ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
24 E. Baltimore St. PO Box 148 Funkstown, MD 21734 301.791.1738
April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
God of all mercy and consolation, come to the aid of your people,
turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of
your Holy Spirit that, attentive to your Word, we may confess our sins,
receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown, things done and left undone. Uphold us by
your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us,
and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and
ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I
therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
GATHERING HYMN “Lamb of God” Duet, Pastor Lee & Cara Price
PRAYER OF THE DAY
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our
redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the
power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him
forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1, 14, 19-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived
by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He
ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the
Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion
of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places
offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everliving
God. But chiefly we are bound to praise you for the glorious
resurrection of our Lord; for he is the true Passover Lamb who gave
himself to take away our sin, who by his death has destroyed death, and
by his rising has brought us to eternal life. And so, with Mary Magdalene
and Peter and all the witnesses of the resurrection, with earth and sea and
all their creatures, and with angels and archangels, cherubim and
seraphim, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
WORDS OF OUR LORD
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave
thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is
my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink,
saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all
people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
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 give you thanks, almighty God that you have refreshed us through
the healing power of this gift of life; and we pray that in your mercy
you would strengthen us, through this gift, in faith toward you and in
fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
The blessing of the living God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
surround and sustain you, keep you from harm, and fill you with
SENDING HYMN TFF 94 “Low In the Grave He Lay”
1 Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord.
Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes;
he arose a victor over death’s domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
2 Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior;
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord. Refrain
3 Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord. Refrain
Text: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Go in peace. Share the good news.
Thanks be to God.
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