Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter Sunday Liturgy

The Church of the Good Shepherd
Easter Morning Prayer
April 12, 2020, 10am

Opening Hymn:
O Who Shall Roll Away the Stone?
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Easter Opening Sentences (standing, saying responsively)
Leader: CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us :
People: therefore let us keep the feast;
Leader: Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness :
People: But with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Leader: Christ being raised from the dead dies no more :
People: death hath no more dominion over him.
Leader: For in that he died, he died unto sin once :
People: but in that he lives, he lives unto God.
Leader: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin :
People: but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Leader: Christ is risen from the dead :
People: and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
Leader: For since by man came death :
People: by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Leader: For as in Adam all die :
People: even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Leader: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
People: and to the Holy Ghost;
Leader: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
People: world without end. Amen.

Confession of Sin
Leader: Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.
People: O God, our Father, we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed: we have not loved you with all our heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Have mercy on us, we beseech you; cleanse us from our sins; and help us to overcome our faults; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Leader: Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer: Say together, then:
Leader: O Lord, open our lips;
People: And our mouth shall show forth your praise.
Leader: O God, make speed to save us;
People: O Lord, make haste to help us.
Leader: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
People: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Leader: Praise the Lord;
People: The Lord’s name be praised.
Sequence Hymn: #178 Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord
Gospel: Matthew 28
Gospel Discussion Questions
1. What is the significance of Galilee? (Matthew 5:23-25)
2. What is the Challenge of Jerusalem? (Matthew 24:37-39)
3. What is the conflict between Galilee and Jerusalem?
(John 7:40-52)
4. Why are both Galilee and Jerusalem necessary for the Christian life? (Matthew 28)

The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Leader: Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
People: Christ, have mercy upon us.
Leader: Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, show your mercy upon us.
People: And grant us your salvation.
Leader: O Lord, save us.
People: And mercifully hear us when we call upon you.
Leader: Endue your Ministers with righteousness.
People: And make your chosen people joyful.
Leader: O Lord, save your people.
People: And bless your inheritance.
Leader: Give peace in our time, O Lord.
People: Because there is none other that fights for us, but only you, O God.
Leader: O God, make clean our hearts within us.
People: And take not your Holy Spirit from us.
The Collect of the Day
People: O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Collect for Peace
People: O GOD, you are the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of you stands our eternal life, your service is perfect freedom; Defend us your humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collect for Grace
People: O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us today with your mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, nor run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by your governance, to do always what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Closing Hymn: #193 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
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