The Third Sunday of Easter: Confirmation
April 14, 2013
Let me be yours forever, My faithful God and Lord; Let me forsake you never Nor wander from your Word. Lord, do not let me waver But give me steadfastness, And for such grace and favor your holy name I'll bless. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 596:1)
Hymn 150 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia”
(Please stand for verse 5)
Examination of the Confirmand
Prayer of the Day
First Lesson Acts 9:1-19a
The risen Lord Jesus calls Saul out of unbelief into a life of service as he becomes the Apostle Paul. The Lord has called Cody and us out of unbelief. May we continue to serve our Lord.
Second Lesson Revelation 5:11-14
All praise to our risen Savior, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ!
Verse of the Day
Gospel John 21:1-14
Jesus again shows that he has truly risen from the dead so that our faith can be sure.
Hymn 599 “Our Lord and God, Oh, Bless This Day”
Hymn 457 “Fight the Good Fight”
Confirmation: Our confirmand this year is Cody Greiner. May our Savior bless what he has learned and keep him in the true faith.
Quarterly Voters’ Meeting: Next Sunday, April 21, is the quarterly voters meeting. Some items up for discussion are summer service time of 9:00 a.m. and no Wendesday evening service. We’ll also discuss whether to continue the joint outdoor service with St. Paul’s.
Minnesota Marriage Rally: MN for marriage bus tour, supporting one man and one woman for a legal marriage, will be in Morris at East Side Park at 3:30 p.m. today. For more information, contact Yvonne at 320-392-5471.
Matthew: Next Sunday, we’ll watch as faith and unbelief are contrasted in Matthew 14-17.
Vacation: Pastor Bitter will be gone on April 28 to attend his nieces confirmation. Pastor Main is filling in for him.
April Ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth, Don Spencer
April Cleaners: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger, Scott & Shannon Boettcher
Today's Greeters: Dennis & Karen Schroeder