What's Happening at MLC on
April 22, 2018
The 4th Sunday of Easter
Adult Forum/Sunday school: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion: 10:15 a.m.
Call to Worship: Prayer bell
Choir (10:15 a.m.): Alleluia! Jesus is Risen!, Text: Herbert F. Brokering, 1926-2009; Music: David N. Johnson, 1922-1987; The Lord My Shepherd Is, Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (adapted from Psalm 23); Music: Austin C. Lovelace, 1919-2010
The Collect/Prayer of the Day
God of all power, you called from death the Good Shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ. Send us as shepherds to rescue the lost and heal the injured, to feed one another with knowledge and understanding; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Acts 4:1-12; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
"There shall be one flock, one shepherd." In the Gospel lesson today, we see Christ as the Good Shepherd. But do we take it seriously? Are we really willing to be his "sheep," obedient and dependent on him? Are we really willing to be "one flock," united by him to other Christians very different from us? Our risen Lord is indeed our Good Shepherd.
Processional hymn: LSB 465, Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
Offertory hymn: LSB 735, Have No Fear, Little Flock
Communion hymns: The Lord's My Shepherd, Leading Me (printed in bulleting); LSB 710, The Lord's My Shepherd; LSB 473, Our Paschal Lamb, That Sets Us Free
Closing hymn: LSB 475, Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing
The Liturgical color for the season of Easter is white.