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Worship Bulletin for April 19, 2020

Following is the worship bulletin for this Sunday. Enjoy!

Good Shepherd/Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Welcome to Good Shepherd Our Savior’s Lutheran Parish Worship Service for April 19, 2020. We are continuing to work on how we bring this service to you and one of the main things we are working on is the sound. We are aware that some of you are having difficulty hearing what is said and we are trying different things to correct the problem. Special thanks to Gus Vettleson, Bonnie Kirchman, Trudie Hammnes, and Savannah Rankin. We have several people who have offered to help record for this service and so when I call you asking you to help with the service please do not let the technology get in the way of you serving your community. If I do not call and you could help, please call the church office, the parsonage, or me, on my cell phone. Thank you. For today’s worship we are having Savannah Rankin help out as the worship assistant.

- Pastor Bob

Thanksgiving For Baptism: pg. 97

Pastor: In the name of God the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Joined to Christ Jesus in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.

Cong: We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning your Spirit moved

over the waters and by your Word created the world, calling forth life in which you took delight.

Pastor: Through the waters of the flood you delivered Noah and his family. Through the sea you led your people Israel from slavery into freedom.

Cong: 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 Christ Jesus. Shower us with your Spirit, and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace and love.

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

Opening Hymn: “Lord of All Hopefulness “765 verses 1 &4

1. Lord of All hopefulness, Lord of all joy, whose trust ever childlike, no cares could destroy; be there at our waking, and give us we pray, you bliss in our hearts, Lord at the break of the day.

4. Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm, be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray, you peace in our hearts, Lord at the end of the day

Pastoral Greeting: The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit with you all. Amen.

*Prayer of the Day Almighty God, you gave your only Son, Jesus to die for us and then showed us your power by raising him from the dead. You give us hope, peace, and faith. Give us yourself so we may go forward with our fears and worries with you by our side. We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

First Reading Acts 2:14a, 22-32 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know- this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ "Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, 'He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.’ This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. The Word of the Lord: “Thanks be to God

The Gospel according to John 20:19-31

Response before the Gospel: Glory be to thee, O Lord.

*When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

Response after reading of the Gospel: Praise to you, O Christ.


Apostle’s 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.

Let us pray for the church, the world, and for all those in need…

Almighty God, you know the way out of the grave, nothing keeps you from us, bless your church as it tells the deceit-filled world the truth about you, about life, and about each other

…Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Almighty God, be with those who are worried about their financial futures, their life-style choices, their way of being in the world. Help all see that you will provide for them

…Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Almighty God, be with our farmers and cattle people and small businesses as they cope with sudden loss of income, reduce opportunities to serve their customers, and uncertain future activity levels

…Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Almighty God, thank you for all our leaders…thank you for those in our parish are taking one additional duties and responsibilities, thank you for the generosity of our church members as they continue to support and keep alive our church community through their financial gifts, care for each other, and concern for our fellow citizens of clearwater county, the state of Minnesota, and fellow countrymen…

…Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Almighty God, thank you for the blessings we have received from you…thank you for all our loved ones…thank you for being in our lives today

…Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Almighty God, be with us until we are reunited with those who have gone before us

…Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray trusting in your mercy through and Our and Lord Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thine name, thine kingdom come, thine will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today 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 forever Amen.


The Lord Bless you and Keep You The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon with favor and give you peace amen.

“What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine #774 verse 1

1. What a fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms, what a blessedness, what a peace is mine, leaning on the everlasting arms. Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms; leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms

Thank you to everyone for all your contributions.

Sunday 04/12/20 - Offering Received $3,510.00

Offering Needed Each Week To Meet Budget $2,767.00

Outstanding Obligations as of 3/31/20 . $0.00

Easter $980

General Fund Beg. Bal 03/01/20 $ -6,419.09

Revenue/OS Rec. $ 11,738.71

Expenses $ -14,275.80

General Fund End Bal 03/31/20. $ -8,956.18

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