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Lord of Life Lutheran Church

A Serving Community

God’s Work, Our Hands

Rebecca Zielke, Pastor Tim L. Elder, CAGO, Director of Music


May 23, 2021

Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it—to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Jesus promises his disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth. We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit. Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world.

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Piano - Noah Landry Please stand.

Thanksgiving for Baptism

P Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God's mercy and forgiveness. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.

Blessed are you, holy God. You are the creator of the waters of the earth. You are the fire of rebirth. You poured out your Spirit on your people Israel. You breathe life into our dry bones. Your Son Jesus promised to send the Spirit to us that the world may know your peace and truth. Pour out your Holy Spirit, and breathe new life into those who are here baptized. By your Spirit adopt us all as your children, through our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen

Gathering Hymn

ELW 398 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine

(verses 1 and 2)

Holy Spirit, truth divine, dawn upon this soul of mine; breath of God and inward light, wake my spirit, clear my sight.

Holy Spirit, love, divine, glow within this heart of mine; Kindle ev’ry high desire; purge me with your holy fire.


P The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C And also with you.

Daily readings for May 24 through May 29

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat

Psalm 104: 24-34,35b Psalm 104: 24-34,35b Psalm 104: 24-34,35b Psalm 29 Psalm 29 Psalm 29 Joel

2:18-29 Genesis 11:1-9 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Isaiah 1:1-4, 16-20 Isaiah 2:1-5 Isaiah 5:15-24 1 Corin-thians 12:4-11 1 Corin-thians 12:12-27 John



We welcome Noah Landry as our guest musician this

morn-ing! Noah has just completed his junior year at Youngstown State’s Dana School of Music as a saxophone performance major. He is also an incredibly talented pianist. We are blessed to be able to call upon him. Our own director of music is at commence-ment activities at Trinity Lutheran Seminary this weekend. Thank you Noah!

Altar Flowers are available to purchase for dedication. 2 vases

are $30, 1 vase is $15. The Sanctuary Light is also available for $10. Pick up a dedication envelope and fill it out with your dedication and payment then send it to the office.

Protocol during COVID-19:

Face masks are still required,

Please observe the six foot physical distancing rule. Please, no congregating in the narthex.

The pews are marked with crosses six feet apart. Please use common sense. Do not sit in the pews marked by the ribbon blocking them.

Please, refrain from singing!

Wednesday evenings by 7:00 pm you can enjoy Holden

Evening Prayer with Tim on our Facebook page.

Acknowledgements: Sundaysandseasons.com #22472 for Scriptural texts and seasonal prayers. ONELICENSE #A-708717 for God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind text © 2000 GIA Publications. Public Domain: Holy Spirit, Truth Divine


Prayer of the Day

P Let us pray.

Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to

proclaim your gospel, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.

Please be seated.

First Reading

Acts 2:1-21 1When the day of Pentecost had come, the apostles were

all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there

came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues,

as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit

and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under

heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd

gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes,

Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans

and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12All were amazed and

perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new


14But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and


spoken through the prophet Joel:

17‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.

18Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit;

and they shall prophesy.

19And I will show portents in the heaven above

and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. 20The sun shall be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood,

before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. 21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall

be saved.’ ”

Word of God, word of life.

C Thanks be to God.

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

P Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

C Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

P 24How manifold are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you

have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

25Yonder is the sea, great and wide, with its swarms too

many to number, living things both small and great.

26There go the ships to and fro, and Leviathan, which you

made for the sport of it. 27All of them look to you to give

them their food in due season.

C Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

P 28You give it to them; they gather it; you open your hand,

and they are filled with good things. 29When you hide

your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 30You send forth

your Spirit, and they are created; and so you renew the face of the earth. 31May the glory of the Lord endure

forever; O Lord, rejoice in all your works.

C Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

Lord’s Prayer

P Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

C thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

P Give us this day our daily bread;

C and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;

P and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

C For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


P May our glorious God grant you a spirit of wisdom to know and to love the risen Lord Jesus.

The God of life,

Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C Amen.

Sending Song

ELW 398 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (verses 3, 4 and 5)

Holy Spirit, truth divine, fortify this will of mine; by your will I strongly live, bravely bear, and nobly strive.

