Published on April 10th, 2017 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: April 16th, 2017
On Sunday, April 16th, Pastor Tony preached a special Easter sermon. He reminded us that Jesus’ resurrection guarantees each believer incredible immediate and eternal benefits.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Easter Brunch
11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm No Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Matthew 28:1-10
 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.”
Hymn of Adoration: # 277 Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 283 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Hymn of Response: # 286 Worship Christ, the Risen King!
Dismissal Hymn: # 235 All Glory, Laud, and Honor (1)
Additional Reading: Heidelberg Catechism Q/A’s 1 & 45
Q.1. What is your only comfort in life and death?
A. That I, with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ; who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, wherefore by His Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me heartily willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto Him.
Q.45. How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
A. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he won for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already now resurrected to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a guarantee of our glorious resurrection.
Full Liturgy for April 16th, 2017 (PDF)
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