Christ is Risen!…He is Risen Indeed!
 
Introduction for the Day

As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ-our way, our truth, our life.

Two Ways to Participate in Worship
*Click the icon below if you would like to view the worship service as ONE continuous video.  
Otherwise, as we have been doing the past few weeks, you may click on the individual links to view the each piece of the service.
 
We invite you to engage in whichever way is 
most meaningful to you. 
  
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JOIN US… 
 
THIS MORNING, May 10th at 11:30AM for a Virtual Zoom Fellowship Hour
 
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THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

May 10, 2020

Click below for ONE continuous video of our worship service.
 
Zion Lutheran Worship May 10
Zion Lutheran Worship May 10
(Pastor Jeff has described himself as “The World’s Worst Proofreader”.
Conversely, he is very good at finding typos after he clicks the send
or upload button. Which happened with this service.
Your challenge today, beyond participating in the worship service, is to
see how many typos you can find. Make sure you watch to the very end!)

 

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Thanksgiving for Baptism and Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another, to follow in the way of his commandments, and to share his risen life with all the world, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

May 10 Thanksgiving for Baptism and Prayer of the Day
May 10 Thanksgiving for Baptism and Prayer of the Day

 

Opening Hymn  ELW#377 “Alleluia! Jesus is Risen
(verses 1,3,5)
May 10 Opening Hymn
May 10 Opening Hymn

 

Readings: First Lesson – Acts 7:55-60
 Second Lesson – 1 Peter 2:2-10
Readings for May 10
Readings for May 10

 

Children’s Message, 
Holy Gospel  – John 14:1-4
Sermon 
May 10 Children's sermon, Gospel, and Sermon
May 10 Children’s sermon, Gospel, and Sermon

 

Hymn of the Day  ELW#758 “You Are The Way”
 
May 10 Hymn of the Day
May 10 Hymn of the Day

 

 Prayers 
“Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer
May 10 prayers
May 10 prayers

 

Lord’s Prayer

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.

 

Offering Prayer
Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts: our selves, our time, and our possessions. Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

 

May 10 Lord's Prayer, Benediction, and Sending
May 10 Lord’s Prayer, Benediction, and Sending

 

Blessing
May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead
raise you to new life, fill you with hope,
and turn your mourning into dancing.
Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless you now and forever. Amen.

 

Sending
Christ is risen, just as he said. Go in peace, share the good news. Alleluia! Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
Announcements
 
May 10 Announcements
May 10 Announcements

 

Sending Hymn: ELW#619 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives!”
 
May 10 Closing Hymn
May 10 Closing Hymn

 

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Click below for Sunday School Bulletin / Activities
Family Sunday School by Sparkhouse, God's House, Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020
Family Sunday School by Sparkhouse, God’s House, Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020

 

 

 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
+Special Thanks to the Messner family, Holbrook family and Redline familly for their gifts of music, and to Lois Garafola and Jim Turner for reading.
+From SundaysAndSeasons.com. Copyright © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS026579.
+Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License, License #A­700332.