Pastor’s Message/Worship Resources: May 24, 2020

7th Sunday of Easter: Cast your anxiety on Him...

“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you… And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you.”  – 1 Peter 5:7, 10

Welcome to Church Online: God Hasn't Changed...

We wait. We pray. We hope. Our service is online each week, with music, God’s Word, messages of hope, prayers for the people, and blessings to take into your week. At least for now, this is where we are. We hope you will be with us as we await the time when we will be able to gather together for worship and fellowship once again. But for now, keep safe and know that our God is constant.

In this post you will find resources for you to use at home – there is a link to an audio file of Pastor Jonny’s message, as well as music, prayers and 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.

“Absurd times call for absurd amounts of grace, flexibility and patience.”

He is Risen 2


He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

From the Psalms: Sing to God, sing praises to His name...


Rejoice with Music: Across the Lands

With a shout You rose victorious, wresting victory from the grave,

And ascended into heaven, leading captives in Your wake

Prayer of the Day:

Let us pray…       O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. 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.

why do you stand there

They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”     – Acts 1:11

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 7 Children’s Bulletin

Ascension Word Search

Audio Message from Pastor Jonny - 7th Sunday of Easter

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer
Audio Message May 24, 2020 – Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

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

2020-05-24 John 17.1-11 Transcript

The YouTube link to The Blessing mentioned in Pastor’s message is found following the prayers.

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 – 7th Sunday of Easter)  is a transcript of the prayers that you can print if you wish.

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St. Peter Lutheran, Stettler

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

The Blessing - Canada

“The Lord bless you and keep you, make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you…”

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As you go on your way, may Christ go with you…

May He go before you to show you the way;

May He go behind you to encourage you;

Beside you to befriend you;

Above you to watch over you;

Within you to give you peace!

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

"All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them." John 17:10

“God Hasn’t Changed” video message is from Igniter Media.

“Across the Lands” mp3 for lyric video was downloaded from  |  CCLI #972625