Online Worship – May 9th/10th, 2020

Welcome!

Thank you for joining us for Online Worship this week. When you’re ready, scroll on down to get started! Once you’ve finished with the first video, scroll on down to the next one. May God guide you through a blessed worship experience today.

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Prelude: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

arr. Heather Sorenson

Welcome, Invocation, and Mothers’ Day Message

Opening Song: Holy is the Lord

[Verse]
We stand and lift up our hands 
For the joy of the Lord is our strength 
We bow down and worship Him now 
How great, how awesome is He 
And together we sing, Everyone sing 

[Chorus] 
Holy is the Lord God Almighty 
The earth is filled with His glory 
Holy is the Lord God Almighty 
The earth is filled with His glory 
The earth is filled with His glory 

[Verse] [Chorus] 

It’s rising up all around 
It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown 
(Repeat 2x) 

And together we sing, Everyone sing 

[Chorus] 

Text: © 2003 CCLI. Used by permission: clli no. 11105072

Kids Message

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Sermon Text: Acts 16:13-34

13And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

16As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. 17She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” 18And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.

19But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers. 20And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, “These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city. 21They advocate customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to accept or practice.” 22The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. 23And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. 24Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

25About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened. 27When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” 29And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. 30Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. 34Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.

Sermon – “Three Case Studies”

Response to the Message – Nicene Creed

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Anthem

Mothers’ Day Anthem (Recorded May 13th, 2019)
Video Credit: Kim Gillin

Posted by Kimberly Gillin on Monday, May 13, 2019

Prayer of the Church and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: And Can it Be

VERSE 1
And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood
Died He for me, who caused His pain
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

VERSE 2
He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace
Emptied Himself of all but love
And bled for Adam’s helpless race
‘Tis mercy all, immense and free
For O my God, it found out me!
‘Tis mercy all, immense and free
For O my God, it found out me!

VERSE 3
Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light
My chains fell off, my heart was free
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee

VERSE 4
No condemnation now I dread
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine
Alive in Him, my living Head
And clothed in righteousness divine
Bold I approach the eternal throne
And claim the crown, thee Christ my own
Bold I approach the eternal throne
And claim the crown, thee Christ my own

Benediction

Thank you so much for joining us! God bless you!

7 Comments

  1. Lou and Rosemarie Sandhop

    Fantastic news Ryan and Caitlin. Wow! A new baby. Praise be to God. From now on, Mother’s Day will always hold special meaning for you both. Thank you all for bringing us the Good News into our homes. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.

  2. Nancy Jenkins

    Thank you Pastor for this weekly worship. It is such a blessing for all of us at St James Lutheran. I look forward to it each week and look forward to being with everyone again. God Bless

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