The Second Sunday of Easter  –  April 7 & 10, 2024


700 Main St.  P.O. Box 220   Clyman, WI  53016

Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025

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GuestsWelcome to Zion.  We are glad to have you with us.  Please sign our guestbook located in the Narthex.  About Holy Communion:  We welcome to the Lord’s Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words “given and shed for you” forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given.  If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us.   If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the service.  To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion open the front cover of the Burgundy hymnal or turn to pages 329 & 330.  Gluten free wafers are available, please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.

 Altar Guild for April:  Tracy Schwartz and Holly Westenberg        Thank You!

 As We Gather – When Thomas saw Jesus, he went from demanding proof, to a personal confession of faith, “My Lord and my God.”  If what the disciples had told him was false, how different would Thomas’s life had been!  With the truth of Jesus resurrection to share the disciples and all who believed were changed.  They became a welcoming community, which shared with each other and new believers whatever they had. The news was unbelievable, but so were the responses—in word and actions as in faith they saw the freeing truth: we need fear nothing, not even death. We know that same living Lord who has changed our lives so we can share His love and all He has blessed us with.

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

 Hymn**vs1-4** “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”  LSB 461

Invocation – In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   Amen.

Opening Sentences Psalm 148 –  Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!  Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!     Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.   He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him.  Praise the Lord!

 Confession and Absolution –   This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.           If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.        But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.        If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.       If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.      If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.  Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.            If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous and Risen Lord.  He has atoned for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.  Therefore as a called and ordained servant of Christ, I announce His Grace unto you.  I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the X Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.          Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  He has forgiven our sin and given us life.  Alleluia!

Kyrie –   In peace let us pray to the Lord.   Lord, have mercy.   For the Peace from above and for our salvation.   For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.     For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.         Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.   Amen

 Hymn of Praise – This is the Feast  LSB 155

Collect of the Day – Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Our First Reading – Acts 4:32-35

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.  And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.  There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Our Second Reading – 1 John 1:1-2:2

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life, the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us, that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.  And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.  2:1-2  My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.  But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Gradual and Verse –   Christ has risen from the dead.  God the Father has crowned him with glory and honor.  Alleluia.       We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.  Alleluia.  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.  Alleluia.

Gospel Reading  John 20:19-31     The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the Twentieth chapter.  Glory to you, O Lord.

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.  Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.  Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”  And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”  Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.  So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.”  But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”       Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them.  Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side.  Do not disbelieve, but believe.”  Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”  Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.      This is the Gospel of the Lord.  Praise to You, O Christ.

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 X of the world to come.    Amen.

Hymn*vs4-9*  “O Sons and Daughters of the King”                    LSB  470


Prayers of the Church

The Lord’s Prayer – Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.       Amen.

We gather our Tithes and Offerings

Service of the Sacrament

Proper Preface –   It is truly good, 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 singing:

 Sanctus                                                                                                 LSB 161

Prayer of Thanksgiving –   Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You did not spare Your only Son but gave Him into death that we might have life. Though we cannot understand Your love or comprehend eternity, we lift our voices in thanksgiving and pray You to strengthen us through this Sacrament to serve as Your witnesses.     Use us, we pray, so that the people around us will see our faith in all Your gracious promises.        Gathered in Jesus’ name, we pray that You would forgive, renew, and strengthen us. Gather us with all who are faithful so that together we may join the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. To You alone, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be glory, now and forever.    Amen.

The Words of our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

Proclamation of Christ – As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.  Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

 Pax Domini –  The peace of the Lord be with you always.   Amen

 Agnus Dei                                                              LSB 163

We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper

Distribution Hymns – “I Lay My Sins of Jesus” LSB 606  “Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia”  LSB 463  “Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness”  LSB 563

Post Communion Canticle – Thank the Lord  p.164

Post Communion Collect – Let us pray.  We give You thanks, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this Sacrament.     We pray that You would strengthen us by it to use each day to praise Your gracious name and pass Your love on to those whom we meet; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Dismissal and Benediction – Alleluia! Christ is risen!     He is risen indeed.  Alleluia!   The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and X give you peace.   Amen.

Closing Hymn**vs5-8** “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”  LSB 461


YES IN CHRIST  —  Saying Yes With Our Treasures

Needed To Make Budget Per Week = $3177 3/28/2024 Maundy Thursday 3/29/2024 Good Friday 3/31/2024 Easter Sunday
Envelope: $5,815 $320 $3,005
Plate: $0 $45 $214
Memorials: Cemetery from Kitty Stueber $125
Cemetery Eli Dornfeld Fund By Tim Dornfeld $50
Attendance/Communed: 55/47 48 58/45 1st Service     66/45 2nd Service

Activities To Remember

 TODAY is the Trinity Reeseville Ham Dinner from 11:30am – 2pm!

All you can eat salad bar, ham, potatoes, corn, rolls, beverage, & tortes for dessert.

Adults: $12.00          Ages 6-12: $6.00   5 & under free!

Carry outs $13.00 Call (920) 927-5762 to order ahead.

 Wednesday night services to continue this week, Wednesday April 10th.

QUILTING – The quilters meet on Thursdays 11am to 2pm. If interested, contact Caroline Jeffers as they do not meet every Thursday. Donations of fabric, sheets (flat or fitted), and yarn are always appreciated. You do not have to know how to sew as there are many non-sewing tasks to be completed.

The “Chosen” Bible Study –   The Chosen is an American Christian historical drama television series. The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. The bible study will watch an episode and have a discussion afterwards. We meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the sanctuary. The next date is April 16th. Feel free to join us as all are welcome.

Wish a Happy Birthday to these members

4/8    Rita Weisjohn       4/12  Holley Westenberg        4/14  Laurel Finger

Please let Beth Baehmann know if we are missing a birthday or anniversary.

Thank you to all who donated, helped prepare, and serve the Easter breakfast. I’m delighted to have such a great group I can always count on. I’m always impressed by the well-oiled team we have.

Thank you,   Marti

Pick up your April Portals of Prayer on the table in the back of church or in the church narthex.

Those to Keep in Your Special Prayers

We remember Rita Weisjohn as she will be having surgery on Wednesday April 10th.

We rejoice with Tim and Mary Dornfeld as their grandson Emmet Eli will be baptized today.  Emmet is the son of Seth and his fiance Cyrena.

 From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism –   John 20:19 “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” The peace we have in Jesus is what makes a life of good works possible. Since we know that it is Jesus who saved us, and not our works, we are now free to do good works not out of self-interest, but for the right reasons: out of thanksgiving toward God and love for our neighbors.

The Pewpoint – Theme of the Day – The Risen Christ Breathes His Peace in the Holy Absolution –    The crucified and risen Lord Jesus appeared to His apostles on the first Easter Sunday. He “came and stood among them,” and with His Word and the wounds in “his hands and his side,” He granted them His peace (John 20:19–20). He sent them as ministers of the Gospel in His name to bestow the life-giving Holy Spirit for us and for His whole Church through the forgiveness of sins (John 20:21–23). Through this apostolic ministry, He calls us to believe that He “is the Christ, the Son of God,” so that by such faith we “may have life in his name” (John 20:31). The apostles “have seen and heard” this divine life manifested in the flesh of Christ, and those who succeed them in this apostolic ministry now proclaim that same Absolution to us, so that we “too may have fellowship” with the risen Christ, with the apostles and “with one another” (1 John 1:1–7). The one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church lives by “their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,” and all who believe this Word are “of one heart and soul,” because in Him they truly have “everything in common” (Acts 4:32–33).