IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sharing the Love, Joy & Peace of Jesus
THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD
EASTER DAY – April 5, 2015
THE PRELUDE – “Now let all things living” Christ Chimes
THE EASTER GOSPEL – John 20:1-18 (please stand)
Pastor: After Jesus rose early on Sunday, Mary stood outside, facing the grave and crying. As she cried, she looked into the grave and saw two angels in white clothes, sitting where the body of Jesus had been laying. They asked her:
Men: Woman, why are you crying?
Women: They have taken my Lord away and I don’t know where they have laid him.
Pastor: As she said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she didn’t know it was Jesus.
Men: Woman, why are you crying? For whom are you looking?
Women: Sir, if you have carried him away tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.
Pastor: Jesus said to her:
Pastor: She turned and said to Him in the Aramaic language.
Women: My Master!
Pastor: Jesus told her:
Men: Do not hold on to me because I have not yet returned to my father, but go to my brothers and tell them I am going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.
Pastor: Mary from Magdala went up to the Disciples who had been with Him, and who now were mourning and crying, and she told them:
Women: I have seen the Lord and he has said these things to me!
Pastor: When they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they didn’t believe her. But now I ask you, is Christ risen from the dead?
All: HE IS RISEN INDEED, HALLELUJAH!
PROCESSIONAL HYMN #525 – Crown Him with Many Crowns
(Trumpets–Deb Albers, Russell Anderson, Fabian Fernandez, Brianna Clay, Andrew Cole, Jessica Trlak, Annie Rose Brammeier Baritone- Kevin Nilsen. Trombone-John Blomquist, Douglas Anderson)
Pastor: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
THE CONFESSION OF SINS
Pastor: Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God, our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
Pastor Our Help is in the name of the Lord.
People: Who made heaven and earth.
Pastor: I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord.
People: And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
Pastor: Almighty God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor
sinners confess unto You that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You in thought, word and deed. Wherefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All: O most merciful God, who has given Your only begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us and for his sake grant us remission of all our sins; and by thy Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to Your word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
THE WORD OF ABSOLUTION
Pastor: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only son to die for us and for His sake forgives us all our sins. To them that believe on His Name He gives power to become the children of God and has promised them His Holy Spirit. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. Grant this Lord unto us all.
(Please be seated.)
Pastor: Alleluia. Christ has risen, as he said. He has risen from the dead. Alleluia.
People: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Pastor: Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”
People: I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me.
Pastor: I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
People: The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone:
Pastor: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
People: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, from the house of the Lord we bless you.
Pastor: Alleluia. Christ has risen, as he said He has risen from the dead. Alleluia.
THE GLORIA PATRI
All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us.
THE GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
Pastor: Glory be to God on high:
People: And on earth peace, good will toward men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory. O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord. Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Pastor: The Lord be with you
People: And with Thy Spirit.
Pastor: Let us pray to the Lord.
ALL: O God, for our redemption you have given your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection you have delivered us from the power of our enemy. Therefore grant that all our sin may be drowned through daily repentance and that day by day a new man may arise to live before you in righteousness and purity forever; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The First Reading – Isaiah 25:6-9
6 On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7 And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
9 It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
All: Christ has risen from the dead, God the Father has crowned him with glory and honor, he has made him ruler over the works of his hands; he has put everything under his feet.
EPISTLE LESSON – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SPECIAL MUSIC – “Easter Song” Choir & Christ Chimes
THE GOSPEL PROCESSION
#463 – Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Alleluia! vs. 1,2
As the Cross and Bible process into the center of the Sanctuary the congregation is invited to turn to face the Cross in preparation for the reading of the Gospel.
Pastor: The Holy Gospel is written in the 16th chapter of St. Mark beginning at the 1st verse.
People: Glory be to Thee, O Lord!
1When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.
2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.
3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large.
5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.
6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has 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 to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”
8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Pastor: This is the Gospel of our Lord.
People: Praise be to Thee, O Christ!
THE GOSPEL RESPONSE
#463 – Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Alleluia! vs. 3, 4
THE APOSTLES CREED
All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And 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 sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall 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 CHILDRENS MESSAGE
THE HYMN #461 – “I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
vs. 1, 2, 6, 8 (Congregation stands on last verse)
All: Create in me a new heart. O God, and renew a right Spirit with in me. Cast me not away from Thy presence and, and take not They Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free Spirit. Amen.
THE OFFERING “Because He Lives”
(Please help us keep our attendance numbers accurate by signing the red book in the pew and passing it to the person next to you.)
Successful surgery for new artificial heart transplant for Donnie Parr, cousin of Pastor Farnsworth
Successful healing from heart transplant for Jim Piper, friend of the Irani family
Good heart test results and healing for Maggie Terrell, Mom of Kim Stromberg
Safe return of son-in-law of Shari Jester, serving in Air Force
THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
Pastor: He is Risen!
People: HE IS RISEN INDEED, HALLELUJAH!
Pastor: He is Risen!
