HE IS RISEN!!! FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER! Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | April 28th, 2024

April 28th, 2024 | FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Jesus Christ Is the True Vine Who Bears Much Fruit in Us “God is love,” and He has manifested Himself to us by sending “his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9, 16). By the ministry of the Gospel, “he has given us of his Spirit,” so that we also believe and confess “that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.” In this way, we “abide in him and he in us,” and we “love one another” (1 John 4:2, 7, 13). Such divine love is exemplified in Philip’s preaching of “the good news about Jesus”
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OPENING HYMN: #480 He’s Risen, He’s Risen vs 1,4,5
HYMN OF THE DAY: #729 I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus vs 1-4
CLOSING HYMN: #484 Make Songs of Joy

PINNACLE LUTHERAN CHURCH

HE IS RISEN!!!

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

“Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled”

April 28, 2024

+ AS WE GATHER +

Jesus Christ Is the True Vine Who Bears Much Fruit in Us

“God is love,” and He has manifested Himself to us by sending “his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9, 16). By the ministry of the Gospel, “he has given us of his Spirit,” so that we also believe and confess “that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.” In this way, we “abide in him and he in us,” and we “love one another” (1 John 4:2, 7, 13). Such divine love is exemplified in Philip’s preaching of “the good news about Jesus” to the Ethiopian eunuch. And when “they came to some water,” the eunuch was baptized into the very Gospel that Philip had preached (Acts 8:35–38). That Ethiopian was thereby grafted into “the true vine,” Jesus Christ (John 15:1), just as we are. Already we are clean because of the Word that Christ has spoken to us and by the washing of water with His Word. We now abide in Him by faith in His forgiveness. As He abides in us, both body and soul, with His own body and His blood, He “bears much fruit” in us (John 15:3–5).

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING HYMN: #480 He’s Risen, He’s Risen vs 1,4,5

INVOCATION

P      In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION       Psalm 3:4, 8

P     If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for meditation and reflection.

P     Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C     Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. 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. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on 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.

P     Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.

+ Service of the Word +

INTROIT          Psalm 145:1–2, 8, 10, 21; antiphon: John 16:16    (spoken responsively as marked)

A little while, and you will see me no longer;
            and again a little while, and you will see me.
I will extol you, my God and King,
            and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
            and praise your name forever and ever.
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
            slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
            and all your saints shall bless you!
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
            and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
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.
A little while, and you will see me no longer;
            and again a little while, and you will see me.

Amen

Kyrie

P     In peace let us pray to the Lord. 

P     For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

P     For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

P     For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

P     Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

HYMN OF PRAISE: Gloria in Excelsis LSB 154

A     Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth.

SALUTATION and PRAYER OF THE DAY

P      The Lord be with you.

P     Let us pray.

O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded

and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys

are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now

and forever.

First Reading                        Acts 8:26–40

            26An angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:

“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
     and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
                 so he opens not his mouth.
33In his humiliation justice was denied him.
     Who can describe his generation?
                 For his life is taken away from the earth.”

34And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

L          This is the Word of the Lord.
C          Thanks be to God.

 

GRADUAL        adapt. from Matthew 28:7; Hebrews 2:7; Psalm 8:6           (spoken together)

Christ has risen from the dead.
            [God the Father] has crowned him with glory and honor.
He has given him dominion over the works of his hands;
            he has put all things under his feet.

Epistle             1 John 4:1–11

            1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

            7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

L          This is the Word of the Lord.
C          Thanks be to God.

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 150: 1-6 antiphon: v. 6

1Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
            praise him in his mighty heavens!
2Praise him for his mighty deeds;
            praise him according to his excellent greatness!

3Praise him with trumpet sound;
            praise him with lute and harp!
4Praise him with tambourine and dance;
            praise him with strings and pipe!
5Praise him with sounding cymbals;
            praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
                           

  Amen

ALLELUIA,  p. 156

HOLY GOSPEL  John 14:1-14

P          The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the Fourteenth chapter.  

1[Jesus said:] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4And you know the way to where I am going.” 5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

12“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”

P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.

HYMN OF THE DAY: #729 I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus vs 1-4

SERMON: Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Apostles’ Creed

         I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

     born of the virgin Mary,

     suffered under Pontius Pilate,

     was crucified, died and was buried.

     He descended into hell.

     The third day He rose again from the dead.

     He ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the holy Christian Church,

          the communion of saints,

     the forgiveness of sins,

     the resurrection of the body,

     and the life T everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

After each petition:                             At conclusion:

P   … Lord, in Your mercy:                   P   … one God, now and forever.

C    hear our prayer.                           C    Amen.

OFFERING

OFFERTORY LSB 159  

LORD’S PRAYER          Matthew 6:9–13

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.

CLOSING PRAYER

P      Let us pray.

O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works, give to us, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey Your commandments and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

C     Amen.

Benediction

P      The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

CLOSING HYMN: #484 Make Songs of Joy

DISMISSAL

P          He is Risen!

C          He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!

Pastor:       Go in peace as you serve the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God!

POSTLUDE MUSIC

Creative Worship for the Lutheran Parish, Series C, Quarter 3. Copyright © 2022 Concordia Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission.