Welcome to Glendale Lutheran!

Please join us in the Family Life Center next Sunday, April 21 immediately after church to celebrate our own Al Grimm's 100th birthday. There will be cake and other goodies. We're trying to get a good collection of birthday cards for Al as well! There's a basket in the small kitchen with some free birthday cards for you to use, or feel free to bring your own if you'd like. Hope to see you there to wish Al a happy 100th!

The Third Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2024


Divine Service III


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 virgin’s Son,

The God incarnate born,

Whose arm those crimson trophies won

Which now His brow adorn:

Fruit of the mystic rose,

Yet of that rose the stem,

The root whence mercy ever flows,

The babe of Bethlehem.

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.

Crown Him the Lord of heav’n,

Enthroned in worlds above,

Crown Him the king to whom is giv’n

The wondrous name of Love.

Crown Him with many crowns

As thrones before Him fall;

Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns,

For He is king of all.

+ Preparation +


P: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Opening Sentences 

P: This is the day that the LORD has made;

C: let us rejoice and be glad in it.

P: Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;

C: death no longer has dominion over Him.

P: Christ has risen from the dead.

C: God the Father has crowned Him with glory and honor.

P: He has given Him dominion over the works of His hands;

C: He has put all things under His feet.

Confession and Absolution

P: Let us now confess our sin to God, our merciful Father.

C: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, maker of all things, judge of all people, we admit and confess our sinfulness. We are by nature sinful, and we have not always lived as Your thankful and joyful people. We have indeed turned away from one another in our thinking, speaking, and doing. We have done the evil You forbid and have not done the good You demand. We do repent and are truly sorry for these our sins. Have mercy on us, gracious Father; forgive us all that is past, blot out our sins, and with the power of the Holy Spirit, direct our lives so that we serve You in true faithfulness. Grant us steadfastness among all the changes of this world and build Your kingdom among us here through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

P: God has promised forgiveness of sins to those who repent and turn to Him. May He keep you in His grace by the Holy Spirit and grant you a victorious life on earth and finally a triumphant life with Him in heaven forever. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, I forgive you your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. As well-loved Easter people, rejoice and be glad! You are free indeed!

C: Amen.

+ Word +


P: In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

C: I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up 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.

P: Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.

C: For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

All: 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; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Salutation and Prayer of the Day

P: The Lord be with you. 

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray. Living Lord, You have commanded us to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins to all nations. To fulfill this command, we ask You to clothe us with the power from on high, Your Holy Spirit, that we may carry the amazing message of Your resurrection to the ends of the earth; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

First Reading1 Kings 3:5-14

At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”

It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

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 GospelLuke 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.

Apostles' Creed

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.

Children’s Hymn – God Is So Good (AGPS 107)

God is so good, God is so good,

God is so good, He’s so good to me.

He cares for me, He cares for me,

He cares for me, He’s so good to me.

He answers prayer, He answers prayer,

He answers prayer, He’s so good to me.

Children’s Sermon – Tim Cosby 

Hymn of the Day – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (LSB 802)

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,

Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,

Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;

Thy justice like mountains high soaring above

Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life Thou givest—to both great and small—

In all life Thou livest, the true Life of all;

We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree

And wither and perish—but naught changes Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,

Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;

All laud we would render: O help us to see

’Tis only the splendor of light that hides Thee.





+ Celebrating birthdays this week: 15 - Jeanne Lipinski; 16 – Vicki Devenport; 19 – David Bentzinger

Special Celebrations and Needs:

+ Church family members: Sherman Moore, dealing with circulatory issues and recovering from surgery; Janet Hurley, upon the return of her cancer; Sharon Gaal, recovering from surgery; family and friends of Hank Schlichter, upon his death; Julie Atwood-Wise, recovering from knee replacement surgery; Steve Albers, recovering from surgery; Vicki Lucas, recovering from a stroke; Ken Kight.

+ Friends of our congregation: Family of Dan Rich, extended family member to the Barberchecks, upon his sudden death on Easter Monday; Barbara Huggins, in rehab with a broken leg; Eddie, brother-in-law of Andrea Anderson, diagnosed with lymphoma of the uvula; Michael Becker, diagnosed with cancer; Don, friend of the Wehmueller family, with liver cancer; Rebecca Guion, daughter-in-law of Mary Guion.

+ Those who are homebound or in nursing facilities: Twylah Atwood, Mary Aufderheide, Jules Bush, Frank & Sharon Gaal, Mary Guion, Jerry & Jane Keathley, Cindy Smith, Shirley Williams

+ Sacrament +


P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Lift up your hearts. 

C: We lift them to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

P: It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, Lord, our God, for You have refreshed us in the forgiveness of Christ. Pour out upon us the gift of Your spirit that with true thanksgiving we may receive the body and blood of our Lord as a guarantee of our salvation and as a foretaste of the feast to come in Your eternal kingdom. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and praise, together with the Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever.

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.

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.”

Pax Domini 

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen.


Distribution Hymn – Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray (LSB 623)

Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray

That we may feast on You today;

Beneath these forms of bread and wine

Enrich us with Your grace divine.

Give us, who share this wondrous food,

Your body broken and Your blood,

The grateful peace of sins forgiv’n,

The certain joys of heirs of heav’n.

By faith Your Word has made us bold

To seize the gift of love retold;

All that You are we here receive,

And all we are to You we give.

One bread, one cup, one body, we,

Rejoicing in our unity,

Proclaim Your love until You come

To bring Your scattered loved ones home.

Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray:

O keep us steadfast till that day

When each will be Your welcomed guest

In heaven’s high and holy feast.


Post-Communion Collect

P: Let us pray. Grant that Your Son’s body and blood, O Lord, which You have given us to eat and to drink, may abide in us; and let no stain of sin remain in us, whom this pure and holy Sacrament has refreshed; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

C: Amen.


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 – Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing (LSB 475)

Good Christian friends, rejoice and sing!

Now is the triumph of our King!

To all the world glad news we bring:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The Lord of life is ris’n this day;

Bring flow’rs of song to strew His way;

Let all the world rejoice and say:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Praise we in songs of victory

That love, that life which cannot die,

And sing with hearts uplifted high:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Your name we bless, O risen Lord,

And sing today with one accord

The life laid down, the life restored:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!



Preacher/Celebrant/Liturgist – Pastor Scott

Organist/Pianist – Seth Carruthers

Lector – Jerry Nicolaus

Communion – Jerry Nicolaus & Seminary Student

Sound/Video – Paul Barbercheck

Ushers – Judy George, Sandy Barbercheck, Jeanne Lipinski, Becci Sasser

Greeters – Greg & Karen Frimel

Altar flowers are giving by Joel & Marcia Hempel this morning

“in appreciation for our church family”

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.