Order of Service for May 8

Order of Service for May 8

You are invited to worship with us at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 08, 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 8, 2022 at 11 AM


Opening Song: Thy Strong Word

Thy strong word did cleave the darkness;
At Thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank Thee,
While Thine ordered seasons run.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise to Thee who light dost send!
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia without end!

Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness,
Dark as night and deep as death,
Broke the light of thy salvation,
Breathed thine own life-giving breath.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise to Thee who light dost send!
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia without end!

Thy strong Word be- speaks us righteous;
Bright with thine own holiness,
Glorious now, we press toward glory,
And our lives our hope con- fess.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise to Thee who light dost send!
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia without end!

Give us lips to sing thy glory,
Tongues thy mercy to pro- claim,
Throats to shout the hope that fills us,
Mouths to speak thy holy name.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise to Thee who light dost send!
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia without end!


Confession and Forgiveness:

P: As we gather, today, let us cleanse our hearts and our consciences by confessing our sin to God.

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

C: Heavenly Father, we confess that we are sinful and unclean. We have sinned against you and against our neighbor in our thoughts, words, and actions. We are truly sorry for our sins and sincerely repent of them. We ask for Your mercy. For the sake of Jesus Christ’s bitter suffering and death, please forgive us and renew us that we may walk in Your Spirit to the glory of Your holy name.

P: The Lord has heard your confession. Therefore, as a called and ordained servant of the Lord, 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

Song of Praise and Thanksgiving: No Other Name

One Name Holds weight above them all
His fame Outlasts the earth He formed
His praise Resounds beyond the stars
And echoes in our hearts The greatest One of all

His face Shines brighter than the sun
His grace As boundless as His love
He reigns With healing in His wings
The King above all kings The greatest One of all

Lift up our eyes See the King has come
Light of the world Reaching out for us
There is no other Name There is no other Name
Jesus Christ our God, whoa oh
Seated on high The undefeated One
Mountains bow down As we lift Him up
There is no other Name There is no other Name
Jesus Christ our God, whoa oh

Find hope When all the world seems lost
Behold The triumph of the cross
His power Has trampled death and grave
Our life found in His Name The greatest Name of all


The earth will shake And tremble before Him
Chains will break As heaven and earth sing
Holy is the Name Holy is the Name of Jesus Jesus, Jesus
(Repeat Bridge)


First Reading – Acts 20:17-18a, 28–35

Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. And when they came to him, he said to them:…

…”Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

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

Gospel Reading – John 10:22-30

At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

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

Sermon Hymn: This I Believe

Our Father everlasting the all creating One God almighty
Through Your Holy Spirit Conceiving Christ the Son
Jesus our Savior

I believe in God our Father. I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit. Our God is three in one
I believe in the resurrection, that we will rise again.
For I believe in the name of Jesus

Verse 2:
Our Judge and our Defender, Suffered and crucified,
Forgiveness is in You
Descended into darkness You rose in glorious life,
Forever seated high


Bridge: (2x)
I believe in You. I believe You rose again
I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord

Chorus 2:
I believe in life eternal. I believe in the virgin birth
I believe in the saints’ communion And in Your holy church
I believe in the resurrection, When Jesus comes again
For I believe in the name of Jesus.
For I believe in the name of Jesus

Sermon – “Seeing Is Not Believing. Believing Is Seeing.”


Apostles’ Creed

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 there 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.

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


Closing Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow                          

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.


Upcoming Events

May 16, 7 PM Council Meeting
The Chmiels

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


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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