Rejoice in Our Easter Death-Swallower and Shroud-Shredder

Rejoice in Our Easter Death-Swallower and Shroud-Shredder

The Easter Message (Isaiah 25:7-8)

On this mountain the Lord God will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations. He will swallow up death forever; The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces. He will remove the disgrace of His people from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. And it will be said in that day, ‘Behold, this is the Lord; We have waited for Him; We will rejoice and be glad in His salvation.’

REJOICE IN OUR EASTER DEATH-SWALLOWER AND SHROUD-SHREDDER

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He will swallow up death forever Easter Blessings Isaiah 25

EASTER SUNDAY – March 31, 2013

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT – Part I

A Responsive Easter Litany

P: Lord Jesus, on this first day of the week, we have come together to celebrate Your resurrection from the grave.
C: He is risen! Alleluia!

P: You have promised that, though our sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Too often we spoil our celebrations of Your grace. Sin plagues our thoughts, words and actions. Forgive us, Lord Jesus. When our sins weigh heavily upon our hearts, assure us that You have arisen  and our sins have been forgiven.
C: “He was delivered for our offenses and raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)

P: Dear Jesus, we sometimes become so busy with the things of this life that our Easter hopes fade. When the pace and problems of life threaten to take our eyes off of You and our Easter hope, renew us in the certainty and joy that Your empty tomb gives us victory over sin, death and hell.
C: He is risen! Alleluia!

P: Death surrounds us every day. As we watch our loved ones die, our hearts are saddened and our eyes fill with tears. We know that we too shall die and our bodies will rest in the grave. Lord Jesus, give us confidence, hope and joy in the face of death. When death reaches for us and our loved ones, comfort us with Your empty tomb. Our graves will not hold us any more that Your grave could hold You. Preserve us in faith that we may be reunited with all believers and sing Your praise forever. Give us courage to share with others the hope that we have because of
Your triumphant resurrection from the dead.
C: He is risen!He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

P: But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
C: For since by man came death, by Man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15: 20-22)

TLH 199 : Jesus Christ Is Risen Today Hymnary.org link

Trumpets: Emily Tester, David Rehm & Cathy Augustin
1. 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!

2. Hymns of praise, then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

3 . 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!

4. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love: Alleluia!
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

The Easter Message (Isaiah 25:7-8)

On this mountain the Lord God will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations. He will swallow up death forever; The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces. He will remove the disgrace of His people from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. And it will be said in that day, ‘Behold, this is the Lord; We have waited for Him; We will rejoice and be glad in His salvation.’

REJOICE IN OUR EASTER DEATH-SWALLOWER AND SHROUD-SHREDDER

Berea Choir And Congregation Easter Chorale
“Come, Proclaim The Victory” (Williams/Martin)
(Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Ryan Augustin)

The Easter Offering

ILC Choir Concert – Part II