Service and Bulletin 4th Sunday of Easter, April 21, 2024

Posted on 20 Apr 2024, Pastor: Pastor Dan

Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 21, 2024
700 Main St. P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI 53016

Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025

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Guests. Welcome to Zion. We are glad to have you with us. Please sign our
guestbook located in the Narthex. About Holy Communion:  We welcome to the Lords Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words given and shed for you forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given. If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us. If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the
service. To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion open the front cover of
the Burgundy hymnal or turn to pages 329 & 330. Gluten free wafers are available,
please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.

Altar Guild for April: Tracy Schwartz and Holley Westenberg Thank You!

AS WE GATHER – Flocks of sheep can number in the hundreds or even thousands. Keeping track of two or three thousand sheep is quite a task!  Jesus, our Good Shepherd, knows how to care for not just thousands but millions of His sheeplike children. The prophet Isaiah says our Lord “will tend His flock like a shepherd” (40:11). Assured and reassured that we are part of His flock, we travel through life in the care, under the watchful eye of our caring Shepherd, the Crucified and Risen Savior Jesus Christ!!

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

Hymn “Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won” LSB 490

Invocation – In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Sentences – To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in You I trust. Indeed, none who wait for You shall be put to shame. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the Lord!

Confession and Absolution- Let us humble ourselves before God, confess our sins to Him, and pray for His gracious forgiveness.  All: Almighty God, our maker and redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto You that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You by thought, word, and deed. Wherefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. O most merciful God, who has given Your only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy on us and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins; and by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to Your Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only
Son to die for us and for His sake forgives us all our sins. To those who believe on His name He gives power to become the children of God and has promised them his Holy Spirit, He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. Grant this, Lord, unto us all.  Amen

Introit Psalm 23 and John 10:14-15 – Christ said; I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. 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. Christ said; I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Kyrie LSB 186

Hymn of Praise – Gloria in Excelsis LSB 187

Salutation – The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Prayer of the Day- Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; 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.

Our First Reading Acts 4:1-12

And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple
and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the
people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested
them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Our Second reading 1 John 3:16-24

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our
lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.  And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

Gradual – Alleluia. Christ has risen from the dead. God the Father has crowned him with glory and honor. He has given him dominion over the works of his hands; he
has put all things under his feet. Alleluia.

Holy Gospel John 10:11-18

The Holy Gospel according St. John, the Tenth chapter. Glory to You, O Lord.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who
is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf
coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters
them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the
good shepherd.  I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep
that are not of this fold.  I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So,
there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I
lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it
down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again.  This charge I have received from my Father.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.

Nicene Creed – 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.
And 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.

Hymn “Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love” LSB 900
Prayers of the Church
The 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.

We Gather our Tithes and Offerings

Service of the Sacrament

Preface 2 Timothy 4:22 – The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Proper Preface – It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, Lord our God. You call us to be Your people and invite us to bring our cares to You in prayer. You did so love the world that You sent Your only Son to be our Redeemer. By His sacrificial life and death and glorious resurrection He has brought us salvation and has shown us the path to life eternal. Pour upon us now the gift of the Holy Spirit that we may receive the body and blood of our Lord with true devotion in this sacred fellowship of Your pilgrim people. Grant us a foretaste of the feast to come, heavenly Father, that we may with increased faith joyfully await a blessed eternity in Your glorious presence. Amen.

Sanctus LSB 195

Prayer of Thanksgiving – Blessed are You, O Lord of heaven and earth. We give thanks to You for the gifts of bread and wine here before us and for Your gracious provision for all Your creatures.  Invited by Your grace and supported by Your love, we come to Your Table with thanksgiving and praise. Grant that we receive, with true faith and trust in Your words of promise, the bread and wine, that is, the very body and blood of Christ, as a guarantee of the salvation that He purchased for us through His innocent suffering and death on the cross. Receive our prayers and praises and grant that we may follow You as Your people, in this season of Easter and always. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and praise with the Son and
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

Pax Domini LSB 197
Agnus Dei LSB 198

Distribution Hymns:
“Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen” LSB 474
“The King of Love My Shepherd Is” LSB 709
“All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” LSB 549

Nunc Dimittis LSB 199

Closing Prayer – Almighty and ever-living God, we thank You for having fed us with the body and blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ, assuring us thereby that we are truly members of His Body, the church. And we ask You to help us by Your Holy Spirit that we may continue in this fellowship and do the good works which You desire us to do; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


Hymn “I Am Jesus Little Lamb” LSB 740


Remember to look on the doors when you exit the building for other announcements.

YES IN CHRIST — Saying Yes With Our Treasures

There will not be an after service Fellowship in April. The next Fellowship is scheduled for May 19th .

4/25: Quilters meet at 11am-2pm in the church basement
4/27: Church Spring Cleanup 8am
4/30: Chosen Bible Study 6pm in the Sanctuary
5/19: Fellowship after the service

Mark your calendars for April 27th !

Members will be joining together at 8:00am for church spring
cleanup, inside & outside. Feel free to bring any tools or equipment
you deem necessary to get the tasks done. All members are invited to
join together for a time of fellowship and cleanup.

4/21 Betsy Stuebe 4/28 Dan Finger
4/23 Chad Boeder 4/28 Lonnie Hoeft
4/23 Gary Baehmann 4/28 Shannon Nunez

Happy Anniversary to Joshua & Holley W 4/23

Those to keep in Your Special Prayers:  Dee Dee as she recovers from her procedure which happened on this past Thursday.  Rita Weisjohn as she recovers after her surgery.

From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism

1 John 3:2 – “Beloved, we are Gods children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”  This is the essence of our sanctification: becoming like our Lord. As St. John notes, this will only be completed in the Resurrection, but in the meantime, we strive toward that goal because we want to walk in the footsteps of our Lord. By His grace we share His destiny in eternal life, and therefore we desire to share His life of service now.

The Pewpoint – Theme of the Day – Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Lays Down His Life for the Sheep

The Lord Jesus is “the good shepherd” who “lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). His life is not taken from Him, but He lays it down willingly, of His own accord, because He knows and loves the sheep. As the One sent by the Father, He has the “authority to lay it down” and the “authority to take it up again” (John
10:18). So has He done, and now He continues to love and serve as the Good Shepherd of the sheep by the voice of His Gospel. He thus calls all people into the fold of His Church, so that there may be “one flock, one shepherd” (John 10:16). That is why the apostles “were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the
resurrection from the dead” (Acts 4:2). Since “there is salvation in no one else,” His voice rings out to this day through the preaching of His name, “for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). His voice comforts our hearts against all condemnation and gives us courage to
“love one another” and “to lay down our lives for the brothers,” as He laid down His life for us (1 John 3:16, 23).