Easter Sunday — April 9, 2023 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done”


* Hymn #277 ~ “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Luke 24:1-6


* Hymn #276 ~ “Up from the Grave He Arose”


Anthem ~ “Alive!”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 4:7-12


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn ~ “The Resurrection Hymn”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 53:4-12


New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-19


Sermon: “It is Finished!” (John 19:30)


Hymn ~ “Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!”




Response and Blessing

* Doxology to the tune of “For All the Saints” #358


Praise ye the Lord, His mighty works acclaim:

His years are endless, yet is He the same

O sing His praise, give glory to His holy name:

Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen


* Blessing/Benediction


[* indicates to please stand]


Sermon Notes

“It is Finished” (John 19:30)

I. Introduction


II. Jesus’ Accomplished Work


A. Rejected by man and forsaken by God


B. What was finished?


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Making sure we understand, “It is finished!”


B. It is a cry of victory!



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during Sunday School and Worship.


Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available)


Communication from us? Please fill out a Communication Card (on back table)


Wednesday: Bible Education Night; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and Small Groups for all


Next Sunday: ERC Christian Ed Scholarship forms to be returned by April 16


Next Sunday: Sunday School resumes


Next Sunday: Session 1 of Membership Class, please read class material; 11:45am-1pm; lunch and childcare provided


Next Sunday: Young Adults; Spring Fair; 3pm


April 28: Youth Event (6th-12th grade), “Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe” Manestage; $15


May 6: Ladies’ Spring Tea; May 6, 9:30-11am


Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you


Food Pantry: Food in kitchen for ERC families


Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Hosea 9:10 – 10:15


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