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Accept the Counsel of the Counselor

(5/21/2017)

Today in Worship - Sixth Sunday of Easter
Preacher:  Pastor Bill Liebmann
Worship Leader:  Louis Johnson
Childrens Message: Brian Falls
Elder: Darwin Kraus

Remembering Whose We Are
Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Opening Prayer

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs of Praise
"Mighty To Save"
"The Wonderful Cross"

First Reading
Acts 17:22-31
22  Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
23  For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.
24  The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.
25  And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.
26  From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 
27  God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
28  'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'
29  Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone--an image made by man's design and skill.
30  In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
31  For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
John 14:15-21
15  "If you love me, you will obey what I command. 
16  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--
17  the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
18  I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
19  Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
20  On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
21  Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."

Sermon

Offering
"Your Name"

In Whom Do We Believe? 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.  He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.  From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Prayers Of The Day

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.

Celebrating the Lords Supper
"Be Still And Know"
"I Was Created"
"Lamb Of God"

Blessing

Sending Song
"Son Of God"