This Sunday's Events
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
May 26, 2019
8:15am - Worship Service w/ Communion
9:40am - Sunday School, Bible Classes & Confirmation Classes
10:00am - Brookdale Service
11:00am - Contemporary Service w/ Communion
12:00pm - VBS Staff Meeting
Elders: Charlie Brown & Norm Luedtke
Ushers: Ken Kutlik, Mark Rahn & Gary Driesen
Greeters: Lillian Vahrenwald & Marilyn Driesen
Acolyte: Nolan Greenwood
Reader: Ken Kutlik
Elders: Paul James & Jonathan Waid
Ushers: Linda Waid & Sevena Scott
Greeters: Rick & Carolyn Wheatley
Acolyte: Rebekah Bender
Reader: David Annis
First Reading Acts 16:9–15
9 A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
10And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
11So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. 13And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Epistle Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27
9Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.
22And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel John 16:23–33
P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixteenth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
23In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
25“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
29His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.
Rev. Roger A. Schwartz, Pastor
Rev. Karl J. Dunker, Emeritus Pastor
Sheri Agee, Admin
Josh Eckstein, DCE
Justin Hornsby, Music
Mission & Ministry
Lutheran World Relief
DCCM Food Pantry
Christus Victor, Athens
Golden Harvest Pantry
Augusta Rescue Mission
Garden City Rescue
Shepeard Blood Center
Lutheran Hour Ministries