All Saints Lutheran Church 5501 148th Avenue Northeast Benjamin Dolby, Pastor All Saints Website — http://www.allsaints-lcms.com Got News? Send to: [email protected]
Seventh Sunday of Easter Worship Theme: "Believe In Me"
Bellevue, WA 98007 Phone: 881-2925
June 2, 2019
Welcome Visitors! To all who enter the doors of this church, we extend a special
greeting. It is our sincere desire that you will find warmth and fellowship here, and that God may give you a beautiful Sabbath day. Please sign our Guest Book in the Narthex, giving your address (including apartment number) and zip code. Please come and worship with us again!
A Note About the Lord's Supper: The Lord's Supper will be
offered at our 8:00 service this morning. If you have any doubts or questions about your ability and worthiness to receive His Body and Blood in the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion), speak with Pastor before coming forward. Please Note: Should anyone be unable to partake of the wine, we will have a small amount of cups filled with grape juice available in the center of each communion tray for your use. Also, please note that gluten-free wafers are available in a small bowl on the wafer plate for anyone with a gluten allergy.
Altar Flowers are placed to the glory of God in happy celebration of new
baby daughter for Lindsay & Tyler Christian and granddaughter for the Fairbanks family! God's Blessings to All!
Today's Order of Service (The Order of Service for today is Divine Service Setting One and can be found on Page 151 in the Lutheran Service Book.)
+ We Lift Our Hearts In Worship + Pre-Service Music and Prayer Time (Please observe a quiet time prior to the service to allow for private prayers and meditation.) + WELCOME AND GREETING + Opening Hymn: #523LSB "O Word of God Incarnate" O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high, O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky: We praise You for the radiance That from the hallowed page, A lantern to our footsteps, Shines on from age to age.
The Church from You, dear Master, Received the gift divine; And still that light is lifted O'er all the earth to shine. It is the chart and compass That, all life's voyage through, Mid mists and rocks and quicksands Still guides, O Christ, to You. O make Your Church, dear Savior, A lamp of burnished gold To bear before the nations Your true light as of old! O teach Your wand'ring pilgrims By this their path to trace Till, clouds and darkness ended, They see You face to face! The Invocation (p. 151) (Spoken) P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C: AMEN If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. BUT IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, GOD, WHO IS FAITHFUL AND JUST, WILL FORGIVE OUR SINS AND CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. The Confession and Absolution (p. 151) (Spoken) Let us then confess our sins to God our Father. MOST MERCIFUL GOD, WE CONFESS THAT WE ARE BY NATURE SINFUL AND UNCLEAN. 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 JUSTLY DESERVE YOUR PRESENT AND ETERNAL PUNISHMENT. FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SON, JESUS CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US. FORGIVE US, RENEW US, AND LEAD US, SO THAT WE MAY DELIGHT IN YOUR WILL AND WALK IN YOUR WAYS TO THE GLORY OF YOUR HOLY NAME. AMEN. Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. SERVICE OF THE WORD
Introit of the Day-Psalm 133 (SPOKEN responsively) When Brothers Dwell in Unity
P: Behold, how good and pleasant it is
The Readings from God's Word The First Lesson: Acts 1:12-26 (ESV p. 909)
C: WHEN BROTHERS DWELL IN UNITY!
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
P: It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard,
C: ON THE BEARD OF AARON, RUNNING DOWN ON THE
COLLAR OF HIS ROBES!
P: It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!
C: FOR THERE THE LORD HAS COMMANDED THE BLESSING, LIFE FOREVERMORE. This Is the Feast (p. 155) (SUNG) _This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. _Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. _This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are his. _This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation: Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen. _This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. For the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia. _This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. The Salutation and Collect of the Day (p. 156) The Lord be with you.
(SUNG) AND ALSO WITH YOU.
Let us pray... (Pastor prays the Collect) O King of glory, Lord of hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, we pray, leave us not without consolation, but send us the Spirit of truth, whom you promised from the Father; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas 12
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms, 15
“ ‘May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “ ‘Let another take his office.’ So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. 21
This is the Word of the Lord. THANKS BE TO GOD.
The New Testament Reading: Revelation 22:1-20 (ESV p. 1041)
The River of Life
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. 22:1
Jesus Is Coming
And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.” 6
“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” 7
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 9 but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. 18
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! 20
And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” 12
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 14
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” 16
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.”
This is the Word of the Lord. THANKS BE TO GOD.
Alleluia and Verse (p. 156) (SUNG) _ALLELUIA. LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? YOU HAVE THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE. ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA. The Holy Gospel: John 17:20-26 (ESV p. 9) The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 17th chapter.
(SUNG) GLORY TO YOU, O LORD.
The High Priestly Prayer “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” 20
This is the Gospel of our Lord. (SUNG) PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST. The Children's Message (Parents are encouraged to bring children forward.)
