Sunday May 16 program

DATE: Sunday, May 16
TIME: 11 am

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PROGRAM

*OPENING HYMN #312 “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise” (all verses) (choir)

GREETING
Men of Galilee, why gave in wonder at the heavens?
This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw him go, alleluia.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION #890
Merciful God, we confess that 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 are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

LORD HAVE MERCY (Choir)

OPENING PRAYER

FIRST READING (Charlie Hinz)
Acts 1:1-11
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

PSALTER (Charlie Hinz)
Psalm 47 #781 (sung response) (choir)

*GLORIA PATRI

SECOND READING (Markus Messina)
Eph 1:17-23
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


ALLELLUIA (Choir) (Pastor Phil)
Go and teach all nations, says the Lord.  I am with you always, until the end of the world.

GOSPEL (Pastor Phil)
Mark 16:15-20
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” 19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
Reader:  The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

HYMN: # 325 “Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus” (all verses)


SERMON

APOSTLES’ CREED #881
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, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Anthony Vaicels)
Anthony will read the prayers of the people.  If you would like a prayer to be read next Sunday, please send your request to Anthony.  You may call or text him at (347) 617-6098 or send an email to him at the following address: mixeroff@aol.com

CHOIR ANTHEM  

GREAT THANKSGIVING

THE LORD’S PRAYER

LAMB OF GOD (Choir)

Response: Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.  Therefore, let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

COMMUNION PRAYER
(For those who are listening in, we invite you to receive “spiritually,” by praying: “Father, I pray, that I might be more closely spiritually united to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”)

COMMUNION HYMN #326 “The Head that once was Crowned” (all verses) (Choir)

HYMN “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” (all verses)

*BENEDICTION