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Easter at Our Saviour's

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- Rise - Brambilla Family

Rise - Shawn McDonald © 2011 Birdwing Music, Shawn McDonald Music. Used with permission. CCLI Lic. # 2867207

- Crown Him with Many Crowns - Sanctuary Choir Members and Brass

Text: Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894, alt. Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903. Music: George J. Elvey, 1816-1893. Public Domain.

- Lift High the Cross - Cindy Halgrimson Walzer Text: George W. Kitchin, 1827-1912; rev. Michael R. Newbolt, 1874-1956 Music: Sydney H. Nicholson, 1875-1947. text & Music © 1974 by Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE #A-709206

- Jesus Christ is Risen Today - Bach Ringers

Douglas E Wagner © 1985 Agape (Adm. Hope Publishing). Used by permission. CCLI #2867207

- Hallelujah Chorus - Our Saviour’s 2019 Easter Service


Call to Worship

P: Christ is risen!

C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

P: Christ is risen!

C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Opening Song: Jesus Christ is Risen Today Hymn 365 (Association of Lutheran Church Musicians Virtual Choir)

Text: Latin carol, 14th cent., sts. 1-4; tr. J. Walsh, Lyra Davidica, 1708, alt.; Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, st. 4. Music: J. Walsh, Lyra Davidica 1708 Public Domain, Copyright @ 2021 Association of Lutheran Musicians, All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

1.  Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! Our triumphant holy day. Alleluia!

     Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

2.  Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! Unto Christ our heav’nly king.


     Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia! Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

3.  But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!

     now above the sky he’s king, Alleluia! Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

4.  Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!

     Praise him, all you heav’nly host, Alleluia! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!


Invocation & Prayer of the Day

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Let us pray. God your love overwhelms us. Our sadness and heaviness of spirit has been transformed into the joy of celebration as we hear the glad news that Jesus lives. We rejoice in the name of the living Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Song of Praise: This is the Feast

© 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Published by Augsburg Fortress, Publishers. One License #A-709206

This is the feast of victory for our God, Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia!

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.

This is the feast of victory for our God, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are his.

This is the feast of victory for our God, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation.

Blessing, honor, glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

For the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign, Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God, Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia.

Gospel: Mark 16:1-8

16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But 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. 7 But 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.” 8 So 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.


Message Song: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia! Hymn 369

"Christ the Lord is Risen Today" Text: attr. Wipo of Burgundy d.c. 1050; tr. Jane E. Leeson, 1807-1882, alt. Music: Robert Williams, 1781-1821. Public Domain, arr. Adam Gohr. Used with permission.

1.     Christ the Lord is ris’n today; Alleluia! Christians, hasten on your way; Alleluia!

        Offer praise with love replete, Alleluia! At the paschal victim’s feet. Alleluia!

2.     Christ, the victim undefiled, Alleluia! God and sinners reconciled. Alleluia!

        When contending death and life, Alleluia! met in strange and awesome strife. Alleluia!

3.     Christians, on this holy day, Alleluia! All your grateful homage pay; Alleluia!

        Christ the Lord is ris’n on high; Alleluia! Now he lives, no more to die. Alleluia!

Thanksgiving for Baptism

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord.

     He was conceived by the power Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

     He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

     He descended into hell.

     On the third day he rose again.

     He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

     He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,

     the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

Prayers of the People

Holy Communion

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen

“This is the Feast” setting by Thomas Keesecker, © 1997 Concordia Publishing. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE #A-709206

Sending Song: I Know That My Redeemer Lives! Hymn 619

 "I Know that My Redeemer Lives" Text: Samuel Medley, 1738-1799, alt. Music: attr. John Hatton, 1710-1793. Public Domain. Easter 2019 Congregation

1.     I know that my Redeemer lives! What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

        He lives, he lives, who once was dead; He lives, my ever-living Head!

2.     He lives triumphant from the grave; he lives eternally to save;

        He lives exalted, throned above; he lives to rule his church in love.

3.     He lives, my Savior, still the same; He lives, all glory to his name!

        What joy this blest assurance gives: I know that my Redeemer lives!



P: We have heard the Good News: Christ is risen!

C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

P: Go shout it out to the whole world. Christ is risen!

C: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Postlude Give to Our God, Immortal Praise!

David Cherwien, John Hatton © 1983 Art Master Studios, Inc., assigned to Lorenz Publishing Company (Admin. by Music Services) All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE #A-709206

Thank you for joining us today for worship. Please watch for the car attendants to guide you safely out of the parking lot. You may drop off your offering on your way out. Thank you again for celebrating Easter with us!