He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, fromdeath and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood andwith his innocent suffering and death.All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him ineverlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives andrules eternally.This is most certainly true.
Senior Choir: (8:30) –
“Begin the Song of Glory Now”
Senior Choir: (10:00) –
“Sing and Shout Praises”
Please sign the Friendship Register at this time
– “Fanfare for Easter”
Piano Music (10:00) –
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Prayer of the Church
M:O God of life and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in your grace, you have given us new birth into a livinghope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
C:You have transformed the night of doubt and sorrow into a new and eternal day of joy and gladness.
M:You have brought life and immortality to light through the good news that Christ has been raised from thedead.
C:For this, O Lord we give you thanks.
M:You have delivered your Son, who died for our sins, from the grip of death and have raised him by your power.
C:That which you have sown in dishonor and weakness has been raised in power and glory.
M:O Lord, we praise you that through him you have removed death’s sting for us.
C:You have brought us victory over the grave.
M:Fill our hearts with the joy of the resurrection.
C:Grant to your church the power of the resurrected Christ.
M:Give us lips to declare your praises.
C:Bless our homes with the comfort and hope of Easter.
M:Send the conquering banner of Christ’s victory out into the world.
C:Grant that many more may join the hosts of heaven in songs of triumph.
M:In the promise of Easter remove from our hearts the fear of death.
C:Let the bright beams of Easter’s light shine into the depths of our souls.
M:Lord, comfort those who are sick, lonely, and discouraged…
.Hear us now as we bring you our private petitions…
M:Gracious Father, today we rejoice, for you have restored to us the joy of our salvation.
C:Alleluia! Thanks be to God! Amen.The Lord’s PrayerC:Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as inheaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory areyours now and forever. Amen.
# 152:1,2,6,7,8 – “I Know that My Redeemer Lives”
Stanza 1 – all Stanza 2 - menStanza 6 – womenStanza 7 – all Stanza 8 – all (Please stand)
M:The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve us.