Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran’s Online Worship for Sunday, May 17, 2020. The order of service appears on the left (above on mobile devices) with the corresponding video of the service on the right (below on mobile devices).


Welcome and Announcements

Gathering Hymn – “Come Thou Holy Spirit”

Blessing of the Graduates

“Come Thou Holy Spirit”
Text: Unknown; tr. Edward Caswall. Music: Samuel Webbe.


First Lesson – Acts 17:22-31

Psalm – Psalm 66:8-20

Second Lesson – 1 Peter 3:13-22

Gospel – John 14:15-21

P: The gospel of the Lord (or Word of God, Word of life)
C: Praise to you, O Christ.

Children’s Message


Hymn Of The Day – “Gloria Patri”

Apostle’s 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.

The Prayers – P: By your mercy, Lord.   C: Hear our prayer.

Sharing of the Peace



Offertory Prayer

Celebrating the Lord’s Promises

P: God promised to never again flood the earth. As a mark of this promise, a rainbow was set in the sky. (Genesis 9:16).
C: Praise the Lord!

P: The Lord Jesus promised to never leave us or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
C: Praise the Lord!

P: We are promised that God’s love will never fail. (1 Chronicles 16:34).
C: Praise the Lord!

P: Jesus promised that if we love him and keep the commandments, he will give us another Advocate, to be with us forever. (John 14:15).
C: Praise the Lord!

P: The Lord Jesus promised that he will come again and will take us to him. (John 14:2-3).
C: Praise the Lord!

P: The Lord Jesus promised to be with us always, even to the end of the age. (Matt 28:20)
C: Praise the Lord!

P: Let us celebrate all these promises.
C: We give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

Lord’s Prayer



Sending Hymn – “Jesus Loves Me”


“Jesus Loves Me”
Text: Anna B. Warner, 1820-1915, alt. Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868.