Online Worship – April 11th, 2021

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April 11th Full Worship Service

Opening Hymn

Welcome and Invocation

Confession and Forgiveness LSB 167
P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
KneelSilence for self-examination –
P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C Amen.

Reading: Romans 5:12,14-18; John 20:19-31

Epistle: [Adam (and death) is repeatedly contrasted with Jesus (and life)] Romans 5:12,14-18
12 Sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 14Death reigned…, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
15But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
18Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God

Holy Gospel:
The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the tenth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If
you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.”
24Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.

SJ Kids Sunday School Hour

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Sermon: Wonderful Vaccine

Prayer of Consecration, Prayer of the Church

Prayer of Consecration
L Lord Jesus, You are risen, alive, present. I receive You as my Life,
C and I receive all the work and triumph in Your resurrection, through which You have conquered sin, death, judgment, and the evil one.
L Death has no power over You, nor does any foul thing.
C Thank You for baptizing me; I have been raised with You to a new life, to live Your life—dead to sin and alive to God.
L I take my place now in Your resurrection and in Your life,
C and I give my life to You to live Your life.
L I am saved by Your life. I reign in life through Your life.
C I receive Your hope, love, faith, joy, Your goodness, trueness, wisdom, power, and strength.
L Apply to me all the work and triumph in Your resurrection;
C I receive it with thanks, and I give it total claim to my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will.
L In Your holy name I pray, for You reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
C and forever. Amen.

Offering

Currently, the offering plate will not be passed. There is a plate in the Narthex for you to place your offering. You may give to God and the work of His Church by mailing them in, but you can
also give electronically using the Church App (see “Pushpay button”), or Simply Giving or PayPal.
Offering Prayer
L Your Son made Himself known, O Father,
C proclaiming by His very presence Your resurrection power.
L We offer You our gifts,
C proclaiming by them our thanks and love and praise.
L Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
C Amen.

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