Easter Sunday Worship, April 4, 2021

 

8:00am Pre-Service Music: Handbell Choir directed by Devin Kovic

There is a Fountain By Sandra Eithun, based on the hymn

Cleansing Fountain Christ Arose By Sandra Eithun, based on the hymn Christ Arose

Christ the Lord is Risen Today By Sandra Eithun, based on the hymn tune Easter Hymn

 

10:30am Pre-Service Music: Glorious Day Michael Bleecker, J. Wilbur Chapman

2008 Word Music, LLC CCLI #1933981

One day when heaven was filled with His praises,

One day when sin was as black as could be,

 

Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin, dwelt among men my example is He.

 

The Word became flesh and the light shined among us, His glory revealed.

 

Living, He loved me, dying, He saved me. Buried, He carried my sins far away.

Rising, He justified freely forever.

 

One day He’s coming, O glorious day, O glorious day!

 

One day they led Him up Calv’ry’s mountain.

One day they nailed Him to die on a tree.

 

Suffering anguish, despised and rejected, bearing our sins my Redeemer is He.

 

The hand that healed nations stretched out on a tree and took the nails from me.

 

Living, He loved me, dying, He saved me. Buried, He carried my sins far away.

Rising, He justified freely forever.

 

One day He’s coming, O glorious day, O glorious day!

 

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,

One day the stone rolled away from the door.

 

Then He arose over death He had conquered. Now is ascended My Lord evermore.

 

Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him from rising again.

 

Living, He loved me, dying, He saved me. Buried, He carried my sins far away.

Rising, He justified freely forever.

 

One day He’s coming, O glorious day, O glorious day, Glorious day!

 

Welcome & Announcements:

 

Invocation: We begin our service in The Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Opening Song:  Jesus Christ is Risen Today LSB 457 V 1, 3, 4

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

 

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!

Unto Christ, our heav’nly king, Alleluia!

Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

 

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!

Praise eternal as His love; Alleluia!

Praise Him, all ye heav’nly host, Alleluia!

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

 

Opening Prayer (said by all):

Dear Father in Heaven, with the Psalmist we say:

Shout for joy to The Lord, all the earth. Worship The Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that The Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His Pasture. Enter His Gates with thanksgiving and His Courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name. For The Lord is Good and His Love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. 

Pastor: He is Risen!

Congregation: He is Risen indeed!

Pastor: We are more than conquerors through Christ!

Congregation: Everlasting life is our future through Jesus Who conquered death for us!

Pastor: Our hope is in The Lord and The New Heavens and The New Earth He has prepared for us!

All: He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Praise be to our God!

 

Nicene Creed said together:

I believe in one God, The Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, The Only-Begotten Son of God, begotten of The Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with The Father, by Whom all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by The Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to The Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on The Right Hand of The Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in The Holy Spirit, The Lord and Giver of Life; Who proceeds from The Father and The Son; Who with The Father and The Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in One Holy Christian and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Song of Confession: The Lamb LSB 547 V 1, 4

The Lamb, the Lamb, O Father, where’s the sacrifice?

Faith sees, believes God will provide the Lamb of price!

 

Chorus

Worthy is the Lamb whose death makes me His own!

The Lamb is reigning on His throne!

 

He sighs, He dies, He takes my sin and wretchedness.

He lives, forgives, He gives me His own righteousness. Chorus

Text: © 1987 and 1997 MorningStar Music Publishers. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004467

 

P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Confession said by all:

If I claim to be without sin, I deceive myself and the truth is not in me. If I confess my sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive me my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness. If I claim I have not sinned, I make God out to be a liar and His Word is not in me. Oh Lord, I have broken Your Commandments and against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight. Have mercy on me through Christ, Your Son, Who died for me.

