Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

802 E. Trapp, Herington, KS 67449

1 April 2018 A T D

Easter Day

The Festival of the Resurrection: First Class


He is risen! Alleluia!

Why do you seek the living among the dead? Alleluia!

Remember how he told you, Alleluia,

that the Son of Man must be crucified and on the third day rise. Alleluia!




Church office & Preschool: 785-258-3122

Pr. Mark Lovett: 620-292-7098


email: orlclcms@sbcglobal.net / pastor@ourredeemerherington.org

Visitors: We welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus to our Father’s house. We’re glad that you’ve joined us today and pray that you find comfort and peace in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you desire to receive the Sacrament but have not received it at our altar, please speak with the Pastor before communing.

As we gather: The prelude music & bells marks a time for prayer and meditation as we prepare to receive the blessings of our Lord. Please respect the prayers of others by praying quietly. In the same respect, if possible, please do not leave the Service of the Lord until after His benediction.

A word on the order of service: If you find yourself a bit lost, take heart! We were all there once. Listen to and watch those around you and learn from them how the Church worships God.

NB: Italicized words or phrases indicate an appropriate time to bow one’s head, such as at the Holy Name of Jesus. The (T) marks an appropriate time to make the sign of the Holy Cross.  The symbol () marks a scriptural and theological explanation of that part of the liturgy.

A prayer before worship: O Lord, Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter, as I come to worship You in spirit and in truth, I humbly pray that You would open my ears to the preaching of Your Holy Word so that I may repent of my sins, believe in Jesus Christ as my only Savior, and grow in grace and holiness. Hear me for the sake of His name. Amen.

For more prayers during the Service see the inside cover of the Lutheran Service Book, or pages 305-318.

The Hymn of Procession                  Jesus Christ is Risen Today                   LSB 457               stand

The Preparation

The sign of the holy cross (T) may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.                                 C Amen.

Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

Our help is in the name of the Lord,                            C who made heaven and earth.

I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,   C and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

P O Almighty God, merciful Father,

C I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto you all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy , innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

The call to gather:

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that He opened for us through the curtain, that is, through His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Heb. 10:19-25)

T The Liturgy of the Word T

The Introit of the Day                                       Psalm 8:1, 5–6, 9; antiphon: Luke 24:5b–6b

T He is risen! Alleluia! Why do you seek the living among the dead? Alleluia! Remember how he told you, Alleluia, that the Son of Man must be crucified and on the third day rise. Alleluia.

Chant tone “A” is the same throughout the Easter Season.

P O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in | all the earth!* You have set your glory above the | heavens.

C Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly | beings* and crowned him with glory and | honor.

P You have given him dominion over the works | of your hands;* you have put all things under | his feet.

C O | Lord, our Lord,* how majestic is your name in | all the earth!

C Glory be to the Father and | to the Son* and to the Holy |Spirit;

     as it was in the be- | ginning* is now and will be forever. | Amen.

(Antiphon repeated) T

The Kyrie (Here the people of God ask for and confess God’s mercies which are new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23.))

The Gloria in Excelsis (angelic hymn from Lk. 2:14; a hymn of praise to the one true God for His salvation among men.)

The Collect for Easter Sunday (The Collect is a common prayer of all Christians in every time and place.)

The Lord’s minister first addresses the congregation at the Blessing (the Preparatory Rite not properly belonging to the Holy Liturgy but an extension of private confession). The minister blesses the people – “The Lord be with you” – and they bless him – “And with thy spirit” – that he might fulfill his ministry of prayer and teaching by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus (cf. Ruth 2:4).






P The Lord be with you.


P Let us pray....

Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. 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.

A prayer (Psalm 43:3) at hearing the word of the Lord: “O Lord, send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me.”

The First Reading                               Job 19:23-27                                                               Sit

In those days the prophet Job spoke, saying: “Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!”

P The Word of the Lord.                R Thanks be to God.

The Gradual                                          Psalm 118:24, 1                                                  Cantor(s)

( A “gradual” step up from the Old Testament reading to the Epistle reading on our way to the Holy Gospel.)

A This is the day that the | Lord has made;* let us rejoice and be | glad in it.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for | he is good;* for his steadfast love endures for- | ever!


The Epistle                                           1 Corinthians 5:6-8

Brethren: Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

P The Word of the Lord.                R Thanks be to God.

It is customary for the Gospel Procession to reverence the Book of the Gospels as it passes by, and for the congregation to face the reader during the reading of the Holy Gospel.

The Alleluia and Verse

The Alleluias were ‘put away’ on Transfiguration Sunday, silent during the season of fasting and penitence; now they resound at the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.

A Christ, our Passover lamb, has been | sacrificed.* Let us therefore celebrate the festival with the unleavened bread of sinceri - | ty and truth.

  The Holy Gospel is the high point of the Liturgy of the Word. The Book of the Gospels is raised and we stand because the Lord is among us in His Holy Gospel. Processions and other rituals of prayer and bodily postures help honor and bring reverence to this solemn event of the Lord among us.

P The continuation of the T Holy Gospel according to St. Mark.                     (St. Mark 16:1-18)

T      At that time: when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.


P The T Gospel of the Lord.

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered and was buried.  And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life T of the world to come. Amen.

The Hymn of the Day                   Christians to the Pascal Victim               LSB 459 / 460          Sit

This hymn is printed here for convenience sake because it’s not so easy to follow in the hymnal.


Christians, to the Paschal Victim Offer your thankful praises! The Lamb the sheep has ransomed. Christ, who only is sinless, Reconciling sinners to the Father. Death and life have contended In that combat stupendous: The Prince of life, who died, Reigns immortal.


“Speak, Mary, declaring What you saw when wayfaring.” “The tomb of Christ, who is living, The glory of Jesus’ resurrection; Bright angels attesting, The shroud and napkin resting. My Lord, my hope, is arisen; To Galilee He goes before you.”


Christ indeed from death is risen, Our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!

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The Sermon

T The Liturgy of the Sacrament T

Through [Jesus] then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of the lips that acknowledge His name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Heb. 13:15-16)

Our Midweek kids have been working on the Easter Offertory and are excited to sing it with the congregation.

The Offertory            New Testament Canticle from the Service of Prayer & Preaching                      Stand

The Offering – We give an offering that the ministry of Christ may remain among us, St. Luke 8:1-3, and to care for the poor, Gal 2:10; 1 Tim. 5:18. The “Peace of the Lord” may be shared by all. Therefore, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you set something aside to store it up, as God has prospered him.” (1 Cor. 16:2)

The Prayers of the Saints – Intercession for our parish and community, and all creation (1 Timothy 2:1).

The Salutation, Exhortation, & Eucharistic Prayer


P The Lord be with you.


P Lift up your hearts.





P Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

The Prayer of Thanksgiving (Eucharistic Prayer)

It is truly meet, 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:

The Eucharistic Prayer of St. Hippolytus (the 1969 LCMS hymnal supplement)

The Lord’s Prayer

The Pax Domini (Our Risen Savior proclaims His peace to His gathered people; we respond, “Amen.”)

The Agnus Dei (Lamb of God – sung in praise of Jesus who makes Himself known in the breaking of the bread)

 Prayer before receiving the Sacrament

O Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof; but speak only Your Word, and Your servant will be healed. What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me? I will take the Cup of Salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord.

During the Distribution of the Sacrament

The Lord was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory; glory as of the only-begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. Amen.

After receiving the Sacrament

I Live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. What we have received with our mouths, O Lord, let us keep with faithful hearts that this Gift given us in earthly time may bring us to eternal salvation. Amen.

It is a laudable custom that the congregation greet one another in the name of the Lord, saying, “Peace be with you,” as a sign of reconciliation and of the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Matt. 5:22–24; Eph. 4:1–3).

Distribution Hymns

This is the Feast             (LSB 155)


Come You Faithful, Raise the Strain                                  LSB 487

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing                                  LSB 633

Christ the Lord is Risen Today                                         LSB 463

The Post Communion Canticle       Nunc Dimittis (a prayer)                                                      stand

A O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good.


A Let us pray.…

one God, now and forever.


P The Lord be with you.


A Bless we the Lord.

P The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and T give you peace.

The Hymn of Procession              I Know that My Redeemer Lives                   LSB 461

It is a laudable custom to remain standing for the final hymn (cf. Rev. 7:9) and reverence the cross as the ensign of our King (cf. Gal. 6:14). Please be seated as you have need.

T Soli Deo Gloria T


A silent prayer after worship:

Almighty and merciful God, I have again worshiped in Your presence and received both forgiveness for my many sins and the assurance of Your love for me in Jesus Christ. I thank You for this undeserved grace and ask You to keep me in faith until, with all Your saints, I inherit eternal salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.




Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Those serving today in the house of the Lord

The Rev. Mark D. Lovett, celebrant                             Mr. Glen Brockmeier, elder of the month

Mstr. Tyler Brockmeier, crucifer                                          Mstr. Luke Obermeyer, book bearer

Mstr. Jax Kickhaefer & Ms. Sarah Lovett, acolytes

Mrs. Barbara Schlesener & Susan Mueller, altar guild

Mrs. Pooh & Mackenzie, greeters                                             Mrs. Lori Moldenhauer, organist


He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!


The Easter Lilies were given by ….


Ardith Alt, Mike & Judy Frisbie & families – in memory of their parents / grandparents, Melvin & Viola Czarnowsky.

Cliff & Gayle Clements – in memory of Gayle’s father, Warren Mitchell.

Claine Hartkein memory of her husband, “Doc” Hartke, and her daughter, Cindy Schlesener.

Marcella Hermsteinin memory of her husband, Earl Hermstein

Marilyn Hopkethanksgiving for her daughters and their families

Hugo & Donna Kickhaeferin memory of their parents, Ewaldt & Lizzie Kickhaefer, & Kenneth & Rosa Wheat.

Mark & Barbara Kickhaeferin memory of their parents, Herman & Amanda Kickhaefer, & Harvey & Ann Herpich.

Sharon Kolanowskiin memory of her husband, Robert.

Larry & Karon Lawrenz – in memory of Larry’s father, Elmer Lawrenz

Helen Mitchell – in memory of her parents, Rev. & Mrs. O.H. Mueller

Lori Moldenhauerin memory of her dad, Frank Stika.

Ray & Susan Mueller – in memory of Ray’s sister, Janice Pankratz, and parents, Verlon & Ruby Mueller; and Susan’s sister, Barb Tousignant, and father, Robert Tousignant.

Brent & Jane Pigorsch  in memory of their parents Kenneth & Wilma Pigorsch and Eldred & Hannah Riffel and nephew Brock Pigorsch

Margie Schlesenerin memory of her parents, Fred & Mabel Miller

Anna Mae Stikain loving memory of her husband, Frank, and her grandson, James Weber.

Ronda Stromein memory of her father, Ron Sorenson






Sunday Morning Schedule

9:15am – Breakfast / Sunday school / Adult Bible Class & 10:30am – The Divine Service

the Confession of the Lutheran churches

The Large Catechism: Short Preface of Dr. Martin Luther

(What follows continues what the Lutheran Confessions say are the necessary things to know for a person to be admitted to the Lord’s Supper.)


Our Father who art in heaven.

1. Hallowed be Thy name.

2. Thy kingdom come.

3. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

4. Give us this day our daily bread.

5. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

6. And lead us not into temptation.

7. But deliver us from evil. [For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever.] Amen.

These are the most necessary parts [Ten Commandments, the Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer] which one should first learn to repeat word for word, and which our children should be accustomed to recite daily when they arise in the morning, when they sit down to their meals, and when they retire at night; and until they repeat them, they should be given neither food nor drink.

Likewise every head of a household is obliged to do the same with respect to his domestics, man-servants and maid-servants, and not to keep them in his house if they do not know these things and are unwilling to learn them. For a person who is so rude and unruly as to be unwilling to learn these things is not to be tolerated; for in these three parts everything that we have in the Scriptures is comprehended in short, plain, and simple terms. For the holy Fathers or apostles (whoever they were) have thus embraced in a summary the doctrine, life, wisdom, and art of Christians, of which they speak and treat, and with which they are occupied.

Now, when these three parts are apprehended, it behooves a person also to know what to say concerning our Sacraments, which Christ Himself instituted, Baptism and the holy body and blood of Christ, namely, the text which Matthew 28:19ff and Mark 16:15f record at the close of their Gospels when Christ said farewell to His disciples and sent them forth.

Questions on the Gospel Reading & Service for conversation with your family and friends:

1)    Who went to the tomb to anoint Jesus?

2)    Jesus wasn’t in the tomb any more. Who did they find here instead?

3)    What did the angel say to them?

4)    What did it mean when the angel said, “He has risen”?

5)    Why were they afraid?

Remember to invite your family and friends to come, hear, and learn from Jesus next Sunday.


“Let my prayer rise before You as incense …” (Ps. 141:2)

(You are encouraged to make use of these prayers, praying daily for our congregation and for our community at your family’s Daily Prayer & Catechesis.)

+++ Daily Prayer Office: Matins (Mon & Fri, 9am; Tue – Th, 7:45am) +++

The Collect for Easter Day (may be prayed daily at home as a thematic prayer for the week)

Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. 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.

Let us pray: for our fellow parishioners who are ill, and their loved ones

Jeff Biehler

Rosemary Deines
Terri Dehning Howard Klein
Shirley Klein Adriane French
Mark Pagenkopf Pete Schultz
Meghan Wells (Luke & Macsen)

O, Lord, look down from heaven; behold, visit, and relieve Your servants [names] for whom we pray. Look upon them with the eyes of Your mercy, and give them comfort and sure confidence in You. Defend them from every danger to body and soul, and keep them in peace and safety; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

for our shut-ins:

Arlene Barrett

Lucille Brockmeier

Weldon Deines

Milton Fleming

Roger Krause

Velda McDiffitt

Gene Myers

Elsie Riffel (moved)

Helen Sorenson

Esther Tiede

Juanita Tousignant

Jerry Vinyard

Lorna Wendlandt

Vera Wooldridge

Gracious Father, You have assured us that we shall receive strength for every day of our lives. Grant Your servants, [names], who are homebound, both the desire and the will to spend their days as obedient children, trusting in Your goodness and remembering with thankfulness Your mercies, which are new every morning; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, her pastor, teachers, workers, and preschool:

Gracious Lord and Shepherd, sustain this congregation in the true faith and holy living.  Be with our shepherd, teachers, workers, and preschool staff, giving them zeal and faithfulness to perform the task of building up Your Church and bringing glory to Your saving name; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

for our Synod and District leaders, and for the whole Church of God:

Rev. Matthew Harrison, synod president

Synodical & District Board of Directors

Rev. Peter Lange, district president

Rev. Clark Davis, circuit 9 circuit visitor

Almighty God, merciful Father, keep and preserve our whole synod, its teachers and officers, true to Your Word. Guard and protect her members against the danger of sinful ambitions, the love of dissension, and the spirit of indifference in doctrine and practice.  Preserve Your whole Church throughout the world from all heresy and false belief that we may abide in Your Word and faithfully proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Thank you to all those who brought special music and voice to today’s service. As the Reformer was fond of saying, next to theology, music is the greatest gift that God has given to us.

Thank you to the Youth Group for hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt this morning.

Every year Pastor Lovett takes a one-week sabbatical after Easter. If you need pastoral care please contact one of our elders. Glen Brockmeier is the Elder of the Month for April. Pr. Gilkey of Immanuel & St. John’s will be covering the service at Legacy on Thursday and will be on call for our congregation (785-258-3354).

There will be no Midweek this week.

The adult Bible class has been discussing the practice of Communion prior to confirmation and has decided to discuss it more formally over the next several weeks and would like to invite the whole congregation to join the conversation (whether you have kids at home or not). Everyone is encouraged to make use of Sunday school and Bible class as this is our only real opportunity to talk together on matters of our faith and life together.

April’s Elder Meeting & Study will be Wednesday, April 11th at 8pm.

Office hours – After a year of getting settled into a new rhythm, Pastor has decided that established office hours would be good. So starting April 9th (next Monday), Pastor Lovett’s office hours will be every Monday from 9am-12pm. Come talk, converse, ask questions, receive absolution, or just hang out for a bit.

To accommodate the office hours, Matins will move to a new time on Mondays and Fridays. Matins will be prayed at 8:30am on Monday and Fridays (7:45am, Tues – Thurs.)



Text Box: News & Notes for Our RedeemerSupporting the ministry of Christ (St. Luke 8:1-3) & remembering the poor (Gal. 2:10)

Our response to God’s mercy and grace in Christ Jesus in…

…last week’s budget receipts - $1,856.00            (weekly needed for 2018 budget: $1,872.70)

(2018 budget: $97,383.04)                          (approx.) Budget Receipts for 2018 - $18,492.00

…our attendance – 90 (SS – 10; Adult –7)                         Scheduled for 2018 - $22,471.90

…our witness (# of visitors) –10            Outstanding Budget Amount for 2018 - $78,891.04

                                                            above / (below) budget for 2018 – ($3,979.90)

…non-budget receipts: Missions - $65 / TIM - $20 / Building – $20 / Roof - $50

Our website, www.ourredeemerherington.org, has a lot of useful information, including sermons. Check it out.

Private Confession is heard by appointment. Come and receive the forgiveness of God and have your Lord and God cleanse your conscience and give you peace.

*Small Cap days are chief feasts or major festivals; bold days are Sundays & minor festivals; and Text Box: This Week at Our Redeemeritalicized days are commemorations or special days. Major festivals that fall on a Sunday replace that Sunday’s propers unless that Sunday is a high festival of the church (like Easter or Pentecost).


Sunday, April 1                             Easter Sunday, the Festival of the Resurrection of our Lord (w/g)

9:15am                                   Easter Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

10:30am                                the Holy Communion

Easter Monday, April 2

Easter Tuesday, April 3

Easter Wednesday, April 4

No midweek

Thursday, April 5

10:00am                                the Holy Communion (Legacy of Herington – Pr. Gilkey)

Friday, April 6

Saturday, April 7

Sunday, April 8                             Quasimodogeniti (Easter 2) (w/g)

9:15am                                   Breakfast / Sunday School / Adult Bible Class

10:30am                                Divine Service (the Holy Communion will not be distributed)

6:30pm                                  Game Night!