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Our Savior rises to prove his victory, and ours! Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday, March 31 st
Welcome to Redeemer! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! As morning breaks on Easter morning we celebrate the empty tomb of our Savior. On this day we celebrate our Savior’s triumph over death, Satan, and sin, a victory he promises to share with us. Praise God for grace and mercy!
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Children’s Message Each week, our younger worshipers are invited to the front of church before the sermon hymn to hear a special message for them from Pastor Wolfe.
Young Worshipers There are children’s bulletins coloring pages & quiet bags with crayons and books available in the back of church for our young worshipers.
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Prayer Before Worship Lord of Lords and King of Kings, on this Easter morning we praise you for your victory just as God’s people have done for thousands of years. Bless our songs and praise and lead us home at last to peace as you have led all the saints before us. In your name, Amen.
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Mission of the Month March & April The Lutheran Home
You’re Invited! Join us for our Easter celebration on Sunday, March 31 st at Redeemer: Sunrise: 7:00am Breakfast: 8:00am Easter Day: 9:00am
New Member Welcome ~ April 21 st ~ Help us welcome our new members during the service! Join us for a potluck after Annual Meeting Please sign up in back to help us prepare for the meal.
Quarterly Meeting Spring quarterly meeting Sunday, April 21 st 10:15 AM All members are encouraged to come as our leaders share our plans for the work we do in Christ’s name.
Special Meeting Sunday, April 7 th 10:15 AM Special meeting to approve needed expenses to move ahead with planning for our expansion project & childcare proposal.
Preschool FREE Fun Day Friday, April 12 th 9am – 11am 3 & 4 year-old preschool call ahead for availability
LWMS Spring Rally Saturday, April 27 th At Tappen Guest speaker Pastor James Buske, director of the Lighthouse Youth Center
Redeemer Youth Group Sunday, April 14 th Movie Night @ 6pm All Redeemer youth welcomed
Redeemer Night Out Game Night & Pot Luck At Redeemer Friday, April 5 th @ 6:30pm Bing games & a dish to share Please sign up in the back of church
Church Volleyball Redeemer will have a team in the Bismarck-Mandan church league. Sundays during the summer. Talk to Pastor if you are interested in joining the team.
Our Savior rises to prove his victory, and ours! Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday, March 31 st
At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing CW #141 Verses 1-5 Text: Latin hymn, 17th cent. Setting: SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT Tune: Bohemian Brethren, Kirchengeseng, Ivancice, 1566
Verse 1: At the Lamb's high feast we sing Praise to our victorious King, Who has washed us in the tide Flowing from his pierced side. Alleluia!
Verse 2: Mighty victim from the sky, Hell's fierce pow'rs beneath you lie. You have conquered in the fight; You have brought us life and light. Alleluia!
Verse 3: Now no more can death appall, Now no more the grave enthrall; You have opened paradise, And your saints in you shall rise. Alleluia!
Verse 4: Easter triumph, Easter joy! This alone can sin destroy; From sin's pow'r, Lord, set us free, Newborn souls in you to be. Alleluia!
Verse 5: Father, who the crown shall give, Savior, by whose death we live, Spirit, guide through all our days, Three in One, your name we praise. Alleluia!
Pastor: Christ is arisen! All: He is risen indeed. Pastor: This is the day the Lord has made. All: We will rejoice and be glad in it. Opening Responses
Pastor: I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. All: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. Opening Responses
Pastor: The Lord’s right hand was majestic in power. The Lord’s right hand shattered the enemy. In the greatness of his majesty he threw down those who opposed him. All: Death has been swallowed up in victory. Opening Responses
Pastor: Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? All: Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Opening Responses
Pastor: I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. All: Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! Opening Responses
Pastor: The Lamb at the center of the throne will be our shepherd; he will lead us to springs to living water. All: And God will wipe away every tear from our eyes. Opening Responses
Confession of Sins Pastor: God dearly wants us to share completely in his life and love. He created us for himself. Yet we fall short of his holiness. He yearns to be reconciled with us. Let us therefore approach him this Easter Day seeking his pardon for our sins.
All: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. Confession of Sins
All: In particular, I confess how I at times stumble in my faith. Sometimes I live and act as though Your Son neither died for my sins nor rose bodily from the grave. Too many times throughout the year, I have neglected your Word and worship. Confession of Sins
All: For these and other offenses, I deserve to be abandoned by you both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my risen Savior, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner. Confession of Sins
The Day of Resurrection CW # 166 Verses 1, 3 Text: John of Damascus, c. 696-c. 754 Setting: LANCASHIRE Tune: Henry T. Smart, 1813-79
Verse 1: The day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad, The Passover of gladness, The Passover of God. From death to life eternal, From this world to the sky, Our Christ has brought us over With hymns of victory.
