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Wednesday Service @ 6:30pm


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Bulletin for EASTER SUNDAY Services-April 9th, 9:00AM & 10:30AM

This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through him all creation is made new! Indeed,
“God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34): Christ’s resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing
hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love in the
feast of holy communion. With the women at the tomb, we are astonished, elated, and grateful. We depart with joy to proclaim the good news of God’s endless love.
(*) Please stand as you are able
(-) Please be seated


L: Christ is risen!
C: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

L: Christ is risen!
C: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

*ENTRANCE HYMN Jesus Christ is Risen Today! ELW 365

All turn toward the baptismal font and may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at
baptism, as the presiding minister begins.
L: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, by whose hand we are given new birth,
by whose speaking we are given new life.
C: Amen.
L: Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are welcomed, restored, and supported as citizens of the new creation. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.
L: Holy God, holy and merciful, holy and mighty, you are the river of life, … Praise to you for
the life-giving water of baptism, the outpouring of the Spirit of the new creation.
C: Wash away our sin and all that separates us from you. Empower our witness to your
resurrection. Strengthen our resolve in seeking justice for all.
L: Satisfy the world’s need through this living water… We ask this through Christ, who with
you and the Spirit reigns forever.
C: Amen.
L: Christ is risen!
C: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
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*HYMN OF PRAISE Glory to God WOV p. 29

L Let us pray. God of mercy,
C We no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord
of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us
to grow as your people toward the fullness of eternal life with you, through Jesus
Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and forever. Amen.


-FIRST READING: Acts 10:34-43
L A reading from Acts
(after the reading)
L The Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.

-SECOND READING: Colossians 3:1-4
L A reading from Colossians
(after the reading)
L The Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.


*GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Alleluia. Lord, to Whom Shall We Go? ELW p. 188

*GOSPEL: Matthew 28:1-10,
L The holy gospel according to Matthew, the 28th chapter. C Glory to you , O Lord.
(after the reading)
L The Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to you, O Christ

-MESSAGE Pastor Megan Morrow

*HYMN OF THE DAY Christ is Arisen, Alleluia ELW 659


(Each petition ends with) L Risen Lord, in your mercy, C hear our prayer.

L The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C And also with you.
(Please share a sign of God’s peace with one another, such as Peace be with you.)

The Offering is presented at the altar as the Offertory is sung and the Lord’s table is prepared.

-OFFERTORY Let the vineyards be fruitful, Lord WOV p. 35

L Let us pray. Blessed are you,
C: O Lord our God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with
these gifts. With them we offer ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives to the
care and redemption of all that you have made, for the sake of him who gave himself
for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Lift up your hearts.
C: We lift them to the Lord.
P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,…we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

*HOLY (SANCTUS) Holy, holy, holy Lord WOV p. 36


*LORD’S PRAYER (spoken)
L Let us pray with confidence in the words our Savior gave us:
C 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.

(We invite you to come forward down the center aisle starting with the back pews. When you reach the
front, hold out your hands if you would like to receive communion, or hold your arms across your chest
to receive a blessing. If children receive communion in their home congregation, they are welcome to
receive communion at St. John’s. Just say, “Gluten free” if you would like gluten free wafers. There are
cups with red wine and white grape juice in the trays. Let us know if you’d like communion brought to
you in the pew. All are welcome at Christ’s table!)

*COMMUNION HYMNS Lamb of God WOV p. 39
Here is Bread ELW 483
Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks WOV 671


*POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE Thankful hearts and voices raise WOV p. 40




L: Go in peace. Share the good news! Alleluia!
C: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!



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First Communion — We rejoice with the young people of our congregation who received Holy
Communion for the first time at the Maundy Thursday Service: Brookelyn Gibson, Gwen
Wimmer, Landen Coleman, Sylvan Vergil, Jackson Shelmadine, Alexis Shelmadine, Arya
Shelmadine. These young people and family members completed the First Communion class on
the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

EASTER LILY GIFTS– Maurine Roller-In Memory: Mary Hall, Marilyn Sallee, Bonnie Hutt;
Micki & Jim Weinman-In Memory: Gloria Weinman, Dave Kimmel.

SCRIPTURES FOR WEEK OF EASTER APRIL 16th– Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16,
1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31.

APRIL BRUNCH– Our brunch for April will be April 23rd. Sign-up in the Fellowship Room.

CHURCH OFFICE– The Church Office will be closed Monday, April 10th. The office will be open
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30-2:30. Pastor Megan is out of town from April 10th through April 16th.

COMMUNITY TABLE – Monday, April 17th & 24th at 10:30am. Are you able to help serve? Please
contact the church office at 762-1883.

WORSHIP HELPERS – April 16- Reader– Jim Bonsall, Lay Assistant– Ron Henzler, April 23
– Reader– Patricia Jones, Lay Assistant– Earl Jones, April 30– Reader– Melinda Ewing,
Lay Assistant– Luayne Weisgerber.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY– Wednesdays @ 9:30. 1st & 2nd Corinthians, led by Jody Mischnick

HEAD START BACKPACKS – We are collecting packaged items through April 16th. Thank you for
all your generous donations!

PARSONAGE MOWING – We are looking for a volunteer to mow the Parsonage lawn this year. The
mower is provided. Please contact Pastor Megan or the church office at 762-1883. Thank you!

GRADUATES – It’s almost that time again! Please let the church office know if you have a graduate
this year. We would like to recognize all graduates, and give them a special blessing on May 7th!

Actual expenses thru 4/2/2023 $43,229.49
Giving thru 4/2/2023 $33,412.23
Giving under actual expenses ($9,817.26)
13 Weeks of Budget Expenses $49,606.57
Giving under Budget Expenses ($16,194.34)