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Pentecost Sunday 

10:00 AM Service May 28, 2023 



Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

(Please Stand) 

Confession and Forgiveness 

L: Blessed be the holy Trinity, +one God, who greets us in this and every season, whose word never fails, whose promise is sure. 


C: Amen. 

L: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of our neighbors. 


(Silence is kept for reflection) 

P: Merciful God, 

C: we confess that we have sinned. We have hurt our community. We have squandered your blessings. We have hoarded your bounty. In the name of Jesus, forgive us and grant us your mercy. 

(Silence is kept for reflection.) 

P: Righteous God, 

C: We confess that we have sinned. We have failed to be honest. We have lacked the courage to speak. We have spoken falsely. In the name of Jesus, forgive us and grant us your mercy. 


(Silence is kept for reflection.) 

P: God is a cup of cold water when we thirst. God offers boundless grace when we fail. Claim the gift of God’s mercy: you are freed and forgiven in the name of + Jesus Christ. 


Hymn #582 “Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling” 

L: The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. 

C: And also with you. 

L: Let us pray: 

All: O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 


First Reading Acts 2: 1—21 Pg. 1692 

R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God. 

Psalm Psalm 104; 24—35 Pg. 941 


PS 104:24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; 

the earth is full of your creatures. 

PS 104:25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond 

number--living things both large and small. 


PS 104:27 These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. 

PS 104:28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your 

hand, they are satisfied with good things. 


PS 104:29 When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away 

their breath, they die and return to the dust. 

PS 104:30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. 



PS 104:31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice 

in his works-- 

PS 104:35 But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. 

Praise the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD. 


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 3b—13 Pg. 1785 

R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God. 

Children’s Sermon 

(Please rise for the Gospel.) 

After the Gospel is announced, we sing 

The Gospel according to John, the twentieth chapter. 

Gospel Reading John 20: 19—23 Pg. 1686 

After the reading of the Gospel, we sing 

(Please be seated) 

Sermon Pastor Kris Franke Hill 

(Please Stand) 

Hymn # 396 “Sprit of Gentleness” 


P: I Invite you, together with the whole congregation, to confess the faith in which we have been baptized. 

All: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, Who was con-ceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, And he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

P: You have made public profession of your faith. Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in baptism: to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth? If so, please answer: I will. 

P: This brother and sister in Christ have come to us as gifts of God and companions in life. The responsibility now falls to you, the people of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, to welcome them, to support them in faith and pray for them, to befriend them, and encourage them to find and use the gifts the Holy Spirit has given them for our common good. Let us welcome them together. 

C: We rejoice with you in the Christian life. Together we will give thanks and praise to God and proclaim the good news to all the world. 

P: Let us pray: We thank you Lord, for these new members of this congregation of your people. By your life-giving power, bind us to each other in you, strengthen us for service, guide and help us to carry out your mission, and bring us at length to that day when all your children will be one and you will be all-in-all. 



The Prayers 

L: . . .Hear us, O God. 

C: Your mercy is great. 

Sharing of the Peace 

L: The peace of Christ be with you always. 

C: And also with you! 

L: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another. 



Offering Hymn ## 650 “In Christ There is No East or West” 

(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.) 

L: Let us pray. 

All: God of field and forest, sea and sky, you are the gicer of all good things. Sustain us with these gifts of your creation, and multiply your graciousness in us, that the world may be fed with your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 


P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise. . . We praise your name and join their un-ending hymn: 


Eucharistic Prayer 

P: We praise you, all holy God, our maker, our lover, our keeper, 

C: for the universe beyond our knowing, for lands and seas and all their animals for the Texas Hill Country, Canyon Lake, and the beauty all around us; 

P: For friends and strangers and family, for homes and grocery stores and schools; 

C: for our neighboring churches: Canyon Lake Methodist, Cranes Mill Baptist, Canyon Lake Presbyterian, Peace Lutheran in New Braunfels, Faith United Church of Christ in New Braunfels, and all houses of worship. 

P: We praise you for your covenant people, for Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, and for centuries of faithful Christians; 

C: For Mary and Mary Magdalene, Peter and Paul, for Martin and Katie, for our pastors, deacons, liturgists, musicians, council mem-bers, teachers, team members, staff, and helpers of every kind. 

P: We praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ, who saves us from sin and evil, who finds us when we are lost, who redeems us when we go astray, and who calls us to follow even when we are broken. And we remember… 

P: In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to the disciples saying, “Take and eat, this is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 

Again after supper he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sins. Do this for the remembrance of me.” 

P: And so we proclaim the mystery of faith: 

C: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. 

P: Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray… 

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen 

Invitation to Communion 

Communion Hymns 

Hymn # 483 “Here is Bread” 

Hymn # 465 “As the Grains of Wheat” 


Prayer after Communion 


Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders today: 

Our Reader—Frank Stile 

Our Liturgist—Don Gillett 

Organist—Ed Workmon 

Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Transitional Pastor—Rev. Kristine Franke Hill 




Hymn # 400 “God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind” 

L: Go in peace. Share the harvest. C: Thanks be to God.