Bulletin – March 27, 2022

March 27, 2022

The Service – Setting Two

Sunday School                                                            “Up Calvary’s Mountain”

Sunday St. John’s only.

916 Today Your Mercy Calls Us                                                       CW 916

The Service Setting Two                                                                  CW 172

The Word

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

First Reading                                                                                 Isaiah 12:1-6

            1In that day you will say:

“I will praise you, Lord.
     Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
     and you have comforted me.
2Surely God is my salvation;
     I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
     he has become my salvation.”
3With joy you will draw water
     from the wells of salvation.

                4In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
     make known among the nations what he has done,
     and proclaim that his name is exalted.
5Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
     let this be known to all the world.
6Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
     for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

M: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

32A I Turn to You, O LORD                                                          Psalm 32A

Second Reading                                                                       Romans 8:1–10

            1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

                5Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

                9You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.

M: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation for Lent                                                        CW 179b

Gospel                                                      Luke 15:1–3,11–32 (today’s sermon text)

            1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

                3Then Jesus told them this parable:

                11Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

                13“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

                17“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20So he got up and went to his father.

                 “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

                21“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

                22“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

                25“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

                28“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

                31“ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ”

M: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!

576 Amazing Grace                                                                           CW 576

Sermon                                                                                         Luke 15:11-32

“Behold the Father’s Love!”

1. For people lost in sin (11-24)

2. For people lost in themselves (25-32)

Nicene Creed                                                                                      CW 180

Prayer of the Church                                                                                                CW 182

Offering & Pianist Duet by Ashlynn Zuehls & Mrs. Lynn Sellnow   

“Glory Be to Jesus” & “Jesus Refuge of the Weary”- Sunday at St. John’s

The Sacrament Liturgy                                                                     CW 183

654 Jesus Sinners Does Receive                                          CW 654 sts. 1–5

Closing Prayer and Blessing                                                            CW 187

654 Jesus Sinners Does Receive                                         CW 654 sts. 6–7


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