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1 The Resurrected Lord Promises to Send His Disciples the Holy Spirit 8:30 AM Peace Lutheran Church 2090 Commerce Drive North Mankato, MN 56003

2 Peace Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran Synod Proclaim the wonders God has done! Pastor Timothy Hartwig Church Office: Cell Phone: Website: peacemankato.com Jesus Lambs at Peace Preschool Teacher/Director: Joslyn Moldstad Phone: Divine Service Sunday 8:30 & 10:45 AM May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter Welcome to Peace! The purpose of our congregation is to worship God, who gives life through Word and Sacrament; to serve one another in love and fellowship; and to proclaim forgiveness and salvation to all through Jesus Christ alone. Before Worship As you prepare to worship your Lord today, spend a few quiet minutes in prayer before the service. Review the lessons, the service notes, and pray this prayer: Prayer of the Day Father of lights, every good and perfect gift comes from You. Inspire us to think those things that are true and long for those things that are good, that we may always make our petitions according to Your gracious will; through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. For the Children A Cry-Room is available if your little ones need a moment. It is the first room on the left as you walk into the church building. Sound and video are piped into the room to enable you to hear and see the service. Facilities Restrooms are located down the hall and on the right side. 2

3 The Divine Service Matins, p. 109 The Confession of Sin P: Dearly beloved! We have come together in the presence of God our heavenly Father, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at His hand, to set forth His most worthy praise, to hear His holy Word, and to ask for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and salvation. O come, let us worship Him! Let us kneel and bow down before Him. Let us confess our sins with penitent hearts, and obtain forgiveness by His infinite grace and mercy. C: Almighty and most merciful Father, we have strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed the devices and desires of our hearts. We have offended against Your holy law. We have done those things which we should not have done, and we have not done those things which we should have done. Have mercy on us, O Lord! Spare us and restore us, according to the promises You have declared to us in Jesus Christ, our Lord. For His sake grant that we may live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of Your holy name. P: The almighty and merciful Lord has granted us pardon and forgiveness of all our sins, grace for true repentance and amendment of life, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Hymn: #64, Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens, Adore Him The Versicles P: O Lord, open my lips. 3

4 P: Make haste, O God, to deliver me. The Invitatory P: O come, let us worship the Lord. 4

5 The Venite exultemus 5

6 The Lesson Acts 17: Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. 24 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' 29 "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone an image made by man's design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead." The Epistle 1 Peter 3: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, 19 through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison 20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him. The Holy Gospel - John 14: "If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever 17 the Spirit of truth. The 6

7 world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." A Responsory P: O Lord, have mercy upon us. Choir: If Ye Love Me By: Thomas Tallis If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may 'bide with you forever; E'en the spirit of truth; Text: John 14:15-17 Public Domain Sermon: John 14:15-21 The Resurrected Lord Promises to Send His Disciples the Holy Spirit The Offering The members of Peace Lutheran Congregation have joined together to do the Lord s work in this community and around the world. Visitors need not feel obligated to participate in this offering which supports our ministry. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (II Corinthians 9:8) Please fill out the Friendship Register. 7

8 The Canticle Hymn: #43:1-4, Holy God, We Praise Thy Name The Prayers, beginning with The Kyrie The Lord s Prayer 8

9 The Collect P: Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank You, that of Your boundless grace, for the sake of Your Son, You have given us the Holy Gospel, and have instituted the holy Sacraments, that through them we may have comfort and forgiveness of sin; we beseech You, grant us Your Holy Spirit, that we may believe Your Word; and through the holy Sacraments day by day establish our faith, until we at last obtain salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. 9

10 The Benedicamus P: Let us bless the Lord. The Benediction P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. The Closing Hymn: #59, Lord of All Hopefulness Thank you to those who served in our service today: Adult Choir; Harpist: Hannah Spivey; The ushers; Cover artwork: Don Moldstad. To God be the Glory! 10

