7th Sunday of Easter

Community in Christ Lutheran Church

May 29, 2022

Welcome to worship! We are glad you are here today!

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Sacrament of Holy Baptism


Hymn                         “Come to the Water"                                                                                                                              



Canticle of Praise          "This is the Feast"                                                                                                                                   



Reading: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21

12“See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” 14Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. 16“It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” 17The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let everyone who hears say, “Come.” And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. 20The one who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.”  Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! 21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Children's Message                                                                                                

Gospel Acclamation


Gospel - John 17:20-26

The Holy Gospel according to John, the 17th chapter.

Glory to you, O Lord.


[Jesus prayed:] 20“I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25“Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” The Gospel of our Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day                   “Baptized in Water”                                                                                                                          ELW 456 

Prayers of Intercession

Sharing of the Peace


Offering & Special Music   

Offertory                                "Let the Vineyards Be Fruitful"                                                                                                              

Offering Prayer 

Holy Communion    

Lord’s Prayer     

Distribution of Communion & Special Music/Hymns

                                         "One Bread, One Body"                                                                                                                            ELW 496 

                                         "Where Two or Three"                                                                                                                       

                                         "I Love You, Lord"                                                                                                     


Post Communion Blessing & Prayer



Sending Hymn                        “Crown Him With Many Crowns”                                                                                                    ELW 855 



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The Coffee Cart will be available before service at 9 a.m. Please enjoy a treat and some fellowship under the breezeway!

Tuesday Bible Study: Meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. in the Narthex.

Children's Sunday School All students are invited to the end of the year Sunday School Party on June 5th at 9 a.m. 

Usher and A/V Teams: Are you interested in learning more about being a worship usher or about what role you could play on the A/V team? Both groups are looking for more volunteers to add to the rotation. If you would like to learn more contact Pastor Michael at 


Altar Guild: Volunteers are needed! Contact the church office if you are interested in volunteering.

CIC Family (K)night at the Knights Game: When: Friday, June 17th, Time:  First pitch - 7:05 pm, Ticket price: $21 per ticket. Carpools can be arranged if hesitant to drive at night or want to drive with someone. Sign up in the Narthex on the sign-up sheet or on Sign-up Genius. Questions? Call or email Paul Miller at 614-679-2640 or p.k.miller1@gmail.com

June Grocery Cart: In June we will collect  mini or full size Lara Bars and/or Rx Bars, and Trail Mix snack packs. While you’re at the grocery store please consider adding these items to your cart and bringing them to the CIC cart. What a difference it will make in the lives of many kids in our community!

Prayer Shawl Ministry: We will continue to meet in person in the CIC Spirit Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Plan to join us if you can for some fellowship, idea-sharing, and fun!  If you are interested in coming to the in-person meetings, please contact Kathy Dutton at mamabissy@gmail.com and she will send you the necessary information.  Of course, you can also participate in this important ministry at home by crafting items, and bringing them to CIC.  

Card Ministry: We will meet Tuesday, June 14th, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, June 28th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Spirit Center. Participants are asked to enter through the doors nearest the Spirit Center. Need more information? Contact: Kathy Shugarman at shugs02@gmail.com or 940-300-2290.

Quilting Ministry: This is a new ministry! If you enjoy sewing or want to learn please join us! In June we will meet  Thursday, June 9th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Classroom #1 near the Spirit Center. Questions? Contact Barbara Eaker at 704-483-2060.

News from the VBS Corner: A huge thank you to the adults who have volunteered to be Station Leaders. We are so blessed to have such support for this exciting ministry! Calling those of you who are Middle School students in the fall of 2022…you too can volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School. We have openings for Station Assistants: lending a helping hand to the Station Leaders; Island Volunteers: help in any way you can; and Decoration Volunteers: lend helping hands to the Decoration Leader. Calling those of you who are High School students in the fall of 2022…you too can volunteer to help with Vacation bible School. We have openings for Island Guides: greet and shepherd your group of Explorers safely between stations while building a strong bond with them.  You can also volunteer for any of the positions posted for Middle School Students. Please know there is a phrase we will never use when it comes to VBS. 

You will NEVER hear us say, “NO THANK YOU WE HAVE ALL THE HELP WE NEED”. Please let us know if you would like to help in some way and we will find a job for you. Please don’t forget to register your children/grandchildren/neighbors ages 4 through 5th grade. Thank you to all of you who have taken the lanterns from the display.  Your generosity has been noticed. Any questions can be directed to Kathy Shugarman at shugs02@gmail.com OR Suzi Hinrichs at suzihinrichs@gmail.com.

Agape Day Camp: Is coming to CIC June 20-24 for rising 1st graders through rising 5th graders. A registration form can be found on the Welcome Desk or contact the church office.

New Members Class: Are you interested in learning more about the congregation? Are you ready to join the congregation? Please reach out to Pastor Michael and Pastor Lisa  to talk more about upcoming New Member Class opportunities. (pastormichael@communityinchrist.net and pastorlisa@communityinchrist.net)


Please Note the Pastors will be out of the office June 2nd & 3rd to attend Synod Assembly

May 29— 9 a.m. Coffee (Breezeway);  10 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary & Livestreamed)

May 31 - 10:30 a.m. Bible Study (Narthex)

June 1— 1:30 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry (Spirit Center)

June 2 - 7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

June 5—9 a.m. Coffee (Breezeway) Sunday School End of Year Party!; 10 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary & Livestreamed)