HE IS RISEN!!! EASTER SUNDAY! Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | March 31st, 2024

March 31, 2024 | EASTER SUNDAY
Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away the Sin of the World Jesus, the Lamb of God, is led to the slaughter of His cross as the Sacrifice of Atonement for the sin of the world. “Despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” (Is. 53:3), He is the righteous Servant who justifies many by His innocent suffering and death. He bears our griefs and sorrows; He is wounded for our transgressions; He is crushed for our iniquities; He suffers our chastisement; “and with his wounds we are healed”
PINNACLE LUTHERAN CHURCH | HE IS RISEN!!! He has Risen for all Now It’s Your Choice Today

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OPENING HYMN #457 Jesus Christ has Risen Today
HYMN OF THE DAY: #461 I Know My Redeemer Livesvs. 1 – 4
CLOSING HYMN: #461 I Know My Redeemer Live vs. 5 – 8


Friday, March 31, 2024 10:00 AM


Pinnacle Lutheran Church Preaches Christ crucified for the forgiveness of sins.



The Victory of 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. 28:5–6), 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).





P    Alleluia, Christ is risen!

C    He is risen indeed! Alleluia!


P     Christ Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever, the beginning and the ending, the Alpha and the Omega. His are time and eternity; His are the glory and dominion, now and forever. By His wounds we have healing both now and forever. Amen.

The paschal candle is lit.

P     May the light of Christ, who is risen in glory from the dead, scatter all the darkness of our hearts and minds.

OPENING HYMN #457 Jesus Christ has Risen Today


P      In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.


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.

Silence for meditation and reflection.

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.

+ Service of the Word +

INTROIT        Exodus 15:2a, 6, 13, 17–18; antiphon: v. 1b
                   (spoken responsively as marked)
I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
               the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and my song,
               and he has become my salvation.

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 holy 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 established.
               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 beginning,
               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 into the sea.

Kyrie          LSB 152

P     In peace let us pray to the Lord. 

 P     For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

 P For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

P     For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

P     Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

HYMN OF PRAISE: This is the Feast, p. 155 


P      The Lord be with you.

P     Let us pray.

                      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.


OLD TESTAMENT READING          Jeremiah 31:1–6

      1“At that time, declares the Lord, I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they shall be my people.”

2Thus says the Lord:
“The people who survived the sword
     found grace in the wilderness;
when Israel sought for rest,
     3the Lord appeared to him from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
     therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
4Again I will build you, and you shall be built,
     O virgin Israel!
Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines
     and shall go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.
5Again you shall plant vineyards
     on the mountains of Samaria;
the planters shall plant
     and shall enjoy the fruit.
6For there shall be a day when watchmen will call
     in the hill country of Ephraim:
‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion,
     to the Lord our God.’”

L   This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL        adapt. from Matthew 28:7; Hebrews 2:7; Psalm 8:6
                                    (spoken together)
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 under his feet.


EPISTLE         Colossians 3:1–4

      1If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

L      This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

Children’s Message

ALLELUIA, p. 156

HOLY GOSPEL Matthew 28:1–10

P      The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-eigth chapter.

            1Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

P      This is the Gospel of the Lord.

HYMN OF THE DAY: #461 I Know My Redeemer Livesvs. 1 – 4

SERMON: “He has Risen for all Now It’s Your Choice Today”


I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth
            and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      the only-begotten Son of God,
      begotten of His Father before all worlds,
      God of God, Light of Light,
      very God of very God,
      begotten, not made,
      being of one substance with the Father,
      by whom all things were made;
      who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven

            and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary
      and was made man;
      and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
      He suffered and was buried.
      And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures
            and ascended into heaven
      and sits at the right hand of the Father.
      And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the Lord and giver of life,
      who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
      who spoke by the prophets.
      And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,
      I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,
      and I look for the resurrection of the dead
      and the life
T of the world to come. Amen.


After each petition:                        At conclusion:

P  … Lord, in Your mercy:           P  … one God, both now and forevermore.

hear our prayer.                    Amen.



T Service of the Sacrament T

PREFACE         p. 160

P     The Lord be with you.

P     Lift up your hearts.                                             

P     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.


P        It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God. And most especially are we bond to praise You this day for the glorious resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ, the very Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us and bore the sins of the world. By His dying He has destroyed death, and by His rising again He has restored to us everlasting life.  Therefore with Mary Magdalene, Peter and John and with all the witnesses of the resurrection, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

SANCTUS, p. 161


P     Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C     Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER          Matthew 6:9–13

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,

      Thy kingdom come,

      Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;

      give us this day our daily bread;

      and forgive us our trespasses

      as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory

      forever and ever. Amen.


P      Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the New Testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Pax Domini  LSB 163

P     The peace of the Lord be with you always.

AGNUS DEI, p. 163


POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE: Thank the Lord        LSB 164

Post-Communion Collect

P      Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C     Amen.

Benediction     LSB 166

P      The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

CLOSING HYMN: #461 I Know My Redeemer Live vs. 5 – 8


P       He is Risen!

C       He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!

P       Let us go forth in peace

C       In the name of our Risen Lord.


Creative Worship for the Lutheran Parish, Series C, Quarter 3. Copyright © 2022 Concordia Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission.