CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

440 STONEVILLE RD.  485-4432 

Pastor Thomsen                                                                                Amanda Stacy, DCE

(906) 250-2132                                                                                   (402) 650-3132

WORSHIP SERVICE

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Early Worship                                     8:30 a.m.

Late Worship                                    10:45 a.m.

Saturday Service                               5:00 p.m.

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 11, 2021                        10:45 Worship Service

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:   “He’s Risen, He’s Risen”

He's risen, he's risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord;
He opened Death's prison, The incarnate,  true Word.
Break forth, hosts of heaven, in jubilant song
And earth, sea, and mountain their praises prolong.

The foe was triumphant when on Calvary
The Lord of creation was nailed to the tree.
In Satan's domain did the hosts shout and jeer,
For Jesus was slain, whom the evil ones fear.

But short was their triumph, the Savior arose,
And death, hell, and Satan He vanquished, His foes;
The conquering Lord lifts his banner on high.
He lives, yes, he lives, and will nevermore die.

Oh, where is your sting, death? We fear thee no more;
Christ rose, and now open is fair Eden's door.
For all our transgressions His blood does atone;
Redeemed and forgiven, we now are His own.

Then sing your hosannas and raise your glad voice;
Proclaim the blest tidings that all may rejoice.
Laud, honor, and praise to the Lamb that was slain;
With Father and Spirit He ever shall reign.

INVOCATION

Pastor:       In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

EASTER ACCLAMATION

Pastor:       Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:      He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness,

People:      we lie and do not practice the truth.

Pastor:       But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another,

People:      and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Pastor:       If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People:      If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Pastor:       If we say we have not sinned,

People:      we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

Pastor:       Almighty and everlasting God, for our many sins we justly deserve eternal condemnation. In Your mercy, You sent Your dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who won for us forgiveness of sins and everlasting salvation. Grant us a true confession that, dead to sin, we may be raised up by Your life-giving absolution. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we be ever watchful and live true and godly lives in Your service; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

People:      Amen.

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen.      

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING:   Acts 4:32–35  

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

Reader:    This is the Word of the Lord.                                

People:    Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:                     1 John 1:1–2:2           

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.                             

People:     Thanks be to God.  

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                  Psalm 148

Pastor:       Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.

Pastor:       Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

People:      Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.

Pastor:       Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created,

People:      and he established them for ever and ever—he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Pastor:       Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

People:       lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,

Pastor:       you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,

People:      wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,

Pastor:       kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,

People:      young men and women, old men and children.

Pastor:       Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

People:      And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart.

All:            Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the

beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Pastor:       Praise the Lord.

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

                  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 Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

HOLY GOSPEL:                              John 20:19–31           

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ

 

SERMON HYMN:    “The Day of Resurrection”

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the Passover of gladness,
the Passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from sin’s domain free
our Christ has brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

Let hearts be purged of evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and listening to his accents,
may hear so calm and plain
his own "All hail!" and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth its song begin!
Let all the world keep triumph
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes of gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord has risen,
our joy that has no end.

All praise to God the father,

All praise to God the son,

All praise to God the Spirit,

Eternal three in one!

Let all the ransomed number

Fall down before the throne

And honor, pow’r, and glory

Ascribe to God alone!

 

SERMON

 

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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.

 

BENEDICTION

Pastor:       The Lord bless you and keep you.

                  The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

                  The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.        

People:      Amen.

 

CLOSING HYMN:   “In Christ Alone”

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:       Go in peace. Serve the Lord.     

People:      Thanks be to God!