Easter - The Sunday of the Resurrection, April 20, 2014

The Holy Eucharist

The Gathering of the Community

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Hymn 203: Jesus Christ is Risen Today

The celebrant greets the community
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.

Almighty God,
to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.

Hymn 210: Yours Be The Glory

The Proclamation of the Word
A Reading from the Book of Acts 10:34-43
The Word of the Lord
  Thanks be to God

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

The Gospel: Matthew 8:1-10

Anthem: Risen Today!

Sermon: Archdeacon John Clarke

The Prayers of the People
In joy and hope let us pray to the source of all life, saying, “Hear us, Lord of glory!”
That our risen Saviour may fill us with the joy of his holy and life-giving resurrection, let us pray to the Lord. 
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
That isolated and persecuted churches may find fresh strength in the Easter gospel, let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
That God may grant us humility to be subject to one another in Christian love, let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
That God may provide for those who lack food, work, or shelter, let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
That by God’s power wars and famine may cease through all the earth, let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
That God may reveal the light of his presence to the sick, the weak, and the dying, that they may be comforted and strengthened, let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
That God may send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon us, that we may bear faithful witness to God’s resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
Today, in our cycle-of-prayer we pray for
And we pray for the people of our companion parish of St. Michael and All Angels, Pierrefonds, Que., let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
We pray for those who are ill either in hospital or at home including:
and others we may name out loud or in our hearts…
For those who have died in the peace of the Lord,
let us pray to the Lord.
  Hear us, Lord of glory!
Holy and mighty God, your Son’s triumph over sin and death has opened to us the gate of eternal life. Purify our hearts that we may follow where he has gone and share in the radiance of his glory. We ask this for the sake of our risen Lord. Amen.

The Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
  And also with you.


Hymn-at-the-offertory 233: He Rose

The Celebration of the

The 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 Great Thanksgiving
- Eucharistic Prayer 3
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.

Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of heaven and earth; we give you thanks and praise for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true paschal lamb who has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us eternal life. Therefore, joining our voices with the whole company of heaven, we sing our joyful hymn of praise to proclaim the glory of your name.

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

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

We give thanks to you, Lord our God, for the goodness and love you have made known to us in creation; in calling Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, a death he freely accepted, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “ Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore, Father, according to his command,
we remember his death,
we proclaim his resurrection,
we await his coming in glory;

and we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts, that they may be the sacrament of the body of Christ and his blood of the new covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we, made acceptable in him, may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

In the fullness of time, reconcile all things in Christ, and make them new, and bring us to that city of light where you dwell with all your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation;

by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.
  Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Lord’s Prayer
As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
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 - 8 Easter Season
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.

The Communion
The gifts of God for the People of God.
  Thanks be to God.

Anthem: Lamb of God

- 230: The Tomb is Empty! Come and See
- 229: Who is There on This Easter Morning
- He is Lord

The Scattering (Mark 4:20)

Junior Choir: This is the Day

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
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.

May the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn 205: The Day of Resurrection

The Scattering
Alleluia! Go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the power of the risen Lord.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!