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Sunday, April 11, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter


Alleluia!  Christ is risen!


He is risen, indeed!  Alleluia!  


Welcome to worship!  We are so glad you are joining us for worship!

The Easter season is a week of weeks—seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the Gospel of John.  

Easter, St.  Pauls Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI

Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter… and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us.  With Thomas, we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self.  Jesus’ words to Thomas offer a blessing to all who entrust themselves in faith to the risen Lord.


From frightened individuals often hiding behind locked doors… we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and sharing so that no one among us is in need.  


Scripture Readings:

Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19-31

Our guest preacher today is Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe, Bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.  Thank you, Bishop Joy, for proclaiming God’s Word for us today.  


Thank you to Katie James and the middle school students for providing our special music today (Tone Chimes – “All Things Bright and Beautiful”)  


Today’s altar flowers are given in loving memory of my dad, Phil Hofstad.  


The bulletin is available for you to download and print for worship.

Easter Blessings and Joy, 

Pastor Karen

Hearts at Home (pdf) worship resource for the 2nd Sunday of Easter 

April 4, Easter 


Christ is risen!

He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!


Welcome to worship on this day of celebration! We are so glad you are joining us for Easter worship!

The good news that we celebrate today is that Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever!

Easter, St.  Pauls Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI

With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and confused, yes, maybe even afraid, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb. But this is why we gather: to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating truth of Christ’s death and resurrection.

We celebrate God’s power over sin and death.

We celebrate God’s unending love.

We go out to live this promise… and share this good news with all the world. Alleluia!

Scripture Readings:

Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8

Thank you to Kathy Houzner, Cheryl Warming and Susan Lappin for providing our music!

Thank you to Alice Woodward for providing the altar flower arrangement in loving memory of her son Jason.


Thank you to ALL who provided flowers for our Easter garden!

A bulletin and copy of the sermon is available for you to download and print for worship.

Easter Blessings and Joy,

Pastor Karen

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