Sunday, April 4, 2021
Our Service is in-person and online at 10 a.m. You can watch the live stream and follow along with the order of worship below.
Leader: Alleluia! He is risen!
People: He is risen indeed!
Leader: We gather in the name of the Father and of the † Son and of the Holy Spirit.
ENTRANCE HYMN “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”
EASTER DIALOGUE (adapted from Psalm 118)
AM: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
People: His love endures forever.
AM: The Lord is my strength and my song;
People: He has become my salvation.
AM: Open for me the gates of righteousness;
People: I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
AM: The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
People: The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
AM: This is the day the Lord has made;
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you!
*THE HYMN OF PRAISE “I Know that My Redeemer Lives!” vv 1, 2
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Leader: Let us pray.
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, so that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
FIRST LESSON 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
1Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain. 3For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, 4and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8Last of all, as to someone untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace towards me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.
Reader: The word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God.
“I Know that My Redeemer Lives!” v. 4
He lives to silence all my fears;
he lives to wipe away my tears;
he live to calm my troubled hear;
he lives all blessing to impart.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GOSPEL
Leader: The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the sixteenth chapter.
People: Glory to you, O Lord.
THE READING OF THE GOSPEL Mark 16:1-8
1When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ 4When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’ 8So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Leader: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, O Christ.
“I Know that My Redeemer Lives!” v. 8
He lives, all glory to his name!
He Lives, My Savior, still the same;
What joy this blest assurance gives:
I know that my Redeemer lives!
THE MESSAGE: Art Mory
THE HYMN OF THE DAY “Christ Is Risen, Alleluia” vv. 1,2,4
THE NICENE CREED
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; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; 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. With the Father and the Son, he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. We believe 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 com. Amen.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Each prayer petition will end with –
AM: Lord, in your mercy,
People: Hear our prayer.
ABSOLUTION, THE PEACE
We share a sign of God’s Peace with one another
Leader: The Peace of the Lord be with you always!
People: And also with you.
THE OFFERTORY PRAYER
AM: Merciful God,
People: We offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us – ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING:
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Leader: It is indeed right and salutary…
Leader: You are indeed holy, O God, the fountain of all holiness… For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
People: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Leader: Therefore, O God, with this bread and cup we remember the incarnation of your Son: his human birth and the covenant he made with us. We remember the sacrifice of his life: his eating with outcasts and sinners, and his acceptance of death. But chiefly on this Easter Sunday we remember his rising from the tomb, his ascension to the seat of power, and his sending of the holy and life-giving Spirit. We cry out for the resurrection of our lives, when Christ will come again in beauty and power to share with us the great and promised feast.
People: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
Leader: Send now, we pray, your Holy Spirit, that we and all who share in this bread and cup may be united in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, may enter the fullness of the kingdom of heaven, and may receive our inheritance with all your saints in light.
People: Amen. Come, Holy Spirit.
Leader: Join our prayers with those of your servants of every time and every place, and unite them with the ceaseless petitions of our great high priest until he comes as victorious Lord of all.
People: Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, now and forever. Amen.
THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Leader: Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray.
People: 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.
LAMB OF GOD
HYMNS DURING THE MEAL
“Now the Green Blade Rises”
“Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”
“We Know That Christ Is Raised”
Leader: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
THE COMMUNION PRAYER
AM: We give you thanks, Almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life; and we pray that in your mercy you would strengthen us, through this gift, in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Leader: 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.
THE SENDING HYMN “Thine Is the Glory”
Leader: Alleluia. Go in peace. Share the good news.
People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
Receiving the Offering
All Saints can now accept online donations through a credit card. Visit our Online Donation Page to make a one-time donation or set up a weekly offering.
Checks may be mailed to All Saints Lutheran Church, 4325 SW Green Oaks, Arlington TX 76017. You may also be able to use online bill payment through your bank and set up recurring payments.