Drive in Worship
Zion Lutheran Church
Lexington, South Carolina

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 24, 2020

Drive in Worship


CALL TO WORSHIP

As God the Father and Christ the Son are one,
may we be one in Jesus our Lord.
Christ is the head, and we are the body;
we are the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
Beloved friends, God has given us power and made us witnesses.
In this time of worship, may we feel the Spirit of God, and be prepared to do the work Christ has given us to do.

 

HYMN

In Christ There Is No East or West

 

1.  In Christ there is no east or west,

in him no south or north,

but one community of love

throughout the whole wide earth.

 

2.  In Christ shall true hearts ev'rywhere

their high communion find;

his service is the golden cord

close binding humankind.

 

3.  Join hands, disciples of the faith,

whate'er your race may be.

All children of the living God

are surely kin to me.

 

4.  In Christ now meet both east and west,

in him meet south and north;

all Christly souls are one in him

throughout the whole wide earth.

 

GREETING AND PRAYER

Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

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

And also with you.

 

Let us pray. O God of glory, your Son Jesus Christ suffered for us and ascended to your right hand. Unite us with Christ and each other in suffering and in joy, that all the world may be drawn into your bountiful presence, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING

Acts 1:6-14

When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11They 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.”

  12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. 13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

 

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

 

SERMON

Pastor Nathan Gragg

 

HYMN

The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve

 

1.  The Spirit sends us forth to serve;

we go in Jesus' name

to bring glad tidings to the poor,

God's favor to proclaim.

 

2.  We go to comfort those who mourn

and set the burdened free;

where hope is dim, to share a dream

and help the blind to see.

 

3.  We go to be the hands of Christ,

to scatter joy like seed

and, all our days, to cherish life,

to do the loving deed.

 

4.  Then let us go to serve in peace,

the gospel to proclaim.

God's Spirit has empowered us;

we go in Jesus' name.

 

APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Each petition ends: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

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

 

PEACE

The peace of the Lord be with you always. 

And also with you.


We share the peace with one another by honking our horns and making peace signs to each other through our windows.


BENEDICTION
May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead raise you to new life, fill you with hope, and turn your mourning into dancing. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.

 

HYMN

Blest Be the Tie That Binds

 

1.  Blest be the tie that binds

our hearts in Christian love;

the unity of heart and mind

is like to that above.

 

2.  Before our Father's throne

we pour our ardent prayers;

our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

our comforts and our cares.

 

3.  We share our mutual woes,

our mutual burdens bear,

and often for each other flows

the sympathizing tear.

 

4.  From sorrow, toil, and pain,

and sin we shall be free;

and perfect love and friendship reign

through all eternity.

 

SENDING

Alleluia!  Christ is risen! 

Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Go in peace.  Share the good news. 

Thanks be to God!

 

Following worship you are asked to depart safely from the church parking lot. 

Food donations for Mission Lexington may be dropped off in front of the church building.

 

 

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