Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord

April 12, 2009


For the joy your advent gave me,

For your gospel's great reward,

For your baptism which has save me,

For your supper and your Word,

For your death, the bitter scorn,

For your resurrection morn:

Lord, I thank you and extol you,

And in heav'n I shall behold you.

Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord

April 12, 2009

Hymn 157 “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”

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

C: Amen.

Confession of Sins: See insert

Hymn 198 (LAPPY) “Low in the Grave He Lay”

Prayer of the Day

Choir “In Christ Alone”

Jesus Has Conquered Death

Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9

Hymn 156 “Awake, My Heart, with Gladness”

Through Jesus Comes Our Resurrection

Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Hymn 152 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

He's Risen!

Reading: Mark 16:1-8

Hymn 143 “He's Risen, He's Risen”

Romans 4:25

The Father Has Forgiven Us!

Hymn 162 “He Is Arisen! Glorious Word”

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


Prayers & Lord's Prayer


Hymn 152 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of April 12, 2009

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class / Adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Worship: Examination of Confirmands
    • 11:30am Quarterly Voters' Meeting

News & Notes

Confirmation: On April 26 four 8th graders will vow to remain steadfast in the teachings of God's Word, which they have learned from Luther's Small Catechism, and to remain true to God in faith and action. Next week, April 19, they share with you some of the truths they have learned as they answer questions. The Confirmands this year are Rachel Gray, Courtney Greiner, Evan Nelson, Seth Nelson.

Flowers: The flowers on the piano are in memory of Ervin Jacobson.

Voters' Meeting: The quarterly Voters' Meeting will be after worship on April 19.

LWMS: The Lutheran Women's Missionary Society will be meeting at Calvary Lutheran, Glenwood from 11:00am 3:00pm on Saturday April 25. Pastor Michael Neumann will talk about mission work among the Dakota Indians.

Bridal Shower: An open house bridal shower for Brittney Spencer will be on Saturday, April 25, from 1-4:00pm. Anyone interested in contributing to a group gift should contact Mary Bitter.

Baby Shower: An open house baby shower for Tess and Ian Spencer is being planned for the afternoon of Saturday, May 9, the times will be announced later.

April ushers: Kerry Roth (capt.), Dave Joos, Dale Kraft, Kyle Roth, Sam Roth, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder

April cleaners: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger, Kerry & Mona Roth

Greeters Apr 19: Josh Nelson, Evan Nelson

Confession of Sins

C: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, here 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 form 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.

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.


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859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
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