People: HE IS RISEN INDEED, HALLELUJAH!
All: HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED, HALLELUJAH! AMEN!
THE HYMN – #457 “Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia”
SPECIAL MUSIC – Hallelujah – Handel Adult Choir
Those who would like to sing “Hallelujah” are invited to step back to the loft and join with the choir.
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth
The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!
Easter Breakfast is being served by Thrivent 7:00am – 11am
Down in the gym (Family Life Center)
Free-Will Offering – will help our Youth Group go to the LCMS National Youth Gathering this summer
Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy, fruit, juice & coffee
Please join us in Fellowship!
Altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in honor of the 52nd anniversary of Bill & Jackie Anton.
CONTINUING PRAYER REQUESTS
Peace & comfort for the family of John Kuhn, cousin of Warren Schoening
Peace & comfort for the family of Bud Hagemann
Peace & comfort for the family of Joe Fristic, friend of the Fabry’s
Employment for those struggling to find a job
Elijah Weaver, grandson of Donna Robinson-Crowther
Battling with Cancer or Serious Illness
PRAYERS FOR THOSE SERVING OUR COUNTRY
Safety for… and strength for families:
Jason Webb, serving in Afghanistan, friend of the Guerzon family
Kathryn, leaving for Army Boot Camp, friend of Helena Farnsworth
CS1 Matthew Reikowski USN, currently deployed on the USS Carl Vinson, son of Ken & Ellen Reikowski
Scott Villa, deployed to Saudi Arabia, brother-in-law of Kym Cancela
Nick Dillon as he travels on an aircraft carrier in the Middle East, nephew of Kim Blomquist
Roger Hedgpeth serving on the USS Roosevelt, grandson of Bonny Jacobi
Travis Pretzer, deployed to Japan, nephew of Lloyd & Barbara Wenzel
Safety, peace & spiritual strength for all soldiers and contractors stationed overseas
PRAYERS FOR OUR FAMILIES
Sunday: Elizabeth Robertson
Monday: Milo & Teri Rozehnal, Adam, Jacob
Tuesday: Tony & Mary Russo, Robin & Christine
Wed: Julie Ryden
Thursday: Craig Sawicki, Jessica
Friday: Paul Schmidt
Saturday: Dorothy Schone
PRAYERS FOR OUR SCHOOL STUDENTS & FAMILIES
Sunday Jacob Follstad
Monday: Alexis Francis
Tuesday: Freddie & Gabrielle Gennille
Wed: Jayden Goddard
Thursday: Avery Gottry
Friday: Ethan Gray
Saturday: Matthew Greenaker
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
2913 John Moore Rd. Brandon, Florida 33511
Rev. Kenneth W. Farnsworth, Administrative Pastor, 813-476-2303
Rev. Daniel G. Brammeier, Family Life & Youth Pastor, 813-438-5010
Kathy Hogue – Organist / Music Director
8:30 and 11 am: Traditional Liturgy
6 pm: Contemporary Liturgy
Sunday School at 10:00 am
Church: 813-689-1787 FAX: 813-681-1526
School: 813-685-1978 FAX: 813-681-6852
Toll Free: 877-689-1787
Church website: www.GodSoLoved.org
Church email: WeCare@GodSoLoved.org
School website: www.ilsbrandon.com
School email: Office@mail.ilsbrandon.com
We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Easter lilies on the Altar are placed to the glory of God and:
In loving memory of our loved ones, by Bill & Dona Trlak
In loving memory of our parents, Glenn & Nellie Black by
Ron & Judy Black
In loving memory of our parents, Earl & Ellen Miclens, by
Ron & Judy Black
In loving memory of Henry Ehard, by Milo & Teri Rozehnal
In loving memory of Milo & Charlotte Rozehnal, by Milo & Teri
In memory of loved ones by Bill & Jackie Anton
In memory of Tammy Sawicki by David & Martina Miller
In loving memory of Tammy Sawicki by her family
In memory of wife, Gwen by Lowell Pretzer
In memory of loved ones, by Lloyd & Barbara Wenzel
In loving memory of Mary by Paul Schmidt
In memory of loved ones by Kathy & Jim Hogue
In memory of loved ones by the Kim family
In memory of Ed Davis by Liz Davis
In memory of Bob & Claire Druce by Liz Davis
For the grace of God by Larry & Helen Lewis
In loving memory of loved ones by the Lowe family
In thanksgiving for all our blessings by the Lowe family
In memory of parents by Jim & Iola Levi
In memory of my husband Barry by Shari Jester
In memory of loved ones by Bob & Christine Garrett
In honor of Jean (Christine’s mother) by Bob & Christine Garrett
To the glory of God and in loving memory of Pastor Don Muehlnickel
by the Muehlnickel family
In loving memory of Pop Pop by Tammy, Katelyn & Brian Martin
In loving memory of parents by Beverly Mueller
In loving memory of parents/grandparents, Ken & Lorraine Ness, by
Peg, Kelsey & Nick Rankin