Holy Spirit, peace divine, still this restless heart of mine; Speak to calm this tossing sea, stayed in your tranquility. Holy Spirit, right divine, king within my conscience reign;

Be my guide, and I shall be firmly bound, forever free. Holy Spirit, love, divine, glow within this heart of mine;

Kindle ev’ry high desire; purge me with your holy fire.


P Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

P Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!

C Thanks be to God. Alleluia!



P Inspire us to care for one another as we see hope that this pandemic will soon be over. We thank you for the good work of scientists and medical professionals. Guide government and faith leaders in their decisions in the coming months. Hear us, O God.

C Your mercy is great.

P God of love, fill this congregation, Lord of Life, with gratitude for the gifts we have received from you. Renew our ministries, heal our divisions, and open us to the needs of our neighbors. Hear us, O God.

C Your mercy is great.

P God of hope, those who have died in you raise their eternal song of praise. We give you thanks for the many gifts of your people and rejoice in the witness of your saints. Hear us, O God.

C Your mercy is great.

P In the hope of new life in Christ, we raise our prayers to you, trusting in your never-ending goodness and mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C Amen.

Offering Moment

Thanksgiving for the Word

P Holy, living, and loving God, we praise you for creating an earth of splendor and for making us into a people of your own. With all the saints who have received your Word we worship you, holy God.

C We worship you, holy God.

P We praise you for your eternal Word, for conquering the force of death, and for raising us up through the

resurrection of our Lord. For your Word alive among us, we praise you, living God.

C We praise you, living God.

P Breathe the Spirit of the risen Christ on us, that led by your Word we may honor your earth and its many peoples and serve all who are in need. For your Word animating our Easter life, we bless you, loving God.

C We bless you, loving God.

P All worship, praise, and blessing be to you, Source of life, Ruler of life, and Power of life, today and forever.

C Amen.


P 32You look at the earth and it trembles; you touch the

mountains and they smoke. 33I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being. 34May these words of mine please God. I will rejoice in

the Lord. 35bBless the Lord, O my soul. Hallelujah!

C Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

Please stand.


John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

P The holy gospel according to John.

C Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said, 26“When the Advocate comes, whom I will

send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also

are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

16:4b“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’

6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has

filled your hearts. 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will prove the world

wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9about

sin, because they do not believe in me; 10about

righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11about judgment, because the ruler

of this world has been condemned.

12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot

bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will

guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

15All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that

he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” P The gospel of the Lord.


Please be seated.

Children’s Moment


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Hymn of the Day

ELW 400 God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind

God of tempest, God of whirlwind, as on Pentecost descend! Drive us out from sheltered comfort;

past these walls your people send! Sweep us into costly service, there with Christ to bear the cross, there with Christ to bear the cross!

God of blazing, God of burning, all that blocks your purpose, purge! Through your church, Christ’s living Body

let your flaming Spirit surge! Where deceit conceals injustice,

kindle us to speak your truth, kindle us to speak your truth! God of earthquake, God of thunder,

shake us loose from lethargy! Break the chains of sin asunder,

for earth’s healing set us free! Crumble walls that still divide us;

make us one in Christ our Lord, make us one in Christ our Lord! God of passion, God unsleeping,

stir in us love’s restlessness! Where the people cry in anguish, may we share your heart’s distress.

Rouse us from content with evil; claim us for your kingdom’s work, claim us for your kingdom’s work!

Prayers of Intercession

P Alive in the risen Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, we bring our prayers before God who promises to hear us and answer in steadfast love.

P Gracious God, you give the Holy Spirit to your church, filling it with many and varied gifts. In the church through out the world, strengthen us in our visioning and dreaming, that it may discover anew the Spirit’s creative work. Hear us, O God.

C Your mercy is great.

P God of life, your mighty works are too numerous to count. The earth is full of your creatures, living things both great and small. Open your hand and give them the necessities of this life. Send your fresh Spirit over the face of the earth. Hear us, O God.

C Your mercy is great.

P God of the nations, at the sound of the rushing wind, people speaking different languages proclaimed and heard together your deeds of power. Fill the leaders of nations with your Holy Spirit, so that they exercise your gracious will in the lives of people. Hear us, O God.

C Your mercy is great.

P God of faithfulness, you tend to the needs of your people, even the sighs of our hearts. Hear those who cry out to you in distress. Restore to wholeness all who are in any need this day especially

C Your mercy is great.

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