Bulletin — Easter — Sunday — 04/08/12
Special Liturgy for our Easter Sunday Worship Services
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH – MARKESAN, WI April 8, 2012 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. Barry Hay, organist Paul Krause, pastor
Prayer for you to use to prepare for worship Compassionate God, since faith comes by hearing Your Word, help us to listen to the Scriptures with all attention, that they may criticize our faults, confirm our faith, and console our spirits, through Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. Amen.
The bell calls us to worship…
Invocation P: Christ is risen! C: He is risen indeed! P: We begin in the name of the Triune God: C: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Now all the vault of heav’n resounds 732:1 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!
Confession of Sins
P: Beloved in the Lord: let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness. C: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed You in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve Your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Eternal is the gift He brings, 732:2 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!
Absolution P: God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Oh, fill us, Lord, with dauntless love; 732:3 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!
Responsive Reading (from Romans 6 and selected Gospel verses)
P: What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? C: Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.” (Matthew 20) P: Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. C: And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He spoke this word openly. (Mark 8) P: For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. C: For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” (Mark 9) P: Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. C: Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon. They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.” (Luke 18) P: Christ is risen! C: He is risen indeed!
Adoring praises now we bring 732:4 And with the heav’nly blessed 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!
Prayer of the Day P: Almighty God, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech You, that, as You put in our minds good desires, so by Your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns as one God, with You and the Holy Spirit, in glory everlasting.
We hear the Word of God as it is read and preached
Old Testament Lesson – Job 19:25-27 23 “Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book! 24 That they were engraved on a rock With an iron pen and lead, forever! 25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; 26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, 27 Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Hymn 200: 1-2
Epistle Lesson – 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
Hymn 200: 3-4
Gospel Lesson – Mark 16:1-11 16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.” 8 So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. 9 Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. 11 And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.
Hymn 200: 5-8
Sermon Text – Matthew 28: 5-7a 5 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead…”
Theme: What today is all about As the angels announced to the women: 1. Come and see! 2. Go and tell!
We respond with our confession of faith, offerings, and prayers
CONFESSION OF FAITH – THE APOSTLES’ CREED ALL: I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; From there 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.
The Offering is collected – sing Hymn 442:2 – as printed here – Grant us hearts, dear Lord, to yield Thee Gladly, freely, of Thine own; With the sunshine of Thy goodness Melt our thankless hearts of stone Till our cold and selfish natures, Warmed by Thee, at length believe That more happy and more blessed ‘Tis to give than to receive.
Responsive Easter Prayer P: The Lord is risen! ALL: He is risen indeed! Hallelujah! P: We render thanks to You, O Lord Jesus Christ. C: As the exalted Prince of Life You gave Yourself for us unto death. P: You offered Yourself to Your heavenly Father as a propitiation for our sins, C: thereby delivering us from the power of death, the devil, and eternal damnation. P: To prove once and for all that You are the Prince of Life and the Lord over death, C: You rose from the dead, and brought forth righteousness, innocence and eternal life. P: Grant us grace, C: that by the working of Your Holy Spirit in us we may find great joy and comfort in Your death and resurrection. P: Let Your resurrection be to us an incentive to good works and fruits of righteousness, C: that we as your people may worship You in the beauty of holiness. P: Grant that we may daily die to sin. C: Crucify and slay the old Adam in us with his lusts and evil desires. P: Raise in us our new man, C: that we may live in righteousness and walk in newness of life. P: Grant also that we may look forward with comfort and joy to the resurrection of our deceased bodies, C: which on the last day shall come forth again by virtue of Your resurrection. P: (Any special prayers will be offered here.) Let us join then to pray the words Jesus taught us: 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.
The Benediction P: The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you His peace. ALL SING: Amen, Amen, Amen.
