The women who go to the empty tomb have a plan to anoint Jesus' body, but they soon realize the main problem with their plan is not merely that the body is missing but that they had planned to anoint his body in the first place. Today, we (and the culture) are still frequently surprised by the empty tomb, and once again must come to grips with the reality that our Savior is an alive Savior, confounding expectations and bringing back from irrelevance and failure those who trust in him.

Readings and sermon were delivered by Pastor Aaron Mueller.

Order of service:

The Resurrection of Jesus, Mar 31, 2024


Reflection on God's Forgiveness is from Zephaniah 3:14-17
Psalm reading is from Psalm 16
Old Testament reading is from Isaiah 25:6–9
Epistle reading is from 1 Corinthians 15:1–11
Holy Gospel is from Mark 16:1–8

Songs and Hymns:

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Text by Lyra Davidica, 1708 (sts. 1-3), Charles Wesley (st. 4)
Tune by Lyra Davidica, 1708
Public domain
This Is the Feast
Text: John W. Arthur, 1922-1980, © 1978, Lutheran Book of Worship.
Music © 1975, Richard Hillert. Exclusive agent: OCP.
Used with permission, One License #728607-A.
Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia
Text by Bernard Kyamanyway, (trns.) Howard S. Olson
Tune by Tanzanian, © 1977 Howard S. Olson
Used with permission, LSB Hymn License #110001220
Easter Song
Music and Words: Anne Herring, © 1974 Latter Rain Music.
Used with permission: CCLI license #20286740.
Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen
Text: Herbert F. Brokering, 1926–2009; © 1995 Augsburg Fortress
Tune: David N. Johnson, 1922–87; © 1968 Augsburg Publishing House
Used with permission: LSB Hymn License #110001220
Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed
Text and tune by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Ed Cash
© 2012 Alletrop Music | © 2012 Getty Music
Used with permission, CCLI license # 20286740
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Text by Samuel Medley
Tune by John C. Hatton
Public domain


Text: Stephen P. Starke
Agnus Dei
Text: Stephen P. Starke
Nunc Dimittis


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Sunday, Mar 31:
Worship Service: 9 AM to 10:15 AM
Easter Brunch: 10:30 AM

The Fellowship Team has a wonderful brunch and egg hunt planned. Come and enjoy the food, the fellowship, and the fun! Please bring your own basket/bag for the egg hunt.

Wednesday, Apr 3:
Men’s Bible Study: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Youth Group: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Apr 6:
Women’s Bible Study: 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Ministry Spotlight – St. James Technology Team

Join the Media Ministry in serving our community! Opportunities include graphic design, website maintenance, managing our computer systems and network equipment, and running audio or video for our worship services.

Our live stream reaches both our congregation and individuals beyond, providing a vital connection to worship for many. Your help ensures that this lifeline continues to thrive. No prior experience is required as training will be provided, but seasoned individuals are also warmly welcomed. Together, we strengthen our faith community through learning and collaboration.

We have several overdue projects, such as implementing a scalable data backup solution, completing our WiFi networks, organizing our network equipment rack, and redesigning our website. Additionally, assistance is needed in creating image and video assets for our website, live stream, and video recordings.

If you’re able to volunteer your time in any capacity, please contact Larry, our Deacon of Technology, at Your contribution makes a difference!

Thank you for your support in enhancing our church’s digital presence and operations!

Youth Annual Yard Sale

As you start your Spring Cleaning, please be looking for items that you would be willing to donate to the Youth Yard Sale. The Yard Sale will be on Saturday, June 15. Items can be dropped off at church the week before. Funds raised will help with expenses for the Mission Trip and the 2025 Youth Gathering.

Easter Lilies have been lovingly donated by:
  • Carol Kelso in memory of Paul Kelso & William Scheibe
  • Bob and Magel Debo in memory of Mackenzie Ann Allen
  • Marilyn Whipkey in thanksgiving for our grandkids
  • Beverly Tiemann in memory of Michael Tiemann
  • Kevin and Shanna Covarrubias in memory of Catherine Anne Bradtke and Ben Calvin
  • Pete and Janice Lanto in memory of loved ones
  • Nic Schatte in memory of Marlene Grady and Thomas Freeman
  • Joanne and Rod Nathan in memory of parents and grandparents
  • Nancy Cluck and the Tubbs Family in memory of Husband, Dad and Grampy
  • Tim and Cheryl Schnicker in thanksgiving for our St. James Community Group