Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am

April 10, 2016                                                                       Easter 3

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! The risen and glorified Christ appears in order to strengthen faith.

Order of Service

Service of the Word, page 38 in the front part of the hymnal

Opening Hymn

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, #149

Prayer of the Day

O God, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world from the despair of death. By his resurrection to life, grant your faithful people gladness of heart and the hope of eternal joys; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen (sung)

First Lesson

Acts 9:1-19a

This is the account of St. Paul's conversion. Jesus appears to him, calls him to faith, and designates Paul as his chosen instrument to preach salvation to the gentiles.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 67, page 91 in the front part of the hymnal

Second Lesson

Revelation 5:11-14

St. John is granted another vision of the glorified Lord Jesus. He alone is worthy to receive “honor and glory and praise” from the hosts of heaven and all creatures.

Gospel Lesson

John 21:1-14

In love and friendship, Jesus appeared to his disciples a third time. This time, while they were fishing, he repeated an earlier miracle so they might recognize that he, who had risen for them, was the same Lord Jesus who died for them.

Hymn of the Day

This Joyful Eastertide, 160

Sermon

Revelation 5:11-14Christ Is Worth It

Hymn

Around the Throne of God a Band, #198

Closing Hymn

He's Risen, He's Risen, #143