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May 16, 2021
Seventh Sunday of Easter
(The complete Service Bulletin can be read and downloaded at Worship With Us.)
The Collect/Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son, our Savior, is with you now in eternal glory. Give us faith to see that he is among us still, true to his promise, and will be with us to the end of time; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN.
Acts 1:1-26; 1 John 5:9-15; John 15:9-17
Ascension: Thursday, May 23.
Since his Ascension Jesus is "at the right hand of the Father," whence he will come again. Until that time the disciples are still in a world of conflict. Therefore, Jesus prays in today's Gospel that we may be "in the world, but not of it." Our Baptism puts us into this creative tension; we are in the world to serve it as Christ's coworkers, but we are not to be molded or conformed to the world's standards. In Christ, the Christian belongs to a higher kingdom which extends beyond this world into the glorious hope of eternal life.
Gathering hymn: LSB 539, Christ Is the World’s Redeemer
Hymn of the Day: LSB 492, On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build
Closing hymn: LSB 493, A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing
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