Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1300 Mansfield Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-6048
Office Hours: M-Th, 8a.m.-4p.m.

04-12-2020 (Easter Sunday)

PRELUDE

“Hallelujah” – Steve & Deb Olson, Ron & Bonnie Buckles, Nikki Harper, Jared & Sue Johnson

WELCOME

P: Alleluia! Christ is Risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed.  Alleluia!

From Psalm 118

P: This is the day that the Lord has made;

C: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

HYMN

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (Hymn #365)

Trumpet – Ron Buckles

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia! our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

 

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! unto Christ, our heav’nly king, Alleluia!

who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia! sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

 

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! our salvation have procured; Alleluia!

now above the sky he’s king, Alleluia! where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

 

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!

praise him, all you heav’nly host, Alleluia! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

GREETING

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.

PRAYER

P: O God,

C: you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

FIRST READING – Jeremiah 31:1-6

At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.  Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall take your tambourines, and go forth in the dance of the merrymakers. Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant, and shall enjoy the fruit. For there shall be a day when sentinels will call in the hill country of Ephraim: “Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.”

PSALM 118:1-2, 14-24

(Read Responsively)

1Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good; God’s mercy endures forever.
2Let Israel now declare, “God’s mercy endures forever.”
14The Lord is my strength and my song, and has become my salvation.
15Shouts of rejoicing and salvation echo in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord acts valiantly!
16The right hand of the Lord is exalted! The right hand of the Lord acts valiantly!”
17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
18The Lord indeed punished me sorely, but did not hand me over to death.
19Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter them and give thanks to the Lord.
20“This is the gate of the Lord; here the righteous may enter.”
21I give thanks to you, for you have answered me and you have become my salvation.
22The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
23By the Lord has this been done; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

SPECIAL MUSIC

“The Lord’s Prayer” – Nikki Harper

GOSPEL – MATTHEW 28:1-10

P: The gospel according to John, the 11th chapter.    

C: GLORY TO YOU, O LORD.

1After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

P: The gospel of the Lord.

C: PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST!

MESSAGE – DEACON DAVID BEHLING

HYMN

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (Hymn #369)

Christ the Lord is ris’n today; Alleluia! Christians, hasten on your way; Alleluia!

offer praise with love replete, Alleluia! at the paschal victim’s feet. Alleluia!

 

For the sheep the Lamb has bled, Alleluia! sinless in the sinner’s stead. Alleluia!

Christ the Lord is ris’n on high; Alleluia! now he lives, no more to die. Alleluia!

 

Christ, the victim undefiled, Alleluia! God and sinners reconciled, Alleluia!

when contending death and life, Alleluia! met in strange and awesome strife. Alleluia!

 

Christians, on this holy day, Alleluia! all your grateful homage pay; Alleluia!

Christ the Lord is ris’n on high; Alleluia! now he lives, no more to die. Alleluia!

PRAYERS

P: Lord, in your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

LORD’S PRAYER

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. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

From Psalm 118

P: This is the day that the Lord has made;

C: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

P: Alleluia! Christ is Risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed.  Alleluia!

BENEDICTION

P: May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead raise you to new life, fill you with hope, and turn your mourning into dancing. Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C: Amen.

HYMN

Thine Is The Glory – (Hymn #376)

Trumpet – Ron Buckles

Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;

endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!

Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,

kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.

 

Refrain

Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;

endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!

 

Lo, Jesus meets thee, risen from the tomb!

Lovingly he greets thee, scatters fear and gloom;

let his church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,

for the Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting!  Refrain

 

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;

life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;

make us more than conqu’rors, through thy deathless love;

bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.  Refrain

DISMISSAL

P: Christ is risen, just as he said. Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!

C: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

POSTLUDE

“Jesus, Messiah” – Steve & Deb Olson, Ron & Bonnie Buckles, Nikki Harper, Jared & Sue Johnson

Hymns, songs and portions of the liturgy are reprinted under the following licenses:

CCLI #2339821, OneLicense #A-723565, Augsburg #SAS013411.

The scripture readings are reprinted from the NRSV Bible.