Rogate—Sixth Sunday of Easter
6 May 2018
“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
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. Tom Reck in memory of his parents.
Please Greet Our Catechumens after the Divine Service in the receiving line with the Pastor and Vicar outside the narthex, and then proceed to the Parish Center for cake and refreshments given in honor of the confirmands. The YPI will serve refreshments next Sunday after the Divine Service as well.
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, stanza 4)
The God Who Speaks: Adult Bible Class on Sunday is studying the letter to the Hebrews. “In many and various ways God spoke to His people of old by the prophets. But now in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son.” (Hebrews 1.1) Now is the time to join in (or come back if you’ve missed lately) and be blessed to know our Lord Jesus more and more through His holy, precious, life-giving Word.
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
Prepare for Ascension Day (Thursday, 7pm)
Acts 1.1-11; St. Mark 16.14-20
Hymns: 495 – 493 – 494 – 564 – 491 – 525 – 492
Order of Daily Prayer
L: Make haste, O + 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
[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
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.