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Trinity Lutheran Church

April 21, 2019 8:00am

Trinity is a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran School Association and the Good Shepherd Community.

Those Serving Today Preacher Today

Rev. David Hinz


Rev. John Beck


6:00 & 8:00am

Daniel Reineke



Ruth Immerfall

Screen Team


Mona & Neal Hanson


Andy Freihammer


Creighton Clark


Joanne Walen


10:30am Acolyte


Ben Hinz


Tyler Woitalla


Lacey Woodard, Amelia Clark


Daniel Reineke

Altar Guild

Marge Haase, Joann Kath

Information Desk


Zone – 5

Marie Mendel

Zone – 1

Barb Mingo

Zone – 2

Russell & Renee Hackett Diane Haffner, Marie Mendel, Amy Schaefer Shirley Skuza, Lori Zipp

Zone – 5 Zone – 1 Zone – 2


Lay Minister

Diane Gooch, Donna Esselman Luke Wendt, Jim & Kathy Stueve, Trevor Jevne, Dennis Bacon

Zone – 5 Zone – 1

Mark Helgeson, Dick Mingo, Norm Greenwaldt, Bob Koroll, Dan Reberg, Russ Riehm

Zone – 2

Dave & Bev Grose, John Sprengeler, Ken Knafla, Jim & Carol Truenow


Jeff Snyder, BobKoroll


Jon Lentz, Kyle Dusing


Jon Roesch, Justin Hackett 1

The Resurrection of Our Lord April 21, 2019

8:00 a.m.

THEME OF THE DAY Today’s goal is to both profess Easter and possess Easter. Easter happened. That’s professing. Easter is happening in me. That’s possessing! PRESERVICE MUSIC WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL TO WORSHIP P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen. P: The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation! C: The LORD’s right arm has done marvelous things! P: The LORD’s right arm is raised in triumph. C: The LORD’s right arm has done marvelous things! P: We will not die; instead, we will live to tell what the LORD has done. C: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. P: This is the LORD’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. C: This is the day the LORD has made. P: Let us rejoice and be glad in it! C: Christ is risen! P: He is risen, indeed! OPENING HYMN: “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” LSB 457 CONFESSION OF SINS P: Forgive me, merciful and mighty father, when my besetting sins entangle me and completely surround me. C: Who will rescue? P: Forgive me, Lord, when I am so eager to get but so reluctant to give; so ready to receive your gifts but so unwilling to bear the cross. C: Who will rescue? P: Forgive me, merciful Father, when I avoid making any commitment to you; when I doubt that you really see my sin; when I disobey your commandments and am satisfied with only living for myself. 2

C: Who will rescue me? P: Forgive me, Lord, when I am quick to find fault but resentful when someone points out my faults; when I am so soon at play but so late in prayer. C: Who will rescue me? P: Father, forgive me when I rejoice in the temporary but think little of the eternal; when I am so fond of being idle but show little passion for helpful service. C: Who will rescue me from this body of death? [You are invited to silently reflect on the fact that though our sin is great, Christ’s love is greater.] P: Who will rescue you and me from this body of death? Thanks be to God, he delivers us through Jesus Christ! By the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, I, a called and ordained servant of the Word, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This is the day the LORD has made. All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it! INTROIT P: I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; C: the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. P: The Lord is my strength and my song, C: and he has become my salvation; P: Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power, C: your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy. P: You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; C: you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode. P: You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, C: the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode, P: the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. C: The Lord will reign forever and ever. ALL: 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. P: I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; C: the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. 3





PRAYER OF THE DAY P: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you. P: Let us pray… Almighty God and Father, through your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, you have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life. 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. All: Amen. SANCTUARY CHOIR: “The Risen Christ” ………..…………..……..Getty/Madeira OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Exodus 15:1-18

Pew Bible pg. 57

P: This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God. EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 15:55-58

Pew Bible pg. 962

L: This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God. Stand ALLELUIA AND VERSE


GOSPEL PROCESSIONAL HOLY GOSPEL L The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twenty-fourth chapter.

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words,9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened. L:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Sit HYMN OF THE DAY: “Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain” LSB 487 7

THE MESSAGE: “Against All Odds!” CONFESSION OF FAITH (Second Article of the Apostles Creed & Explanation) I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried, He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. What does this mean? I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord. Who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true. PRAYER OF THE CHURCH Following the pastor’s prayer, “Christ is risen!” the Congregation is invited to respond, “He is risen indeed!” OFFERING (Please sign and date the Rite of Friendship pad located in the pew. The children are invited to bring their offerings to the front at this time.)

