The Resurrection of Our Lord


(12 Apr 2020)

Exodus 14:10—15:1; Ps. 118:15-29 or The Song of Moses and Israel; 1 Corinthians 15:1–11; John 20:1–18

Entrance Hymn
Christ the Lord is risen today; Alleluia (LSB 463)

Kyrie Hymn
Kyrie! God, Father in heav’n above (LSB 942)

Gloria Hymn
All glory be to God on high (LSB 947)

Gradual Hymn
He is arisen! Glorious Word (LSB 488)

Hymn of the Day / Catechetical Hymn of the Week

LSB 467: Awake, My Heart, with Gladness

Creedal Hymn
We all believe in one true God (LSB 954) (starts at 2:30)

Offertory Hymn
The day of resurrection (LSB 478)

Sanctus Hymn
Isaiah, mighty seer in days of old (LSB 960)

Agnus Dei
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God (LSB 198)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Come, you faithful, raise the strain (LSB 487)

I know that my Redeemer lives (LSB 461)

This joyful Eastertide (LSB 482) (starts 1:00)

I am content! My Jesus ever lives (LSB 468)

Post-Communion Hymn
Thanks to Thee, O Christ, victorious (LSB 548)

Processional Out
The strife is o’er, the battle done (LSB 464)


The Lord Jesus Brings Us Out of Death into Life with His God and Father in Heaven

In Adam all people die, because all people sin. The children of that first gardener have been driven out of Paradise and return to the dust whence they were taken. But now another Gardener has come, who has made His bed in the dust of the earth and who by His rising restores Paradise to all the children of men. With His voice of the Gospel He calls us by name, and He opens our eyes to behold Him by faith. At His Word, we enter His tomb through Baptism into His death, so that, just as He is risen, we also “rise from the dead” (John 20:9). Come, then, “sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously” (Ex. 15:1). He has fought for us against our enemies, and in His Resurrection not one enemy remains. “Fear not,” therefore, but “see the salvation of the Lord” (Ex. 14:13), which He delivers “as of first importance” by the preaching of His Gospel (1 Cor. 15:3). Thus we are raised with Christ “in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:4), and we stand firm because we “are being saved” (1 Cor. 15:1–2).

Summary: LCMS -- Hymns: Dr. Richard Stuckwisch


(12 Apr 2020)

Acts 10:34–43 or Jeremiah 31:1–6; Ps. 16:1-11; Colossians 3:1–4; Matthew 28:1–10

Processional Hymn
Hail thee, festival day (LSB 489)

Sequence Hymn
Christians, to the Paschal Victim (LSB 460)

Hymn of the Day

LSB 458: Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Awake, my heart, with gladness (LSB 467) (Catechetical)

With high delight let us unite (LSB 483)

Jesus Christ, my sure defense (LSB 741)

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (LSB 633)

Processional Out
Jesus Christ is ris’n today (LSB 457)


The Victory of the Christ Crucified Is Given to You in the Preaching of His Resurrection

Every Sunday is the Lord’s Day, the day of His Resurrection, “after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week” (Matt. 28:1). In the Divine Service the Church enters upon the eternal “Eighth Day.” The Lord Jesus, “who was crucified,” who “has risen, as He said” (Matt. 28:6), is the firstborn from the dead and the first-fruits of the New Creation. Because “you have died” with Him in Holy Baptism, “you have been raised with Christ” and “your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:1, 3). The Lord Jesus has become our God, as surely as He is “the God of all the clans of Israel,” and we now belong to His people (Jer. 31:1). In this He “shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34), but “everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name” (Acts 10:43). As “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power” and “raised Him on the third day,” He also raises us up and pours out His Spirit upon us through the Gospel (Acts 10:38, 40).

Summary: LCMS -- Hymns: Dr. Richard Stuckwisch


(12/13 Apr 2020)

Exodus 15:1–18 or Daniel 12:1c–3; Ps. 100:1-5; Acts 10:34–43 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b–8; Luke 24:13–35, 36–49

Processional Hymn / Hymn of Invocation
Come, you faithful, raise the strain (LSB 487)

Hymn of the Day

LSB 463: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Who are you who walk in sorrow (LSB 476)

Our Paschal Lamb, that sets us free (LSB 473)

The day of resurrection (LSB 478)

Processional Out / Hymn of Departure
Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide (LSB 585)

The Passover Lamb of God Is Known in the Breaking of the Bread

The celebration of Easter is a never-ending feast, because “Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7). “Let us celebrate the festival” (1 Cor. 5:8), and let us “sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously” (Ex. 15:1). He is our strength and our song because He has become our salvation. “They put Him to death by hanging Him on a tree, but God raised Him on the third day” (Acts 10:39). His chosen witnesses, “who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead” (Acts 10:41), now preach “forgiveness of sins through His name” (Acts 10:43). By this preaching Jesus draws near and leads us to His holy abode. He opens the Scriptures to us, and He opens our minds to understand “the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27). He opens our eyes to recognize His wounds and to know Him “in the breaking of the bread” (Luke 24:35). At His Table, He pours out the Spirit of His Father upon us, so that we shall be delivered; we shall be awakened from the dust of the earth, not to shame and everlasting contempt, but “to everlasting life” (Dan. 12:2).

Summary: LCMS -- Hymns: Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

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Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.)