Sunday, May 13, 2018

Country Chapel Service...Sunday May 13, 2018 - (Today with Traditional Easter Hymns + a Special Hymn for Mother's Day)

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                Welcome to the
      "Country Chapel"
        Sunday Service
                     May 13, 2018
            7th Sunday
              of Easter
           "Church is an
           Exciting Place"

We invite YOU to visit us Everyday
For: "Daily Inspiration for Today"
It's "Food for Thought"

Let us remember to pray to the "Blessed Mother,
Mary" on this Mother's Day!
Recite the Hail Mary: 
      Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amoung women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.
You can also pray to her, to thank her and ask for her intersession.

Today's Verse:

             ( Ephesians 4:29 )

The New Life in Christ 

      Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.

Entrance Hymn:        (Special for Mother's Day)

Let Us Pray

Recite The Doxology:

      Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.

Recite The Act of Contrition:

      O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest in all my sins, not only because of the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but because they offended You, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to confess my sins, do penance, and amend my life.  Amen.

Recite The Apostles Creed:

      I believe in God, the Father Almighty. Creator of heaven and earth. I believe 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, and on the third day he rose again in ful- fillment of the scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right side of God the Father Almighty. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.   Amen.

The 1st Reading:

               ( Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 )

Judas' Successor

      A few days later there was a meeting of the believers, about a hundred and twenty in all, and Peter stood up to speak. "My friends," he said, "the scripture had come true in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, made a prediction about Judas, who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus. Judas was a member of our group, for he had been chosen to have a part in our work."
      "For written in the book of Psalms,
'May his house become empty; may no one live in it.'
It is also written,
'May someone else take his place of service.' "
      "So then, someone must join us as a witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. He must be one of the men who were in our group during the whole time that the Lord Jesus traveled about with us, beginning from the time John preached his message of baptism until the day Jesus was taken up from us to heaven."
      So they proposed two men: Joseph, who was called Barsabbas (also known as Justus), and Matthias. Then they prayed, "Lord, you know the thoughts of everyone, so show us which of these two you have chosen to serve as an apostle in the place of Judas, who left to go to the place where he belongs." Then they drew lots to choose between the two men, and the one chosen was Matthias, who was added to the group of eleven apostles.

Alternate 1st Reading:

               ( Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20 )

The Love of God

      Praise the Lord, my soul! All my being, praise his holy name! Praise the Lord, my soul, and do not forget how kind he is.
      As the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who honor him. As far as the east is from the west, so far does he re-move our sins from us.
      The Lord placed His throne in heaven; He is king over all. Praise the Lord, you strong and mighty angels, who obey His commands, who listen to what He says.


The 2nd Reading:

               ( 1 John 4:11-16 )

God is Love 

      Dear friends, if this is how God loves us, then we should love one another. No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and His love is made perfect in us.
      We are sure that we live in union with God and that He lives in union with us, because He has given us His Spirit. And we have seen and tell others that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. If we declare that Jesus is the Son of God, we live in union with God and God lives in union with us. And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us.
      God is love, and those who live in love, live in union with God and God lives in union with them.

 Today's Gospel According to:

              ( John 17:11-19 )

Jesus Prayers for His Disciples

      "And now I am coming to you; I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world. Holy Father! Keep them safe by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one just as you and I are one. While I was with them, I kept  them safe by the power of your name, the name you gave me. I protected them, and not one of them was lost, except the man that was bound to be lost - so that the scripture might come true. And now I am coming to you, and I say these things in the world so that they might have my joy in their hearts in all its fullness. I gave them your message, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world. I do not ask you to take them out of the world, but I do ask you to keep them safe from the Evil One, (Satan). Just as I do not belong to the world. Dedicate them to yourself by means of the truth; Your word is truth. I sent them into the world, just as you sent me into the world. And for their sake I dedicate myself to you, in order that they, too, may be truly dedicated to you."

This is the word of the Lord

An Interpretation of Today's Readings & Gospel
( By Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti )

      Some ask, "Why should I go to church? I find God in nature." or "I pray on my own." These are both good. So what difference does church make?
      As Jesus was ascending to the Father, he entrusted his mission to us. He promised to be with us where two or three gather in His name. He also promised to leave us with the Holy Spirit, who would guide us and imbue us with his power.
      So, why do we go to church? Actually, the real question is: "Why do we gather as a community?" It is this community that Jesus has formed and empowered. The community now continues Jesus' presence and work. Church is not so much a building, but a dynamic presence of Jesus among His followers. To me, this sounds like a pretty exciting place to be!

Recite: 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 tis 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.  Amen.

  May the Peace of the Lord be with You

Recessional Song:

If you have a "challenge" going on in your life and would like the prayers here at "Country Chapel Service" directed toward your "challenge", contact me, your administrator, at my private e-mail so we can get all the followers praying on your behalf. Also, if you have a contribution you'd like to have posted, like the one below, we encourage you to send it to us. 
May God Bless Us All 
The Following is a Contribution From One
 of the "Country Chapel" Followers: 

Believe me He works in mysterious just happened to me.
Highly Recommended:
Read this in silence. Thank you Lord for everything you've done for me. Forgive me for all of my sins as I forgive those who sinned against me. Heal me from the hurt of my past and present. I love You and need You. Cover me, my family, my friends, my life, and my endeavors and enterprises with Your most precious and holy blood. Give me Your dreams, Lord. Bless and protect everyone who seeks You, needs You, and believes in You.
When you love God and you are not ashamed of Him, good things happen in your life. Show your love for him! Copy and paste this on your wall for a day..
Can I get an Amen? Amen!


1)  Good News Bible (with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha)

2)  Living Faith Daily Devotions

3)  Scripture-Text Datebook


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