Sunday, May 23, 2010-9:00 a.m.
Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 48, Page 134 (Front Of Hymnal)
The Choir: “Hail, Thee, Festival Day”
(Arranged & Directed: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Heather Schierenbeck)
Opening Hymn TLH 227 : Come, Holy Ghost, in Love – “Come, Holy Ghost, In Love”
P: In The Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
P: God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
C: If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.
P: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
C: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
P: Let us pray.
C: Almighty God, merciful father, we are sinful by nature and have sinned against You in our thoughts, words and actions. But we are sorry for our transgressions and pray You, of Your bountiful mercy, to be gracious and merciful unto us. Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, renew us by Your Spirit, and lead us in the way everlasting. Amen.
Show us Lord, the path of blessing; When we trespass on our way,
Cast, O Lord, our sins behind Thee And be with us day by day.
Show we stray, O Lord, recall; Work repentance when we fall.
P: Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. We are forgiven. With boldness and confidence we may approach the throne to find grace to help in time of need. In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the lord.
C: 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.
The Pentecost Coming Of The Holy Spirit – Acts 2: 1- 6,11
Come, O come, Thou quick’ning Spirit, God from all eternity!
May Thy power never fail us; dwell within us constantly.
Then shall truth and life and light Banish all the gloom of night.
The Promise Of A Comforter – John 16: 5-7; 13-14; 15:26; 14:26
Guard, O God, our faith forever; Let not Satan, death or shame
Ever part us from our Savior; Lord our Refuge is Thy Name.
Spirit, keep us day by day, Through Your Word, show us Thy way.
Grant Us Spirit-Power In Our Lives – Galatians 5: 22-25
Holy Spirit, strong and mighty, thou Who makest all things new,
Make Thy work within us perfect And the evil foe subdue.
Grant us weapons for the strife And with vic’try crown our life.
Our Pentecost Profession (Luther’s Explanation – 3rd Article)
I believe that I cannot by my own thinking or choosing believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him. But the Holy Ghost has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith; In the same way, He calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian Church He daily and fully forgives all sins to me and all believers; And on the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead; And He will give to me and all believers in Christ eternal life. This is most certainly true.
Hymn TLH 236 : Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid – “Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid”
The Sermon …………………………………………………………. 1 Corinthians 12: 3
“For no man can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit”
THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1. To Convert, Regenerate, And Enlighten The Lost Soul
2. To Create & Preserve Faith Through The Means Of Grace
Hymn TLH 234 : Holy Ghost with Light Divine – “Holy Ghost With Light Divine”
The Offering, Prayers And Benediction
The Children’s Message – “God’s Overflowing Grace”
The Closing Hymn TLH 215 : Draw Us to Thee – “Draw Us To Thee”
Silent Prayer And Announcements