April 15, 2018                 Easter 3

ORDER OF SERVICE

Divine Service I (also found on page 15 in the front part of the blue worship supplement).

 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 153, Alleluia! Jesus Lives

FIRST LESSON

Acts 4:8-12 (printed on back of worship folder)

Peter tells the Jewish high council that Jesus lives and reigns as the Savior of all people. Peter quotes the prophecy in Psalm 118, which speaks of Christ as the stone that the builders rejected, who has become the capstone.

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 118

 

SECOND LESSON

1 John 1:1—2:2 (printed on back of worship folder)

John speaks of the “Word of life,” “Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” He has brought light into the world by paying for the world’s sin.

 

GOSPEL

Luke 24:36-49(printed on back of worship folder)

Our risen Lord appears to the disciples. He tells them that his suffering and rising from the dead is the fulfillment of God’s plan foretold in the Old Testament Scriptures, and he instructs them to wait in Jerusalem until the Father gives them the power to be his witnesses.

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 160, This Joyful Eastertide

 

SERMON

Acts 3:12-20
God Knows What He's Doing

 

HYMN

Hymn 159, Morning Breaks Upon The Tomb

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 145, Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won