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Processional Hymn: CP #205  The Day of Resurrection


The Gathering of the Community


Alleluia!  Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia!


May Christ’s grace and peace be with you.

May he fill our hearts with joy.


The Gloria  CP # 365 Glory to God on High


Collect Prayer

God unlimited by mortal fear or the tomb’s cold grip: in the lingering dark give us grace to know your life triumphant, your love undimmed in the face of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead.  Amen.


The Proclamation of the Word


The Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9; 

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

The Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 

(The congregation is invited to respond with the verses printed in bold.)


O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
   his steadfast love endures for ever!

Let Israel say,
   ‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’
The Lord is my strength and my might;
   he has become my salvation.

There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
‘The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;
   the right hand of the Lord is exalted;
   the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.’
I shall not die, but I shall live,
   and recount the deeds of the Lord.
The Lord has punished me severely,
   but he did not give me over to death.

Open to me the gates of righteousness,
   that I may enter through them
   and give thanks to the Lord.

This is the gate of the Lord;
   the righteous shall enter through it.

I thank you that you have answered me
   and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected
   has become the chief cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing;
   it is marvellous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
   let us rejoice and be glad in it.


The Second Reading: Acts 10:34-43

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


The Gospel


Gospel Acclamation - Alleluia, Alleluia


May the Lord be with you.  And also with you.

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.

John 20:1-18

The Gospel of Christ.  Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.


The Homily   The Reverend Canon Ruthanne Ward




Affirmation of Faith


Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  This is the first and the great commandment.  The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.  There is no commandment greater than these.


Prayers of the People


The Peace


May the Peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you. 


Offertory Hymn: CP #222  All Shall Be Well


Prayer over the Gifts

We give you thanks, O God, for you are good.  You have been our help and hope, calling us to be help and hope for the world.  Bless the gifts we bring before you, that they may be signs of life, hope and love.  Amen.                


The Great Thanksgiving


The Lord be with you.  And also with you. 

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

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

It is right to give our thanks and praise. 


Holy God, Lover of creation, we give you thanks and praise for in the ocean of your steadfast love you bear us and place the song of your Spirit in our hearts. When we turn from your love and defile the earth, you do not abandon us. 


Your Spirit speaks through Huldah and Micah, through prophets, sages, and saints in every age, to confront our sin and reveal the vision of your new creation. Joining in the song of the universe we proclaim your glory singing: 


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.


Gracious God, in the fullness of time you sent Jesus the Christ to share our fragile humanity. Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection you open the path from brokenness to health, from fear to trust, from pride and conceit to reverence for you. 


Rejected by a world that could not bear the Gospel of life, Jesus knew death was near. His head anointed for burial by an unknown woman, Jesus gathered together those who loved him. 


He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke it and gave it to his friends, saying, “Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” 


After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine, gave you thanks, and said “Drink this all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” 


And now we gather at this table in response to his commandment, to share the bread and cup of Christ’s undying love, and to proclaim our faith. 


Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.


Breathe your Holy Spirit, the wisdom of the universe, upon these gifts that we bring to you: this bread, this cup, ourselves, our souls and bodies, that we may be signs of your love for all the world and ministers of your transforming purpose. 


Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, Creator of all, and we bless your holy name for ever. Amen. 


The Lord’s Prayer


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.  Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.  Amen.


The Breaking of the Bread


Lord, we died with you on the cross.

Now we are raised to new life.


We were buried  in your tomb.

Now we share in your resurrection.

Live in us, that we may live in you.


Communion Hymn: CP #209  Walk Softly in Springtime


Prayer after Communion


Risen Christ, whom we have seen with our eyes and touched with our hands; the word of life in whom our joy is complete: send us out to declare your truth, your unshakable faith in the world you love.  Amen.




Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever.  Amen.


The Blessing


Recessional Hymn: CP #231 That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright




Go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.  Alleluia!

Thanks be to God.  Alleluia!



Thank you for being with us this holy day to celebrate 

the Resurrection of Christ.

May your Easter be full of blessings!