Pastor’s Message/Worship Resources: May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there!

Lord, on this day when we honor mothers, may we love and cherish the special women in our lives – those who have borne us, who have nurtured and cared for us, and who have prayed for our well-being. May our hearts overflow with gratitude to you, who has placed these women in our lives. Amen

5th Sunday of Easter: The Way, the Truth & the Life

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7

Welcome to Worship: Come as You Are

In this post you will find resources for you to use at home as we await the time when we will be able to gather together for worship once again. You will find a link for an audio file of Pastor Jonny’s message, as well as music, prayers and some files in PDF format should you wish to download and/or print. Remember that the internet continues to be a very busy place these days – some files may take extra time to download on your device. It is our deepest hope that these resources will be of assistance to you as you worship our Risen Lord.

He is risen. Happy Easter concept illustration or greeting card. Religious symbol of faith against cloudy sunrise sky.


He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

In you, O LORD, I seek refuge...

Rejoice with Music: Cornerstone

Prayer of the Day:

Let us pray…       Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another, to follow in the way of his commandments, and to share his risen life with all the world, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen


The Word: Today's Scripture Lessons

Clicking on the Scripture links will take you to the Revised Common Lectionary at the Vanderbilt Divinity Library where you can read the lessons.

Jesus said: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.”      – John 14:1

Children's Worship: For the young & the young at heart

Below is a link to a children’s bulletin by Concordia Publishing House with simple word searches and activities for the 5th Sunday of Easter. Also, a link to a Word Maze at the Sermons4Kids website (where, as you might guess, you can also find messages to help explain the weekly Scriptures to kids). 

Easter 5 Children’s Bulletin           Word Maze

Last summer our VBS theme was “ROAR” and the theme song was “Trusting in You”. Here’s a link to a YouTube video of the song – some timely lyrics for today’s lesson about Jesus being “The Way” and a reminder that, even in our current situation, we can trust that God is still leading us.

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Audio Message from Pastor Jonny - 5th Sunday of Easter

I am the way...
Audio Message May 10, 2020 – The Way, The Truth, The Life

For a PDF Transcript of Pastor’s Message for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, click on this link:

2020-05-10 _ John 14.1-14 Transcript

Prayers of the People / Lord's Prayer

Prayers of the Peoplethis link takes you the Lutheran Core website where you will find the prayers online. This PDF file (Prayers of the Church – Easter 5)  is a transcript of the prayers that you can print if you wish.

The Lord’s Prayer: 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

Praise with Music: In Christ Alone

“This Cornerstone, this solid ground – firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”

(“Cornerstone” and “In Christ Alone” videos from Worship Lyric Videos. “Come As You Are” from Worship Audio Tracks. All rights reserved).  CCLI #972625

Go in Peace, Serve the Risen Lord. Thanks be to God!

“"I am the way, and the truth, and the life." John 14:6