Welcome to Glendale Lutheran!

Pastor Scott Jonas would love to talk to you. You can contact him via cell 805-345-6658 or email scottjonas314@gmail.com.
Pastor Scott is available to bring communion to you at home. Call his cell or the church office to set up a day and time.
 
Women’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets weekly in Family Life Center at 9:15am. Women’s Thursday Evening Bible Study meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. All women are welcome!
 
Men’s Bible Study meets Mondays at 7:30am.
The Third Sunday of Easter
9:15am
Prelude – I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
 
Greeting and Welcome
 
Lighting of the Candles
 
Hymn of Invocation – Crown Him With Many Crowns (LSB 525)

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark how the heav’nly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless king
Through all eternity.
 
Crown Him the Lord of love.
Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
No angels in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bend their wond’ring eyes
At mysteries so bright.
 
Crown Him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing,
Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die.

+ Preparation +
 
Invocation
P:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit
C:  Amen.
 
Opening Sentences – Psalm 16:11b; 30:1-3
P:  Alleluia! Christ is risen!
C:  He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P:  In Your presence there is fullness of joy;
C:  at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
P:  I will extol You, O Lord, for You have drawn me up
C:  and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
P:  O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You have healed me.
C:  O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
 
Confession and Absolution1 John 3:1; Psalm 30:4–5; 16:11b
P:  “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” Gracious Lord, by Your name You have called us Your own children, and we are to pray, praise, and give thanks to You.
C:  Yet we often choose not to see the love You have given to us, letting other things of this world impede our vision of Your mercy and grace in Christ. We do not always live as You have called us to be as Your children.
P:  We confess our sins to God in repentance, turning from those things that lead us away, turning back to You in the love You’ve shown.
 
Silence for reflection.
 
P:  Almighty and ever-compassionate Lord,
C:  we are by nature sinful and unclean. We confess our many failures as we have not followed You joyfully and trustingly. We have not loved others as You have first loved us, and our thoughts, words, and deeds have not been pleasing to You. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us to delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name.
P:  Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints,
C:  and give thanks to His holy name.
P:  For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime.
C:  Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
P:  In Your presence there is fullness of joy;
C:  at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
P:  “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. As His children, may He keep you in His grace by the Holy Spirit and grant you a renewed life on earth and finally a triumphant life with Him in heaven forever, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Alleluia! Christ is risen!
C:  He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Thanks be to God!
 
+ Word +
 
First ReadingJoshua 5:1–12
As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts melted and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.
At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.” So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt. Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised. For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. So it was their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way.
When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.
While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho. And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
 
P:  This is the Word of the Lord.
C:  Thanks be to God.

Epistle 1 John 3:1–7
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
 
P:  This is the Word of the Lord.
C:  Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel – Luke 24:36-49
P:  The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twenty-fourth chapter.
C:  Glory to You, O Lord.
 
As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.
Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
 
P:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C:  Praise to You, O Christ.
 
Children’s Hymn – Hallelujah! Praise Ye the Lord! (AGPS 114)
 
Hallelu! Hallelu! Hallelu! Hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord!
Hallelu! Hallelu! Hallelu! Hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord!
Praise ye the Lord! Hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord! Hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord! Hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord!
 
Children’s Sermon
 
Hymn of the Day – I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (LSB 411)
 
I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus. Refrain
 
Refrain:  In Him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.
 
I want to see the brightness of God.
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path,
And show me the way to the Father. Refrain
 
Sermon – Rev. Matt Hoehner
 
Apostles' Creed
C:  I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And 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.
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.
 
Prayer of the Church
+ Celebrating birthdays this week: 19 – David Bentzinger; 22 – Andrea Anderson; 24 – Zach Filkins
+ Wedding anniversaries: 23 – Jeanne & David Lipinski; 24 – John & Valerie Wehmueller

Special Celebrations and Needs:
+ Church family members: Rosemary Orloff, undergoing shoulder surgery on Thursday; Hank Schlichter, recovering at home from surgery
+ Friends of our congregation: Bruce, friend of the DeBord family, who has Covid; Tracy, friend of the DeBord family, who has breast cancer; Carrie, friend of the Cosby family, who underwent a double mastectomy last week; CCLS-Glendale teacher Haley, in the final weeks of her pregnancy
+ Those who are homebound or in nursing facilities: Mary Guion, Corinne Gutzler, Anne Hammann, Joan Winkler, Ruth Wussler

Offering
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Offertory – Easter Medley
 
+ Sacrament +
 
The Words of Our Lord
P:  Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My + body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My + blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
 
Proclamation of Christ
P:  As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
C:  Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
P:  O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
 
Lord’s Prayer
C:  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.
 
Pax Domini
P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C:  Amen.
 
Distribution
 
Blessing
 
Post-Communion Collect                                                                                                     
P:  Let us pray. We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C:  Amen.
 
Benediction
P:  The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
C:  Amen.
 
Closing Hymn – Amazing Grace (LSB 744)
 
Amazing grace—how sweet the sound—
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see!
 
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
His grace has brought me safe thus far,
His grace will lead me home.
 
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease,
Amazing grace shall then prevail
In heaven’s joy and peace.
 
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.
 
Postlude Trumpet Tune in D Major
 
+ + +
  
+ WORSHIP LEADERS +
Preacher – Rev. Matt Hoehner
Celebrant/Liturgist – Pastor Scott
Organist/Pianist – Jim Thielker
Communion – John Steele
Sound/Video – Jerry Nicolaus
Lector – Beth Nicolaus
Usher – Ron Froesel 
 
Altar flowers this morning are given by Jeanne Lipinski
In thanksgiving to God for blessings received
Acknowledgments
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.