Matthew 5:10-12 – “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED”

Matthew 5:10-12 – “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED”

Opening Hymn – 108
Liturgy – Page 26 ( “Service of Word & Sacrament” – front of hymnal)
Scripture Readings: Psalm 22 (selected verses); 2 Timothy 3:10-17;
John 15:18-20 & Mark 15:21-34
(No “Alleluia” response during Lent – Cong. sings only Gospel response on page 30)
Hymn – 113
SERMON – Matt. 5:10-12 – “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED”
Nicene Creed (Page 31)
Offering
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION – Page 33 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 105
“Thank The Lord” omitted
Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 36-37)
Closing Hymn – 125
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EASTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Mar. 27 (EASTER) John 20:24-31 Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen
6:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. (Easter Breakfast Between Services

EASTER LILIES – Those wishing to help beautify the sanctuary with Easter lilies may drop them off in the church basement on Friday or Saturday.

EASTER BREAKFAST – Those who wish to donate coffee cakes or sweet rolls for the Easter breakfast may bring them this Sat. Apr. 26. There will be no sign-up sheet. Help with set-up at 9:00 a.m. on Sat. will also be appreciated.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Joint Pastoral Conference April 5-6 First Lutheran, La Crosse
Ed. Comm. & Council April 6 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Luther Concert Choir Here April 10 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
NOTE THAT MID-WEEK BIBLE HOUR DOES NOT RESUME UNTIL APR. 12-13.
Midweek Bible Hour Resumes April 12 7:00 p.m. Downstairs
Midweek Bible Hour Resumes April 13 9:00 a.m. Downstairs Quarterly Voters Meeting Sun. April 17 1:00 p.m. downstairs
Adoration Choir/Ring Out the Joy Music Clinic…
April 24 2 p.m at St. Paul’s School
Ladies Aid April 28 2:00 p.m. Downstairs
Ascension Communion Service May 5 7:00 p.m. PK-8 & Choir Sing
Examination of Confirmands May 8 10:00 a.m. (Pictures at 9 am)
Confirmation May 15 10:00 a.m.
St. Paul’s Graduation May 26 7:00 p.m.

Matthew 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness,
for they will be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of
righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.