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Resurrection of Our Lord, April 12, 2020

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Resurrection of Our Lord
Livestream at 8:30
Bulletin for the service

Prayer of the Day
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.

Scripture readings
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, Psalm 118:14-24
Colossians 3:1-4
Matthew 28:1-10

"Running on Empty"
Matthew 28:1-10
Death shows no partiality; neither do any of its many agents, including COVID-19. To be sure, the current pandemic has exposed other fault lines. Economic and racial disparities are exacerbated in a crisis. But the virus? I don’t think it cares about your race, creed, or wealth. Death sure doesn’t. It is the great leveler, in which we all find ourselves suddenly equal. It is precisely here, in death, that God comes to find us. God, as Peter proclaims, shows no partiality. We, in our sin, dragged Jesus down into our death. God, in God’s love, insists on raising Jesus from the dead and bringing us along for the ride. The only thing we need to bring to the table is the emptiness of death, and we’ve all got that. God does the rest. From the empty tomb, from our empty churches, go without fear to bring good news to a world in need. Alleluia!


Entrance Hymn LBW 137 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Hymn of the Day LBW 129 Awake, My Heart, With Gladness
Sending hymn WOV 801 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice





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