Saturday, May 23, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Easter

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Thanksgiving for Baptism

Blessed be the holy Trinity,  one God,
the fountain of living water,
the rock who gave us birth,
our light and our salvation.

Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness. 
Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.

We give you thanks, O God,
for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters
and by your Word you created the world,
calling forth life in which you took delight.

Through the waters of the flood you delivered Noah and his family.
Through the sea you led your people Israel from slavery into freedom.
At the river your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit.
By water and your Word you claim us as daughters and sons,
making us heirs of your promise and servants of all.

We praise you for the gift of water that sustains life,
and above all we praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ.
Shower us with your Spirit,
and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace, and love.

To you be given honor and praise
through Jesus Christ our Lord
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Greeting and Prayer of the Day

First ReadingActs 1:6-14

Second Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

Gospel: John 17:1-11

Sermon Bishop Dunlop

Nicene Creed

Prayers of the Church


Lord’s Prayer
Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray: 
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 thosewho 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
Almighty God, Father,  Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen
Be at Peace. Christ is with you!  Thanks be to God! 

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Prayer Requests

Pat Midolo is moving to Charlottesville, Virginia to be near her daughter. Prayers requested for her strength and peace.
Marilyn Foore was diagnosed with Covid-19 and is being treated at Chambersburg Hospital.

Claudine Helman is home from the Chambersburg Hospital. Prayers requested for healing and wholeness.

For graduating seniors in High School and College, especially Josh Horton, Allison Pettyjohn, Larpu Yanquoi, Joe Corwell, and Jake Corwell.

Chet and Linda Walker prayers requested as Chet seeks treatment for pancreatic cancer at Hershey Medical Center.

Cameron Zeger, great-grandson of Jerry and Jeanie Madden. Cameron is being treated for cancer.

LaRue McKenzie and family as they mourn the death of LaRue's husband Marvin McKenzie who died on March 14.

For our bishops: Elizabeth, James, and Bishop of Konde Diocese, The Rev. Dr. Edward Johnson Mwaikali and all who serve the church.

Daily Prayer Resources are now available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.
Readings from Readings for the Assembly © 1995, 1996, 1997 Augsburg Fortress. Citations from the Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 Consultation on Common Texts. Scripture quotations from NRSV Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, adapted and edited with permission by Gordon Lathrop and Gail Ramshaw.

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