Resurrection Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
"A Caring Christian Church Experiencing the Love of Jesus"
Pastor Patrick O'Neal
Franklin, N.C.




Missouri Synod


A Caring Christian Church Experiencing and Sharing the Love of Jesus


Pastor Patrick O'Neal

38 Wayah Street

PO Box 2215, Franklin, NC 28744

Phone/Fax: 828-524-5996

Office Hours: Tuesday –Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Closed Monday and Friday 


Great Beginnings Lutheran Preschool: 828-369-2411

The Fourth Sunday in Easter

April 22th, 2018

Divine Service 2

Prelude Music, Announcements and Greeting

A           This is the Day the Lord has made.

C           Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Entrance Hymn LSB #525                                           “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

P           In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C           Amen.

P           If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C           But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins

              and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

P           Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C           Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean.  We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment.  For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name.  Amen.

P          Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C         Amen.  Stand

Kyrie and Gloria in Excelsis

Salutation and Prayer of the Day 

P           The Lord be with you.

C           And also with you.

P           Let us Pray. Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s

              resurrection may by your grace

C           confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the

              same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and

              the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN

Responsive Psalm                                                      Ps. 23

P          The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

C         He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.


P          Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

C         Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.


P          Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

C         and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


ALL   Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the 

              beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Children’s Message

The First Reading                                                     Acts 4:1-12

A           This is the Word of the Lord.

C           Thanks be to God.

The Epistle Reading                                                 1 John 3:16-24

A           This is the Word of the Lord.

C           Thanks be to God.

Common Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                                                               John 10:11-18

P           The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the Twentieth Chapter.

C           Glory to You, O Lord

 . . .after the reading

P           This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C           Praise to You, O Christ

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.     Christian: the ancient text reads “catholic,” meaning the whole. Church as it confesses the wholeness of  Christian doctrine.                                                                                                         

Hymn of The Day LSB #710                         The Lord’s My Shepherd, Ill Not Want”

Sermon: Pastor Barry Conover

Prayer of the Church, Offering, and Offertory


P          The Lord be with you.

C         And also with you.

P          Lift up your hearts.

C         We lift them to the Lord.

P          Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C         It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

P          It is truly good, right, and salutary….evermore praising You and saying (singing):


Prayer of Thanksgiving, Lord's Prayer, Words of Instiution and Peace of the Lord

P           The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C           Amen

Agnus Dei

Distribution Hymns (LSB)

#709    The King of Love My Shepherd Is     #641    You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

#900    Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love         #700    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Nunc Dimittis

Prayer & Benediction

Processional and Closing Hymn LSB #588                              “Jesus Loves Me”

Dismissal & Sending

A Go in peace, serve the Lord

C  Thanks be to God.                                

Thank You Pastor Barry Conover for

Leading Us in Worship and Preaching!



TODAY- 22nd           9:15 Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

MON – 23rd                6:00 PM Bible Study

TUES – 24th              10:00 Bible Study

                                    Information for the May Calendar is due.


THURS – 26th           9:30 Quilters

11:00 Bible Study (Hayesville)

SUN – 29th                9:15 Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

Semi-Annual Voters Meeting after service

Fellowship for April 29 – Pot Luck

Reminder: the semi-annual voters meeting will be Sunday, April 29. Election of officers and elders will be on the agenda. Please plan to attend!

Mark Your Calendar:  You are invited to celebrate with our children at the Preschool Graduation Saturday, May 19 at 1:00 in the sanctuary.  A reception will follow immediately after the graduation.  They need servers for the reception if you are available please let Betsy, Eileen, or Monique know.

New in our library - “The Stain Glass Windows of RLC”, is a detailed explanation of our stain glass windows in a binder. The windows were originally described in detail by Pastor Paul Kibler (1979-1983) and have been reproduced with photos. Additional copies can be made and obtained through the church office.

Pastor O’Neal is leading the Bible Study downstairs on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Earle and Gloria Johnson in celebration of Earl’s Birthday.

Attendance last Sunday (4-15-18): 76

Children’s Sunday School: 7             Adult Sunday School: 12

Charlotte Balmer is on vacation so there will be no financial posting till she returns.  Offerings will be deposited in the bank but no updates until 5/6/18.

PRAYER CONCERNS ~ (week of April 22)

Prayer concerns listed in the Sunday announcements are an important part of our prayer ministry at Resurrection.  It is our goal for the lists to be as accurate as possible.  Please take the time to read the list to determine if the status of anyone you have placed has changed. Inform Brenda or Anita in the church office to make changes. 

Members with continuing concerns: Barbara Jockers, Shelley Booe, Barbara Wilkens, Cliff Harris, Fred Pupke, Paul Lampl, Sue DuBridge, Dave and Jane Huffman, Earl Wisener, Bill Balmer, Donna Brooks, Theresa Lehmann, Bea Ezechel, Charmayne Mueller, Bobby Scherb, Susan Phillips.

Service Personnel: Jessie Aiken (Army Military Police-Linda Aiken’s son), AWR3 Ryan Balmer (Navy), and AZ3 Sydney Balmer (Navy), Christopher Davey (Infantry-Aleshia from Grandview Manor), GySgt Adam Halstead, (USMC- Son of Chad & Susan Halstead), Lt. Peter Manzoli (Navy-Grandson of Theresa Lehmann),  Lt. JG Catlin Smith (Navy-Niece of Barbara Jockers), Daniel Stone (Navy-Grandson of Bea Ezechel), MSgt Steven Turnbach – (Air Force-Nephew of Charlotte Balmer), Pvt. Grant Williamson (Army-son of Betsy Shepherd).

Friends: Darrin Carpenter (Friend of Charlotte & Bill Balmer), Don Capaforte – cancer, Kurt Glaesman- cancer (Friend of O'Neal Family), Betsy Cluppert - cancer (Friend of O'Neal Family), Carl Smith, Jr. (Martha Smith’s son),  Hunter (Ali Crosslin’s grandson), Jim Allison (friend of the O’Neals), Sally Jean Bowser (daughter of Carol Fritz), Steve Salmonsohn (friend of Barbara Jockers), Karen Perling and family (friend of Barbara Jockers), Sandie McKinney (Jeanne Guske’s Sister), Alicia and her son Chris (friends of Deb Strum), Tonya Farmer for Cancer (Friend of Sara O'Neal), John and Retha Ethelene Stiles (Shelley Booe’s parents), Brailyn Williamson (Betsy’s granddaughter).

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