Fourth Sunday of Easter
10:00 AM Service May 8, 2022
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Confession and Forgiveness
L: In the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
L: God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us
from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that
we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness
of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
L: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.
(silence is kept for reflection)
L: Most merciful God,
C: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We
have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have
done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our
whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake
of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy one us. Forgive us, renew us, and
lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the
glory of your holy name. Amen.
L: In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his
sake God forgives us all our sins. I declare to you the entire forgiveness of all
your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
L: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
C: He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!
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.
Glory to God in the highest...
L: Let us pray:
All: O God of peace, you brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus
Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep. By the blood of your eternal
covenant, make us complete in everything good that we may do your will,
and work among us all that is well-pleasing in your sight, through Jesus
Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
First Reading: Acts 9: 36—43 Pg. 1708
R: Word of God, Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God
Psalm Psalm 23 Pg. 862
PS 23: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
PS 23: 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet
PS 23:3 he restores my soul. He guides me along the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
PS 23: 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me
PS 23: 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You
anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
PS 23: 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will
dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Second Reading: Revelation 7: 9—17 Pg. 1921
R: Word of God, Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God.
After the Gospel is announced:
C: Glory to you, O Lord.
Gospel Reading John 10: 22—30 Pg. 1667
P: The gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
(Please be seated)
Hymn # 502 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
L: With the whole church, let us confess our faith:
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
L: . . .Lord, in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
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 #764 “Have No Fear, Little Flock”
Please stand as the last verse is sung and the offering is brought forward.
Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds,
so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours,
utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as you will, but always
to your glory and the welfare of your people, through our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. Amen.
Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us:
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.