 

Absolution:

Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called servant of The Word, announce The Grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, forgive all your sins in The Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Scripture Readings: 

First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9

6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines. 7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; 8he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. 9 In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

 

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas,  and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. 9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

 

Kid’s Korner with Vicar Jim Bretthauer:

 

Sermon Texts:

Mark 16:1-8

16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” 8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

 

Isaiah 2:3, 4-5

3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. 5 Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.

 

Isaiah 11:6-9

6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. 7 The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. 9 They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

 

Isaiah 25:6-9

6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine— the best of meats and the finest of wines. 7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; 8he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. 9 In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

 

Sermon: What does The Resurrection all mean?

 

8:00am Song: Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds LSB 465 V 1 ,2

Now all the vault of heav’n resounds

In praise of love that still abounds:

“Christ has triumphed! He is living!”

Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear!

Repeat their song of glory here:

“Christ has triumphed! Christ has triumphed!”

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Eternal is the gift He brings,

Therefore our heart with rapture sings:

“Christ has triumphed! He is living!”

Now still He comes to give us life

And by His presence stills all strife.

Christ has triumphed! He is living!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text: © 1958 Augsburg Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004467

 

10:30am Song: I Will Rise Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Jesse Reeves

2008 spiritandsong.com/Vamos Publishing/Thankyou Music/worshiptogether.com songs/sixsteps Music    CCLI #1933981

There's a peace I've come to know

Though my heart and flesh may fail

There's an anchor for my soul

I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome

And the grave is overwhelmed

The victory is won

He is risen from the dead

 

And I will rise-- when He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain

I will rise-- on eagles' wings

Before my God, fall on my knees

And rise

I will rise

 

There's a day that's drawing near

When this darkness breaks to light

And the shadows dis-appear

And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome

And the grave is overwhelmed

The victory is won

He is risen from the dead

 

And I will rise-- when He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain

I will rise-- on eagles' wings

Before my God, fall on my knees

And rise

I will rise

 

And I hear the voice

of many angels sing,

"Worthy is the Lamb"

And I hear the cry

of every longing heart,

"Worthy is the Lamb"

[Repeat x 1]

“Worthy is the Lamb”

I will rise-- when He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain

I will rise-- on eagles' wings

 

Before my God, fall on my knees

And rise

I will rise

I will rise.

 

Prayers: Said by all.

Dear Father in Heaven,

The author of Hebrews tells us that the day will come when we will see You and praise You with a perfect praise. He says “You have come to Mount Zion, to The City of The Living God, The Heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly.” On that day, we will be in The New Heavens and The New Earth; an Eternal Kingdom that cannot be shaken. As The Book of Revelation foretells we will part of this Heavenly Chorus: “Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on The Throne and to The Lamb be Praise and Honor and Glory and Power, for Ever and Ever!” The four Living Creatures said, “Amen,” and The Elders fell down and worshiped.” Uphold us in faith until that day! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Prayers for our people

 

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.

 

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For those worshiping via Livestream, the service will pause as we serve

Holy Communion.

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The Words of Institution:

“Our Lord Jesus Christ, the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples saying: ‘Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.’

“In the same way also He took the cup after supper, gave thanks, and gave it to them saying: ‘Drink of it all of you; this cup is the New Testament in My blood, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins. This do as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.'”

 

Distribution:

Take and eat, this is the true body of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, given into death for your sins.

Take and drink, this is the true blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, shed for the forgiveness of your sins.

May this true Body and Blood strengthen and preserve you in The One True Faith until Life Everlasting. Amen.

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Livestream resumes

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The Benediction:

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His Face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you His Peace. Both now and forever more. Amen.

 

Closing Song: I Know That My Redeemer Lives LSB 461 V 1-3

I know that my Redeemer lives;

What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

He lives, He lives, who once was dead;

He lives, my ever-living head.

 

He lives triumphant from the grave;

He lives eternally to save;

He lives all-glorious in the sky;

He lives exalted there on high.

 

He lives to bless me with His love;

He lives to plead for me above;

He lives my hungry soul to feed;

He lives to help in time of need.

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