|Saturday Worship||6:30 PM|
|Sunday Worship||9:30 AM|
|Sunday School||10:45 AM|
Zion Lutheran Church
620 E 3rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
April 14, Third Sunday of Easter
Again the fishermen disciples are by the seashore, and again Jesus has to tell them where to fish. This happened back at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and now it happens again after the resurrection. The message is clear: “You can do nothing without Me. Everything is a gift from Me.” This truth stands at the beginning of every Christian’s faith and is the motivation for every Christian work of thanksgiving.
The Church is in Eastertide. During this season you will notice that the adornments throughout the church are white in color. Each season of the Church is denoted by one symbolic color of the Liturgical Season. I have provided the explanation of our usage as provided by our synod. You may research more at this address: Colors of the Liturgical Season
White is the color of purity and completeness. The theme for the “great fifty days” of Easter is supported by the use of white. This color, used primarily during these Sundays, assists in bearing the message that “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.” Christ’s triumph from the grave on Resurrection day is the cause for our rejoicing. His purity before his Father becomes our purity. White reinforces that message of joy.
In addition to its use during Eastertide, white is the appointed color for such festive Sundays as Christmas and its twelve days; Epiphany (Jan. 6) and the first Sunday following it, observed as the Baptism of Our Lord; the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, also known as Transfiguration Sunday; Holy Trinity Sunday; and twenty-one minor festivals and occasions listed on the church year calendar in Lutheran Worship. In all, white serves as the best festive color for the church year.
Easter Sonrise Service: 7:00 am with Holy Communion
The LYF youth group will serve Easter breakfast following the Sonrise Service.
Easter Second Service: 9:30 am with Holy Communion