2002-03-31 — The Day Fear Died!


Easter :
Date: March 31, 2002

Theme: The Day Fear Died!

– Matthew 28:5

– Ude, John

The Order of Worship:


10AM THE CHOIR – Come, Let Us Join

7 AM Hymn 207 Like the Golden Sun Ascending
10AM Christian Day School Beautiful Savior


P: He is risen!

C: He is risen indeed!

C: Amen

The Easter Account

10 AM Sunday School Song Oh How Joyfully
7 AM Arise: The Heart’s Response: Hymn 189 He is Arisen! Glorious Word!

(Jesus’ 8 I AM’S IN JOHN)
P: I am the living Bread which came down from heaven.
C: If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever;
P: I am the Light of the world.
C: He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the Light of life.

HYMN 192 Awake My Heart with Gladness – St. 1

P: Before Abraham was, C: I AM
P: I am the Door of the sheep.
C: If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

HYMN 192- St. 2

P: I am the Good Shepherd Who gives His life for the sheep.
C: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them
eternal life, and they shall never perish.

P: I am the Resurrection and the Life.
C: Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.

HYMN 192- St. 3 P: I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

C: No one comes to the Father except through Me.

P: I am the true Vine.

C: He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit.

HYMN 192- St. 4 (Jesus’ 8 I AM’s in Revelation.)

P: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord,
C: Who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

P: I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen.
C: And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

HYMN 192- St. 5 P: I am He who searches the minds and hearts.

C: And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

P: Behold, I am coming as a thief.
C: Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see
his shame.

HYMN 192- St. 6 P: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

C: I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.

P: Behold, I am coming quickly!
C: Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.

HYMN 192- St. 7

P: I am the Root and the Offspring of David,
C: The Bright and Morning Star.

P: Surely I am coming quickly. Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
C: Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

HYMN 192- St. 8

The Easter Confession of Faith: 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 creature, 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 sufferings and death; that I should be His own, and live under Him in His kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness; even as He is risen from death, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

The Festival Canticle
Refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
1. Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,
Whose blood set us free to be people of God. (Refrain)
2. Power, riches, wisdom, and strength,
And honor, blessing, and glory are his. (Refrain)
3. Sing with all the people of God,
And join in the hymn of all creation. (Refrain)
4. Blessing, honor, glory, and might
Be to God and the Lamb forever. A-men. (Refrain)
5. For the Lamb who was slain
Has begun his reign. Alleluia! (Refrain)
(Music copyright Richard Hillert, Reprinted from Lutheran Book of Worship c1978 by permission of Augsburg Fortress)

THE SERMON Matthew 28:5
The Day Fear Died!

Create in Me
10 AM (Remain Standing) Hymn 189 He is Arisen! Glorious Word!
7 AM THE CHOIR Come, Let Us Join

(Remain Standing) Hymn 200 1,8 I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
7 AM THE CHOIR: Now All The Vaults of Heaven Resound