Drive-In Service @ 10:30am

Drive-In Service @ 10:30am

Since the governor has extended the lockdown to Carbon County, St. John’s will hold Worship at 10:30 AM in the parking lot but we will make some changes as:

  • We will not not approach your car in any way and please don’t approach anyone else’s.
  • No bulletins will be handed out, but the service is available on Facebook and attached below.
  • We will not distribute Holy Communion (we will have factory sealed host kits but will wait for the safe time to use them).

Churches are exempt from the lockdown ban but we will respect our leaders’ directives and conduct ourselves in an appropriate manner. If you choose to worship with us please stay in your cars and distance from others. Dark days are coming but we will keep turning toward the light. May our Lord Jesus have mercy on us and the whole world.

Contact Pastor Jody at godtalk@ptd.net for more information! Please note that the Sunday School building and its bathrooms will remain closed to protect the health and safety of all.

WORSHIP FOR APRIL 26,2020 – 10:30 AM “The 3rd Sunday of Easter
Opening Prayer

Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Pray with me,
Almighty God, you pour out on all who desire it your Spirit to praise you and seek your blessing. Deliver us, as we come into your presence, from cold hearts and wandering thoughts, that with true souls and burning zeal we may worship you in spirit and truth; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Opening Hymn: “Here In This Place”

  1. Here in this place, new light is streaming, now is the darkness vanished away.
    See, in this space, our fears and our dreamings, brought here to you in the light of this day.
    Gather us in – the lost and forsaken, gather us in – the blind and the lame.
    Call to us now, and we shall awaken, we shall arise at the sound of our name.
  2. We are the young – our lives are a mystery, we are the old – who yearn for your face.
    We have been sung throughout all of history, called to be light to the whole human race.
    Gather us in – the rich and the haughty, gather us in – the proud and the strong.
    Give us a heart so meek and so lowly, give us the courage to enter the song.
  3. Here we will take the wine and the water, here we will take the bread of new birth.
    Here you shall call your sons and your daughters, call us anew to be salt for the earth.
    Give us to drink the wine of compassion, give us to eat the bread that is you.
    Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion, lives that are holy and hearts that are true.
  4. Not in the dark of buildings confining, not in some heaven, light years away,
    but here in this place, the new light is shining; now is the Kingdom, now is the day.
    Gather us in – and hold us forever, gather us in – and make us your own.
    Gather us in – all peoples together, fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

Dialogue:
You are the treasured people of the Lord,
A people holy to the Lord our God.
Keep the words of the Lord in your heart; teach them to your children.
Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.
One does not live by bread alone,
But every word that comes from the Lord.

Holy Scripture: 1 Peter 1:17-23 New International Version (NIV)
17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.[a] 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God
Prayer of the Day:
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray together,
Merciful Lord God, we do not presume to come before you trusting in our own righteousness, but in your great and abundant mercies. Revive our faith, we pray; heal our bodies and mend our communities, that we may evermore dwell in your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Hymn: “I Will Call Upon the Lord”
I will call upon the Lord (I will call upon the Lord) who is worthy to be praised (who is worthy to be praised). So shall I be saved from my enemies.
(So shall I be saved from my enemies)
I will call upon the Lord.
The Lord liveth and blessed be the rock and may the God of my salvation be exalted.

Holy Gospel: St. Luke 24:13-35
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.


Message

Hymn of the Day: “Do Lord”
Refrain: Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me,
Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me,
Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me,
Look away beyond the blue.

I’ve got a home in glory land, that outshines the sun
I’ve got a home in glory land, that outshines the sun
I’ve got a home in glory land, that outshines the sun
Look away beyond the blue.

Refrain
I took Jesus as my Savior, you take Him too.
I took Jesus as my Savior, you take Him too.
I took Jesus as my Savior, you take Him too.
Look away beyond the blue.

Confessing Our Faith
Leader: God has made us his people through our Baptism into Christ. Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.
People: We believe that God the Father is the source of all that is and all that will be. We believe that Jesus is his messiah, the anointed one set apart to be the savior of all mankind. Through his suffering, death, and resurrection he has atoned for all sin. Because of this he will be our judge and our hope at the end of time. We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers the Church to be God’s family. The Spirit calls us, inspires us, sanctifies us, gathers us together, and unites us interceding before the Father for all that is purposeful, true and right for our lives. God, three in one is good, and holy, and true. Amen.

Prayers
Lord’s Prayer:
People: 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.

Benediction
Closing Hymn: “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Amazing grace How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed

My chains are gone I’ve been set free, My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains, Unending love, Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be, As long as life endures

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains, Unending love, Amazing grace

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains, Unending love, Amazing grace

The Earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below, Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine, You are forever mine

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