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O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
16From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; 19that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 20So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
7Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. 8More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, 11if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
12Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
1When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.
2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.
3They had been saying to one another,
Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?
4When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.
5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6But 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.
7But 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.
8So 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.
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
P: Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
P: Life-giving God, in the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection
you send light to conquer darkness, water to give new life, and the bread of heaven to nourish your people.
Send us forth as witnesses to Jesus' resurrection that we may show your glory to all the world;
through the same Jesus Christ, our risen Lord.
P: May God who has brought us from death to life fill you with great joy.
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.
P: Alleluia! Christ is risen.
C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!
P: You are the body of Christ raised up for the world. Go in peace. Share the good news.
C: Thanks be to God.
Those who do not wish to remain in the sanctuary during the recessional hymn are welcome to exit at this time.
Easter Lilies were donated by the following families and individuals:
Please keep in mind that this Tuesday, April 6, the fellowship hall is once again a polling place in the municipal elections. Please schedule any church-centered errands around this so we can provide this community service.
Last year we lost our florist. With the start of indoor services again, we have a new florist, and we will begin having real flowers at the altar starting in April after Easter. The new price will be $25 per vase. A new sign-up sheet is in the narthex ready to be filled. Thank you all for helping make the sanctuary complete again.
This is the last day to claim one of the coats left on the coat rack. Please check and see if any of these coats belong to you. If not, they will be donated after Easter.
The Mission Committee will be preparing and serving dinner at Safe Harbor Today, Easter Sunday, April 4. They will be serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, fresh fruit, milk, and juice. If you have any questions or are interested in helping, please contact Rob Mahnke. Thank you for taking the time to care for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
The OSLC Mission Committee will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. The blood drive will be located in the fellowship hall. More information can be found on the church website. Note: those recently vaccinated for COVID-19 are eligible to donate blood.
The Mission Committee will be volunteering at Midwest Food Bank again on Monday, April 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We need a group of 20–25 volunteers. Children 10 years and older are able to help as long as they are accompanied by their parent. Everyone also needs to have closed-toe shoes. Midwest Food Bank now requires volunteers to sign up ahead of time using this link: https://x.gldn.io/DPrqzYnhLeb. If you have questions, please contact Rob or Shawna Mahnke.