Trinity Lutheran Church - Canton, IL
May 12, 2019 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
Welcome to Trinity!

We’re glad you’re here! 

  • If you are attending via Facebook Live, please fill out the contact card at the end of today's bulletin to request a pastoral visit, join our mailing list, or update your contact information.
  • If you are attending in person, we invite you to sign in when the ushers pass around the clipboards, and to include your contact information so that we can send you a card (and Pastor can call you if you’d like).


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

  • Click/tap here for this week's announcements!
  • 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!)


 

Children's Time (Mother's Day Recognition)



Please stand as you are able.



Gathering Hymn

Confession and Forgiveness (1 John 1:8-10John 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 hit: 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 & Prayer of the Day (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.

P: Let us pray together. O God of life,

C: you reach out to us amid our fears with the wounded hands of your risen Son. By your Spirit's breath revive our faith in your mercy, and strengthen us to be the body 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 9:36-43

(Summary: Dorcas was a faithful and devoted woman of charity in the community of Joppa. Her kindness and her work with clothing was well-known, especially to the widows in town. When she fell ill and died, Peter raised her back to life through the power of prayer.)


A: Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs.Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, “Please come to us without delay.” So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Meanwhile he stayed in Joppa for some time with a certain Simon, a tanner.


A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.



Psalm: Psalm 23 (sung to the tone below)

L: The LORD | is my shepherd;

I shall not | be in want.

C: The LORD makes me lie down | in green pastures

and leads me be- | side still waters.

L: You restore my | soul, O LORD,

and guide me along right pathways | for your name's sake.

C: Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I shall | fear no evil;

for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they | comfort me.  

L: You prepare a table before me in the presence | of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil, and my cup is | running over.

C: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days | of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the | LORD forever.



Please stand as you are able.



Gospel Acclamation (John 6:68)

GOSPEL: John 10:22-30

P:  This is the Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 10th chapter.

C: Glory to you, O Lord.


(Summary: Jesus responds to questions about his identity with the remarkable claim that he and the Father are one. Those who understand this are his sheep; they hear his voice, follow, and will never be snatched from his hand.)


P: At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”


P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Please sit.



Sermon

 

 

Please stand as you are able. 



Hymn of the Day

 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, Lois, Cecil, Pat, Dave, Tom, Ron, Eleanor, Karen, Barb, Ian, Kirk, Dawn, Lois, Lynette, Carole, Paul, Brian, Susan, Brenda, Adrienne, Alice, Tim, Evan, Cindy, John, Tom, Carrie, Richard, Karen, and DeEtt.


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           "Feed My Lambs"          Jan Heron, Vocal Solo



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. Amen.

 

 

Offertory Prayer

A: Let us pray. Risen One, as you broke bread with the disciples on the shore, meet us now in this meal. Nourish us to follow you, using our gifts to feed the hungry and tend the weary, and all for your love's sake.

C: Amen.

 



Great Thanksgiving

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...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.)


We will receive Holy Communion in “tables” today.

  1. Please stand at the Communion rail. We knelt at the rail during Lent, but we stand now to celebrate that Christ is risen!
  2. Pastor will give you the wafer, and then you may either drink wine from the first Communion Assistant’s cup or to dip your bread in wine (red) or grape juice (white) from the second Communion Assistant’s cup.
  3. Please remain at the rail until Pastor dismisses your “table.”


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

  • ELW 471   “Let Us Break Bread Together”    
  • ELW 813   “Faith of Our Fathers” (revised for Mother's Day)
  • ELW 661   “I Love to Tell the Story”
  • ELW 502   “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”    




Prayer after Communion

A: Living God, you have greeted us in our brokenness and nourished us with the body of Christ, broken for us. Risen to new life with you,

send us now to bear your healing love into the wounded world, in the name of our risen Savior and Lord.

C:  Amen.

Sending Us Out to Serve

Graduate Recognition: Elizabeth Spahn & Taylor Marshall



Please stand as you are able.



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        “We Know that Christ Is Raised”         ELW 449

  


Dismissal

A: Christ is risen! Alleluia!

C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord!

C: Thanks be to God!

 


Postlude




Copyright Notices

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


For All Mothers text by Micah Garnett and Katherine Rohloff, reproduced and streamed by permission of the authors; tune is in the public domain.


Risen to Serve text by Micah Garnett, reproduced and streamed by permission of the author; tune is in the public domain.


Other hymns streamed under OneLicense #A-715015.

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