Easter 5

Christ is Risen – worship in Easter

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we begin…

Welcome

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.

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.

Song – Rejoice the Lord is King

Rejoice, the Lord is King:
Your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Saviour, reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When He has purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus giv’n:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Our Lord and judge shall come
And take His servants up

To their eternal home:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

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 us 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

The Prayer for the day/week (Collect) is said.

Almighty God,
who through your only–begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

Reading(s)

Acts 7.55–60
John 14.1–14

After the readings

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

Reflection

The text is available here (with the prayers text too).

Music for Reflection

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

This response is

Lord, you are my strong rock
All My strong rock and my shelter.

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

All      Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our trepasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power,
and the glory,
forever and 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.

Closing Praise

we close:

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!

We close today listening to an instrumental by Stu of Presence of the Lord by Blind Faith (1969)

We may not be able to eat together, but we can drink together and share fellowship, so do feel welcome along to the virtual pub after the service at 7pm


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

Piano Daniel Ackerley

Music video Shine Jesus Shine from Worship Lyric Videos – all rights reserved.