Website: www.stpaulpreston.org                                                                                                                                                                                              Telephone: (620) 672-5354 or (620) 656-7431
E-mail: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office) mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Michael Schotte, Pastor

ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH -- LCMS
40291 NE 40th Ave., Preston, KS 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org Telephone: (620) 672-5354
E-mail: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office) mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Rev. Michael Schotte, Pastor

THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD April 21, 2019
ORDER OF WORSHIP: LSB, Divine Service, Setting I, pgs. 151ff
HYMNS: 464 - 480 - 488 - (461 - 633 - 525) - 457
SERMON: He Has Risen Indeed!
TEXT: Luke 24:1-12

A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Father, the resurrection of Your Son Jesus gives us hope not only for this life but promises us the
resurrection of our bodies for eternal life with Him. We give thanks that Jesus has redeemed us from sin,
death, and the devil through His death on a cross and His rising from the dead. Lead us daily by Your Holy
Spirit to live in the joy and peace of sin forgiven and the eternal inheritance we have from You through
Jesus. As we are baptized into His death and resurrection, let our daily thoughts, words, and deeds display
the new life that is ours. Amen

IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure” (Psalm 16:9)
_ We give thanks to God Who has made us and all creatures, Who still takes care of us, and Who gives
us wisdom from His Word to live according to His will.
_ We pray for Christ’s church throughout the world that in the preaching of His Word, those in darkness
will live in the light of the Savior, those in the death of sin will be brought to repentance and
forgiveness, and those who resist and reject the crucified and risen Son of God will confess Him and
have life in His name.
_ We pray for wisdom, safety, and protection for those who serve this country in the armed forces and for
peace and patience for their families during times of separation.
_ We ask the Holy Spirit to give us courage, wisdom, readiness, patience, and kindness in speaking of the
hope we have in Christ Jesus to those who want to know Him.

THE EASTER LILIES on the cross this morning are provided in memory of Lillian Krusemark. The
church on earth and in heaven gives thanks always for the victory we have for eternal life through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He is risen! Alleluia!

THE VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY will meet next Sunday after worship in the church basement.

THIS MORNING IN THE DIVINE SERVICE we celebrate the Sacrament of the Altar in
which the Lord gives the gifts to us of His body and blood for our forgiveness, life, and
salvation. With deep love for God’s Word and respect for the fellowship of faith in
confessing His Word, we practice closed communion.
As the Scriptures teach, we receive in this sacrament both the bread and wine and the
true body and blood of Jesus Christ given and shed on His cross (I Cor. 10:16; 11:27). We are also
instructed: ?Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (I Cor.
11:28).
Visitors to our congregation today who desire to receive the Lord’s Supper should speak with the pastor
before the service. To those joining in Holy Communion from a congregation of The Lutheran Church -
Missouri Synod, please fill out an attendance card that we may inform your congregation of your
communing with us.

CALLS AND VICARAGE ASSIGNMENTS. . . The services for these events at our synod’s seminaries
will be held as follows:
At Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
• Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service - Monday, April 29, 7:00 pm EDT
• Candidates Call Service - Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm EDT
At Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
• Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service - Wednesday, May 1, 3:00 pm CDT
• Candidate Call Service - Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm CDT
Go to www.ctsfw.edu and www.csl.edu for more information. The call service on Tuesday, April 30th,
will be live streamed here at St. Paul at 6:00 pm.

LOOKING AHEAD TO SUNDAY, MAY 5th. . . It is the day of confirmation for Erin Schwertfeger and
the day of Cinco de Mayo. The youth group together with Erin is planning a fiesta dinner for the
congregation on that day. The youth group will receive a freewill donation for the meal for travel expenses
to the Higher Things youth conference this summer in Wisconsin. Erin is attending the conference and
was glad to share her day with this project. Plan to attend a taco bar dinner after worship and enjoy
fellowship together with Erin and her family!

STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on Luke 24:6-7. . . “He is not here, but has risen. Remember
how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful
men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” So Jesus is risen, but is that Good News? What if He is
mad at us for betraying Him, for running away at Gethsemane, and for not believing He would rise? The
Good News is not just that Jesus is risen but that He is risen to bless us. There is no need to be alarmed.
He still calls us His friends and brothers and means to bring us through death to resurrection as well. The
Lord is risen, He is risen indeed! (Source: lcms.org/stewardship)

HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire
USHERS: Lee Van Slyke and Stephen Van Slyke Glen Honeman and Warren Briggeman

ALTAR COMMITTEE: Gayla Schwertfeger Amanda Riggs Samantha Houtwed Barbara Schotte

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH EQUIPS, ENABLES, AND ENCOURAGES ITS
MEMBERS TO GROW IN FAITH AND SHARE CHRIST’S LOVE WITH ALL PEOPLE.

TODAY - 8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KGNO - Dodge City (1370 AM)
8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KCVW - Wichita/Hutch (94.3 FM)
8:25 am - The Lutheran Hour, KMMM - Pratt (1290 AM)
8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour, KWBW - Hutchinson (1450 AM)
10:00 - 11:00 am - St. Paul Radio Broadcast (KMMM, 1290 AM)
6:00 pm - The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1 FM)
MONDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
TUESDAY - 9 am - Sewing quilts at PIF in Pratt
5 - 6:30 pm - Bread of Life Community Kitchen Open - Pratt
WEDNESDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
6:30 pm - Midweek Closing & Supper
7:30 pm - VBS Planning Meeting
FRIDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Combined Sunday School Breakfast
10:00 am - Divine Service

THE LUTHERAN HOUR ... “Cross in the Garden” (John 19:30 - 20:18) God is the true Gardener, He
brought the soil of His garden into His being to make a new creation.

MIDWEEK STUDENTS AND TEACHERS invite the congregation to a Baptismal Shell-a-bration this
Wednesday evening, April 24, at 6:30 pm. This event will include supper and will conclude the Midweek
year. The theme for the year has been the Vine and the branches from John 15:5. We, the branches,
connect to Jesus, the Vine, through baptism. Therefore, the students and teachers have planned a special
Baptism Shell-a-bration! Sloppy joes and mac & cheese will be provided with the congregation bringing
side dishes. Come enjoy this evening together as redeemed children of God.

VBS PLANNING MEETING this Wednesday immediately following the Midweek closing. All
interested in helping with Vacation Bible School are encouraged to attend. Volunteers are needed to help
with teaching, snacks, crafts, music and recreation.

BREAKFAST NEXT SUNDAY. . . Breakfast will be served next Sunday morning during our Sunday
School/Bible Class hour at 9:00. All are welcome.

About the Cover: An empty tomb is not what the women expected to find. There, by the
angels, lie the garments of death. The living have no need of such garments. Jesus has
risen from the dead to never die again. This changes everything. The same will one day
be true for all believers. Christ will raise us up in a resurrection like His to never die
again.

BULLETIN INSERT:

The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Day
April 21, 2019

INTROIT Ex. 15:2a, 6, 13, 17–18; antiphon: Ex. 15:1b
I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed | gloriously;*
the horse and his rider he has thrown in- | to the sea.
The Lord is my strength | and my song,*
and he has become my sal- | vation;
Your right hand, O Lord, glorious | in power,*
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the | enemy.
You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you | have redeemed;*
you have guided them by your strength to your ho- | ly abode.
You will bring them in and plant them on your own | mountain,*
the place, O Lord, which you have made for | your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have es- | tablished.*
The Lord will reign forever and | ever.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed | gloriously;*
the horse and his rider he has thrown in- | to the sea.

COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have
overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate
with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin
by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with
You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

GRADUAL adapt. from Matt. 28:7; Heb. 2:7; Ps. 8:6
Christ has risen | from the dead.*
[God the Father] has crowned him with glory and | honor,
He has given him dominion over the works | of his hands;*
he has put all things un- | der his feet.

DAILY READINGS
April 21: Ex. 14:10–31; Heb. 7:23–8:13; 22: Ex. 15:1–18; Heb. 9:1–28; 23: Ex. 15:19–16:12; Heb. 10:1–18;
24: Ex. 16:13–35; Heb. 10:19–39; 25: Ex. 17:1–16; Heb. 11:1–29; 26: Ex. 18:5–27; Heb. 12:1–24; 27: Ex.
19:1–25; Heb. 13:1–21.
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Isaiah 65:17-25
EPISTLE - I Corinthians 15:19-26
HOLY GOSPEL - Luke 24:1-12

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