Easter Sunday

16th April 2017

Rev. Janine Atkinson

 

Opening Words(please respond with the words in bold)

This is the Good News…

The tomb is empty,

Christ is risen

Alleluia!

This is the Good News…

The light shines in the darkness

And the darkness can never put it out

Alleluia!

This is the Good News…

Once we were no people,

Now we are God’s people

Alleluia!

© Adapted from Stages on the Way - Wild Goose Worship Group

Hymn – 232: Christ the Lord is risen today

Approaching God in Prayer (incl. The Lord’s Prayer)

Hymn – 243: Now the green blade rises

Offertory and Offertory Prayer

(during which the Choir will sing – ‘Before the Dawn’)

Bible Reading: John 20: 1 – 18

Philip’s Egg

        

Hymn – 260: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

Early on the first day of the week

 

Hymn(Tune: John Brown’s Body / Glory, Glory Alleluia!)

In the cross we find a sign of love

within a sign of pain,

for it speaks of our desertion,

how God looked to us in vain,

yet it tells of Jesus facing death

to win us life again –

the cross proclaims God’s love!

Glory, glory, hallelujah! (three times)

the cross proclaims God’s love.

 

In the empty tomb the emptiness

proclaims God’s bold reply

to the victory of sin and death

that nothing could defy

Jesus’ goodness had to mean that

Even death itself must die –

That tomb proclaims God’s love!

Glory, glory, hallelujah! (three times)

the tomb proclaims God’s love.

 

In our lives the risen Jesus

can empower us to be true

to the cause of love and justice

in whatever deeds we do;

we can let his Spirit guide us,

turn us round and make us new –

our lives must show God’s love!

Glory, glory, hallelujah! (three times)

our lives must show God’s love.               © John Campbell - 1997

 

The Peace(please respond with the words in bold)

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said

“Peace be with you!”

They were glad when they saw the Lord.

Alleluia! The peace of the risen Christ be always with you.

And also with you.Alleluia!

Prayers of Confession

Assurance of Pardon(please respond with the words in bold)

God our Creator, gives us new life;

Christ, our Redeemer, prepares a table for us;

The Holy Spirit, our joy, calls us to service.

This is the Good News:

The tomb is empty, sin is powerless, death is defeated for ever.

On this very first day, and every day,

we walk as God’s people – forgiven and made whole.

Thanks be to God. Amen

At the Lord’s Table(please respond with the words in bold)

People of Easter morning… lift up your hearts!

We lift them to the onewho has raised Jesus from the grave

People of Easter’s joy…

give thanks to the one who raises us to new life.

We sing our Alleluias to the God of everlasting love…………….

 

Prayers after communion,for the world

 

Hymn – 247: Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

Words of Mission and Blessing

 

 

Organ Voluntary

Toccata from Symphony Number 5 - Widor

Played by David Hall 

 

 

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