The Lord Supplies the Needs of His Church

Berea Lutheran Church

The Sermon: Acts 1: 15-26

In those days Peter stood up among the believers and said, “Brothers, the Scriptures have been fulfilled regarding Judas who led those who arrested Jesus. Once he was one of us and shared in his ministry. And it is known throughout Jerusalem how he bought a field and there plunged headlong and died. And that Field became known as a field of blood. And now it has been prophesied in the Book of Psalms, ‘May another take his place of leadership’. Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us during our days with Jesus, for one of these must be a witness with us of the resurrection’. So they proposed two men: Joseph (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed: “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go to his own place.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; So he was added to the eleven apostles.

The Lord Supplies the Needs of His Church

Listen to the Sermon:

Order of Worship:

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER April 20, 2008 ( 8:30 & 10:30 A.M.)

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 118, Page 29 In Front Of Supplement

Opening Hymn: “Father, We Praise Thee”

The Liturgy ………………………………… Supplement Pages 1 – 5

The Scripture Reading – Ephesians 4: 11 – 16
The Lord’s “Gifts” For The Edifying (Upbuilding) of His Church

P:“Blessed are they that hear the Word of God and keep it.” C: “Alleluia!…” (Supplement, Page 4)

The Nicene Creed (Supplement: Page 5)

TLH 485 (v: Lord Jesus, Who Art Come Hymnary.org link

The Sermon …………………………………………… Acts 1: 15-26

In those days Peter stood up among the believers and said, “Brothers, the Scriptures have been fulfilled regarding Judas who led those who arrested Jesus. Once he was one of us and shared in his ministry. And it is known throughout Jerusalem how he bought a field and there plunged headlong and died. And that Field became known as a field of blood. And now it has been prophesied in the Book of Psalms, ‘May another take his place of leadership’. Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us during our days with Jesus, for one of these must be a witness with us of the resurrection’. So they proposed two men: Joseph (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed: “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go to his own place.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; So he was added to the eleven apostles.

The Lord Supplies the Needs of His Church

The “Create In Me…” (Supplement, Page 6)

WS 732 (V 3-4): Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds Hymnary.org link

(8:30) The Children’s Message: “One Body, Many Parts”

Our Gifts of Faith And Love

(8:30) Choir: “Let Me Be Thine Forever” TLH 334 : Let Me be Yours Forever Hymnary.org link
(Director: Cathy Augustin: Accompanist: Amy Tester)

Our Prayers And Our Lord’s Benediction

WS 799 (V 1-3): This Is the Feast of Victory Hymnary.org link

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.