April 4th 2021

Empty tomb

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Easter Day

Celebration of 

Holy Communion

 

Leader:   The Light of Christ                            The new Paschal Candle is lit

All:        The Light of Christ

 

Leader:   Christ is Risen

All:         He is risen - Alleluia.

      

Hymn or song                                              sorry, no singing in church

Jesus Christ is risen today; Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day; Alleluia!

Who did once, upon the cross; Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss; Alleluia!

 

Hymns of praise then let us sing; Alleluia!

Unto Christ our heavenly King; Alleluia!

Who endured the cross and grave; Alleluia!

Sinners to redeem and save: Alleluia!

 

But the pains which He endured; Alleluia!

Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!

Now in heaven above He’s King; Alleluia!

Where the angels ever sing: Alleluia!

 

Leader:   Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:
All:        he has given us new life and hope by raising Jesus from the dead.

Leader:   Alleluia. Christ is risen.        

All:        He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

 

Confession                                                  

The resurrection means Christ has brought us victory over sin and death. So let us confess our sins, grateful for the forgiveness Christ has won.

 

              When we struggle to believe in God

All:        Lord, have mercy.

 

              When we forget that God is always with us.

All:        Christ, have mercy.

 

              When we act as if this life is all there is.

All:        Lord have mercy.

 

May the Father of all mercies cleanse you from your sins, and restore you in his image to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   

All: Amen.

 

The Collect

 

              God of glory, by the raising of your Son

              you have broken the chains of death and hell:

              fill your church with faith and hope;

              for a new day has dawned

              and the way to life stands open

              in our saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

First Reading: ACTS 10: 34-43                                                       sit for the reading

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:   Thanks be to God.

                                                                                                                                       We stand for the gospel

Gospel Reading: Mark 16: 1-8           When the Gospel is announced the reader says

             

              Alleluia, alleluia. I am the first and the last, says the Lord,

              and the living one; I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore.                   

All:              Alleluia.

              Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.

All:        Glory to you, O Lord.

 

    At the end:

              This is the Gospel of the Lord.                       

All:        Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Sermon

 

The Creed                                                                                                                            We stand

Let us declare our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All:       We believe in God the Father,
              from whom every family
              in heaven and on earth is named.

   We believe in God the Son,
   who lives in our hearts through faith,
   and fills us with his love.

   We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
   who strengthens us
   with power from on high.

   We believe in one God;
   Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
   Amen.

 

 

Prayers

 

The Peace                                                                                                                           cf John 20.19

              The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples

              and said, ‘Peace be with you.’
              Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.

             

              The peace of the Lord be always with you        

All:               and also with you.

(Pandemic safety – a wave of peace may be shared from your places.)

 

Music plays while the table is prepared                                    

(For those of our church family who cannot be present with us physically we encourage you to share in the prayer, meditate on the gift and sacrifice of our Lord and know that we are all joined as one in the family of heaven that our communion may also be yours in spirit.

The Eucharistic Prayer (D)

The Lord be with you      All: and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.                 All: We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All:     It is right to give thanks and praise.

Almighty God, good Father to us all, your face is turned towards your world.

In love you gave us Jesus your Son to rescue us from sin and death.

Your Word goes out to call us home to the city where angels sing your praise.

We join with them in heaven’s song:

All:     Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Father of all, we give you thanks for every gift that comes from heaven.

To the darkness Jesus came as your light. With signs of faith and words of hope he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean.

This is his story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

The crowds came out to see your Son, yet at the end they turned on him. On the night he was betrayed he came to table with his friends to celebrate the freedom of your people.

This is his story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food; he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said: This is my body, given for you all.

Jesus then gave thanks for the wine; he took the cup, gave it and said: This is my blood, shed for you all for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this in remembrance of me.

This is our story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate the cross on which he died to set us free. Defying death he rose again
and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world.

This is our story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

Send your Spirit on us now that by these gifts we may feed on Christ with opened eyes and hearts on fire. May we and all who share this food offer ourselves to live for you and be welcomed at your feast in heaven where all creation worships you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

All:     Blessing and honour and glory and power
be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer                                                            please sit or kneel

All:     Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Breaking of the Bread                   The president breaks the consecrated bread.

       Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup,

All:        We proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Giving of Communion

       Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
All:        Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

Music plays as the people share in Holy Communion.

The president and people receive communion together, first the wafer and then the wine.

 

Take, eat; this is the body of Christ, broken for you. Do this in remembrance of him.     All: Amen.

 

This cup is the new covenant in the blood of Christ, shed for you and for all, for the forgiveness of sin. Drink of it, all of you, in remembrance of him.               All: Amen.

Prayer after Communion

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise, that when we were still far off you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

All    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

 

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord.     

All   Amen.

 

Hymn or Song                                             sorry, no singing in church

Thine be the glory,

Risen, conquering Son;

Endless is the victory

Thou o’er death hast won.

Angels in bright raiment

Rolled the stone away,

Kept the folded grave-clothes

Where Thy body lay.

 

Thine be the glory,

Risen, conquering Son;

Endless is the victory

Thou o’er death hast won!

 

Lo, Jesus meets us,

Risen from the tomb!

Lovingly He greets us,

Scatters fear and gloom.

Let the church with gladness

Hymns of triumph sing,

For her Lord now liveth,

Death hath lost its sting.

 

No more we doubt Thee,

Glorious Prince of life;

Life is naught without Thee:

Aid us in our strife;

Make us more than conquerors,

Through Thy deathless love;

Lead us in Thy triumph

To Thy home above.

                                                                          

Prayer

All:        Rejoicing in the Good News of Jesus Christ

              risen from the dead we commit ourselves

              afresh to his service. Amen.

 

Blessing

God, who through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us the victory, give you joy and peace in your faith; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
All:        Amen.

       Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, Alleluia.
All:        Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

 

 

 

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