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Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

Proclamation of Christ

P But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. (Luke 24:1-6)

C He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

463 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

Service of the Word

Introit Exodus 15:2a, 6, 13, 17–18; antiphon: v. 1b

I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed | gloriously;*
the horse and his rider he has thrown in- | to the sea.
The Lord is my strength | and my song,*
and he has become my sal- | vation.
Your right hand, O Lord, glorious | in power,*
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the | enemy.
You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you | have redeemed;*
you have guided them by your strength to your ho- | ly abode.
You will bring them in and plant them on your own | mountain,*
the place, O Lord, which you have made for | your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have es- | tablished.*
The Lord will reign forever and | ever.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed | gloriously;*
the horse and his rider he has thrown in- | to the sea.

Kyrie LSB 152

A In peace let us pray to the Lord.

C Lord, have mercy.

A For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

C Lord, have mercy.

A For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

C Lord, have mercy.

A For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

C Lord, have mercy.

A Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

C Amen.

465 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds

1 Now all the vault of heav’n resounds
In praise of love that still abounds:
    “Christ has triumphed! He is living!”
Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear!
Repeat their song of glory here:
    “Christ has triumphed! Christ has triumphed!”
    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Eternal is the gift He brings,
Therefore our heart with rapture sings:
    “Christ has triumphed! He is living!”
Now still He comes to give us life
And by His presence stills all strife.
    Christ has triumphed! He is living!
    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 O fill us, Lord, with dauntless love;
Set heart and will on things above
    That we conquer through Your triumph;
Grant grace sufficient for life’s day
That by our lives we truly say:
    “Christ has triumphed! He is living!”
    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

D 4 Adoring praises now we bring
And with the heav’nly blessèd sing:
    “Christ has triumphed! Alleluia!”
Be to the Father and our Lord,
To Spirit blest, most holy God,
    All the glory, never ending!
    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Salutation and Collect of the Day

P The Lord be with you.

C And also with you.

P Let us pray.

Almighty God, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. We humbly pray that we may live before You in righteousness and purity forever; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:1–11

1Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse LSB 156

C Alleluia.

Lord, to whom shall we go?

You have the words of eternal life.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Holy Gospel Mark 16:1–8

P The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the sixteenth chapter.

C Glory to You, O Lord.

1When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C Praise to You, O Christ.

461 I Know That My Redeemer Lives sts. 1–3, 5, 7–8

7 He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He lives to bring me safely there.

8 He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same;
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives:
I know that my Redeemer lives!


Nicene Creed

C I believe in one God,

   the Father Almighty,

   maker of heaven and earth

        and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

   the only-begotten Son of God,

   begotten of His Father before all worlds,

   God of God, Light of Light,

   very God of very God,

   begotten, not made,

   being of one substance with the Father,

   by whom all things were made;

   who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven

   and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary

   and was made man;

   and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.

   He suffered and was buried.

   And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures

        and ascended into heaven

   and sits at the right hand of the Father.

   And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,

   whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit,

   the Lord and giver of life,

   who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

   who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,

   who spoke by the prophets.

   And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,

   I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,

   and I look for the resurrection of the dead

   and the life T of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of the Church

Benediction LSB 166

P The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

C Amen.

482 This Joyful Eastertide

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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