Saturday, May 16, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Prayer of the Day
Let us pray.
Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

First ReadingActs 17:22-31 
Psalm:  Psalm 66:8-20 
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22 
Gospel: John 14:15-21
The holy gospel according to John.Glory to you, O Lord. 
The gospel of the Lord.Praise to you, O Christ


Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living 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



Thanksgiving for the Word
Let us pray.
Praise and thanks to you, holy God, for by your Word you made all things: you spoke light into darkness, called forth beauty from chaos, and brought life into being. For your Word of life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
By your Word you called your people Israel to tell of your wonderful gifts: freedom from captivity, water on the desert journey, a pathway home from exile, wisdom for life with you. For your Word of life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
Through Jesus, your Word made flesh, you speak to us and call us to witness: forgiveness through the cross, life to those entombed by death, the way of your self-giving love. For your Word of life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
Send your Spirit of truth, O God; rekindle your gifts within us: renew our faith, increase our hope, and deepen our love, for the sake of a world in need. Faithful to your Word, O God, draw near to all who call on you; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever.  Amen

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
The God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 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
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 back at Hershey Medical Center 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, Jim, and Bishop of Konde Diocese, The Rev. Dr. Edward Johnson Mwaikali and all who serve the church.
Ascension of Our Lord: On Thursday, May 21, the church observes the Ascension of Our Lord. A Worship in the Home resource is available for this day. 
Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “Jesus Loves Me/We are Baptized in Christ Jesus”“Once Led to Your Font.”
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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