Closing Hymn 189
TUE >> Faith Lutheran School resumes after spring break >> Board of Elders: 7 p.m.; Church Council: 7:30 p.m. WED >> 10-11 a.m. Bible Study in school library >> Public School confirmation classes resume SUN >> Worship services as usual at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School and Bible Class in between >> Regular p.m. worship schedule at Living Hope, Appleton, WI (NR) NEXT WEEK – Quarterly Voters’ Meeting, Thursday, April 19th, 7:30 p.m.
IN TWO WEEKS – CONFIRMATION DAY – Sunday, April 22nd, is Confirmation Sunday this year. The schedule is as follows: 8:30 a.m. Early service (as usual) 9:30 a.m. Examination of the confirmands 10:30 a.m. Confirmation service
BIRTH AND BAPTISM! Congratulations to Matthew and Jayme Quade upon the March 3rd birth of their son, Kiptyn Matthew! We also rejoice that Kiptyn was brought into God’s family through baptism yesterday at church! May God’s blessings continue for the Quade family!
IN OUR PRAYERS >> We ask God’s blessings on Matt and Jayme Quade and their new son
CALL NEWS- Our K-2 teacher, Ann Sprengeler, has the call to Holy Trinity, West Columbia, SC, to be their preschool – second grade teacher. She would appreciate your prayers as she considers the call!
SPRING CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL is being hosted by Luther Memorial in Fond du Lac, WI, on Sunday, April 29th at 4 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the festival, please let Pastor Neal Radichel know soon! Pastor@fdllutheran.com If you aren’t planning on playing anything, please plan to join us for this springtime event of music and praise to our Savior!
ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AND/OR ENTRY TABLE >> latest CLC financial report — some copies on table >> Gym loan promissory note – marked “PAID IN FULL”!! >> Faith church directory – please update any changes in your listing
ILC REGENTS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominations for the office of President of ILC are welcome. The current term of Professor John Pfeiffer expires June 30, 2012. All pastors, professors, male teachers, and voting members of the CLC are entitled to nominate a man from the faculty of Immanuel Lutheran College to serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2012. Nominations must be written or E-mailed no later than midnight April 15 , 2012 to… Mr. Craig Ryan 499 Country Lane Fulda , MN 56131 E-Mail: email@example.com
INVITE TO BREWERS GAME! This comes from Messiah Lutheran ~ Hales Corners Night at the Ball Park – Plan to join us this year at the ball park! Monday, July 16, 2012 – 7:00 – St. Louis Cardinals – Our group is sitting in section 128. The cost is $21.00 per ticket. Seats will be assigned as they are paid for. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARISE AND SHINE 20’s-30’s Conference 2012 – June 7-10, 2012 – Camp JIM – Pillager, MN (Brainerd area) – Please make plans to join us for this year’s “Arise & Shine 20’s-30’s Conference.” The theme for this year is “self” and is based on our theme passages from Matthew 16:21-26 and John 3:30. For more info & to register go to our website: www.AriseAndShineRetreat.com Costs: $125 per adult (ages 7 and up), $50 (ages 4 – 6), FREE (ages 0-3). Child Care is provided at no additional cost to families. We ask that families attending the retreat register by May 18th to enable child care arrangements to be made. Questions: Feel free to contact: Pastor Luke Bernthal – email@example.com 402.389.2147 -or- Alana Ahrens – firstname.lastname@example.org 402.322.9064
PROFESSOR BUCK RETIREMENT GIFT AND OBSERVANCE After 36 years of faithful service to the Lord and His Church, Professor Michael Buck shall be entering retirement. We will be marking this event with a special presentation during the Immanuel Lutheran College Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 19, 2012. This is a special opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to the Lord for having given us this special gift in Prof. Buck who has humbly and so capably served us at ILC as well as the CLC for so many years. He has served faithfully in the classroom, but has also willingly volunteered to serve in so many other