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Easter 2024 Service
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Easter Sunday 


Welcome and Announcements 

Easter Proclamation 

P: Alleluia! Christ is risen! 

C: He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! 

Ringing of the Bell 

Thanksgiving for Baptism 

L: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, the wellspring of grace, our Easter and our joy. 


P: Look, here is water! 

Here is our water of life! Alleluia! 

L: Immersed in the promises of baptism, let us give thanks for what God 

has done for us. 

We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning your voice thundered over the deep and water became the essence of life. 

P: Adam and Eve beheld Eden’s verdant rivers. 

The ark carried your creation through the flood into a new day. 

L: Miriam led the dancing as your people passed through the sea into freedom’s land. 

In a desert pool the Ethiopian official entered your boundless baptismal life. 

P: Look, here is water! 

Here is our water of life! Alleluia! 

L: At the river your beloved Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit. By the baptism of Jesus’ death and resurrection you opened the floodgates of your reconciling love, freeing us to live as Easter people. 

We rejoice with glad hearts, giving all honor and praise to you, through the risen Christ, our source of living water, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. 

P: Look, here is water! 

Here is our water of life! Alleluia! 

Hymn #365 “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” 


P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 

C: And also with you. 


P: Let us pray. 

C: 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 


First Reading: Isaiah 25: 6—9 Pg. 1095 

R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God. 

Psalm: Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 Pg. 956 


PS 118:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 

PS 118:2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever." 

PS 118:14 T 


PS 118:15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The 

LORD's right hand has done mighty things! 

PS 118:16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high; the LORD's right hand has 

done mighty things!" 

PS 118:17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done. 



PS 118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. 

PS 118:22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; 

PS 118:23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 


Second Reading: Acts 10: 34—43 Pg. 1710 

R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God. 

Children’s Sermon 

The Gospel according to John, the twentieth chapter. 

(After the Gospel is announced) 

C: Glory to you, O Lord. 

Gospel John 20: 1—18 Pg.1685 

P: The gospel of the Lord. 

C: Praise to you, O Christ. 

Sermon Rev. Kris Franke Hill 

Hymn # 434 “Jesus Shall Reign” 

P: With the whole church, let us confess our faith: 

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pi-late; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is wor-shiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We be-lieve in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen 

The Prayers 

P: .. . God of grace, 

C: Hear our prayer. 

Sharing of the Peace 

P: The peace of Christ be with you always. 

C: And also with you! 

P: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another. 

The Offering 

Offering Hymn #674 “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ” 

The offering is collected as the hymn is sung. Please stand on the last verse as the offering is brought forward. 

P: Let us pray. 

All: All: Risen One, you call us to believe and bear fruit. May the gifts that we offer here be signs of your abiding love. Form us to be your witnesses in the world, through Jesus Christ, our true vine. Amen. 


P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise. . . We praise your name and join their un-ending hymn: 


Eucharistic Prayer 

Blessed are you, O God of the universe. Your mercy is everlasting and your faithfulness endures from age to age. 

Praise to you for creating the heavens and the earth. 

Praise to you for saving the earth from the waters of the flood. 

Praise to you for bringing the Israelites safely through the sea. 

Praise to you for leading your people through the wilderness to the land of milk and honey. 

Praise to you for the words and deeds of Jesus, your anointed one. 

Praise to you for the death and resurrection of Christ. 

Praise to you for your Spirit poured out on all nations. 

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. 

With this bread and cup we remember our Lord’s Passover from death to life as we proclaim the mystery of faith: 

Christ has died. 

Christ is risen. 

Christ will come again. 

O God of resurrection and new life: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these gifts of bread and wine 

Bless this feast. 

Grace our table with your presence. 

Come, Holy Spirit. 

Reveal yourself to us in the breaking of the bread. 

Raise us up as the body of Christ for the world. 

Breathe new life into us and send us forth, burning with justice, peace and love. 

Come, Holy Spirit. 

With your holy ones of all times and places, 

With the earth and all its creatures, with sun and moon and stars, 

We praise you O God, blessed and holy Trinity, now and forever. 


P: Remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray… 

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 tempta-tion, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. 

Invitation to Communion 

P: The risen Christ is made known to us in the breaking of the bread. Come and eat at God’s table. 

Communion Distribution---All are welcome at the Lord’s table. The cups contain wine (red) or grape juice (white). Those who do not normally receive communion, are free to come forward for a blessing. 

Communion Hymns 

Hymn #471 “Let Us Break Bread Together” 

Hymn #857 “Lord, I Lift Your Name On High” (twice) 


P: The body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ, strengthen you and keep you in his grace. 

Prayer after Communion 

P: Shepherding God, you have prepared a table before us and nourished us with your love. Send us forth from this banquet to proclaim your good-ness and share the abundant mercy of Jesus, our redeemer and friend. 



P: Alleluia! Christ is risen! 

Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! 

The God of resurrection power, the Christ of unending joy, and the Spirit of Easter hope bless you now and always. 

Hymn #376 “Thine is the Glory” 

L: Alleluia! Go in peace. Rejoice and be glad. 

Thanks be to God. Alleluia!