holy eucharist: rite II

Easter Day

April 12, 2020

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We invite you to, as much as possible, kneel, sit, stand, and participate with your body and voice just as you would in our physical assembly.

Opening Hymn  

The People Stand

Jesus Christ Is Ris’n Today

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing Alleluia!
unto Christ our heav’nly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above Alleluia!
praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
praise him, all ye heav’nly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Opening Sentences

CELEBRANT    Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
PEOPLE       The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

CELEBRANT    Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
PEOPLE       The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

CELEBRANT    Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
PEOPLE     The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

Song of Worship

Rising Sun

Praise him all you sinners
Sing, oh sing you weary
Oh, praise him all you children of God
We lift high his glory
Shown throughout our stories
We praise him as the children of God

Our great Redeemer, Glorious Savior
Your Name is higher than the rising sun
Light of the morning, you shine forever
Your Name is higher than the rising sun
Your Name is higher than the rising sun

Praise his Name forever
Speak it loud and clear now
Oh, praise him as the children of God

Hallelujah! Name above all, simply to speak your Name is praise
Hallelujah! Now and always, forever we lift your Name in praise
Hallelujah! Our God you reign, simply to speak your Name is praise

The Collect of the Day 

The People Stand

LEADER    The Lord is here.

PEOPLE     And his Spirit is with us.

LEADER    Let us pray.

ALL
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may, by your life-giving Spirit, be delivered from sin and raised from death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading 

The People Sit

Isaiah 65:17–25

[text here]

LECTOR    The Word of the Lord.
PEOPLE    Thanks be to God.

Psalter 

The People Stand

Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24

LECTOR    Let us pray Psalm 118 together in unison.

[Psalm here]

The People Stand

The Gospel 

John 20:1–8

DEACON    The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
PEOPLE    Glory to you, Lord Christ

[text here]

DEACON    The Gospel of the Lord
PEOPLE     Praise to you, Lord Christ

The Sermon 

The People Sit

The Peace 

The People Stand

On a typical Sunday when we are physically together, we pass the peace of the Lord to each other simply by turning to those around us and saying, “The peace of Christ to you,” or “God’s peace.”  We would like to invite you now to pass the peace not only to those who may be sitting with you at home, but also to friends and loved ones who are in other locations, perhaps through a text or other messaging app.

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

The people sit.

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Birthday names are read.

PRAYER FOR BIRTHDAYS
Watch over thy children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may thy peace which passes all understanding abide all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Anniversary names are read.

PRAYER FOR ANNIVERSARIES
O God, you have so blessed the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send your blessing upon these your children, that their lives together may continue to reflect your love and forgiveness and that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; we pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

CELEBRANT    Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.

Offering & Congregational Song

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All Things Rise
Sam Yoder

God, how beautiful your Holy Word
That formed the worlds in such goodness
O, the shame that we would spurn it all
To turn and fall into darkness

God, we’ll sing how through your Son you turned
This loss and hurt into glory
How when scorned in death you raised him up
His gain’s become the whole world’s story

Let all things rise and bless your name
All things made right and new again
O Lord our God, your goodness is free and boundless
Is reaching endless through it all

And on this road with every step we take
Your faithfulness is our portion
You’ve prepared a city bright and fair
Whose gates forever stay open

Son of God, in you we’ve taken up
The way of love’s occupation
O, the joy to share in your reward
The stunning turn of new creation

Let all things rise and bless your name
All things made right and new again
Let all things rise and bless your name
All things made right and new again
O Lord our God, your goodness is free and boundless
Is reaching endless through it all

Just as you promised, God, your Son was raised up
In him, we’ll follow, in him we’ll all be raised up

O Lord, you’ve made yourself a home
Heaven and earth forever one
All things once sown in weakness you raise in promise
Your beauty arches above it all

All things once sown in weakness you raise in promise
Your beauty arches above it all

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him, all creatures here below
Praise him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen

Holy Communion, Prayer A

The People Stand

CELEBRANT    The Lord is here.

PEOPLE             And his Spirit is with us.

CELEBRANT    Lift up your hearts.

PEOPLE              We lift them up to the Lord.

CELEBRANT      Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

PEOPLE             It is right to give him thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was offered for us, and has taken away the sin of the world; who by his death has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again has won for us everlasting life.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full, O Lord, of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full, O Lord, of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.


The People Kneel or Stand


Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.  He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, 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 we proclaim the mystery of faith:

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

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom. 

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil  
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory

Forever and ever, Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread 


CELEBRANT   Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

PEOPLE           Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

CELEBRANT   The gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

Communion Music 

We Do Not Presume

We do not presume to come to your table
Trusting in our own righteousness
For we are not worthy so much as to gather
The crumbs from under your table

But trusting, O Lord, in your great and manifold mercies
For you are the same Lord, whose nature’s always to have mercy
So cleanse us and feed us with the body and blood of your Son
That we may live in him and that he may live in us
For ever and ever
Amen

Christ Is Risen
Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
But fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely you’ve bled for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bowed to none but heaven’s will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown
No burden great can hold you down
In strength you reign
Forever let your Church proclaim

O Death, where is your sting?
O Hell, where is your victory?
O Church, come stand in the light
The glory of God has defeated the night
O Death, where is your sting?
O Hell, where is your victory?
O Church, come stand in the light
Our God is not dead
He’s alive! He’s alive!

Prayer for Mission 

ALL  
Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace and mission, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

CELEBRANT
May Almighty God, who has redeemed us and made us his children through the resurrection of his Son our Lord, bestow upon you
the riches of his blessing. 

May God, who through the water of baptism has raised us from sin into newness of life, make you holy and worthy to be united with
Christ forever.

May God, who has brought us out of bondage to sin into true and
lasting freedom in the Redeemer, bring you to your eternal inheritance.

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always.

Procession into the World 

The People Stand

Crown Him with Many Crowns

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.

Crown him the Son of God,
before the worlds began
And ye who tread where he hath trod
Crown him the Son of Man
Who every grief hath known
That wrings the human breast
And takes and bears them for his own
That all in him may rest

Crown him the Lord of life
who triumphed over 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

Crown him the Lord of Heaven,
enthroned in worlds above
Crown him the King to whom is given
The wondrous name of Love
Crown him with many crowns
As thrones before him fall
Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns
For he is King of all

The Dismissal

DEACON  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
PEOPLE  Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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