THE BLESSINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY

The Sermon: Psalm 128

Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways. When you eat the fruit of your labor, you will be blessed and it will be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house, your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life;  May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel.

Listen to the sermon:

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

May 13, 2012 – 9:00 a.m.

For Pre-Service Reading – Psalm 132,Page 153 In Front Of Hymnal

Choir:“Free From Guilt And Free From Sin”
Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Heather Schierenbeck

TLH ”536″ : Hymnary.org link

The Order Of Service ………..……….. Pages 12 – 15 (Supplement)

The Invocation And Confession Of Sins

C: Almighty, everlasting God, for my many sins I justly deserve eternal condemnation. Yet in Your mercy You sent Your dear Son,my Lord Jesus Christ, Who won for me forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation. Make my repentance sincere and uplift with Your life-giving Gospel assurance. Being dead to sin, may I ever seek to live a godly life in Your service, through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.

God’s Absolution (Announcement Of Forgiveness Through Pastor)

Thanks Be To God For Faith-Examples Of Faithful Bible Women

* Miriam (Who praised God for His deliverance of the Israelites) Exodus 15: 19-21
* Hannah (Who dedicated her miracle son, Samuel, to the Lord) 1 Samuel 1:1 – 2:10
* Ruth (Whose love and loyalty to her God and family were blessings) Ruth 1: 8-18
* Mary – Jesus mother (Blessed to be God’s servant) Luke 1: 26 – 38
* Mary And Martha (Focusing hearts on God’s Word and Work) Luke 10: 38-42
* The Samaritan Woman (Received and Shared The Living Water) John 4: 1-42
* Mary Magdalene (Showed Her Christian Love And Understanding) John 12: 1-8; 20:1-18
* Dorcas (Serving Christ By Serving Others) Acts 9: 36
* Eunice And Lois (In The Home Teachers And Nurturers) 2 Timothy 1: 5

Sing LSB 855 : For All the Faithful Women Hymnary.org link

Our Profession Of Faith (The Apostles Creed)

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn LSB 857 : Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way Hymnary.org link

THE BLESSINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY

The Sermon ……….………………….………………… Psalm 128

Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways. When you eat the fruit of your labor, you will be blessed and it will be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house, your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life;  May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel.

TLH 625 : Oh, Blest the House Whate'er Befall Hymnary.org link

The Offering Of Grateful Hearts

Our Prayer And The Lord’s Prayer

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 this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Benediction And Closing Hymn CW 504 : Bless Our Loved Ones Holy Father Hymnary.org link