April 17th 2022

Daffodil and Easter eggs in a china cup



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                               Easter Day

                Celebration of Holy Communion



Notices:  After Easter ‘The Chosen’

Starting on Tuesday April 26th at 7:30PM at All Saints Church Kemble for eight weeks we will be screening season one of this excellent series.

Each episode is approximately 45minutes and will be followed by refreshments and an open conversation finishing by 9:00pm

Everyone is welcome and invited to share together in this unique telling of the greatest story ever told.


Other Notices

Home Groups- Everyone Welcome.

For Wed evenings 7:30pm: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thurs 7:30pm on Zoom – just join via our website link or speak to Liz Collins.

Zoom coffee mornings weekdays 10:30 am (link on Virtual Church Hall tab)

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00 pm Mon, Wed and Fri - via website.

Zoom Prayer Meeting Tuesday 8:30 – 9:00am

Little Fishes next on Monday 25th April in Kemble village hall 2.00 to 4.00 pm

Open the Book in Kemble School will next take place Thursday 28th April.

Choir practice in Church on Tuesday evening at 8.00 pm.


Welcome everyone, the door is open and Christ is risen. We rejoice with Mary Magdalen as she discovers the wonderful truth that Jesus is alive, a truth that brings light and life and hope to our world


Leader:   The Light of Christ 

All:   The Light of Christ


Leader:   Christ is Risen

All:   He is risen - Alleluia.



Hymn or song 381      

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.



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.


Peruvian Gloria: 226

Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Father.
Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Father.
To him be glory forever.
To him be glory forever.
Alleluia, amen.
Alleluia, amen. Alleluia amen, alleluia amen.

Glory to God, glory to God, son of the Father.
Glory to God, glory to God, son of the Father.
To him be glory forever.
To him be glory forever.
Alleluia, amen.
Alleluia, amen. Alleluia amen, alleluia amen.

Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Spirit.
Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Spirit.
To him be glory forever.
To him be glory forever.
Alleluia, amen.
Alleluia, amen. Alleluia amen, alleluia amen.



First Reading: ACTS 10: 34-43    


Acts 10:34-43 NRSV  Gentiles Hear the Good News

34 Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’


This is the word of the Lord.   

All:     Thanks be to God.


Choir Anthem: Led Like A Lamb


Gospel Reading: John 20: 1-18       


  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.


John 20:1-18 NRSV    The Resurrection of Jesus


20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.


Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look[a] into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ 14 When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ 16 Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew,[b] ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”’ 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

  At the end:

  This is the Gospel of the Lord.    

All:   Praise to you, O Christ.





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.





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.)


Hymn 777: To God be the Glory


To God be the glory! Great things He hath done!

So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,

Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,

And opened the life-gate that all may go in.


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the earth hear His voice!

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father through Jesus the Son;

And give Him the glory, great things He hath done!


O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!

To every believer the promise of God;

The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.


Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son:

But purer and higher and greater will be

Our wonder, our worship, when Jesus we see!

    Frances Jane Van Alstyne

(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 and the choir sings as we share in Holy Communion.

294 He is the Lord

759 This is the day

31  Alleluia

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


The body of Christ, broken for you   All: Amen.

The blood of Christ, shed for you.  All: Amen.

At the end of Communion the choir sings the Easter Prayer

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 no 751 

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.



All:   Rejoicing in the Good News of Jesus Christ

  risen from the dead we commit ourselves

  afresh to his service. Amen.



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.

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


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