Easter Day 2011

The Holy Eucharist
The Oder of Service
The hymns and prayer will all be projected on the screens.

Hymn 203: Jesus Christ is Risen Today!

The Gathering of the Community
Summary of the Law
The Collect of the Day
Let us pray.
Lord of life and power, through the mighty resurrection of your Son, you have overcome the old order of sin and death and have made all things new in him. May we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, reign with him in glory, who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word
A Reading from the Book of Acts
Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ - he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. 10:34-43
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Hymn 219: The Glory of Our King was Seen

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Refrain: On this day the Lord has acted;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endures for ever. Let Israel now proclaim, "His mercy endures for ever." R The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. There is a sound of exultation and victory in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! the right hand of the Lord is exalted! the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!" R I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. The Lord has punished me sorely, but he did not hand me over to death. R Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord. "This is the gate of the Lord; he who is righteous may enter." I will give thanks to you, for you answered me and have become my salvation. The same stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. R This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes. On this day the Lord has acted; we will rejoice and be glad in it. R

A Reading from the Letter of Paul to the Colossians
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hid-den with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. 3:1-4
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Senior Choir Anthem: Now is the Time for Hearts to Sing

The Holy Gospel
The Lord be with you
And also with you
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to Matthew
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.' This is my message for you." So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." 28:1-10
The Gospel of Christ  

Sermon: Lord of the Dance, Archdeacon John Clarke (Rector)

Junior Choir Anthem: Christians, Celebrate and Sing

Affirmation of Faith cf 1 Corinthians 15.3-7

The Prayers of the People
Response: Hear us, Lord of glory!

The Peace

Hymn 233: He Rose

Prayer over the Gifts
Let us pray,
God our strength and salvation, receive all we offer you this day, and grant that we who have confessed your name, and received new life in baptism, may live in the joy of the resurrection, through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
(from Common Worship, C of E)
The Lord’s Prayer

The Breaking of the Bread (8 Easter Season)

Celtic Alleluia!

- 207: At the Lamb’s High Feast we Sing
- 209: Walk Softly in Springtime
- 229: Who is There on this Easter Morn

Hymn: He is Lord

The Scattering

Prayer after Communion
Let us pray.
God of life, bring us to the glory of the resurrection promised in this Easter sacrament. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.

The doxology


Hymn 205: The Day of Resurrection

Celtic Alleluia!


Good Friday

11:00 AM - The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Organ Prelude
Followed by a period of silence as the choir and ministers enter.

The Ministry of the Word - pg. 308

The Collect of the Day

Hymn 386:  When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

First Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Psalm 22 (1-17)

Second Reading: Hebrews 10:16-25

Anthem: Let Him Be Crucified

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (18:1-19:42).
The congregation can remain seated until the verse which mentions the arrival at Golgotha (19:17).

Hymn 202:  There Is A Green Hill Far Away

The Sermon: Archdeacon John Clarke

Meditation on the Cross - pg. 313

Hymn 198: O Sacred Head Sore Wounded

The Solemn Intercession - pg. 309

Hymn 551: My Faith Looks Up To Thee

The Lord’s Prayer - pg. 310

The Closing Prayer - pg. 320
There is no blessing or dismissal added to the service.  The ministers, choir and congregation leave in silence (unless they desire to remain in the Church for prayer).