The Second Sunday of Easter
April 15, 2012
You have died for my transgressions; All my sins on you were laid, You have won for me salvation; On the cross my debt was paid. From the grave I shall arise And shall meet you in the skies. Death itself is transitory; I shall lift my head in glory. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 147:3)
Worship Focus: Share the Easter peace
Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26
Hymns: 147, 158, 165, 150
Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-20
In the weeks after Pentecost, Peter heals a crippled man. He then uses the opportunity to tell the crowds about the risen Jesus and call them to repentance, so that they too may have Easter peace.
Psalm 16, p. 68
Jesus' body did not decay. He rose to bring us peace.
Second Lesson: 1 John 5:1-6
Jesus has won the victory. How his resurrection changes our lives! Through him we are reborn. As his children we love one another and obey his commands.
Gospel: John 20:19-31
On Easter evening and again a week later, Jesus appears to his disciples to drive out fear and doubt. He assures them and us that he has truly risen from the dead, so that we may have peace.
The Lord's Supper
At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion.” Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of churches in fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.
Examination/Confirmation: Our confirmands this year are Collin Brown, Ryan Gray, and Morgan Nelson. Next week, April 22, they will answer questions in the service as their public examination. Three weeks from now, on May 6, they will be confirmed. May our Savior bless what they have learned and keep them in the true faith.
LWMS Rally: The Crow River Lutheran Women's Missionary Society is scheduled to hold their spring rally at Trinity, Johnson, this Saturday, April 21. Registration begins at 10:30am and opening devotion is at 11:00am. If any ladies would like to attend, please meet after the service today.
April ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth, Don Spencer
April cleaners: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger; Scott & Shannon Boettcher
Today's Greeters: Tom & Elaine Mohr