April 12, 2020

Prelude:  Up from the Grave He Arose                                                           by Robert Lowry

Eric Eckhoff, keyboard and vocals      Sarah Eckhoff, trumpet  

Confession and Absolution

493  A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

~ Click to follow with Pastor Lemmerman in worship ~

~ The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism ~

(P)      In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

(C)      Amen.

(P)      Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

(P)      Our help is in the name of the Lord,

(C)      who made heaven and earth.

(P)      I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

(C)      and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.


~ Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination ~  

(P)      O almighty God, merciful Father,

(C)      I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

(P)      Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit.

(C)      Amen.

~ Pause the video and listen to the Introit, Gloria, and Kyrie recordings ~

Service of the Word


I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy. You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode. You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. The LORD will reign forever and ever. 

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. 

I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

Gloria in Excelsis

~ Continue with Pastor for Salutation and Collect ~

Salutation and Collect of the Day 

(P)      The Lord be with you.

(C)      And with thy spirit.

(P)      Let us pray. Almighty God, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. We humbly pray that we may live before You in righteousness and purity forever; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

(C)      Amen.

~ Pause Pastor and listen to the Scripture readings here ~

Old Testament Reading                                                                 Jeremiah 31:1–6

(A)  This is the Word of the Lord. 

(C)  Thanks be to God.

Psalm 16
Epistle                                                                                           Colossians 3:1–4

(A) This is the Word of the Lord.                                  

(C) Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                     Matthew 28:1–10

(P) The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-eighth chapter.

(C) Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 

So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 

And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” 

And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 

Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

(P) This is the Gospel of the Lord.               

(C) Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

~ Continue with Pastor in reciting the Nicene Creed ~

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered and was buried.  And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.  And he will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.  And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.  I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

~ Pause Pastor and join in the Hymn of the Day ~

488 He Is Arisen! Glorious Word

Tune and Text:  Public Domain

~ Return to the video to hear Pastor Lemmermann's Easter message ~


(P)   The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

(C)  Amen.

~ Pause the video to hear the Easter Anthem ~

Anthem by Lauren Braton:  Then Sings My Soul                              by Mary MacDonald



~ Return to the video to join Pastor in the prayers ~

Prayer of the Church
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.

~ Pause the video and follow the link for the Nunc Dimittis ~

Nunc Dimittis

~ Return to the video for the conclusion of the service ~


(P)      O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, 

(C)      and His mercy endureth forever.

(P)   The Lord be with you. 

(C)     And with thy spirit.


(P)    Bless we the Lord. 

(C)     Thanks be to God.


(P)      The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and (+) give you peace. 

(C)     Amen.

474 Alleluia!  Jesus is Risen!

                            Text: © 1995 Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110003380   Tune: © 1968 Augsburg Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110003380

Postlude:  I Know That My Redeemer Lives     

attr. John C Hatton (1793), arr Sandra Eithun  Duke Street from Four Easter Hymns for Twelve Bells, Set 2 (Handbells)

Acknowledgments Divine Service, Setting Three from Lutheran Service Book Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.