Resurrection Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
"A Caring Christian Church Experiencing the Love of Jesus"
Pastor John Brunner
Franklin, N.C.




Missouri Synod


A Caring Christian Church Experiencing and Sharing the Love of Jesus


Pastor John Brunner / 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

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2017


A:         Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

C:         He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!

A:         This is the day which the Lord has made.

C: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Entrance Hymn: LSB 792 – “New Songs of Celebration Render”

Invocation and Confession Stand

L:         Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

C:         He is Risen, indeed!  Alleluia!

L:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.

L:  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.  Kneel/Stand

L:  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

Hymn of Praise:  “This Is the Feast”

Salutation and Collect of the Day

P:         The Lord be with you.

C:         And also with you.

P:  Let us pray. O God, from who all good things come: 

C:  Lead us by the inspiration of Your Spirit to think those things which are right and by Your goodness help us do them;

P:  through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:         Amen.

Psalm 66

Children: Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name!

P:         Give to the Lord glorious praise!

C:         Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! 
P:         All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;                                                                    C:         they sing praises to your name.” 

P:         Come and see what God has done:

C:         he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.

Children: Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name!

P:         He turned the sea into dry land;

C:         they passed through the river on foot. 

P:         Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.

C:         I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.

Children: Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name!

Children’s Message Sit

First Reading:  Acts 17:16-31

A:         This is the Word of the Lord.

C:         Thanks be to God.

Epistle:  1 Peter 3:13-22

A:         This is the Word of the Lord.

C:         Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse Stand

Holy Gospel: John 14:15–21      

P:         The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the Fourteenth chapter.

P:         . . .after the reading  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Hymn of the Day:  LSB 834 – “O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth”

Sermon: Rev. Dr. John G. Brunner     

Nicene Creed Stand

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life + of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of the Church

Offering Sit



Proper Preface


Lord's Prayer + Words of Institution

The Peace of the Lord

Agnus Dei

Hymns During Distribution:  LSB 628 – “Your Table I Approach”

                                                LSB 636 – “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness”

Post-Communion Canticle:  “Thank the Lord”

Post-Communion Collect


Recessional Hymn: LSB 808 – “O Sing to the Lord


A:         Go in Peace, Serve the Lord

C:         Thanks Be to God

A:         Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

C:         He is Risen, indeed!  Alleluia!



TODAY- 21st               9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

6:00 PM CareNet Dinner & Silent Auction

MON – 22nd               6:00 PM Bible Study


TUES – 23rd                10:00 AM Bible Study

THURS – 25th             10:00 AM LWML Meeting

11:00 AM Bible Study (Hayesville)

5:30 PM Bell Choir

6:30 PM Choir Practice

SUN – 28th                 9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

The CareNet Dinner & Silent Auction will be held this evening, May 21st, at 6:00 pm at the gazebo on the square downtown. If you have not already purchased tickets, there will be some available at the event for walk ups.

June calendar information is due in the church office no later than Noon, Tuesday, May 23rd.

LWML will meet Thursday, May 25th, at 10:00 am.

Fellowship for May 28:  Someone please sign up!

Damos Gracias a Dios por ti, we are truly grateful for you and all the support you gave us.   Thank you for sharing your love and your prayers that ministered alongside us at the Boys Home in Montero, Bolivia. We hope to share a full report with stories and pictures shortly.  - Pastor John, Karen, Tim, Deb, and Susan. 

Christian Assorted Greeting Cards are available on the LWML Card Cart downstairs during Fellowship Hour.  Cards are 50 cents each and support mission projects.

The altar flowers are given by Shannon Carlton in loving memory of her mother, Terry Carpentier. 

Attendance last Sunday (5-14-17): 82

Children’s Sunday School: 2             Adult Sunday School: 18

PRAYER CONCERNS ~ (week of May 21)

Prayer Concerns listed in Sunday announcements are an important part of RLC prayer ministry.  To insure information is as accurate as possible please check to see if the status of anyone you have placed on the list has changed. Inform Anita in the Church Office with any changes. 

Members with immediate concerns:  Gene Crosslin, Catherine Reynolds, Earl Wisener, Lamarr Seader

Members with continuing concerns:  Bill Balmer, Sydney Balmer, Donna Brooks, William and Laura Ogden, Bill and Theresa Lehmann, Bea Ezechel, Charmayne Mueller, Gene Drummond, Jane and Dave Huffman, Bobby Scherb, Marena Mikol

Service Personnel: George "Chip" Syring, Jr., deployed (Army-Son of George and Gloria Syring), GySgt Adam Halstead, (USMC- Son of Chad & Susan Halstead), 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), Lt. Peter Manzoli (Navy-Grandson of Theresa & Bill Lehmann), AWRAN Ryan Balmer (Navy), and AN Sydney Balmer (Navy)

Friends: The Tastinger Family (friends of Charlotte Balmer), Jack Winter-19 mos. old (friend of Carol Fritz), Don Capaforte (CareNet Director), Steve Salmonsohn (friend of Barbara Jockers), Karen Perling and family (friend of Barbara Jockers), Connie Reasoner (friend of Charlotte Childers), Sandie McKinney (Jeanne Guske’s Sister), Ernie Sanders (neighbor of Patri Cabe), Vernon Trahms (Deb Johnson’s Father), Caroline Yuerges (wife of Preschool Custodian)

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