The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Confirmation
May 6, 2012
Let me be yours forever, My faithful God and Lord; Let me forsake you never Nor wander from your Word. Lord, do not let me waver But give me steadfastness, And for such grace and favor your holy name I'll bless. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 596:1)
Hymn 229 “This Day at Your Creating Word”
Service of the Word, p. 37
First Lesson Acts 8:26-40
Philip believed in Jesus and told others about him. We pray that our confirmands share that same desire to connect others to Jesus.
Second Lesson 1 John 3:18-24
When we're connected to Jesus, we trust his promise of forgiveness to cleanse our conscience. His forgiveness leads us to love others and obey his commands.
Gospel John 15:1-8
As we remain in Jesus and his word remains in us, we stay connected to the true Vine and bear much fruit.
Hymn of the Day 168 “With High Delight Let Us Unite”
Hymn 599 “Our Lord and God, Oh, Bless This Day”
Choir: Go Now in Peace
Confirmation: Our confirmands this year are Collin Brown, Ryan Gray, and Morgan Nelson. May our Savior bless what they have learned and keep them in the true faith.
Flowers: The flowers are in memory of Bruce Gray, the father of Ryan Gray.
April Financials: The General Fund ended the month of April with a (-$515.97) deficit. $5546.34 came in and $6731.92 went out. $1306.00 came in for missions, bringing our annual total to $2649.00. Our yearly commitment is $8000.
May ushers: Dale Smith (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth
May cleaners: Delroy & Jane Theilke, Jolene Greiner, Jiana Thielke
Today's Greeters: Seth Nelson & Evan Nelson