SANCTUARY CHOIR: “Sing the Resurrection Song!” ………………….Larson



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 bound to praise You on 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


LORD'S PRAYER ALL: 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. THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION PAX DOMINI



Sit About Holy Communion—The Lord’s Supper is celebrated here in the belief and glad confidence that our Lord gives us as He says, not only bread and wine, but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and forgive and love as He forgives and loves us. If this is your belief, we welcome you to join us at the Lord’s table. Because we are called to examine ourselves before receiving the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:28-29), we encourage you to consider the questions on p. 329-330 in the front of the hymnal. If you are communing with us for the first time, or if you would like a fuller understanding of what we as Lutherans believe about the Lord’s Supper, please pick up a copy of “What is the Lord’s Supper?” at the Information table in the entryway. Please reserve the white grape juice cups in the center of the communion trays for those who for health reasons are unable to drink wine. If your health requires gluten-free wafers, they are available upon request. Speak to the pastor prior to the service. Our pastors are happy to speak to you further if you have any questions.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS: “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” LSB 461 “Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!” LSB 490



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 towards one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



CLOSING HYMN: “Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing”

Organ Interlude

Acknowledgments Divine Service, Setting Two from Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Reprinted with permission. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.


EASTER SUNDAY 6:00am Sunrise Worship (HC) Z5 7:00 to 10:30am Easter Breakfast 8:00am Worship (HC) Z1 10:30am Worship (HC) Z2 12:00pm Anyuak Worship








145 182


10:30am Total




MONDAY 6:00pm Bev’s CC

General Fund Offerings Building Debt Offerings Total

TUESDAY 7:00pm Friends in Harmony WEDNESDAY 7:00am Men’s Bible Study at GS

Weekly Need: Missions

THURSDAY 9:30am Parish Workers NL 6:00pm Girl Scouts 6:00pm Worship Team

Rec’d to-date Annual Funds Promised

Wednesday & Sunday

$7,350.52 $593.00 $7,943.52 $11,243.69

$213.00 $6,187.00 $20,000.00

Readings for Next Sunday: Exodus 33:7-23 Hebrews 3:1-6 Luke 9:30-32

FRIDAY 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Wedding Rehearsal 6:00pm Narc. Anon. SATURDAY 9:00am Altar Guild 11:00am Immerfall Recital 4:00pm Juntunen/Stueve Wedding

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

The First Sunday After Easter 8:00am Worship Z3 9:15am SS & Bible Study 10:30am Worship (HC) Z4 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 1:00pm Immerfall Recital 4:00pm Creative Crafts

April 22-27 Exodus 23:1-24:18 Exodus 25:1-27:20 Exodus 28:1-29-46 Exodus 30:1-31:18 Exodus 32:1-35 Exodus 33:1-23

April Memory Verse: Exodus 34:6 “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” 14

Today’s Radio Broadcast-is sponsored by Evora and Travis Sorokie in memory of Billy Sorokie. We thank them for generously making this broadcast possible. We have openings in April and May. The cost of a full broadcast is $90. Forms are available in the church office. The service airs on WVAL 800 on the AM dial, at 8:00am, and live on the internet at www.800wval.com. Sunday Morning Fellowship-In April our host is Connie Mooney. Members who have last names beginning with the letters “H, I & J” are asked to bring treats for our fellowship time. If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board. Please remember in your prayers-Bonnie Duea, Louise Erickson, Elaine Poepping, Joe Morey, Charlie Lockridge, Pam Bump (daughter-in-law of Jim & Connie) & Pam Hadley undergoing medical care and following surgery. Steve Robarge (brother of Bob Robarge), Jim Bump, Janine Lutgen (sister of Mona Hanson), Pat Langer (sister-in-law of Bridget Miller), Marlyss Law (sister of Tom Machula), Bob Nordquist and Sandy Duffy as they continue their cancer treatment and care. The families of Don Zwick and Mabel (sister of Evie Gazett) at their deaths. Families of Trinity: Joshua & Jeanna Borgerding, Cyrus & Vivian; Virgil & Sue Bragelman; Seth & Abigail Brashear, Silas & Ingrid; Zachary Bratland; Art & Sandy Braun. The parking lot lights have been replaced – These new, energy efficient bulbs are being billed each month over the next several years. Several people and groups have donated to this already. Thank you! If your group would like to donate to this cause, the monthly cost is $50.92. ($611.04 per year) Orphan Grain Train – Collection will be taking prior to the Pastor’s Conference at Madden’s Resort, May 13th. Please donate in the basket provided in the Narthex. Items needed: New Socks and Undies (men’s, women’s, children’s) These items will be sent to help meet the needs of children in Haiti, Texas missions and other countries where new items are allowed. Thank you – To all the people who came to have fellowship and enjoy the soup dinners. And also to everyone who volunteered to help and brought soup, desserts and contributed in any way. Also, thank you to Thrivent for the donation toward our dinner.


