Easter
The Resurrection of Our Lord

March 23, 2008

March 23, 2008

Easter
The Resurrection of Our Lord

Call to Worship

“Were You There”

Congregation: Hymn 157:1, 2 “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”

Sunday School Children

Congregation: Hymn 157:3, 4 (Please stand for verse 4)

P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Easter Responses: (Psalm 118 NIV)

M: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;

C: His love endures forever.

M: The Lord is my strength and my song;

C: He has become my salvation.

M: The Lord's right hand is lifted high;

C: The Lord's right hand has done mighty things!

M: I will not die but live,

C: And will proclaim what the Lord has done.

M: The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;

C: The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

M: This is the the day the Lord has made

C: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Be seated

Confession

P: Yet, dear friends, we cannot know the true joy of Easter unless we first know the depth of our sinfulness. Let us, therefore, confess our sins to God our Father, trusting in our crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

C: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice. Let your ear be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness so that you are feared. I wait for the Lord. My soul waits, and in his word I have hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning. Let God's people hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy and with him is full redemption. He shall ransom his people from all their sins. (Based on Psalm 130)

P: The risen Jesus said to his disciples, "Peace be with you! If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven." Therefore I say to each of you: You are forgiven. Be at peace with God. For the Father has raised Jesus from the dead. He has forgiven you for Jesus' sake. In Christ God reconciled the world to himself, so that you may have the peace of forgiveness and the joy of salvation.

P: In the joy of forgiveness let us praise our risen Lord. Alleluia!

Stand

Hymn 143 “He's Risen, He's Risen”

v. 1 All v. 2 Men & Boys

v. 3 Women & Girls v. 4 All
v.5 All

God's Word

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

Prayer of the Day

Be Seated

First Lesson Jonah 2:2-9

Just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days, so our Lord was in the grave. But he has risen for our deliverance. Like Jonah we give thanks to our God and praise him.

Hymn 304 (LAPPY) “This Is the Day”

Second Lesson Colossian 3:1-4

Fix your eyes on Jesus. For just as he has risen from the dead, so you, who have died with him, now live.

Gospel Celebration

Sermon: John 20:1-9

Peter's First Easter

Stand

Hymn 162 “He Is Arisen! Glorious Word”

C: Luther's Explanation to the 2nd Article of the Apostles' Creed

Be seated

Our Thanks

Offering

Stand

Prayer

Lord's Prayer

Blessing

C: (sung) Amen. Amen. Amen.

Hymn 152: 2, 6, 8 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of March 23, 2008

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class: Heaven
    • 7:00pm Bible Class: Luther's Catechisms
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school: Jesus' Resurrection
    • 9:30am Bible Class: God of the Covenant
    • 10:30am Worship

News and Notes

Youth Group Food Drive: Thank you to all who helped support the youth food drive.

Easter Breakfast: Thank you to the youth group for serving Easter breakfast. Supplemental funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial to help defray costs for youth Christian events.

The God of the Covenant: After Easter we continue the Bible class, “God of the Covenant”. In the Old Testament God revealed himself with a series of wonderful words. Yet it's so easy to pass over these words without experiencing what God wants to give us. Over six weeks we want to come to better understand six of these words and the everyday hope and peace they bring us.

The word for March 30 is יהוה "LORD."

Creeds and Confessions: The Wednesday evening Bible class resumes this week at 7:00pm. We are looking at the Creeds and Confessions that proclaim our faith. We will be looking at Luther's Small Catechism and Large Catechism this week and following weeks. Come and grow in your understanding of what we teach.

Mar. Ushers: Dave Joos (capt.), Ed Boettcher, Scott Boettcher, Harvey Flaten, Doug Nelson, Justin Nelson

Mar. Cleaners: Delroy & Jane Theilke, Jolene Greiner, Jiana Thielke

March 30 Greeters: Rom & Elaine Mohr

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313

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