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Watch For Those Who Deceive

(4/22/2018)

Today in Worship - Fourth Sunday of Easter
Preacher, Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message:  Linda Dehn
Elder: Mike Kennedy

Welcoming One Another

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

Opening Prayer

Opening Song
"St. Marks Early Childhood Students"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs Of Praise
"He Who Began A Good Work In You"
"That's Why We Praise Him"

First Reading
John 15:1-8
1  "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
3  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4  Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5  I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
6  If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
8  This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
1 John 2:18-27
18  Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.
19  They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
20  But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
21  I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.
22  Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son.
23  No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24  See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25  And this is what he promised us--even eternal life.
26  I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.
27  As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.

Sermon

Offering
"We Believe"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the Third Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him; but the Holy Spirit 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 richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers.  On the Last Day, he will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.  This is most certainly true.

Prayer and Care
"Doxology"
"Our Father"
"Amazing Love"

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.

Blessing

Sending Song
"Always"