Opening Anthem by Choir: “Thine Is The Glory”
Hymn – 157
Pastor: CHRIST IS RISEN! Congregation: HE IS RISEN INDEED!
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings Psalm 73 (Page 94 – front of the hymnal)
Scripture Lessons; Job 19:23-27; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Matthew 28
Choir: “This Joyful Eastertide”
Hymn – 143
SERMON – Matthew 28 – “JUST AS HE SAID!”
Congregation Sings “We Praise You, O God” (Pages 48-49)
“Lord, Have Mercy” – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer (Page 50)
Hymn – 150
Prayer For Grace & Benediction (Pages 50-51)
Closing Hymn – 152
EDUCATION COMM. & COUNCIL NOTES – Mr. John Lautz, chairman of Builders for Christ, gave an informational presentation on the various roles the organization can play in building churches and schools. Facility Study Committee is making a survey available to our members (See today’s bulletin). Member Fees and Non-Member Tuition rates were set for next school year. Thanks is expressed to all who assisted with keeping the walks clear this past winter. There were updates on various maintenance issues. St. Paul’s Luther Tuition Aid will be allocated at May meeting. Ed. Comm. meets Apr. 29, 6 p.m. at school. Council meets May 6, 7:00 p.m. at Church.
Our Lenten & Easter Sermon Series this year has been based on the account of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection as told by St. Matthew. For this series, we are making use of the Wartburg Project Translation which is in the process of being prepared by a group of WELS pastors and professors. The four Gospels and Acts and Psalms are nearing completion. Many other books of the Bible are currently in progress. An agreement was reached a few weeks ago with Northwestern Publishing House to be the exclusive publisher for the Wartburg Project.
(Wartburg Project Translation)
(Mk 16:1-8; Lk 24:1-12; Jn 20:1-10)
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2And suddenly, there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and going to the tomb, he rolled away the stone and was sitting on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. 4The guards were so terrified of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here. He has risen, just as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead! And look, he is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him.’ See, I have told you!”
8They hurried away from the tomb, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!”
They approached, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.
10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go, tell my brothers that they should go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
The Guards’ Report
11As they were on their way, there were some members of the guard who went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12After the chief priests had assembled with the elders and had reached a decision, they gave a substantial amount of money to the soldiers 13 and said, “You are to say ‘His disciples came at night and stole him away while we were sleeping.’ 14If the governor hears about it, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15After the soldiers took the money, they did as they were instructed. And this story has been repeated among the Jews until this day.
“Go and Gather Disciples”
16The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some hesitated because they were uncertain. 18Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and gather disciples from all nations by baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and by teaching them to keep all the instructions I have given you. And surely, I am with you always until the end of the age.”
EASTER LILIES TODAY ARE PLACED
In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Anderson by the Lawrence Anderson family
In Memory of their parents by Greg & Barb Loomis
In Memory of Sid Kopp & Helen Byzewski by Luella Kopp
And By The St. Paul’s Ladies Aid
A Flowered Plant is placed in memory of Donald Streeck by his family.