Rogate—Sixth Sunday of Easter
09 May 2021
The Father Answers Our Prayers Because of Jesus
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you” (St. John 16.23). To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray as one who has been baptized. For it is in the water that He put His name upon you, claiming you as His own, making you a son of God with access to the Father. By His incarnation and crucifixion, our Lord Jesus broke through the barrier of sin which separated us from God, opening a portal to the Father. To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray with faith in Him as the one Mediator between God and men, who gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Timothy 2.1–6). Like Moses in the wilderness, Jesus is our go-between and intercessor before the throne of heaven. He was lifted up for us on the cross that we might be saved and restored to fellowship with the Father (Numbers 21.4–9). Looking into this perfect teaching of liberty (James 1.22–27) we pray with boldness and confidence as dear children of God.
Rogate comes from the Latin rogare which means “to ask,” a reference to the strong theme of prayer in today’s Propers. In ancient practice, the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday prior to the Ascension of Our Lord were known as Rogation Days. These days of early summer were times of prayer for the protection of the crops. The Gospel for Rogate, like those for the preceding two Sundays, points to the Ascension, directing the eyes of the faithful to our risen Lord’s eternal reign in heaven.
Baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this morning is Miriam Norma Mullins, daughter of Kyle and Nicola Mullins. Sponsors are Justin and Katy Chester. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ…” (Galatians 3.27; 5.24)
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Wallace in memory of Norma Wallace.
Ascension Day is this Thursday, May 13. Join us for Divine Service at 7pm.
Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying St. Luke 6, the “Sermon on the Plain.” Wednesday Morning bible class meets at 9am in the Church Library, studying through the end of May the last five chapters of 2 Samuel and the reign of King David.
Immanuel Book Club will meet tomorrow, May 10. This month’s book is “Olive Again” by Elizabeth Stout.
Bach and Roll Join us Friday at 7pm in the Parish Center to listen to recordings of Bach’s cantatas. This week we will listen to “They Shall Put You Out of the Synagogues” (BWV 44) for Exaudi.
Prepare for Ascension Day (Thursday, 7pm)
2 Kings 2.5-15; Acts 1.1-11; St. Mark 16.14-20
Hymns: 495 – 493 – 494 – 564 – 491 – 525 – 492
Prepare for Next Sunday
Ezekiel 36.22–28; 1 Peter 4.7–14; St. John 15.26—16.4
Hymns: TLH 211 – 539 – 482 – 622 – 494 – 492
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. John 10.1-5; Amos 9.1-15
[T] St. John 10.6-10; Isaiah 4.1-6
[W] St. Matthew 28.16-20; Isaiah 29.1-24
[Th]Ascension Day: St. Mark 16.14-20; Acts 1.1-11
[F] St. Luke 24.50-53; Micah 7.1-13
[S] Acts 1.12-26; Micah 7.14-20
Hymn of the Day or Month Our Father, Who from Heaven Above (766)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.