Evangelical Lutheran Church
N5015 Beaverbrook Ave, Spooner, WI 54801
David M. Warskow, Pastor
Office: 635-7672 Home: 939-1099
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As disciples of our Beautiful Savior,
we dedicate ourselves to grow in faith
and spread His Word to all people,
through the diligent study and
practice of the inerrant Word of God.
Easter - Sunrise Service
April 9, 2023
Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 255-258.
M: Alleluia, Christ is risen!
M: We celebrate this festival day in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
M: Upon the hill the cross stands empty. Morning light breaks upon the tomb.
C: Christ is risen, Alleluia!
M: Within us, new life is awakened. God has given new hope to a dying world.
C: Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia! Amen!
Confession of Sins
M: Lord, prepare us for worship as we confess our sins.
C: Almighty Lord God, we have come together to stand in your presence, to hear your Word, and to worship you by celebrating the resurrection of your Son.
M: But who may appear in your presence, heavenly Father, and who may call on you for help?
C: The one who has clean hands and a pure heart shall receive blessings from the Lord.
M: O holy and righteous God, you alone can make us clean. We have rebelled against you and are worthy to receive only your wrath and condemnation. But your mercies never end; they are new every day. With your command and promise in mind, therefore, we come to you to confess our sins.
C: O holy and merciful Father, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child. But at your gracious invitation I come to you, and for the sake of my Lord Jesus Christ, I plead: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
M: God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son To be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
M: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
Prayer Of The Day:
Let us pray.
Almighty God, by your glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ you conquered death and opened the gate to eternal life. Grant that we, who have been raised by him through baptism, may walk in the newness of life ever rejoicing in the hope of sharing his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit be dominion and praise now and forever.
First Lesson: Isaiah 12:1-6
In that day you will say: I will give thanks to you,Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger has turned away, and you comfort me.
2God is my salvation. I will trust him and will not be afraid, because Yah, theLord,is my strength and song, he has become my salvation.
3Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
4In that day you will say: Give thanks to theLord! Proclaimname. Declare among the peoples what he has done. Proclaim that his name is exalted!
5Sing to theLord, for he has done amazing things! Let this be known in all the earth!
6Shout aloud and sing for joy, daughterZion, for the Holy One of Israel is great among you!
Psalm of the Day: 30 (page 146 in Grey Psalter)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?7out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, just as you are unleavened. For our Passover lamb has been sacrificed, namely, Christ!8let us keep celebrating the festival, not with old yeast, not with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Gospel Lesson: John 20:1-18
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.2So she left and ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,” she told them, “and we don’t know where they put him!”
3So Peter and the other disciple went out, heading for the tomb.4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first.5Bending over, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in.
6Then Simon Peter, who was following him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there.7The cloth that had been on Jesus’ head was not lying with the linen cloths, but was folded up in a separate place by itself.8Then the other disciple, who arrived at the tomb first, also entered. He saw and believed.9(They still did not yet understand the Scripture that he must rise from the dead.)
10Then the disciples went back to their homes.
11But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, weeping. As she wept, she bent over, looking into the tomb.12She saw two angels in white clothes sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and one at the feet.13They asked her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She told them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have laid him.”
14After she said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus.
15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?”
Supposing he was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you carried him off, tell me where you laid him, and I will get him.”
Hymn of the Day: 465
Sermon Text: Isaiah 12:1-6
Theme: “Shout Aloud and Sing for Joy”
I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
M: Lord Jesus, on this first day of the week, we come together to celebrate your resurrection from the grave.
C: He is risen! Alleluia!
M: You have promised that though our sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. So often we spoil our celebrations of your grace. Sin plagues our thoughts, words and actions. Forgive us, Lord Jesus. When our sins weigh heavily upon our hearts, assure us that you have arisen and our sins have been forgiven.
C: He is risen! Alleluia!
M: Dear Jesus, we sometimes become so busy with all the things of this life that the hope of Easter fades. When the pace of life causes us to worry about where we must be, what we must do, and what is next, remind us that your empty tomb gives us victory over sin, death and hell. Sustain us, O Lord, with the sure and certain hope that we shall live forever with you when all life’s hectic events cease.
C: He is risen! Alleluia!
M: Death surrounds us all every day. As we watch our loved ones die, our hearts are saddened, and our eyes fill with tears. We know we too will die and our bodies will rest in the grave. Lord Jesus, give us confidence, hope, and joy in the face of death. When death reaches for us and our loved ones, comfort us with your empty tomb. Our graves will not hold us any more than your grave could hold you. Preserve us in faith that we may be reunited with all believers and sing your praise forever. Give us the courage to share with others the hope we have because of your triumphant resurrection from the dead.
C: He is risen! Alleluia! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
M: While we wait for you to take us home, we must face many trials and sorrows. We come to you with our personal prayers.
M: Alleluia! Lord Jesus, you have arisen. Help us trust your resurrection in the days ahead, whether they are filled with joy or sorrow. Guide us each day until we stand before you to sing your praise forever. Now we bring our requests to you in the words of the prayer you have taught us:
C: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Closing Hymn: 449
The Scripture readings are from The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version® (EHV®) copyright © 2019 The Wartburg Project. All rights reserved. www.wartburgproject.org
Gladly serving the Lord:
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Attendance Last Week: Worship: 75; Bible Class: 18; Sunday School: 1; Danbury: 6; Thursday: 17
Weekly Offering: Goal: $3,365.00; Received: $4.380.00; Missions: $4.00; Preschool Tuition: $394.00; Gift: $4.00; Scholarship: $50.00
Happy Easter: We would like to wish a Happy Easter to everyone. May the Resurrection fill you with peace, confidence, and joy.
Breakfast: Thank you to the McQuade family for providing breakfast.
Elders: The Elders will meet Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM.
Evangelism: The Evangelism Committee meets this Thursday at 5:30 PM
Welcome! To the new friends among us, we bid you welcome! To the friends who know us, we renew our welcome. If you are seeking to know Jesus Christ better, we invite you to keep studying God’s inspired, inerrant Word with us. Classes giving Bible information which you will appreciate are offered regularly. Beautiful Savior became a congregation in 1991, and today proclaims the same message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
Council Meeting: The Council meets next Sunday following Bible Study.
Women’s Study: The Women’s Prayer/ Study Group will be meeting Saturday, April 15, at the home of Dea Warskow. Study will take place at 12:30. A light luncheon will be provided. If you are interested in participating, please speak with Dea so she can get the materials needed.
Empowering Survivors: A brochure for Empowering Survivors has been placed in your mailbox. We encourage you to share this with a friend who you might think could benefit working with our group. A new 12-week session begins April 30 at 3:30 here at Beautiful Savior. All the information they need to register for the course is in the brochure. If you have any questions, please speak with Lauren Henriksen or Dea Warskow.
New Member Potluck Sign Up: Sunday, April 30, is the New Member Welcome Potluck. There is a sign-up sheet for that day. The potluck will take place after the Voter’s meeting.
Ladies: All ladies of the congregation are invited to and encouraged to attend the LWMS Spring Rally which will be held on April 29 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cornell. Mite box money is due by April 15.We are also looking for ladies willing to serve as president and as treasurer. If you are willing, please talk to Rose Sexton.
The 2023 Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship area. Cost per arrangement is $20.00. See Sharon or Peggy.
AED: A defibrillator unit is available in a health emergency. It is located in the Pastor’s office.
Coupons are available in the library area. Take ones you can use.
This Week With Our Savior
April 9 - 16, 2023
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