The Second Sunday of Easter
April 11, 2010
Lord, by the stripes which wounded you,
From death's sting free your servants, too,
That we may live and sing to you.
Alleluia! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 148:5)
Worship Focus: He's risen! Believe it. Share it.
We'll be watching the 30-minute video Road to Emmaus. Please consider sitting closer to the front on the lectern side. You'll be able to enjoy the video better.
P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Confession of Sins: See insert
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 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.
Easter Responses: (Psalm 118 NIV)
Prayer of the Day
Road to Emmaus video
Discussion Questions: (Questions from connect.wels.net)
Luther's Explanation to the 2nd Article of the Apostles' Creed
Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Blessing (Congregation sings: Amen. Amen. Amen.)
Hymn 166 “The Day of Resurrection”
Quarterly Meeting: The 1st Quarter Voters' meeting will be today April 11 after service at about 11:30am.
For the Women of the WELS:
Saturday, April 17: For 110 years St. John's has been served by pastors. Where do these pastors come from? How are WELS pastors and teachers trained? How can you help support that work? The Martin Luther College Auxiliary supports the mission of our worker-training college in New Ulm. The local circuit is meeting at Immanuel, 1816 5th St. SW, Willmar, from 9am to noon on April 17. Come and find out about MLC.
Saturday, April 24: The Lutheran Women's Missionary Society Crow River Circuit 2010 Spring Rally is from 11am to 3pm on April 24 at St. Paul, 301 W. 5th St., Morris. Pastor Joe Johnson or his wife Valerie from True North Campus Ministries will be the guest speaker.
Wednesday Bible Class: Righteousness is the key to our salvation. But what is the righteousness that makes us right before God? The answer is the central truth of Christianity. Come, hear our Lutheran forefathers proclaim Scripture's answer in the Formula of Concord.
Ladies' Society: We will meet on the 3rd Wednesday, April 21, at Skyview Plaza at 2:00pm.
April ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Justin Nelson, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth
April cleaners: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger, Kerry & Mona Roth
Today's Greeters: Dick & Polly Smith