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  • Diane Sundrud

The Prodigal Son- Lent 4C

Vernes Lutheran Church

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Pastor: Lee Laaveg
Secretary: Kathy Finseth 
Pianist: Mavis Finseth        
Reader: Darlene Sollie
Acolytes: Chloe Tom, Sydney Thom
Ushers: Wayne Brekke, Wayne Schmiedeberg, Sid Finseth

The psalm sets the tone this day: “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!” Happy are those who have “become the righteousness of God” in the merits of Christ Jesus. Happy are those for whom the forgiveness of God has “rolled away . . . the disgrace” of former times. Happy is the father at the return of his prodigal son.

Happy are we that our sins are forgiven for Jesus’ sake. Rejoice!

Today's Worship

Welcome / Announcements

Call to Worship: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing-LBW #499 v 1,3

Confession and Forgiveness

Prayer of the Day: God of compassion, you welcome the wayward, and you embrace us all with your mercy. By our baptism clothe us with garments of your grace, and feed us at the table of your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Presentation: Dave & Melissa Lombard - Missionary Associates to Central Eurasia (click on the link to learn more about the Lombards)

Scripture Lessons:

Joshua 5:9-12

First Reading Joshua 5.9-12
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Psalm 32 

Psalm 32
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2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5.16-21
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*Response: Thy Word (chorus only) ………………………..CH #184

Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Gospel Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32
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Sermon: Pastor Lee – Prodigal Son

Hymn of the Day: Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling…WOV#734 v1,3

Apostle’s Creed

Prayers of the Church

Offering Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God…..…..WOV #732

Lord’s Prayer


Sending Song: What Wondrous Love is This…………..LBW #385

Dismissal: Go in peace. Jesus meets you on the way. Thanks be to God!

Announcements & Upcoming Event


Sundays @10:15am

Calling all kids! Sunday School has new lessons- “All Together Now” Don’t miss it! Contacts: Kelsey (218-280-3447) or

Mavis (218-563-7252)


Sundays @ 10:30

“The Miracles of Jesus” Led by Pastor Lee. All are welcome!


Contact Kathy F or Diane S to purchase a lily for Easter Service. Memorials will be noted in Easter bulletin.


Sunday, April 10 @ 9am

Processional with Palms, Sunday School will sing. Come to worship and together we will welcome Jesus with palms.


Sunday, April 17th @ 9am

*Breakfast served @ 8:00am

*Worship @ 9am

EASTER EGG HUNT for kids after Easter Sunday Service in the church yard. * if you wish to donate Easter eggs for this please leave in drop box in the kitchen.

Prayer Time @ Vernes Please pray weekly for those listed in the bulletin. Call or Text additional prayer requests to Lynn 218.791.7520.

Special Prayers: Betty Tangen Scot & Jodi Thompson

Healing Prayers Delores Syverson, Pat Finseth, Dorothy Fick, Chad Nelson, Marlys Brovold, Norris Syverson, Lucy Solheim, Bob Jasinski, Roxanne Boehrnsen, Hilda & Wendell Opdahl, Bernice Voxland, Cindy Schmiedeberg, Josh Kerssen, Sharol Johnson, Ron Geske

Military: Austin Sannes, Brianna Finseth, Dawn Fick, Mason Rominski, Dusty & Lisa Halvorson, Zackary Olson-Burkman, Katherine Finseth

Birthdays This Week: 3/27-Ostan Sundrud 3/29-Connor Boxum 3/30-Liza Boxum

HELP WANTED: Church Cleaning
To learn more about this paid position, contact Lynn Sundrud (218-791-7520) or a trustee (Les, Wayne B or Larry S).

Contacts: Pastor Lee: 218-308-4386 * Kathy Finseth secretary: 218-368-6374


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