He is near us; Faith believes, nor questions how. Though the cloud from sight received him When the forty days were o'er, Shall our hearts forget his promise: "I am with you evermore"?
Sermon 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
“Honor the One Who Fell…and Got Back Up!”
Nicene Creed All: We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
Nicene Creed All: 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.
Nicene Creed All: 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 fully human.
Nicene Creed All: 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.
Nicene Creed All: 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.
Nicene Creed All: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
Nicene Creed All: who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
Nicene Creed All: We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
In thankfulness for our salvation, we support God’s work with our offerings.
Prayer of the Church Pastor: …let us pray to the risen Lord: All: Lord, have mercy.
Lord’s Prayer All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
Lord’s Prayer All: Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Lord’s Prayer All: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
The Sacrament Pastor: The Lord be with you. All (Spoken): And also with you. Pastor: Lift up your hearts. All: We lift them up to the Lord. Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God. All: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Pastor: Praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In love he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms and placed all things under his feet for the benefit of the Church. Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ. To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and thanks and honor and glory for ever and ever. Seasonal Sentence
Holy, Holy, Holy (Sanctus) All (Sung): Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of your glory. You are my God, and I will exalt you. I will give you thanks, for you have become my salvation. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of your glory.
Words of Institution Pastor: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Words of Institution Pastor: Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
Pastor: The peace of the Lord be with you always. All (Sung): Amen.
O Christ, Lamb of God All (Sung): O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen. (Please be seated)
Distribution of Holy Communion
Closing Prayer Pastor: Hear the prayer of your people, O Lord, that the lips which have praised you here may glorify you in the world, that the eyes which have seen the coming of your Son may long for his coming again, and that all who have received in his true body and blood the pledge of your forgiveness may be restored to live a new and holy life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. All: Amen.
God’s Blessing Pastor: Brothers and sisters, go in peace. Live in harmony with one another. Serve the Lord with gladness. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace. All: Amen.
Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice CW #377 verses 9 & 10 Text: Martin Luther, Setting: NUN FREUT EUCH, LIEBEN CHRISTEN Tune: Etlich Cristlich lider, Wittenberg, 1524
Verse 9: "Now to my Father I depart, The Holy Spirit sending And, heav'nly wisdom to impart, My help to you extending. He will a source of comfort be, Teach you to know and follow me, And in all truth will guide you.
Verse 10: "What I on earth have lived and taught Be all your life and teaching; So shall my kingdom's work be wrought And honored in your preaching. Take care that no one's man-made laws Should e'er destroy the gospel's cause. This final word I leave you."