Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018    1 Chronicles 16:8-16

Three psalms are arranged specifically to emphasize Israel’s thanks for the Lord’s merciful deeds. Recite this psalm to express your thanks to God, including specific examples of His mercy in your life. For His steadfast love, which He professes to you through His beloved Son, truly endures forever. 

 1 Chronicles 16:8 8 “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” Thanksgiving ought to be the attitude each person has, for we each have received much to be thankful. This is certainly the attitude that God’s people ought to have as God has lavished His steadfast love upon us through Jesus Christ.

Hymn: Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands (Lutheran Service Book 458:1)
Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands
For our offenses given;
But now at God’s right hand He stands
And brings us life from heaven.
Therefore let us joyful be
And sin to God right thankfully
Loud songs of Alleluia!

Blessed be the God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. 

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 celebrated 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. Amen 2

1. Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
2. Collect for Easter, Lutheran Service Book, © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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