Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter Day
04 April 2021
Christ’s Resurrection Means That We Will One Day Be Raised
“Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5.7). By the shed blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, eternal death has passed over us. Now we pass with Christ through death into life everlasting. For Christ the crucified One is risen! The stone has been rolled away from the tomb, revealing that the tomb could not hold Him (St. Mark 16.1–8). Now our Redeemer lives eternally to save us from sin and Satan and the grave, and we can live in the sure hope of our own bodily resurrection with Christ. “After my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God” (Job 19.26). Feasting on the living Christ, who is our meat and drink indeed, we boldly say: “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15.54–55, 57).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Pam Anderson in memory of Allen Anderson.
Little Lambs Family Easter Egg Hunt All Little Lambs (ages 0-10) and their families are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt using “Resurrection Eggs” at the pavilion at Immanuel on Saturday at 4pm. Fried chicken will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please RSVP on the sheet outside the Parish Office.
Sacred Music for the Easter Season “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today,” “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Awake, My Heart, with Gladness.” You can listen 24/7 to sacred music for the 50 days of the Easter season at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn, Amazon Echo, Google Home and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
Bach and Roll Join us Fridays at 7pm in the Parish Center to listen to recordings of Bach’s cantatas for the Easter season. This week we will listen to “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” and “On the Evening of That Same Sabbath.”
School Research Committee will meet Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm. All are invited to join the School Research Committee to discern the feasibility of starting a school at Immanuel. Also, everyone interested in good literature and thoughtful discussion is invited to join the school committee’s Reading discussion group to explore essays and books from theology, education, and the classical tradition. The first meeting will take place Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30pm at the Climbing Cafe. Contact Emily Eckardt (email@example.com) with any questions. Contact the church office for a copy of the first reading, “Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Ezekiel 37.1–14; 1 John 5.4–10; St. John 20.19–31
Hymns: 614 – 470 – 741 – 602 – 482 – 473
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Luke 24.13-35; Acts 10.34-41
[T] St. Matthew 28.1-15; Ezekiel 21
[W] St. John 20.1-18; Haggai 2
[Th] St. Luke 24.1-35; Zechariah 6
[F] St. Luke.24.36-49; Ezekiel 17
[S] St. Mark 16.9-14; Isaiah 44
Hymn of the Day or Month Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands (458)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.