Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Easter Sunday

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Resurrection of Our Lord
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
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 forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, Psalm 118:14-24,
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Mark 16:1-8

It begins in darkness, with grief too new to be yet dulled. Contemplating the task ahead of them, the women can barely hope to move the stone in order to anoint the body. They certainly aren’t hoping to hear good news. What good news could there be following Jesus’ death? And yet the young man, perhaps an angel, tells them to not be alarmed; Jesus is not here. He has been raised! Is there any wonder that Mark’s story ends not with joy and celebration but in fear and silence? For who can believe such good news? The stones in front of the tombs are just too heavy. For us, that is, but not for God. The stone is rolled away. Christ is alive - and in him you live, too. Alleluia!


Entrance Hymn LBW 135 The Strike Is O'er, the Battle Done
Sequence Hymn LBW 137 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Hymn of the Day Alleluia! Voices Raise!
Distribution hymns LBW 352 I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  LBW 129 Awake My Heart With Gladness
Sending hymn WOV 801 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

In our prayers we remember Hope for Grieving Children Africa.


Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation,  Confirmation and Teen Talk resume next week. 

Download the 2017-2018 Sunday School and Confirmation Schedule.

Adult Education

Adult Education classes do not meet on Easter Sunday. Classes resume on April 8. 

The Grace Church Library is open and staffed on Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Look for books related to Adult Ed topics as well as many other subjects. The library is also open for self-service during the week.


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