“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” God has indeed raised from the dead, the one who was put to death “by hanging him on a tree.” Alleluia! God allows Jesus to appear “to us who were chosen by God as witnesses” in Holy Baptism and invites us to eat and drink at the table of the risen Christ. ALLELUIA!
FIRST READING: Acts 10: 34-43
Peter’s sermon, delivered at the home of Cornelius, a Roman army officer, sums up the essential message of Christianity. Everyone who believes in Jesus, whose life, death, and resurrection fulfilled the words of the prophets, receives forgiveness of sins through His name.
PSALM: Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24
SECOND READING: 1st Corinthians 15: 1-11
The core of the Christian faith and Paul’s preaching is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the crucified and risen Christ appeared to the earliest of his followers, so we experience the presence of the risen Lord in the preaching of this faith.
GOSPEL: Luke 24: 1-12
Evidently expecting to find the corpse of Jesus, some of his women followers go to the tomb with embalming spices. After a perplexing encounter with the empty tomb and angelic visitors, the women become the first to proclaim the amazing news of resurrection
HAPPY EASTER! ALLELUIA!
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make and serve our breakfast this morning. Thank you also to everyone for being with us this glorious morning of New Birth as we praise the Risen Lord. Thank you to everyone who is participating in today’s service and making it special.
Tomorrow is Earth Day. Please take a moment and consider how you can help preserve the World that the Lord has given us. Pray daily for the healing of our Earth.
Please keep these people in your prayers: Esther Mae Baker, Al Bausch, Dortha Feddern, Valerie Meister, George Wendel and Carol Schiff. Please remember all of our shut-ins and sick. (Also, pray for the families and caretakers of those on the prayer list.)
THE BREAKFAST BUNCH
“The Breakfast Bunch” meets the first Saturday of every month at Der Dutchman in Plain City, at 8:30 a.m. “Come one, Come all” for a great breakfast, fellowship and more!
Please check the bulletin board behind the office door for all of the sign-up sheets for this year. Communion, birthday Sundays, and Worship Assistants/helpers. Thank you so much!
You can also remember special occasions or special people by contributing money that would normally be used for altar flowers. Instead the donation goes to our local food pantry.
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Zion Lutheran Church
Cemetery Road (West Jefferson Community Center) w P.O. Box 4 w
West Jefferson, OH 43162 w 614-879-8107
Reaching in for the Holy Spirit, reaching up for God's grace, reaching out with Christ's love.
Zion Lutheran Church is a small, family-oriented part of the Body of Christ, dedicated to sharing the Grace of God through worship, community outreach, music, education and having fun and fellowship together. This is a place where questions and struggles with our faith are welcomed and where all people are celebrated.
A place for everyone ...
Ann Riesbeck DiClemente
Zion Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
We worship every Sunday at 10:30 am in the West Jefferson Community Center. Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday.
If you have a prayer request, please detail your need in the box below. All requests are kept confidential and are forwarded to Pastor Jon.