The Message Hymn: #602LSB “The Gifts Christ Freely Gives” (v 1-4) The gifts Christ freely gives He gives to you and me To be His Church, His bride, His chosen, saved and free! Saints blest with these rich gifts Are children who proclaim That they were won by Christ And cling to His strong name. The gifts flow from the font Where He calls us His own; New life He gives that makes Us His and His alone. Here He forgives our sins With water and His Word; The triune God Himself Gives pow'r to call Him Lord. The gifts of grace and peace From absolution flow; The pastor's words are Christ's For us to trust and know. Forgiveness that we need Is granted to us there; The Lord of mercy sends Us forth in His blest care. The gifts are there each day The holy Word is read; God's children listen, hear, Receive, and they are fed. Christ fills them with Himself, Blest words that give them life, Restoring and refreshing Them for this world's strife. The Message for the Day: "For Those Who Will Believe in Me Through Their Word" The Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles' Creed (Spoken) (p. 159) 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, DIED AND WAS BURIED. HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD. HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY. FROM THENCE HE WILL COME TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE HOLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY, AND THE LIFE EVERLASTING. AMEN. The Gathering of Offerings for the Lord's Work The Prayers (after each petition, please respond with - “Hear our Prayer”)
The Lord's Prayer (p.162) (SPOKEN) 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.
(10:45 a.m. service - please proceed to Benediction) SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT
The Order of Holy Communion (for 8:00 a.m. service) Prepare to Receive the Lord's Supper/Holy Communion When we come to the altar during the Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion: Our congregation requests the potential communion recipient be baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. We invite you to read and understand 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Matthew 28:16-20 and Mark 14:23-25 for your understanding of the Holy Communion. We receive Christ’s Body and Blood in, with and under the bread and the wine, for the forgiveness of sins, united in the fellowship of faith and faithful in Christ, Christ’s presence and peace. The Preface (Responses are SPOKEN) (p. 160) The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU. Lift up your hearts. WE LIFT THEM TO THE LORD. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. IT IS RIGHT TO GIVE HIM THANKS AND PRAISE. It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, Holy Lord, Almighty Father, Everlasting God; but chiefly are we bound to praise You for the glorious resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord; for He is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us and has taken away the sins of the world. By His death He has destroyed death, and by His rising to life again He has restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:
(SUNG) HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD, GOD OF POW'R AND MIGHT: HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF YOUR GLORY. HOSANNA. HOSANNA. HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST. BLESS-ED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD. HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST. The Prayer of Thanksgiving (p.161) Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN. The Words of Our Lord (p. 162)
Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: "Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me."
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: "Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the for- giveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
The Proclamation of Christ As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. AMEN. COME, LORD JESUS. The Pax Domini (p. 163) The peace of the Lord be with you always. (SUNG) A - MEN.
The Agnus Dei (p.163)
(SUNG) LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD; HAVE MERCY ON US. LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD; HAVE MERCY ON US. LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD; GRANT US PEACE.
The Distribution Communion Hymn: #633LSB "At the Lamb's High Feast" (v 1-4) At the Lamb's high feast we sing Praise to our victorious King, Who has washed us in the tide Flowing from His pierc-ed side. Alleluia! Praise we Him, whose love divine Gives His sacred blood for wine, Gives His body for the feast― Christ the victim, Christ the priest. Alleluia! Where the paschal blood is poured, Death's dread angel sheathes the sword; Israel's hosts triumphant go Through the wave that drowns the foe. Alleluia! Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed, Paschal victim, paschal bread; With sincerity and love Eat we manna from above. Alleluia! #411LSB "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" I want to walk as a child of the light. I want to follow Jesus. God set the stars to give light to the world. The star of my life is Jesus. Refrain: In Him there is no darkness at all. The night and the day are both alike. The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus. I want to see the brightness of God. I want to look at Jesus. Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path, And show me the way to the Father. Refrain: I'm looking for the coming of Christ. I want to be with Jesus. When we have run with patience the race, We shall know the joy of Jesus. Refrain: The Post-Communion Canticle (p. 164) (SUNG) THANK THE LORD AND SING HIS PRAISE; TELL EV'RYONE WHAT HE HAS DONE. LET ALL WHO SEEK THE LORD REJOICE AND PROUDLY BEAR HIS NAME. HE RECALLS HIS PROMISES AND LEADS HIS PEOPLE FORTH IN JOY WITH SHOUTS OF THANKSGIVING. ALLELUIA, ALLELU - IA.
The Post-Communion Collect (p. 166) Let us pray. O God the Father, the fountain and source of all goodness, who in loving-kindness sent Your only-begotten Son into the flesh, we thank You that for His sake You have given us pardon and peace in this Sacrament, and we ask You not to forsake Your children but always to rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may be enabled constantly to serve You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The Benediction (p.166) The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you His peace.
The Closing Hymn: #633LSB "At the Lamb's High Feast" (v 5-8) Mighty Victim from the sky, Hell's fierce pow'rs beneath You lie; You have conquered in the fight, You have brought us life and light. Alleluia! Now no more can death appall, Now no more the grave enthrall; You have opened paradise, And Your saints in You shall rise. Alleluia! Easter triumph, Easter joy! This alone can sin destroy; From sin's pow'r, Lord, set us free, Newborn souls in You to be. Alleluia! Father, who the crown shall give, Savior, by whose death we live, Spirit, guide through all our days: Three in One, Your name we praise. Alleluia! The Sending Go in peace - Serve the Lord! THANKS BE TO GOD! The Postlude (This ends the service.)
Enter to Worship—Depart to Serve