Easter Exaltation

“If  Christ has not been raised, then……. But now Christ has indeed been raised, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep….. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive….. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”    (1 Corinthians 15: 14,20,22,26)

Easter Exaltation

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Second Sunday of Easter

Saturday, April 2 (6:30 p.m.) & Sunday, April 3, 2016 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “The Festal Day is Here”
(Director: Cathy Augustin ; Organist: Susi Rehm)

Opening Hymn LSB 531 : Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus Hymnary.org link “Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!”

The Invocational Prayer

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Easter Exaltation

“Christ was put to death in the body, but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and proclaimed the victory to the spirits in prison.” (1 Peter 3: 18-19)

HE DESCENDED INTO HELL

“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” (Colossians 2:15)

Hymn LSB 458 (V 3-4): Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands Hymnary.org link – “Christ Jesus, God’s Own Son Came Down”

ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance – that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared…..” (1 Corinthians 15: 3-5a)

Hymn LSB 466 (V 1-3): Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia Hymnary.org link  “Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia”

THE RESURRECTION IMPORTANCE

“If  Christ has not been raised, then……. But now Christ has indeed been raised, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep….. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive….. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”    (1 Corinthians 15: 14,20,22,26)

Hymn LSB 461 (V 1,5,7-8): I Know That My Redeemer Lives Hymnary.org link  – “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

The Offering

The Confession Of Sins And Absolution

The Consecration Of The Elements

The Distribution Of The Sacrament (Hymn lsb num=480])

(Because God’s Word presents the reception of this Sacrament as a most intimate expression of spiritual and confessional unity, we ask that only those who have publicly professed such oneness of faith and belief with us by membership at Berea or another CLC church come forward. Please speak with pastor if you are seeking a church home or have any questions.)

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

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.

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 457 (V 3-4): Jesus Christ Is Risen Today Hymnary.org link  “But The Pains Which He Endured”

Silent Prayer and Announcements