Easter Sunday — March 31, 2024 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”

Adult Choir Anthem ~ “Lift High the Cross!”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17

Assurance of Pardon

* Hymn ~ “Resurrection Hymn”

Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Job 19:25-27

New Testament Reading: Romans 8:18-25

Sermon: “Where’s Your Reservation?” (Ecclesiastes 12:1-7)

* 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

“Where’s Your Reservation?” (Ecclesiastes 12:1-7)

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting Older
    1. “What’s the point of it all?”
    2. Death doesn’t end existence
  3. Application
    1. We live forever
    2. “Hotel Heaven” or “Hotel Hell”


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)

Today: Those who purchased Easter lilies, please take them home

Today: Pick up application for “Christian Education Scholarships”

Tuesday: “Trail Life”, ages 5-17, 6:30pm.

Wednesday: BENYO, 6-7:30pm; dinner, activities, and discussion

Friday and Saturday: Rafiki Kenya and Rafiki Ghana

New Members Class: April 14 and 21, sign up in Fellowship Hall

April 20: Free Health Care Event, volunteer opportunities

May 16-18: Christian Education Conference: “Amending the Soil”, info in Fellowship Hall

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

Next Week’s Sermon Text: Acts 4 (Pastor Henry)

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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