Pastor’s Email Blast March 29, “Christ’s Resurrection Means That We Will One Day Be Raised”

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Join us on Easter Sunday for Divine Service at 9:30 a.m.

Reminder: All Holy Week Services will be at the Holiday Inn Express. Easter Sunday will be at our new location, 6960 Parkwood Blvd. Suite 200, Frisco. Glory to God alone! (SEE ATTACHMENT)
Holy Thursday: Divine Service 7:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Express (HIE)

Good Friday: Tenebrae Service 7:00 p.m. HIE

Easter Divine Service 9:30 a.m. 6960 Parkwood Blvd. STE 200

Private Confession and Absolution offered all-week upon request.

Easter Lilies: All are invited to bring their Easter lily potted plant to our new facility to help decorate the altar area for Easter. Do feel free to take your plant home with you following the service.

Christ’s Resurrection Means That We Will One Day Be Raised

“Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7). By the shed blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, eternal death has passed over us. Now we pass with Christ through death into life everlasting. For Christ the crucified One is risen! The stone has been rolled away from the tomb, revealing that the tomb could not hold Him (Mark 16:1–8). Now our Redeemer lives eternally to save us from sin and Satan and the grave, and we can live in the sure hope of our own bodily resurrection with Christ. “After my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God” (Job 19:26). Feasting on the living Christ, who is our meat and drink indeed, we boldly say: “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:54–55, 57)

Preparing for Worship: For those preparing to receive The Lord’s Supper, please refer to p. 328 in the hymnal. Prayers for worship are located on the first page of the hymnal.

Lord’s Supper: Christ gives His body and blood in the Sacrament for the forgiveness of sins. Those who are in fellowship with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are welcome to Holy Communion. Others we ask that you wait until our pastor can review with you the Gospel and the Lord’s Supper.

Prayers for the week:

* Mike Troncalli recovering from hospitalization (heart). * Bert Whitmire, health issues. * All those grieving the death of Damon Marx’ friend, Chris. * Ron Martinez’ sister, Nancy. * Matthew Eggert, surgery. * Rick Nyman’s niece, Elizabeth Nyman, recovering from surgery and cancer. Also, his friends, Howie and Jan—Jan has advanced cancer. * The Whitmire’s neighbor, Russ Wheat, who has advanced cancer.

*If you would like a prayer in the bulletin, please call or email pastor by Thursday*For pastoral emergencies and care, please call me at 972-802-0444.

Pastor Clint Stark
St. John Lutheran Church
Frisco, TX

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.

(Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV)

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