Verse 3: Now let the heav'ns be joyful; Let earth her song begin. Let all the world keep triumph And all that is therein. Let all things, seen and unseen, Their notes of gladness blend; For Christ the Lord has risen; Our joy shall have no end.
Prayer of the Day Pastor: Let us pray. (The pastor says the Prayer of the Day.) All: Amen.
God’s Word to His People Isaiah 12:1-6 Isaiah sings of the Lord’s salvation
Let All the World be Glad and Sing by Natalie Sleeth Redeemer Choir
Verse 1: Let all the world be glad and sing this blessed Easter Day, For Christ has risen from the tomb and rolled the stone away! Rejoice! Rejoice, this blessed Easter Day, For Christ has risen from the tomb and rolled the stone away!
Verse 2: Let ev’ry heart be filled with cheer; our sorrow now is past, For Christ has risen from the tomb and conquered death at last! Rejoice! Rejoice! Our sorrow now is past, For Christ has risen from the tomb and conquered death at last!
Verse 3: Let creatures all give thanks to God with songs of grateful praise, For Christ has risen from the tomb, victorious Lord always. Rejoice! Rejoice, with songs of grateful praise, For Christ has risen from the tomb, victorious Lord and King always!
God’s Word to His People John 20:1-18 The Gospel truth of Jesus’ resurrection
He's Risen, He's Risen CW #143 Verses 1-5 Text: Carl F. W. Walther, 1811-87 Setting: WALTHER Tune: Carl F. W. Walther, 1811-87
Verse 1: He's risen, he’s risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord; He opened death’s prison, the incarnate Word. Break forth, hosts of heaven, in jubilant song and earth, sea, and mountain the praises prolong.
Verse 2: The foe was triumphant when on Calvary The Lord of creation was nailed to the tree. In Satan's’ domain did the hosts shout and jeer, For Jesus was slain, whom the evil ones fear.
Verse 3: But short was their triumph; the Savior arose, And death, hell, and Satan he vanquished, his foes. The conquering Lord lifts his banner on high; He lives, yes, he lives, and will nevermore die.
Verse 4: Oh, where is your sting, death? We fear you no more; Christ rose, and now open is fair Eden’s door. For all our transgressions his blood does atone; Redeemed and forgiven, we now are his own.
Verse 5: Then sing your hosannas and raise your glad voice; Proclaim the blest tidings that all may rejoice. Laud, honor, and praise to the Lamb that was slain, Who now sits in glory and ever shall reign.
God’s Word to His People 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 The victory of Jesus’ resurrection over death
Confession of Faith Luther’s Explanation of the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed from the Small Catechism
All: I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord.
All: He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death.
All: All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally. This is most certainly true.
In thankfulness for our salvation, we support God’s work with our offerings.
Prayers of the Church Pastor: O Lord God, our strength, our song, and our salvation, you fulfilled your promises by the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, from the dead. All: Thanks be to God! You give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayers of the Church Pastor: In your compassion you sent Christ, the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life to rescue the lost. All: Drive out all doubt and gloom that we may delight in your glorious triumph.
Prayers of the Church Pastor: Lift our eyes heavenward… … standing before your throne and singing the song of victory. All: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive wisdom and power and honor and glory and praise.
Prayers of the Church Pastor: Make us instruments of… … our time, our talents, and our treasures. All: Risen Lord, live in us that we may live for you.
Prayers of the Church Pastor: Gracious Father, you have restored to us the joy of your salvation. With happy hearts, we come before you and say: All: Alleluia! Thanks be to God! Amen. Pastor: Hear us now, dear Risen Savior, as we join to pray as you have taught us:
Lord’s Prayer All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
Lord’s Prayer All: Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Lord’s Prayer All: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
The Sacrament Pastor: The Lord be with you. All: And also with you. Pastor: Lift up your hearts. All: We lift them up to the Lord. Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God. All: It is good and right so to do.
Holy, Holy, Holy (Sanctus) ♫ All: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of your glory. You are my God, and I will exalt you. I will give you thanks, for you have become my salvation. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of your glory.
Pastor: The peace of the Lord be with you always. All: Amen.
O Christ, Lamb of God ♫ All: O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen.
Thank the Lord ♫ All: Thank the Lord and sing his praise. Tell ev’ryone what he has done. Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear his name. He renews his promises and leads his people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia!