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Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church
1024 West 6th Street
Williston, North Dakota 58801Radio.JPG 
701-572-3724

 

PENTECOST/SENIOR RECOGNITION

May 19, 2024

9:00 AM

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Good morning!  The Holy Spirit created the church on earth and welcomes everyone into it, with all our differences. So we, too, welcome you to this fellowship of faith on Pentecost Sunday.  We are pleased to also welcome our twelve graduating seniors today and wish them well in their future endeavors.  They will each be receiving a quilt from our Quilting Group during today’s service.  Our Get Acquainted slips are located at the center aisle of each pew.  Please sign your name and pass it down, noting any changes in address, etc.

 

PRELUDE                                                    Celeste Lundblom

 

WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PROCESSIONAL HYMN

            “Great is Thy Faithfulness”                            HFG 98

 

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father!

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not:

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

 

Chorus:

Great is Thy faithfulness,

Great is Thy faithfulness,

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided –

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

 

Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest,

Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Chorus

 

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow –

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

 

Chorus

 

*INVOCATION

L:         In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C:        Amen.

 

*CONFESSION OF SINS

L:         Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

C:        Who made heaven and earth.

L:         Brothers and sisters in Christ:  Scripture clearly reveals that we are all born children of a fallen humanity; Scripture also teaches that if we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

C:        But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Silence for reflection and self-examination

 

L:         Heavenly Father,

C:        We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may

            delight in Your will and walk in Your ways, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

 

*ABSOLUTION

L:         In the Word who has come to dwell with us, God has given us grace upon grace; forgiveness that is stronger than our sins, love that can heal every broken heart.  Hear this word of God’s pardon and peace: in the name of Jesus our Savior, you are free from all your sins.  Rise, shine, for your light has come.

 

*INTROIT        from Psalm 139

L:         O Lord, You have searched me and You know me;

C:        You perceive my thoughts from afar.

L:         You discern my going out and my lying down;

C:        You are familiar with all my ways.

L:         Where can I go from your Spirit?

C:        Where can I flee from Your presence?

L:         If I go up to the heavens, You are there;

C:        if I make my bed in the depths, You are there.

L:         If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

C:        if I settle on the far side of the sea,

L:         even there Your hand will guide me,

C:        Your right hand will hold me fast.

 

*GLORIA PATRI (sung by the congregation)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.  Amen.

 

*PRAYER OF THE DAY (in unison)

O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit.  Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

 

SPECIAL MUSIC

            “How Great Is Our God/How Great Thou Art”   Bell Choir

THE WORD OF GOD

 

FIRST LESSON                   Ezekiel 37:1-14

37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”

 

SECOND LESSON              Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “ ‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams;

18 even on my male servants and female servants

in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.

19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above

and signs on the earth below,

blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;

20 the sun shall be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood,

before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.

21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

 

SPECIAL MUSIC

            “Psalm 100”                Choir

 

*HOLY GOSPEL                    John 15:26-27, 16:4-15

26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

4 …“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

 

HYMN

            “Spirit of the Living God”                              HFG 155

 

Spirit of the Living God, Fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the Living God, Fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, Fill me, use me.

Spirit of the Living God, Fall afresh on me.

 

MESSAGE

 

*APOSTLES' CREED

I believe in God the Father, Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, died and was

buried; He descended into hell, the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit; The holy Christian Church; The Communion of Saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

GRADUATE QUILT PRESENTATION – Women of LIFE

 

Jakob Atkins

Son of Bekki Atkins and Jonathan Atkins and Steve Tracey

Williston High School

 

Jeslyn Hendrickson

Daughter of Courtney and Matt Ransom and Brenton Hendrickson

Williston High School

 

Kinsley Hendrickson

Daughter of Courtney and Matt Ransom and Brenton Hendrickson

Williston High School

 

Austin Hodnefield

Son of Debbie Whittier and Brian and Diane Hodnefield

Williston High School

 

Michael Huss

Son of Shawn and Shatha Huss

Williston High School

 

Keacia Johnson

Daughter of Brian Johnson and Kyle and Marciana Damm

Ray High School

 

Kinlei Johnson

Daughter of Brian Johnson and Kyle and Marciana Damm

Ray High School

 

Josie Larson

Daughter of Kevin and Heather Larson

Lars4 Country School

 

Louraine Phipps

Daughter of James and Ilenia Phipps

Greater Faith Home School

 

Brecklyn Pippenger

Daughter of Casey and Billie Pippenger

Bainville High School

 

Kai Thomas

Son of Jeremy and Natalie Thomas

Trinity Christian High School

 

Eric Tracey

Son of Steve Tracey and Bekki Atkins

Williston High School

 

Our Graduate Quilts were designed and made by the ORLC Quilters:  Cheryl Bauer, Barb Bohannon, Donnette Taylor, Carolyn Nenow, Dalis Tannler, Darlene Benth, Melody Edenloff, Karen Schmidt, Sandra Weiss and Betty Lund.

 

OFFERTORY HYMN

“We Give Thee but Thine Own”                       HFG 515


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We give Thee but Thine own,

What-e’er the gift may be;

All that we have is Thine alone,

A trust, O Lord, from Thee.

 

May we Thy bounties thus

As stewards true receive,

And gladly, as Thou blessest us,

To Thee our first-fruits give.

 

To comfort and to bless,

To find a balm for woe,

To tend the lone and fatherless,

Is our great task below.

 

And we believe Thy Word,

Though dim our faith may be:

What-ever task we do, O Lord,

We do it unto Thee.



*DOXOLOGY
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all
creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

*PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

 


*THE LORD’S PRAYER   (In unison)
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

THE BENEDICTION
L:     
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C:     Amen.

THREE-FOLD AMEN

CLOSING HYMN
          

CLOSING HYMN

            “Let All Things Now Living”                         HFG 389

Let all things now living A song of thanksgiving

To God the Creator triumphantly raise,

Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,

Who guideth us on to the end of our days.

His banners are o’er us, His light goes before us,

A pillar of fire shining forth in the night,

‘Till shadows have vanished And darkness is banished,

As forward we travel from light into light.

 

His law He enforces; the stars in their courses,

The sun in His orbit, obediently shine;

The hills and the mountains, The rivers and fountains,

The deeps of the ocean proclaim Him divine.

We too, should be voicing our love and rejoicing,

With glad adoration a song let us raise,

‘Til all things now living unite in thanksgiving

To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!

 
POSTLUDE

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TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is given in loving memory of our husbands, Jeff Fender and Mark McNamee and in honor of all Law Enforcement from Shirley Fender and Carolyn McNamee.

 

TODAY’S FELLOWSHIP HOUR CUPCAKES are given by the Women of LIFE in honor of our Seniors. Seniors will be seated at the designated tables at the east end of the Fellowship Hall.