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May 10, 2020 Worship Service

5th Sunday of Easter Worship Service on May 3rd at 10 a.m.

I will launch this service at around 9:30 a.m.

These Services will be provided by Zoom again. The Zoom password that you will need if asked: 762034

We will be holding Sunday Church Services this way until further notice.

Thank you,

Jeremy Grasby


EASTER 5, May 4, 2020, Redeemer Lutheran ZOOM worship

P=Pastor L=Leader C=Congregation

Please Note regarding this service: adapted from Rev. Rick Pryce service for home worship. Rev. Pryce is pastor at Lunenburg Parish, Nova Scotia. There are members of his parish who are related to, friends with, or co-workers with someone in Portapique community. Please keep him and other clergy in prayer as they struggle to support their communities, preside at graveside services and counsel survivors and grieve stricken people



P. The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C. And also with you.



* The disciples have questions. They make demands.

They want Jesus to say things that make sense.

But Jesus doesn’t do that. Instead, he points them… to promise.

Christ is risen!

Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

C. Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!


Hymn ELW 377 - Alleluia! Jesus is Risen

(Hymn lyrics printed under OneLicence # 11411292)

1 Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Trumpets resounding in glorious light!

Splendour, the Lamb, heaven forever! Oh, what a miracle God has in sight.

Chorus: Jesus is risen and we shall arise. Give God the glory! Alleluia!

2. Walking the way, Christ in the centre telling the story to open our eyes;

breaking our bread, giving us glory; Jesus our blessing, our constant surprise.


3. Jesus the vine, we are the branches; life in the Spirit the fruit of the tree;

heaven to earth, Christ to the people, gift of the future now flowing to me.


4. Weeping be gone; sorrow, be silent; death put asunder, and Easter is bright.

Cherubim sing; O grave, be open! Clothe us in wonder, adorn us in light.


5. City of God, Easter forever, golden Jerusalem, Jesus the Lamb,

river of life, saints and archangels, sing with creation to God the I AM.



Prayer of the Day

(Prayer used by permission of Augsburg Fortress (modified slightly))

P: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Let us pray.

All: Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Give us grace to love one another, to follow in the way of his commandments, and to share his risen life with all the world, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Scripture Readings

First Reading: Acts 7:55-60

(Stephen was one of the seven men chosen by the apostles to serve tables so that the apostles could be free to serve the word (Acts 6:1-6). Stephen does more than distribute food, however. For his preaching of God’s word, he becomes the first martyr of the faith.)

Filled with the Holy Spirit, [Stephen] gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he died.

L) Word of God; Word of Life

C) Thanks be to God


Psalm: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame;

deliver me in your righteousness.

2 Incline your ear to me;

make haste to deliver me.

3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold;

for the sake of your name, lead me and guide me.

4 Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me,

for you are my tower of strength. R

5 Into your hands I commend my spirit,

for you have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.

15 My times are in your hand;

rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

16 Let your face shine upon your servant;

save me in your steadfast love.” R


Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10

(Christ is the cornerstone of God’s saving work and the foundation of our lives. We are God’s chosen, holy people who continuously celebrate and declare the mercy of God we experience through Jesus Christ.)

Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture: “See, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the very head of the corner,” and “A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

L) Word of God; Word of Life

C) Thanks be to God


Gospel Acclamation:

All: Alleluia, Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel: John 14:1-14

P. The Holy Gospel according to St. John

C. Glory to you, O Lord

(On the night that he is to be arrested, Jesus shares final words with his disciples. As the one through whom God is known, he promises to go before them and act on their behalf.)

[Jesus said to the disciples:] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.”

Here ends the Gospel

C) Praise to you, O Christ.




Apostles' Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's 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 to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.


Offering Prayer

(We lift this prayer in acknowledgement and thankfulness of the offerings which have been given in support of Redeemer's ongoing ministry)

Let us Pray: Merciful God, our ordinary gifts seem small, but you make of them an abundance, just as you do with our lives. We offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us: Our selves, our time our possessions and our envelope offerings, signs of your gracious love. Receive all we offer for the sake of Jesus Christ who offered himself for us.



Prayers of the People

* Celebrating the victory of love over death, we offer our prayers to God.

[Short pause]

* God who is our wisdom and guide, uphold those who are struggling to minister to your faithful in new ways. Bless our Bishops, our clergy (we lift up Pastor Laurel) and all ministers of the church with your wisdom. Keep them strong in body, mind and spirit in all they do.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who embraces our past, we give thanks for your presence in the stories which our ancestors in faith have passed on to us. Continue to shine your light through these stories, that we may grow closer to you, and to each other.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who fills our present, we give you thanks for your promise to be with us in our confusion. Give us wisdom to discern your call; but even more, give us faith to respond with love.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who overflows into our future, we give you thanks for the glimpses you give us of life renewed, of creation restored, of hope reborn. Fire us with passion for the future you are bringing. Give us the grace to live it now.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who gives insight, we give you thanks for the instruction you have given your people. Inspire your church to share the gifts you have given so generously, that the world around us may catch a glimpse of your loving presence.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who gives hope, we give you thanks for your presence with those who suffer: those who are sick (in body, mind or spirit) or isolated, those who grieve or are angry,

those of essential services who serve others and are at risk, and those we name before you. [especially we lift up Jack, Renata, Pete and Ella, Rosalie (Glenboro), Ken H., Dorothy B., and those we lift from our hearts.]

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who gives life, we give thanks for your continuing creation, your on-going salvation, your "ever-presence" companionship. Fill us with hope, so that, even when life makes no sense, you may provide a glimpse of your compassion.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who nurtures us, we pray for those who tend and teach young children,

for safe pregnancies of expectant parents, and for families who struggle with infertility and miscarriage. We give thanks for all who have shown mothering care, and we remember all for whom this day is difficult.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

* God who is our comforter, give peace, comfort and hope to those who are struggling in their grief. As we are unable to gather with each other physically, may your Holy Spirit be present to care for our broken hearts.

God of Easter, Hear our prayer.

We pray this in the name of our risen and living Saviour, Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray, Our Father….


Lord’s Prayer

(used by permission of Augsburg Fortress)

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.


Hymn (Read or sing) ELW 758 You Are the Way

(Hymn lyrics printed under OneLicence # 11411292)

1. You are the way; to you alone from sin and death we flee;

all those who search for God, you find and by your grace set free.

2. You are the truth; your word alone true wisdom can impart;

you only can inform the mind and purify the heart.

3. You are the life; the rending tomb proclaims your conqu’ring arm;

and those who put their trust in you not death nor hell shall harm.

4. You are the way, the truth, the life; grant us that way to now,

that truth to keep, that life to win, whose joys eternal flow.


Peace: The peace of Christ be with you all.



P - May almighty God,

The Father who created us to live in love,

The Son () who died and rose to bring us new life,

And the Spirit who make the promise of God new every day,

bless us all, now and forever. Amen.



P. Go in peace.

Thanks be to God!

For Christ is risen!

C. Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!



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