Sixth Sunday of Easter
26 May 2019
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.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Brad Bilyeu.
Ascension Day Divine Service is this Thursday evening at 7pm. “Now our heavenly Aaron enters with His blood within the veil; Joshua now is come to Canaan, and the kings before him quail. Now He plants the tribes of Israel in their promised resting place; Now our great Elijah offers double portion of His grace.” (LSB 494:4)
Vacation Bible School Summer is quickly approaching, which means that Vacation Bible School will soon be here. Do you have a child, grandchild, friend, neighbor from age 3 to 5th grade? If so, we would love for them to join us June 24-28 from 6-8pm as we learn more about our faith as found in the Apostle’s Creed. We will also be making crafts, playing games, and enjoying snacks during our time together. Register on the main page of our website: www.ielcth.org. If you have any questions, you can talk to Vicar or email email@example.com.
Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying Hebrews 11.32-40, “The Achievements and Suffering of Faithful People” Christians are urged to regard themselves as part of a heroic community with divine backing, rather than a despised minority of contemporary society, and to identify themselves emotionally with all the host of the named and nameless people of faith who bear witness to God both by what they achieved and suffered. Certainly a message for our times!
Crisis Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle fundraising Campaign: Pick up a bottle to fill with change through Father’s Day, June 17. Bottles are available on the table across from the Parish Office.
Prepare for Ascension Day (Thursday, 7pm)
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 – TLH 267 – 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.