Easter Sunday -  Sun City Pavilion

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church

 

April 12, 2009

 

ORDER OF SERVICE:

 

Minister: Invocation

M. He’s risen!

C. He’s risen indeed!

 

Hymn 256:  How Great Thou Art  (vs. 3 and 4)

 

First Easter Reading: Isaiah 12:1-6   

 Hymn 171:  A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing  (vs. 5 and 6)

 

 

Second Easter Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:51-57

 

Hymn 18 (LAP):   Be Thou My Vision     

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that thou art.

Thou my best thought in the day and the night;

Waking and sleeping, thy presence my light.

 

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;

Thou my whole armor and thou my true might;

Thou my soul’s shelter and thou my strong tower.

Raise thou me heav’nward, great Pow’r of my pow’r.

 

Riches I need not, nor man’s empty praise;

Thou mine inheritance now and always;

Thou and thou only the first in my heart;

High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

 

High King of heaven, my victory won,

May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun.

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

 

Third Easter Reading and Sermon Text: John 20:1-18

Sermon Thought:

WHY ARE YOU CRYING?

 

Hymn 157: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today  

 

Offering

Prayers:

M: 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.

C: Thanks be to God! You give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

M: In your compassion you sent Christ, the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life to rescue the lost.

C: Drive out all doubt and gloom that we may delight in your glorious triumph.

M: Lift our eyes heavenward to see him who lives to make intercession for the saints, and grant us confidence in the greatness of his power. Keep before us the vision of your redeemed people standing before your throne and singing the song of victory.

C: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive wisdom and power and honor and glory and praise.

M: Make us instruments of your peace as we bring the good news of hope and new life to those around us. Guide us in the use of all that you have entrusted to us: our time, our talents, and our treasures.

C: Risen Lord, live in us that we may live for you.

M: Merciful Lord Jesus, grant healing to the sick, and strengthen the faith of the suffering and the dying. Assure them of your abiding presence, and comfort them with the hope of eternal life.

Special prayers and intercessions may follow.

M: Hear us, Lord, as we bring you our private petitions.

Silent prayer.

M: Gracious Father, you have restored to us the joy of your salvation. With happy hearts, we come before you and say:

C: Alleluia! Thanks be to God! Amen.

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All:   Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done

  on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

  as we forgive those

   who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom

  and the power and the glory

  forever and ever.   Amen.

 

Hymn 152: I Know that My Redeemer Lives (verses 1, 5-8)

 

Benediction

 

Choir sings: He’s Risen.

 

(David Widiger, organist)

 

Announcements:

1. We especially welcome our visitors today.  May it be that you were blessed by being here with us.  We consider it a blessing to have you in our midst this special day.  And may it be that you can return and worship our risen Savior again with us.  If you have any questions about our church that we can answer, please ask us.  We also ask that you please sign the guest register on your way out of church this morning.

2. The Church  Council will meet at 7:30 on Tuesday evening.

3. We will resume our normal scheduling this week.  On Wednesday evening at 7:30 we begin a basic adult instruction course.  This course will be a good review for anyone who wishes to review and renew his understanding of the basic teachings of Christianity.  Everyone is invited.

4. On Thursday morning at 10:00 we continue our study of the book of Genesis.  We study in Genesis 24 and 25.  Learn more about your spiritual family!  (We are all by faith the children of Abraham.)

5. The Concert Choir of Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Michigan, will present a concert of sacred songs at Risen Savior Lutheran Church located at 2811 Aftonshire Way, Austin, on Thursday, April 16 at 7:15 p.m.

6. The pastors of the South Central District will be meeting at Cross and Crown on April 20, 21 for their spring pastors’ conference.

7. REMINDER:  46TH ANNUAL LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY CONVENTION WILL BE HELD IN DENVER, COLORADO JUNE 25-28, 2009. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MAY 15, 2009.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OR HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT KAREN GAPPMAYER.