The readings have been printed out for those who find that helpful. Click on the PDF file at the bottom of this post entitled "Easter 2 Readings"
May your time of worship be a time of blessing, refreshment and hope!
Prelude: Alleluia - Handel/Liebergen
Anne Lane, flute
Welcome & Introduction
Opening Hymn - That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright - CP #231
1 That Easter day with joy was bright:
the sun shone out with fairer light
when to their longing eyes restored,
th'apostles saw their risen Lord.
2 His risen flesh with radiance glowed,
his wounded hands and feet he showed;
those scars their solemn witness gave
that Christ was risen from the grave.
4 O Lord of all, with us abide
in this, our joyful Easter-tide;
from ev'ry weapon death can wield
thine own redeemed forever shield.
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
May his grace and peace be with you.
May he fill our hearts with joy!
The Collect Prayer
Light of the world, shine upon us with your Holy Spirit. Gather in our midst, that we might know you are truly with us. Guide us in unity and love, that we might be a blessing of unity and love for the world. Amen.
The Readings. (See below for PDF)
Anthem: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - Michael Larkin
Ankelly Armstrong, soprano
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.
The Prayers of the People
Confession & Absolution
Dear friends in Christ,
God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; he welcomes sinners
and invites them to his table. Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.
Silence is kept.
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.
Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
As our Saviour taught us, let us pray, 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. 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.
Live in the light,
The light of unity and love.
Live in the light,
The light of faith and hope.
Live in the light,
The light of God for all the world to know.
Closing Hymn - Crown Him with Many Crowns - CP #378
1 Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless king
through all eternity.
2 Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o'er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save;
his glories now we sing
who died and rose on high,
who died eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.
3 Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
rich wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified;
no angels in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
but downward bends their burning eye
at mysteries so bright.
4 Crown him the Lord of years,
the potentate of time,
creator of the rolling spheres,
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail