Trinity Lutheran Church - Canton, IL
April 15, 2018 - Third Sunday of Easter
Welcome to Trinity!

We’re glad you’re here! 

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We celebrate Holy Communion in worship each Sunday at 9:00 AM. Visitors are welcome for Communion—read the "Invitation to Holy Communion section  to learn more.


We have weekly education programs for all ages after worship, including Sunday School (age 3+), Confirmation (7th & 8th grade), Youth Group (middle/high school), and Adult Forum.

"Need to Know" Information

Restrooms (all handicapped-accessible):

  • Located down the hall from the church office (women’s first, then men’s).


Child and Family Needs—in Fireside Room (entry area):

  • Children are welcome in worship! The small table has crayons and coloring books if your little ones need to keep their hands busy!
  • Our Family Room (next to the TV) offers a baby changing table and space for nursing or other family needs during the service!


Hearing Assistance:

  • You can your set hearing aid to “T” to use our T-coil hearing loop.
  • Other hearing assistance devices are available as well—please ask an usher if you would like to use one.

 

God’s Mission for Trinity: Welcome. Nurture. Serve.

  • In order to put Christ first, we WELCOME people into the church, inviting them to receive the love and grace of Jesus so they may know themselves as children of God.
  • We NURTURE people in faith to support their learning and growth as followers of Jesus.
  • We send people out to SERVE people in emotional, spiritual, and physical need in the congregation, the community, and the world.
Welcoming & Gathering

Prelude

 


Welcome & Announcements

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  • NEW for Kids: Learn about the Bible with interactive games, word searches, and puzzles you can play on a phone through Bible Activities Zone! (Please be polite and turn off the sound if you are sitting in church, though!)

 



Please stand as you are able.



Gathering Hymn     ”At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing” (v. 1-4)      ELW 362

  

 

Confession and Forgiveness (1 John 1:8-10; John 20:23)

P:   In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C: Amen.

P: 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...Most merciful God, 

C: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We hae 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. 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.

P: In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake, God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

 

Apostolic Greeting (2 Corinthians 13:13)

P: Christ is risen! Alleluia!

C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.

 

 

Hymn of Praise (Revelation 5:8-14)          “This Is the Feast”

Prayer of the Day

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray together. Holy and righteous God,

C: you are the author of life, and you adopt us to be your children. Fill us with your words of life, that we may live as witnesses to the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.



Please sit.                          

Nurtured By God's Word

First Reading: Acts 4:32-35

A: [Peter] addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you. “And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out."


A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.



Psalm: Psalm 4 (sung to the tune below)

L: Answer me when I call, O God, defender | of my cause;

you set me free when I was in distress;

have mercy on me and | hear my prayer.

C: "You mortals, how long will you dishon- | or my glory;

how long will you love illusions and seek | after lies?"

L: Know that the LORD does wonders | for the faithful;

the LORD will hear me | when I call.

C: Tremble, then, and | do not sin;

speak to your heart in silence up- | on your bed. 

L: Offer the appointed | sacrifices,

and put your trust | in the LORD.

C: Many are saying, "Who will show us | any good?"

Let the light of your face shine upon | us, O LORD.

L: You have put gladness | in my heart,

more than when grain and | wine abound.

C: In peace, I will lie | down and sleep;

for you alone, O LORD, make me | rest secure. 

 

 


Second Reading: 1 John 1:1—2:2

A: See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.


Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.


A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 


Please stand as you are able.



Gospel Acclamation (John 6:68)        

GOSPEL: Luke 24:36b-48

P:  This is the Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 20th chapter.

C: Glory to you, O Lord.


P: Jesus himself stood among [the disciples] and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.


P: The Gospel of the Lord.               

C: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Please sit.



Children's Time & Sermon


 

Please stand as you are able. 



Hymn of the Day       “Children of the Heavenly Father”       ELW 781



Profession of Faith (Apostles’ Creed)

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

             I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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.

 


Prayers of the Church (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Each section of the prayers ends:

A: Lord, in your mercy,

C: Hear our prayer.

     

When we get to this part, please join in reading the names in bold:

A: Today, we pray especially...and for these friends on our Prayer List:

C: JoAnne, Marilyn, Lois, Cecil, Betty, Tom, Ron, Carolyn, Eleanor, Ian, Kirk, Dawn, Lois, Lynette, Marty, Carole, Paul, Olga, Becky, Brian, Easton, Angela, Hannah, Shane, David, Bill, Hayden, Roy, Guy, Sonia, Pastor Bill Dohle and family, Peggy, Sawyer, and Brenda.

 

At the conclusion of the prayers:

P: Into your hands…through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.

 


Sharing of the Peace (John 14:27, 20:19-21; Matthew 5:23-24)

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: And also with you.



Please sit.

Nurtured By Christ's Meal

Offering             

                                                                                         


Please stand as you are able.



Sung Offertory          “Doxology”


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise him, all creatures here below;

Praise him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 


Offertory Prayer

A: Let us pray. Be known to us, O Lord, in the breaking of the bread, as you were made known to the disciples. Receive these gifts, and the offering of our lives, that we may be your risen body in the world.

C: Amen.




P:   It is indeed right...we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 


Holy, Holy, Holy (Isaiah 6:3, Psalm 118:26, Mark 11:9-10)

Eucharistic Prayer (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

P: Blessed are you, O God of the universe...

In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread...

 Again, after supper, he took the cup...

As often as we eat of this bread...holy Trinity, now and forever.

C: Amen.

 

 

Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4)

C: 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 today our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For  thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Please sit.



Lamb of God (John 1:29)

Invitation to Holy Communion

If you are visiting today, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion.


Please come forward when the usher comes to your row. (If you are unable to come forward, please tell the usher, and the servers will come to you.)


Pastor will give you the bread, and then you can choose to either drink wine from the first cup station or to dip your bread in wine (red) or grape juice (white) at the second cup station.


If you prefer not to receive Holy Communion, you are invited to come forward with your arms folded across your chest to receive a blessing.


We celebrate today the First Communion of Selah Jochums, Knox Knollman, Nash Knollman, Serena Tremain, Tatum Tremain, and Amelia Williams!

 

All are invited to sing the following hymns while Communion is distributed:

  • ELW 379       “Now the Green Blade Rises”
  • ELW 389       “Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing”
  • ELW 484       “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”
  • ELW 471       “Let Us Break Bread Together”

  After everyone has shared Holy Communion, please stand as you are able.



Prayer after Communion

A: Let us pray. Life-giving God, in the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection you send light to conquer darkness, water to give new life, and the bread of heaven to nourish your people. Send us forth as witnesses to Jesus' resurrection that we may show your glory to all the world; through the same Jesus Christ, our risen Lord.

C:  Amen.

Sending Us Out to Serve

Please stand as you are able.



Blessing

P:   The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

C: Amen.

 


Benediction (Numbers 6:24-25, sung)

P: The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace,

in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (sung response below)

Sending Hymn       At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing” (v. 5 - 8)        ELW 362

                                               

 

 

Dismissal

A: Christ is risen! Alleluia!

C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

A: Go in peace. Serve the risen Lord!

C: Thanks be to God!

 


Postlude




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Service words & music reproduced and streamed under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies License #SBL-14744.


Other hymns streamed under OneLicense #A-715015.


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