English Worship 5.15(in-person Worship)

“We gather each week for Christian worship and fellowship, following a historic tradition that unites people of diverse backgrounds by the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

We are glad you are here, from wherever you are – rejoicing in the hope of our Savior Jesus!
Below, please find our Sermon audio, bible readings and some songs. Set some time aside today if you are able, either alone or with some friends or family, and enter into an intentional time of worship with our God. May He bless you today and may you know that Jesus is always with you! 🙂

  “Look!  God has Moved into the Neighborhood!”  

Our God has an amazing plan for our life and salvation. In Christ, God comes down into our world and our lives to make all things new. He sends the Holy Spirit by his gospel to give us faith and future. Today in worship, we experience his coming through word and sacrament, and then we also carry his gospel as witnesses. By faith, Christ moves into our homes, neighborhoods, and lives to make all things new around us.  

 Bible Readings 

Acts 11:1-18

1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 

2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him 

3 and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 

4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened: 

5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was. 

6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air. 

7 Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.’ 

8 “I replied, ‘Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 

9 “The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’ 

10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. 

11 “Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. 

12 The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house. 

13 He told us how he had seen an angel appear in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. 

14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’ 

15 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. 

16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 

17 So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?” 

18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life.”

Revelation 21:1-7

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 

2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 

3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 

4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 

5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 

6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 

7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

John 16:12-22

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 

14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 

15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. 

16 “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” 

17 Some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and’Because I am going to the Father’?” 

18 They kept asking, “What does he mean by’a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.” 

19 Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? 

20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 

21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 

22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 

Prayer 

Spend some time in prayer with our Heavenly Father. He asks us to pray, to talk with Him. Like a father and his child. Bring to Him your problems and your difficult situations. Bring to Him your hopes and desires. Praise Him and give Him thanks for all He’s done. 

Share your life with Him, 

because He loves you.

Go in peace and serve the Lord!

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