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Service for May 24  

At-home prayers and lessons: 

– Prayer of the Day: 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.

– Readings: Acts 1:6-14 | Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 | 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 | John 17:1-11

– Watch: sermon children’s sermon | readings & prayers

– Prayers of Intercession: Uplifted by the promised hope of healing and resurrection, we join the people of God in all times and places in praying for the church, the world, and all who are in need. 

O God, call your people to be one, as you are one. Unite your church in the truth of your gospel, the love of our neighbor, and the call to proclaim your reign to all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Breathe life into your creation. Guide your people as we explore the mysteries of the universe. We pray for the work of scientists and mathematicians whose skill enriches our understanding. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Make your justice known among the nations of the earth. Protect the vulnerable, especially in nations currently in crisis. Redirect those who use violence and greed as weapons. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Come to the aid of your children. We pray for those engulfed in grief, those without supportive families, and for all who are isolated, powerless, or afraid, that all may rest their anxieties in your care. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Give courage to all who embark on new ventures. We especially remember this day those who risked their lives to serve in our armed forces. Grant safety to those serving at home or abroad, and assure them of your never-failing strength. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Raise all your saints to eternal life. Until that day, we give you thanks for the faithful examples of those who have listened to your voice and now rest in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

With bold confidence in your love, almighty God, we place all for whom we pray into your eternal care; through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Pentecost Sunday, May 31: Drive-thru communion available 11am – 11:30am

June  7: In-person services begin with safety measures

Upcoming food pantry: June 13 (10am – noon)
We ask you to stay in your car. We will bring groceries to you. Thank you. 

Postponed: Our Thank You Pot Luck for Pastor Michele Fischer has been postponed until further notice. —– Goodbyes are never easy, and it is with great sadness that we announce that Pastor Michele will no longer be our pastor. We wish her luck as she moves to Colony Lutheran Church in Newberry to serve as their interim pastor.

Postponed: Lutheridge’s Faith Alive program planned for April has been canceled. Our youth hope to join a fall program. 



Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

295 W Lady St, Swansea, SC 29160
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