Fifth Sunday of Easter

4/29/18

Message: Today’s Message is delivered by Pastor Kelly Taylor-Schaus.

Traditional

Contemporary

 

Prayer of the day:

O Lord Christ, shepherd of the sheep, you seek the lost and guide us into your fold. Feed us and we shall be satisfied; heal us and we shall be whole. Make us one with you, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Gospel:

John 15:1-8

‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

 

Traditional Service Songs:

When Morning Gilds the Sky

Thine the Amen

We Are an Offering

A Closing Prayer

 

Contemporary Service Songs:

For All You’ve Done

I Will Follow

I Can Only Imagine

May You Run and Not Be Weary

 

Blessing:

May God who has brought us from death to life fill you with great joy.
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.

 

Dismissal:

Christ is risen.

Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

You are the body of Christ raised up for the world. Go in peace. Share the good news.

Response:

Thanks be to God.

 

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