The Lord be with you!
We are preparing for Easter Sunday morning here, and I wanted to write to you and make sure that you have all the details on how you may participate.
If you go to the above page, you should be able to see our Livestream on Sunday morning. We’ll be testing and playing around with it the thirty minutes or so beforehand, but Lord willing, we’ll have it all up and going by 9 a.m. You can access it on a phone or tablet or computer. My suggestion is that you use a computer, or even better still is put it up on a bigger screen.
The Service of the Word
This Sunday we will be doing the Service of the Word portion of the Divine Service. That means the confession and absolution, Introit, Kyrie, This is the Feast, Collect, Readings, and the like. We obviously cannot have the Lord’s Supper. But the Word will be proclaimed, God’s praises will be sung, and we will pray to our Lord for His mercy during this time of trial.
You may download and follow along in the bulletin by CLICKING HERE.
The service begins on page 151 of Lutheran Service Book. The readings are as follows:
Palm Sunday (Sunday of the Passion)
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:1-6
- Epistle: Colossians 3:1-4
- Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10
- 457 Jesus Christ is Risen Today
- 459/460 The Victimae Pascali (Christ is Arisen)
- 461 I know That My Redeemer Lives!
- 465 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
Easter Away From Home
I know that this is going to be a strange Easter for all of us. Of all of the Sundays of the year when you want everyone home and at church, this is probably the most important. It’s Easter! But the wonderful gift of the resurrection is that it happened in time, but its effects last for all eternity. you have a place and a home. Even if we feel like we are in Exile, Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. That is our cause for rejoicing!
Tell Your Friends and Neighbors
I mentioned this in this morning’s not, but I want to reiterate it here: tell everyone you know about our online service. Send them to our church web site. Send them to our Facebook page. Do whatever you can to do share the word of the Good News that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. What could be more beautiful than that?