Spring LWML Rally – Holy Cross Lutheran Church on May 4th. Registration begins at 9:30. We will car pool from the church. The Rally will highlight a dynamic speaker, Joy Markus. Joy was born and raised in Kuwait. She converted to Christianity at great risk to herself and family. At present Joy works with the POBLO Mission in the United States. Joy’s presentation will help us learn to witness to the ever-growing Muslim population in Central Minnesota. You are welcome to come just for the speaker. Reservations need to be made for lunch. You may make your reservation with Judy in the office or Connie Mooney, LWML president. The cost of registration and lunch is $7.00. LWML – On Monday Trinity LWML ladies took treats over to Good Shepherd to share coffee with their ladies. We had a total of 18 in attendance. Delores and Evelyn brought a lovely LWML decorated cake. Birthday wishes were sung to Irene Wolf. Pastor Weise did our devotion on BE STILL. He reminded us that with all the trappings of the busy Easter Season we need to sit back and BE STILL and know that God is there for us and is the reason for the Blessings of Easter. HE is RISEN, HE is RISEN indeed. Are you a Graphic Artist? – Do you have a talent for designing logos? If you have a passion for web design and social media, please contact the church office at 252-3670. We are looking to update our stationary, and online recognition. Youth Rox Ball Game, Tuesday, June 11, 1:05pm – The Youth ministry will cover the cost of any youth from Trinity that wishes to attend. The ticket includes on general admission seat, a hot dog and pop and a free Rox baseball cap. We will also order tickets for any adults that wish to go for the cost of $9.00 or $11.00 with a hot dog and pop, please specify. Sign up in the Narthex and come and root, root, root for our home team! HOG ROAST St. John’s Popple Creek will have it’s annual Hog Roast on Friday, April 26 th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Silent auction, live auction…Adults $10, Children (4-12) $5, 3 and under free. Thank you – to all of our church family for all of the thoughts visits, cards prayers and memorials for Dad during his last months. It meant a lot to him and to us. The Family of Don Zwick 16

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – There will be an open house on Saturday, May 4 th 2019 from 2:00 – 6:00pm at the Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 celebrating the 25th wedding anniversary of Lori (Skuza) & Dale Zipp. All are welcome! Pregnancy Resource Center – is celebrating their 30th year of Ministry and you won’t want to miss the party! The Walk for Life is Saturday, May 4th at Pregnancy Resource Center. Check in starts at 9:00, the Walk is at 10:00. There will be live music, food, and a reunion with PRC friends! Help Pregnancy Resource Center continue to thrive by raising money, securing your pledges, and walking at the annual Walk for Life, Saturday, May 4th! Register at PregHelpFriends.org/WALK. WE WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN CONTACT US: Church Office: 252-3670 E-mail & Website: [email protected] Pastor David Hinz:320-815-2779 Pastor John Beck: 320-249-4012 Pastor John Bakou: 249-1691 Administrative AssistantJudy Rehwaldt:252-3670 Traditional Music Director – Daniel Reineke: 248-7367 Contemporary Music Director – Ruth Immerfall: 291-9293 Prince of Peace Preschool:230-3047 Playhouse ChildCare: 230-9116 Parish Nurse – Jennifer Machula: 267-1587 Prayer Chain – Delores Volkers:252-2101

We are glad you are here! If there is a time during the Worship Service that you feel your child (or you) needs a “time out,” please feel free to leave the service. If you leave the service, you can go to the lobby or use the large conference room across from the church office. The conference room has speakers and one-way glass so you can still participate in Worship. During the Sunday school hour, (9:15am – 10:15am) and during the 10:30am worship service the nursery is staffed for children 0-3 years old. The nursery is in the preschool on the north end of the building. It is the first classroom on the left as you enter the preschool parent lounge area. There are also speakers in the nursery so you can listen to the service. Activity bags for young children to use are in the plastic tub outside the church office.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE OFFER THESE AND OTHER SERVICES: Large Print Editions of our bulletins are available from our ushers by request. If you need further information, ask any usher or church member. Also be sure to stop by the Information Desk in the lobby. Your needs are important to us!