Easter 2

Christ is Risen – worship in Easter

complete audio available here.

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The hands of Jesus (c) R. Gino Santa Maria

Introduction

Jesus came and stood among the disciples. Then they rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Alleluia!

Song: I stand amazed

I stand amazed in the presence
  Of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
  A sinner condemned, unclean.

How marvellous! How wonderful!
  And my song shall ever be:
How marvellous! How wonderful!
    Is my Saviour’s love for me!

For me it was in the garden,
  He prayed: “Not my will, but Thine.”
He had no tears for His own griefs,
  But sweat-drops of blood for mine.

He took my sins and my sorrows,
  He made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calv’ry,
 And suffered, and died alon
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When with the ransomed in glory
  His face I at last shall see,
’Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me.

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
All      He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

He has given us new life and hope.
All      He has raised Jesus from the dead.
           Alleluia.

Song: Once again

Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice
You became nothing, poured out to death
Many times I’ve wondered at your gift of life
And I’m in that place once again
I’m in that place once again

And once again I look upon the cross where you died
I’m humbled by your mercy and I’m broken inside
Once again I thank you
Once again I pour out my life
Pour out our life’s to you

Now you are exalted to the highest place
King of the heavens, where one day I’ll bow
But for now I marvel at your saving grace
And I’m full of praise once again
I’m full of praise once again

Once again I look upon the cross where you died
I’m humbled by your mercy and I’m broken inside
Once again I thank you
Once again I pour out my life

Thank you for the cross
Thank you for the cross
Thank you for the cross, my friend
Oh thank you for the cross
Thank you for the cross
Thank you for the cross, my friend

Once again I look upon the cross where you died
I’m humbled by your mercy and I’m broken inside
Once again I thank you
Once again I pour out my life.

Welcome

Faithful one,
whose word is life:
come with saving power
to free our praise,
inspire our prayer
and shape our lives
for the kingdom of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

All      Amen.

Prayers of Penitence

Jesus Christ,
risen Master and triumphant Lord,
we come to you in sorrow for our sins,
and confess to you our weakness and unbelief.

We have lived by our own strength,
and not by the power of your resurrection.
In your mercy, forgive us.

All      Lord, hear us and help us.

We have lived by the light of our own eyes,
as faithless and not believing.
In your mercy, forgive us.

All      Lord, hear us and help us.

We have lived for this world alone,
and doubted our home in heaven.
In your mercy, forgive us.

All      Lord, hear us and help us.

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord.

All      Amen.

Prayer for the week

Risen Christ,
for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:
open the doors of our hearts,
that we may seek the good of others
and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,
to the praise of God the Father. Amen.

Reading(s)

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

This is the word of the Lord.
All      Thanks be to God.

Alleluia, alleluia. You search the scriptures to find in them eternal life, says the Lord; it is they that testify on my behalf. Alleluia.

A reading from the Gospel of John 20:19-31

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Reflection

Beginning with Panis Angelicus played by Stuart Johnson. Text for the hard of hearing.

Affirmation of Faith

Let us declare our faith
in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

All      Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he was buried;
he was raised to life on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
afterwards he appeared to his followers,
and to all the apostles:
this we have received,
and this we believe. Amen.

The Peace

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.

Prayers

concluding with the Lord’s Prayer
Text for the hard of hearing

Gathering our prayers and praise into one,
let us pray as our Saviour taught us

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.

Gloria in Excelsis

All      Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

we continue…

Closing Praise

Alleluia. Christ is risen!
All      He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All      He has given us new life and hope.

He has raised Jesus from the dead.
All      He has brought us out of darkness.

God has claimed us as his own.
All      He has made us light to the world.

Alleluia. Christ is risen!
All      He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

(gathering for fellowship in our virtual pub from 7pm)

A service from New Patterns for Worship. Compilation copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2002.


Easter 2 Music

I Stand Amazed:         Words and music Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1856-1932)
Performed by              Celtic Worship

Once Again:                Written and Composed by Matt Redman CCLI 1564362
Vocals and guitar:       Patti Smith
Synthesizers:              Bill Vincent

Panis Angelicus:         Composed by Cesar Franck
Synthesizers:              Stuart Johnson

Faithful One                Words and Music by Brian Doerksen CCLI 465840
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