St. Peter Lutheran Church

39695 SD Hwy 44, Armour, SD  /  605-724-2532  /  Pastor: Craig Benson

Our Bulletin

5th Sunday of Easter                                 May 19, 2019

Welcome & Announcements

*Call to Worship: Psalm 148

*Opening Prayer …………………………………………….. pg. 2

THE OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 236

“Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove”

*Confession of Sins ……………………………..................... pg. 2

*Kyrie …………………………………………………….…. pg. 3

*Declaration of Grace …………………………………..…… pg. 3

HYMN---------------------------------------------------------------- # 568

“Day by Day”

Scripture Lessons: First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Second Reading: Romans 13:8-14

*The Gospel: John 13:31-38

*Response to the Gospel …………………………………..… pg. 3

*Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed ………………... pg. 4

*Gloria Patri …………………………………………………. pg. 4

The Offering

*Response: “Create in Me A Clean Heart O God” ……..….. pg. 17

*Prayers of the Church

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- # 566

“The King of Love My Shepherd Is”

 

Sermon: “Living in the new covenant”

 

THE CLOSING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 559

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

*The Lord’s Prayer ………………………………………….. pg. 5

*The Benediction ………………………………..…………... pg. 5

*Three-fold Amen ………………………………...…………. pg. 5

THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………...………….. # 390

Organ Postlude

(* Indicates where congregation should stand if possible)

 

 

WE CORDIALLY WELCOME all who have come to worship with us this morning, especially our guests and visitors. May our Father’s mercy in Jesus assure you of the forgiveness of all your sins. If you have not established your church home in our area, we are anxious to share with you all the blessings which God give us through His Word. We ask that you please sign our guest book, and we hope that you return to worship with us again soon.

 

 

Announcements

 

Today we recognize our High School Graduate, Alyssa Whitney.

 

Please join us for fellowship today for a short program to honor her.

 

FLY & Confirmation Students please meet with Steve after the Sunday School opening.

 

Memorial Day Services will be held at Blooming Valley Cemetery next Sunday, May 26th, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Muffin Sunday for June will be moved to June 2nd. Ladies with first names beginning in letters A – J are asked to bring the Muffins.

 

This week’s activities:

25th – Sat. – Edna Hedrick funeral service 2:00 p.m.

26th – Sun. - Worship Service 8:30 a.m.

27th – Mon. – Memorial Day Service 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

*Call to Worship: Psalm 148 NIV

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. He established them forever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command!Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! 10 Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!

11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! 12 Young men and women alike, old and young together!

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. 14 He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his faithful, for the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the Lord!

1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 NIV

31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

2nd Reading: Romans 13:8-14 NIV

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12 the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; 13 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

*The Gospel: John 13:31-38 NIV

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Very truly, I tell you, before the cock crows, you will have denied me three times.