11 Announcements Sunday: 8:30 AM Divine Service 9:40 AM Sunday School Adult Bible Class 10:45 AM Divine Service 12:00 PM Annual Voter s Meeting, pizza lunch served Monday: 5:15 PM Youth Choir End-of-Year Party Tuesday: 9:00 AM Solid Grounds Bible Study Wednesday: 7:00 PM Adult Choir rehearsal Sunday: 8:30 AM Divine Service with Holy Communion 10:00 AM Divine Service with Holy Communion 6:30 PM CROSSED Important upcoming events: June May 28 th September 3 rd May 31 st September 6 th June 4 th Group 2 Refreshments, Group 6 Greeters Summer Sunday worship 8:30 & 10:00 AM, No Sunday School or Adult Bible Class Wednesday evening worship services Pastor Moldstad s Installation at 3:00 PM Claire Ella, daughter of Matt & Joanna Bindert, will be baptized at the 10:45 service this morning. May God bless Claire today and strengthen her in her baptismal grace forever. Today is the last day of Sunday School for this school year. The members of Peace and the Board for Education would like to thank our teachers for the past year: Preschool Lynnea Bunkowske, Brooke Hartung, Becky Novak, Alisha Schuch, Missy Vandermause, Lydia Hartwig; K-1st Denice Woller; 2nd-3rd Darci and Taylor Theiste; 4th-6th Jen Wosmek; 7th-8th Mike Madson. If anyone is willing to help with Sunday School for the school year, please contact Mike Madson, Sunday School Superintendent. Thank you. Congratulations to our 2017 High School Graduates! Receiving quilts this year are Regan Geving, Sarah Henry, Rose Reiner, Zachary Riehl, Peace gives quilts to graduates who would like one. Fabric is provided by the graduate family and the batting is provided by Peace. Helping make the quilts this year: Kay Beinke, Ione Geistfeld, Rhonda Geving, Julie Henry, Amanda Madson, Connie Schulz, and Karen Wold. 11

12 Built On the Rock is our theme for this year s VBS at Peace! Children ages 4 through going to be 6 th graders are encouraged to attend June 12-14, 9am-2pm, for three days of construction fun! Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in the narthex! Invite a friend, too! Registration deadline is May 31 st. Also on the bulletin board, sign up to help volunteer during VBS or sign up to donate snacks. Thank you! Collecting empty dish soap containers for VBS! (such Dawn, Joy, etc.) Hammers for a craft project. If you are willing to lend us your hammers, please label them with your name. There is a box in the cry room, labelled VBS, that you can put them in! Thank you! Feeding the Builders Please consider signing up w/several members to provide a noon meal for the builders. The sign-up sheets are in the narthex. Recipe suggestions several recipes for feeding a crowd are provided for anyone who wishes to use them (located near the sign-up sheets). Ladder Tree a ladder tree has been placed in the narthex. In an effort to support our project, we are looking for specific items to stock our kitchen (i.e. condiments, snack items, coffee & powdered drink mixes). Grab a hammer and help us build our new addition! Jesus' Lambs at Peace Preschool will graduate 21 students this Friday, May 26 th, at 10am. Everyone is invited to attend the graduation. Please keep them all in your prayers as they continue to go on to Kindergarten, that they grow in their faith toward Jesus as their Savior. Don t know what to do with the kids during the summer? Bring them to the park! The Moms On a Mission (M.O.M.s) group has set up park playdates on Wednesday mornings for the summer months. All are welcome (even dads). Join us Wednesdays, starting June 7, from 9:30am-noon, bring a picnic lunch if you like. Come and go as you please. We will be rotating a different park each month. June is Alexander Park, July is Spring Lake Park, and August is Sibley Park. If weather is rainy, playdate is cancelled. Come when you can! Questions? Contact Heidi Graham at The softball team has a game tomorrow evening at 6:15pm at Caswell field 4 and will plan a grill out following the game for team members, their families, and Peace members. Grill out will start about 7:15pm. Location will be on the East end of Caswell park on the green knoll in just beyond the center field fence of field 5. Food will be provided by the team members. Come join us for the game and a meal! Fun fellowship opportunity. Cookout will be canceled if rainy. 12

13 ELS Lutheran Youth Association Convention, Saved through Water, is in Cincinnati, OH, from July Register at els.org/lya17. Camp Indianhead forms are on the bulletin board in the narthex. Camp is July 9-14, for ages Register by June 11 th. Interested in your child taking the bus to camp? Please sign-up on the sheet on the bulletin board to get on the list for bus information. Last week at Peace: Sunday 293 To watch our service live, go to: or to our Facebook page. The service will start automatically when it is live (8:30 AM - Sundays, 6:30 PM - Wednesdays during Lent). For recorded services, go to and you can choose which service you want to watch. We are currently only streaming and recording during the 8:30 service on Sundays. St. Paul s 2 nd Missionary Journey & The Best of Greece Tour Hosted by Prof. Adie Harstad & Dr. William Kessel, May 13-23, Visit numerous biblical sites where St. Paul labored in the Lord after he entered Greece from Turkey. For more information and a brochure, please contact Prof. Adie Harstad at cell: