APRIL 3, 2021 – 7:30PM
ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, FALLS CHURCH, VA
SERVICE OF BAPTISMAL RENEWAL
CONFESSION OF FAITH
As at your baptism, I now ask you to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the Church, the faith in which we baptize.
Do you renounce the forces of evil, the devil and all his empty promises?
Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
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.
Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
LUTHER’S BAPTISMAL PRAYER
HYMN #601 All Who Believe and Are Baptized
All who believe and are baptized shall see the Lord’s salvation;
Baptized into the death of Christ, they are a new creation.
Through Christ’s redemption they shall stand among the glorious heavenly band
Of every tribe and nation.
With one accord, O God, we pray: grant us your Holy Spirit.
Help us in our infirmity through Jesus’ blood and merit.
Grant us to grow in grace each day that by this sacrament we may
Eternal life inherit.
SERVICE OF LIGHT
ADDRESS AND PRAYER
LIGHTING AND INSCRIPTION OF THE PASCHAL CANDLE
ENTRANCE INTO THE SANCTUARY
HYMN #881 Christ, Mighty Savior
1 Christ, mighty Savior, Light of all creation,
You make the daytime radiant with the sunlight
And to the night give glittering adornment,
Stars in the heavens.
2 Now comes the day’s end as the sun is setting,
Mirror of daybreak, pledge of resurrection;
While in the heavens choirs of stars appearing
Hallow the nightfall.
3 Therefore we come now evening rites to offer,
Joyfully chanting holy hymns to praise You,
With all creation joining hearts and voices
Singing Your glory.
4 Give heed, we pray You, to our supplication,
That You may grant us pardon for offenses,
Strength for our weak hearts, rest for aching bodies,
Soothing the weary.
5 Though bodies slumber, hearts shall keep their vigil,
Forever resting in the peace of Jesus,
In light or darkness worshiping our Savior
Now and forever.
SERVICE OF THE WORD
A READING ABOUT GOD’S POWER AND MERCY – Selections from Job
THE EASTER GOSPEL – John 20
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
HYMN #488 He Is Arisen! Glorious Word
1 He is arisen! Glorious Word!
Now reconciled is God, my Lord;
The gates of heav’n are open.
My Jesus did triumphant die,
And Satan’s arrows broken lie,
Destroyed hell’s fiercest weapon.
O hear what cheer!
Life is giving.
He was dead but now is living!
THE SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
Holy, holy, holy Lord
God of pow’r and might:
Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
THE WORDS OF OUR LORD
THE LORD’S PRAYER
DISTRIBUTION HYMN #633 Stz. 1, 2, 5 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
1 At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
Praise to our victorious King,
Who has washed us in the tide
Flowing from His piercèd side.
2 Praise we Him, whose love divine
Gives His sacred blood for wine,
Gives His body for the feast—
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.
5 Mighty Victim from the sky,
Hell’s fierce pow’rs beneath You lie;
You have conquered in the fight,
You have brought us life and light.
HYMN #461 stz. 1, 2, 8 I Know That My Redeemer Lives
1 I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever-living head.
2 He lives triumphant from the grave;
He lives eternally to save;
He lives all-glorious in the sky;
He lives exalted there on high.
8 He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same;
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives:
I know that my Redeemer lives!
Greeter: Steve Berg
Comm. assistant: Jim Easterly