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March 29 Service

Services for March 29 are canceled. Stay well. 

At-home prayers and lessons:

– Prayer of the Day: Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

First Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14

– Psalm 130: I wait for you, O Lord; in your word is my hope.

– Second Reading: Romans 8:6-11 

– Gospel Reading: John 11:1-45 

– Watch: Bible readings, sermon, children’s sermon

– Prayers of Intercession: 

Turning our hearts to God who is gracious and merciful, we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

God of life, bind your faithful people into one body. Enliven the church with your Spirit and bless the work of those who work for its renewal. Accomplish your work of salvation in us and through us, for the sake of the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God of life, you love the world you have made and you grieve when creation suffers. Restore polluted lands and waterways. Heal areas of the world ravaged by storms, floods, wildfires, droughts, or other natural disasters. Bring all things to new life. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God of life, show redemption to all who watch and wait with eager expectation: those longing for wars to cease, those waiting for immigration paperwork to finalize, those seeking election, and those in dire need of humanitarian relief. Come quickly with your hope. Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.

God of life, you weep with those who grieve. Unbind all who are held captive by anxiety, despair, or pain. Fill us with compassion and empathy for those who struggle, and keep us faithful in prayer. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God of life, we give thanks for opportunities for this congregation to collaborate with our community in caring for the needs of our neighbors. Strengthen our ties with other local congregations, agencies, and services. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God of life, you are our resurrection. We remember all those who have died and trust that, in you, they will live again. Breathe new life into our dry bones, that we, too, might live with you forever. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

According to your steadfast love, O God, hear these and all our prayers as we commend them to you; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

– 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.

 

 

Updates

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. 

Coming up in April

April 11, 2020: Food pantry open (10am – noon)

 

 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

295 W Lady St, Swansea, SC 29160
803-568-3295
goodshepherdlutheranswansea@gmail.com