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Welcome to Concordia
Welcome to Concordia Lutheran Church! If you are looking for a church in Lancaster County, we
invite you to visit us and we look forward to meeting you personally! We are a community of faith,
committed to celebrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ by living and sharing His word and caring for
God’s creation. We are a friendly Lutheran Church that serves, worships, prays, learns and grows
together in faith.
Come join us Saturday nights for worship at 6:00 pm or Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Stay around
for our popular coffee hour after worship on Sundays, and experience what it is like to be a part of the
Holy Spirit working in people’s lives at Concordia. As you visit these pages, we hope that you will want
to know more about who we are as a congregation that seeks to serve Jesus Christ in this time and place.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or for further information.
Pastor Mary Anne
(717) 285-4626 (Office) email: email@example.com
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed!
ALL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED at the church building UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Service and hymn for Sunday, May 31 will appear below:
Be sure to direct your children to the Family Sunday School Video & Files below the service!
Hymns for May 31 Service
God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind
1 God of tempest, God of whirlwind, as on Pentecost descend!
Drive us out from sheltered comfort; past these walls your people send!
Sweep us into costly service, there with Christ to bear the cross, there with Christ to bear the cross!
2 God of blazing, God of burning, all that blocks your purpose, purge!
Through your church, Christ's living Body, let your flaming Spirit surge!
Where deceit conceals injustice, kindle us to speak your truth, kindle us to speak your truth!
3 God of earthquake, God of thunder, shake us loose from lethargy!
Break the chains of sin asunder, for earth's healing set us free!
Crumble walls that still divide us; make us one in Christ our Lord, make us one in Christ our Lord!
4 God of passion, God unsleeping, stir in us love's restlessness!
Where the people cry in anguish, may we share your heart's distress.
Rouse us from content with evil; claim us for your kingdom's work, claim us for your kingdom's work!
Text: Herman G. Stuempfle Jr., b. 1923 Text © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission: Text, Music-One License.
Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart 1 Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, strength to me impart, and make me love you as I ought to love.
2 I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies, no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel visitant, no op'ning skies; but take the dimness of my soul away.
3 Have you not bid me love you, God and King; all, all your own, soul, heart, and strength, and mind?
I see your cross; there teach my heart to cling. Oh, let me seek you and, oh, let me find!
4 Teach me to love you as your angels love, one holy passion filling all my frame:
the baptism of the heav'n-descended dove, my heart an altar, and your love the flame.
Text: George Croly, 1780-1860 One License #730650A exp. 1/9/2021
Augsburg License #SAS003176 exp. 9/30/2020
CCLI #11255278 exp. 1/31/2021;
O Beautiful for Spacious Skies #888
1 O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,
for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain: America! America!
God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
2 O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved,
and mercy more than life: America! America! May God thy gold refine,
till all success be nobleness, and ev'ry gain divine.
3 O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years thine alabaster cities gleam,
undimmed by human tears: America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law.
Text: Katherine L. Bates, 1859-1929
One License #730650A exp. 1/9/2021
Augsburg License #SAS003176 exp. 9/30/2020
CCLI #11255278 exp. 1/31/2021;
To continue, please open the following file (worship bulletin for
Sunday May 24, 2020) to follow along with the Bishop's service.
Day by Day #790
1 Day by day, your mercies, Lord, attend me, bringing comfort to my anxious soul.
Day by day, the blessings, Lord, you send me draw me nearer to my heav'nly goal.
Love divine, beyond all mortal measure, brings to naught the burdens of my quest;
Savior, lead me to the home I treasure, where at last I'll find eternal rest.
2 Day by day, I know you will provide me strength to serve and wisdom to obey;
I will seek your loving will to guide me o'er the paths I struggle day by day.
I will fear no evil of the morrow, I will trust in your enduring grace.
Savior, help me bear life's pain and sorrow till in glory I behold your face.
3 Oh, what joy to know that you are near me when my burdens grow too great to bear;
oh, what joy to know that you will hear me when I come, O Lord, to you in prayer.
Day by day, no matter what betide me, you will hold me ever in your hand.
Savior, with your presence here to guide me, I will reach at last the promised land.
Text: Carolina Sandell Berg, 1832-1903; tr. Robert Leaf, 1936-2005
How Firm a Foundation #796
1 How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in Christ Jesus, the Word!
What more can he say than to you he has said who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?
2 "Fear not, I am with you, oh, be not dismayed, for I am your God and will still give you aid;
I'll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand, upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand."
3 "When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie, my grace, all-sufficient, shall be your supply.
The flames shall not hurt you; I only design your dross to consume and your gold to refine."
4 "Throughout all their lifetime my people shall prove my sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love; and then,
when gray hairs shall their temples adorn, like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne."
Text: J. Rippon, A Selection of Hymns, 1787, alt.
For previous services. please look to Worship Info/Sermons page.
^Special thank you to Wayne Hoffman who assisted Pastor Mary Anne in presenting these services.
Reflections from Pastor Mary Anne:
As I write this the noon chimes are playing the chords of a beloved hymn:
We are living in unprecedented times. I know that I feel like I am in the middle of a movie or a vivid dream and keep waiting for the next scene to play out. It is helpful at times like these to recognize that we are not alone. Even in the midst of closures and cancellations we are united in our humanity, in our baptisms, in our hope and fears. Pray for each other, our country and Christ’s Church, that we live through this and emerge changed, but stronger than ever.
1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
5God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.
6The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8Come, behold the works of the LORD; see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
10"Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth."
11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
In Peace, Pastor Mary Anne
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