May 15 Bulletin

Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg

5765 Maeystown Road – Waterloo, IL 62298

Pastor Dan Ostlund

Office: 618-939-7094 – cell 618-301-6358

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Our Service can be found on your radio at 87.9 FM

May 15, 2022

Guests Welcome!  We are delighted that you are with us for worship this morning. Consider us your church home– at least for today. We hope we will see you again soon!

Divine Service Setting 3 – page 184

Ringing of the Bell

Opening Hymn     #913 O Holy Spirit, Enter In

Text: Michael Schirmer, 1606–73, adapt.; (sts. 1, 3): tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827–78, alt.; (st. 2): tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.

Tune: Philipp Nicolai, 1556–1608

Text and tune: Public domain


Confession and Absolution

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

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

C     Amen.

P     Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

P     Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C     who made heaven and earth.

P     I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

C     and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

P     O almighty God, merciful Father,

C     I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P     Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.


Service of the Word

Introit                                                                                        Psalm 98:2–6; antiphon: v. 1

Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!
   His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made known his salvation;
   he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of  Israel.
   All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
   break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
   with the lyre and the sound of  melody!
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
   make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
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.
Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done | marvelous things!
   His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

Kyrie                                                                                                                      LSB 186

C     Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                                  LSB 187

P     Glory be to God on high:

C     and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.

We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee,

we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great glory.

O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.

Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord.

Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost,

art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Salutation and Collect of the Day

P     The Lord be with you.

C     And with thy spirit.

P      Let us pray.

O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C     Amen.


First Reading                                                                                                  Acts 11:1–18

   1Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, 3“You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4But Peter began and explained it to them in order: 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me. 6Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. 7And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ 8But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 9But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ 10This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. 11And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. 12And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 13And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ 15As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” 18When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

A     This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

Gradual                                                       adapt. from Matthew 28:7; Hebrews 2:7; Psalm 8:6

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.

Epistle                                                                                                      Revelation 21:1–7

   1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

   5And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”

A     This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.


Alleluia                                                                                                                  LSB 190

C     Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                  John 16:12–22

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

C     Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

   12[Jesus said:] “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 16“A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”

 P This is the Gospel of the Lord.

 C    Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

Apostles’ Creed

C     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.


Hymn of the Day     #822 Alleluia! Let Praises Ring

Text: Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, 1698, Darmstadt; tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.

Tune: Philipp Nicolai, 1556–1608

Text and tune: Public domain

Sermon   John 16: 12-22   “Sorrow turned to Joy”

P     The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

C     Amen.


Offertory                                                                                                               LSB 192

C     Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.




Prayer of the Church

Lord’s Prayer

P       Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:

C       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.

Concluding Collect

A     Let us pray.

Almighty God, grant to Your Church Your Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes down from above, that Your Word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve You and, in the confession of Your name, abide unto the end; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C     Amen.

Salutation and Benedicamus

P     The Lord be with you.

C     And with thy spirit.

A     Bless we the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

Benediction                                                                                                            LSB 202

P     The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and + give you peace.

C     Amen, amen, amen.

Closing Hymn#    803 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Text: Henry Van Dyke, 1852–1933, alt.

Tune: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770–1827; adapt. Edward Hodges, 1796–1867

Text and tune: Public domain


Divine Service, Setting Three from Lutheran Service Book

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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For the sick and/or injured – Richard Brege (hospitalized, receiving treatments for Leukemia) John Esswein (cancer – friend of Radar Glaenzer), Phyllis Kersten (Cancer-friend of Jean Buettner), Steve Lunk, (Cancer – Bob Lunk’s son), David Marler, (cancer – Rejona’s brother-in-law), Robin Muench (cancer – Lyla Clark’s cousin), Leo David Trost (many health challenges/born with scoliosis – grandson of Kathy Bollinger), Marcy Watters (cancer – friend of Pastor and Deb),

Bill Miller (health complication – Co-worker of Christina May), Terry Pierce (hospitalized – coma after emergency surgery), Jeff Reynolds (recovering from stroke – Kurt Roschnafsky nephew), Wayne Wetzler (recovering from stroke – cousin of Rhonda May), Geri Whelan- stomach issues

For those in Nursing Homes, the home bound, and those unable to be with us in worship.


Serving Today:

      Organist:          Connie Kostecki

      Ushers:             Mike Fausz & Greg Reinhardt

      Altar Care:        Pearl Braun

            Next Sunday – May 22

      Organist:          Barbara Boeder

      Asst Elder         Kerry May

      Ushers:             Kerry May & Doug May

      Altar Care:        Shirley Muskopf


                                         Luke Boeder   May 21


                                     John & Shirley Goeddel   May 15, 1982

                                     Dave & Laurie Baum        May 21, 1994

This Week at Holy Cross

                   Today           10:00 a.m.      Fellowship

                                     10:15 a.m.      Sunday School/Bible Study                                                       

          Sunday May 22    9:00 a.m.      Worship Service

                                      10:00 a.m.     Fellowship

                                      10:15 a.m.      Sunday School/Bible Study

Life is Precious!  Please take a baby bottle home to support Life Network of Southern Illinois.  The goal is to fill our bottles with our coins, bills or checks.  Our donations will be used to save the lives of babies and make a positive impact on the mothers. 

Immanuel & Holy Cross will be hosting VBS together again this year. 

June 13-17 from 9:00-11:45 at Immanuel Lutheran.  Please sign up on their website:

HOMETOWN HARMONY IS EXCITED TO BE BACK! This talented group of local singers will take the Hope Christian Church stage at 6:30 p.m. today, performing a Doo-Wop Concert of 50’s & 60’s music. In addition to great 4-part harmony, the Waterloo Singers Company kids will be their special guests! Doors open at 6 p.m. No tickets necessary ~ ~ Free will donation. No advance seat reservations. These upbeat, familiar songs will have you tapping your toes so join in the fun while we Rock Around the Clock!

HANDBELL CONCERT. Immanuel Lutheran Church (522 S. Church St.) in Waterloo will be hosting a Handbell Concert on Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 pm. During this concert, the Agape Ringers, Immanuel’s adult handbell choir, will be playing pieces from the Old Testament through the New Testament.  An ice cream social will be held following the concert in the multipurpose room.  Freewill donations will benefit the Immanuel Mission Team’s trip to Cambodia in January 2023. All are welcome to attend! No RSVP is necessary.  Questions? Please call 618.939.6480.

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