capacities: coach, athletic director, bus driver, volunteering to help with projects, in earlier years serving as a camp director. He has also taught many within our CLC the gifts of friendship, kindness and Christian love (as well as a very different way of singing our birthday wishes). It is indeed appropriate for us to show our appreciation to Professor Buck for all he has meant to us these many years. A special plaque will be presented along with a monetary gratuity made up of your contributions to this fund. If you would like to contribute to Professor Buck’s retirement gift please send your gift to: Buck Retirement Gift, Dr. Jim Sydow, Immanuel Lutheran College, 501 Grover Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS IN BACK OF CHURCH >> For Lucas Brown’s expenses for his CLC Mission Helper Trip this summer; this collection will continue through June 2012 >> NEW: Your church council has OK’ed a collection to help with Emily Marzofka’s expenses on her mission trip to Peru this summer. Emily writes the following about her trip: “Well, the trip should take about two weeks, and we are planning on taking off the Monday after graduation. As for expenses, I am under the impression that is will about $1,500-2,000 per person. … We have been working on the day to day schedule and our Bible Class material in the meetings lately, and we have the basic outline of both so far. Just an update. Thank you for your prayers, very much. Emily”
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING NOTES – 6 members present with PK ++ minutes read/treasurer’s report given ++ no new book orders made; Iowa Basic tests ordered; ILC Visitors’ Day Apr 27 ++ PK reported Confirmation is to be on Apr 22 ++ Kevin Campion replaced more white boards ++ carpet cleaning over spring break ++ 2012/13 school calendar discussed/approved ++ discussed playground equipment needing attention ++ recommend to property trustees to replace upper classroom and library carpet ++ graduation/picnic scheduled for first Sunday in June
BOARD OF EDUCATION TREASURER REPORT Previous balance: $4,283.03; disbursed: $463.35; received: $583.04; current balance: $4,402.72; milk/hot lunch: $1,777.48; spendable balance: $2,625.24 Faith Student Aid Fund open/close balance: $500.00 Faith Teacher Aid Fund open/close balance: $272.78; Special Project Fund open/close balance: $0.00
THANK YOU! >> Many thanks to those who helped with cleaning the church/school carpets last weekend! >> Thanks to Kevin Campion for replacing several white boards in the classrooms! >> Thanks also to Gena Kok for taking care of ordering and bringing Easter lilies; thanks also to others who have brought their own, too! >> Do you have something you are thankful for at Faith? Drop a note in Pastor Krause’s box, and he will be happy to include it in the bulletin!
FRUITS OF FAITH Atndnc – 03/28: 47 Atdnc – 03/25: 86; SS: 6; BC:13 Offerings (03/28)= General Fund: $426.50; Missions: $65.00 Building Fund: $3.00 Project Kinship: $25.00 $50.00 to CLC Church Extension Fund in memory of Jerry Dillie Offerings (03/25)= General Fund: $2,178.00; Missions: $512.00 Building Fund: $25.00 Gym Fund: $200.00 Organ Fund: $250.00 Bell Tower Fund: $10.00 $25.00 to Stained Glass Window Fund in memory of Jerry Dillie $330.00 to ILC Student Aid Fund in memory of Martha Kok ENVELOPE COMMITTEE April 8: Team #6 Wayne Draeger, Brian Kirst; April 15: Team #1 Dennis Jones, Jeff Jones USHERS: April early: Russ Brown, Dan Dumke, Joe Brown, Jim Brown; April late (and 6th): Paul Eserhut, Bob McElroy, Andrew Reyes, Troy Cotterill
Faith Lutheran Church and School – N 1529 State Road 73 Markesan, WI 53946 markesanlutheran.com Member: Church of the Lutheran Confession www.clclutheran.org Church and School Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398-3171 Pastor Paul Krause. . . PTKrause@clclutheran.com. . . .398-2778 Candice Ohlmann, Principal (Grades 3-5) . . . . . . . . . 398-8910 Lila Brown (Grades 6-8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394-3439 Ann Sprengeler (Grades K-2) . . . . . . . . . . 398-2048 Marie Muehlenhaupt (Kindergarten) . . . . . . . . . . 398-2563 Lisa Reyes (Pre-School) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229-9322