Easter Sunday: 12 April 2020

Happy Easter, siblings in Christ! Attached here please enjoy the worship service recorded for this Sunday. And in case you haven’t been around church recently (I hope most of you have not!) the yellow altar flowers are daffodils from around the grounds, picked courtesy of Robin Asay.
The gospel lesson for the day is below.


We Pray, as always, that these services find you happy and well.
We Pray, as always, that God blesses you in your time of social distancing and self isolation.
We Pray blesses you this joyful day and all days.


God’s Peace to you.Pastor Chris Lee

Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10
Sorrow gives way to “fear and great joy” when two women are sent by an angel to proclaim the good news: Jesus is risen!
1After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, 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; there they will see me.”

He is Risen! Worship for Resurrection of our Lord, 2020

Happy Easter, siblings in Christ! Attached here please enjoy the worship service recorded for this Sunday. And in case you haven't been around church recently (I hope most of you have not!) the yellow altar flowers are daffodils from around the grounds, picked courtesy of Robin Asay. The gospel lesson for the day is below.We Pray, as always, that these services find you happy and well.We Pray, as always, that God blesses you in your time of social distancing and self isolation.We Pray blesses you this joyful day and all days.God's Peace to you.Pastor Chris LeeGospel: Matthew 28:1-10Sorrow gives way to “fear and great joy” when two women are sent by an angel to proclaim the good news: Jesus is risen!1After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, 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; there they will see me.”

Posted by First Lutheran Church – Rock Island, IL on Saturday, April 11, 2020

Photo credits: Pexels free images/ White Lion Media and Therese Guise (daffodils)

Music credits:

Prelude: “Hymn of Promise”. Arr. John Carter. Copyright, Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL. Used with permission. All rights reserved. 1986, 1995.

Hymn of the Day: “Jesus Christ is Risen Today,” ELW #365. Text: Latin carol, 14th cent., sts. 1-3; tr J. Walsh, Lyra Davidica, 1708, alt; Charles Wesley, 1707 – 1788, st.4. Music: J.Walsh, Lyra Davidica, 1708. Public domain.

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