If you are unable to be with us in person for worship this week, you can still connect to our community through Worship to Go. Pray the prayers, engage the Bible readings, sing the songs, and connect to both the Tri-Saints and God through this resource. We pray that this time will be a holy time for you.
The Fifth Sunday in Easter: May 19, 2019
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! Risen Christ, you live and reign and walk among us. Help us to know that you a present with us, through death and beyond, for you are the Lord of Life. Amen.
Judas leaves the room to initiate the events leading to Jesus’ death, which according to this gospel is the time of Jesus’ glorification. Do you agree with the evangelist’s assessment, that the crucifixion is glorious?
Jesus addresses his men as “little children.” Does that sound like a compliment? Or what?
The bottom line is that Jesus’ followers can be identified by how they “love one another.” In your experience, is that still true today?
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Prayers of the People: May 19, 2019 Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people, according to their needs.
Risen Christ, we pray for the church. Risen Christ, thank you for loving us enough to go to the cross for us. Help us to obey your commandment, to love another as you first loved us. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Risen Christ, we pray for the world. Bring hope into despair. Bring light into darkness. Bring the living among the dead. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Risen Christ, we pray for the earth. Bless farmers, ranchers, and all who support them during this time of planting. Give them safety, wisdom, and strength. Help us to care for the earth, and all that you abundantly provide. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Risen Christ, we pray for those who cannot be here with us today, especially shut-in members Kathy, Norman, Ward, Delvin, Hilda, Floyd, Frances, Irene, Joe & Audrey, and Norma. Ease their loneliness, give them strength and comfort, and sustain them with your peace and joy. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Risen Christ, we pray for those in need of prayer, especially Myra, Floyd, Loretta, Lynnis, Angela, Lavern, Ray, Sena, Celine, Rebecca, and those we now name, both silently and aloud (pause for prayer). Hold them in your loving arms. Cause healing in their minds, bodies, and souls. Bring them safely home. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Risen Christ, we pray for those who are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or other joyful milestones this week, especially Marcella, Addison, Ethan, Mike & Sarah, and Todd & Jennifer. Bless and keep them in your care. Strengthen them, in love toward you and one another. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Risen Christ, we pray for ourselves; For those things on our hearts and minds which are known only to you…(pause for prayer) Help us to show love to one another. Help us to show love to you. Help us to love ourselves fully, even as you love us fully. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Peter Mission of the Month: Lutheran Family Services Veterans Services Program Veterans Services programs provide confidential, individualized counseling services for active military personnel, veterans and their loved ones regardless of ability to pay. Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is a serving arm of the Nebraska Synod. You can learn more about this program here: https://www.lfsneb.org/service/veterans-services/
Nebraska Synod Disaster Fund:https://nebraskasynod.org/giving/give-now.html Click on “Hunger & Disaster” and choose the amount to give to the Nebraska Synod Disaster Fund to help those affected by recent and continuing flooding in our state.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Go in peace. Share the Good News. Thanks be to God!