Order of Service for May 1

Order of Service for May 1

You are invited to worship with us at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 01, 2022.  Below, you will find the Order of Service so you can follow along and participate in the worship service. If you would prefer, you can also download a bulletin here:

Before we start, please share the live stream on your favorite social media site and invite your friends.

Worship Service for May 1, 2022 at 11 AM


Opening Song: Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia

Verse 1:
Christ has arisen, alleluia. Rejoice and praise Him, alleluia.
For our Redeemer burst from the tomb,
Even from death, dispelling its gloom.

Let us sing praise to Him with endless joy;
Death’s fearful sting He has come to destroy.
Our sin forgiving, alleluia! Jesus is living, alleluia!

Verse 2:
For three long days, the grave did its worst
Until its strength by God was dispersed.
He who gives life did death undergo;
And in its conquest, His might did show.


Verse 4:
Go spread the news: He’s not in the grave;
He has arisen this world to save.
Jesus’ redeeming labors are done; Even the battle with sin is won.



Confession and Forgiveness:

P: We have come here today to worship the Lord.  In worship we hear the Word of God, we receive God’s blessings, and respond with thanks and praise.  We begin by seeking God’s blessing of forgiveness.  He has promised to remove the guilt and shame of our sin through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

(a time of silence to reflect and personally confess our sins)

P: Let us confess our sins to the Lord. 

P: Heavenly Father,
C: Heavenly Father,

P: I have done things that were wrong.
C: I have done things that were wrong.

P: I have been mean to others.
C: I have been mean to others.

P: I have not obeyed my parents.
C: I have not obeyed my parents.

P: I have not obeyed You, God.
C: I have not obeyed You, God.

P: But I am very sorry.
C: But I am very sorry.

P: Please forgive me.
C: Please forgive me.

P: I love You very much.
C: I love You very much.

P: And I know You love me, too.
C: And I know You love me, too.

P: God has heard your apology.  He loves you very much.  God has told us that when we believe and trust in Him, He makes us His children.  As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us. He has told me to tell you that you are forgiven.  So, as His servant, I forgive you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

C: Amen.

Song: Jesus Loves Me

Verse 1:
Jesus loves me this I know, For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong, They are weak, but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me, The Bible tells me so.

Verse 2:
Jesus loves me, He who died. Heaven’s gates to open wide.
He will wash away my sin, Let His little child come in.


First Reading – Psalm 139:13-14

For you formed my inmost parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

Children’s Message “God Made You”

Song: The Hippopotamus Song

In the beginning God made the sea  (make a wave motion)
And the forest filled with trees  (wave your hands)
He made the mountains up so high  (making a point with your hands)
Above it all He placed the sky  (Motion like you are throwing the sky up)

God’s fingerprints are everywhere  (touch things with your fingers)
Just to show how much He cares  (hug yourself)
Along the way He had some fun  (swoop your fist in front of you)
He made a hippo that weighed a ton  (when you say “ton,” put your arms away from your sides making something look big)

Hip-Hip-Hippopotamus  (same motion and use a deep voice)
Hip-Hip-Hurray, God made all of us  (Wave your hands in the air and use a high voice, guys in falsetto)
Hip-Hip-Hurray, God made all of us

Second Reading – Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

Children’s Message “God Saved You”

Song: Who You Say I Am

Verse 1:
Who am I that the highest King Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me

Chorus 1:
Who the Son sets free, Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God, Yes I am

Verse 2:
Free at last He has ransomed me His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me

Chorus 2:
Who the Son sets free, Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God, Yes I am
In my Father’s house, There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God, Yes I am

I am chosen Not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me Not against me
I am who You say I am

Gospel Reading – John 21:15–19

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to You, o Christ.

Sermon Hymn: Canvas And Clay

Verse 1:
In my mother’s womb You formed me with Your hands
Known and loved by You Before I took a breath

Pre-Chorus 1:
When I doubt it, Lord, remind me I’m wonderfully made
You’re an artist and a potter I’m the canvas and the clay

You make all things work together For my future and for my good
You make all things work together For Your glory and for Your name

Verse 2:
There’s a healing light Just beyond the clouds
Though I’ve walked through fire I see clearly now

Pre-Chorus 2:
I know nothing has been wasted No failure or mistake
You’re an artist and a potter I’m the canvas and the clay

Sermon – “You Be You! Is That Right?”

Prayers: Text in prayer requests to (813) 602-1104

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

Words of Institution


P: The peace of the Lord be with you all.
C: And also, with you.
P: We greet each other in the peace of Christ.




Closing Song: O Praise The Name                          

Verse 1:
I cast my mind to Calvary Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Saviour on that cursed tree

Verse 2:
His body bound and drenched in tears.
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone. Messiah still and all alone

O praise the Name of the Lord our God.
O praise His Name forever more
For endless days, we will sing Your praise.
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God

Verse 3:
Then on the third, at break of dawn The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death, where is your sting.
The angels roar for Christ the King


Verse 4:
He shall return in robes of white.
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints, My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face

(Chorus 2x)



Do you know any worship songs you’d like to sing as part of our youth service? Let Pastor Kurt know.

Do you want to sing or play an instrument in the youth service? Let Pastor Kurt know.

We want you to be a part of the service.

Upcoming Events

Today – Youth Raffle Fundraiser Drawing

More info at: FaithWesleyChapel.com/youth-raffle/

May 15, 4 PM – Confirmation
The Steinbrueck’s (lessons 20, 21, & 22)

May 16, 7 PM Council Meeting


Did you know that we have a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account? Do you know what is posted there?

Sadly, with the exception of our service information and an occasional blog from the Pastor, pretty much nothing is posted on our Facebook or Twitter accounts and I don’t believe anything has been posted to Instagram in over 2 years.

The Importance of Social Media
With over 70% of the US population using some form of Social Media, It is important for Faith Lutheran Church to start utilizing Social Media more so that we can let people know we are out there, grow our congregation, and of course spread God’s Word.

So, I have decided to start posting things (hopefully on a daily basis) to our social media accounts from events such as…The Faith and Food Worship Service, Christmas in the Park, Bible studies, congregational get-togethers, youth events, etc…

We Need Your Help!
We need to show people that we as a church do more than just meet on Sundays for Worship. This is where I need your help. When you are at these events, please take pictures and/or videos and send them to me so I can post them on our Social Media.

If you have pictures from past events send those to me as well. Also, if you have ideas of other stuff we should post on Social Media please let me know.

Thank you!!

In His Service,
Aaron Shuck    

Note – We didn’t include Aaron’s email on this page because spammers scrape web pages for email addresses and we don’t want Aaron to be spammed. You can download the bulletin which has Aaron’s email in it or use the contact us form on the website to request Aaron’s email address.


We now have a room set up a nursery with a computer streaming the worship service. We absolutely welcome and love having kids in our worship service, however, if you need to take your child out of the service for any reason, please feel free to use this room so you don’t have to miss part of the service. There are signs which will lead you to the nursery. 


Faith Lutheran Church, Wesley Chapel, FL
Worship services on Sundays at 11am
27221 Foamflower Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 602-1104

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