Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021

Topic: Easter Sunday Worship

Time: Apr 4, 2021 09:30 London

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Holy Communion on Easter Day

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Grace and peace be with you. And keep you in the love of Christ.

Hymn led by Adeline Jennings

Jesus Christ is risen 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 heavenly 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!

From “Surrexit Christus hoodie”, anon, C14 trans John Baptist Walsh in Lyra Davidica, 1708


Heavenly Father, all hearts are open to you.

No secrets are hidden from you.

Purify us with the fire of your Holy Spirit that we may love and worship you faithfully, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


We confess our sins saying:-

Heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought, word and deed,

and have failed to do what we ought to have done.

We are sorry and truly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,

forgive us all that is past and lead us in his way to walk as children of light. Amen.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

receive our prayer.


For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


The Collect

Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity.



Old Testament reading:-

Isaiah 25. 6-9

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-matured wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Psalm 65 verses 9 to 13

You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

Acts 10. 34-43

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.’

Alleluia, alleluia.

I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one:

I was dead, and behold I am alive forevermore.


The Lord be with you And also with you

Listen to the Gospel of Christ according to St John Glory to you, O Christ

Gospel reading:- John 20. 1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’

Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Then the disciples returned to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet.

They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’

She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.

Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’

Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’

Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher).

Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.


Sermon – Rev Rachael Storer

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 Church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.


The Intercessions

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


The Peace

Peace is the seed-bed of righteousness, and peacemakers will reap its harvest.

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


Hymn led by Mark, Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown him with many crowns,

the Lamb upon his throne,

while heaven’s eternal 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 Lord of life

triumphant from the grave,

who rose victorious from the strife

for those he came to save:

his glories now we sing

who died and reigns on high;

he died eternal life to bring

and lives that death may die.


Crown him the Lord of love,

who shows his hands and side

those wounds yet visible above

in beauty glorified.

No angel in the sky

can fully bear that sight,

but downward bends his burning eye

at mysteries so bright.


Crown him the Lord of peace

his kingdom is at hand;

from pole to pole let warfare cease

and Christ rule every land!

A city stands on high,

his glory it displays,

and there the nations ‘Holy’ cry

in joyful hymns of praise.


Crown him the Lord of years,

the potentate of time,

creator of the rolling spheres

in majesty sublime:

all hail, Redeemer, hail,

for you have died for me;

your praise shall never, never fail

through all eternity!


Jubilate Hymns version of part of hymn beginning Crown him with crowns of gold – Matthew Bridges (1800 – 1894) and Godfrey Thring (1823 – 1903) © Jubilate Hymns Ltd SMD


As Rev Janet says the following words of introduction to the Eucharist, you are encouraged to raise the bread, then the wine, which you have brought to the table.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this bread to offer,

which earth has given and human hands have made.

It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this wine to offer,

fruit of the vine and work of human hands.

It will become our spiritual drink.

Blessed be God for ever.


The Eucharistic Prayer 4

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.

It is indeed right, it is our duty and our joy

at all times and in all places

to give you thanks, holy Father,

all-powerful and everliving God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Who by his death has destroyed death

and by his rising to life again has restored to us eternal life.

And so with the hosts of angels and all the company of heaven

we proclaim the glory of your name and join in their unending hymn of praise:

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.

All praise and thanks to you, true and living God, Creator of all things, Giver of life.

You formed us in your own image;

but we have marred that image and fall short of your glory.

We give you thanks that you sent your Son to share our life;

you gave him up to death that the world might be saved,

and you raised him from the dead that we might live in him and he in us.

Sanctify with your Spirit this bread and wine, your gifts to us,

that they may be for us the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ.


On the night he was betrayed, he took bread,

and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying,

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you:

do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way after supper he took the cup,

and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying,

Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood of the new covenant

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins:

do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.


Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come in glory.


As he has commanded us, Father, we remember Jesus Christ, your Son.

Proclaiming his victorious death, rejoicing in his resurrection

and waiting for him to come in glory we bring to you this bread, this cup.

Accept our sacrifice of thanks and praise.

Restore and revive your people,

renew us and all for whom we pray with your grace and heavenly blessing,

and at the last receive us with all your saints into that unending joy promised by your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, forever and ever.


As our Saviour taught us, we boldly pray:

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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of Humble Access

We do not presume to come to this your table,

merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness,

but in your manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.

But you are the same Lord, whose nature is always to have mercy.

Grant us therefore gracious Lord so to eat the flesh of your dear Son

Jesus Christ and to drink his blood,

that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.

The Communion

The bread is broken


Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world: give us your peace.


Come let us receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ,

given for us and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.


The body of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen. We share the bread

The blood of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen. We share the wine


Give thanks to the Lord for he is gracious: his love is everlasting.

Post Communion Prayer

Living God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son

to the death of the cross,

and by his glorious resurrection have 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 risen life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Hymn Led by Adeline Jennings


In Christ alone my hope is found,

He is my light, my strength, my song;

This cornerstone, this solid ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All,

Here in the love of Christ I stand.


In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,

Fullness of God in helpless babe.

This gift of love and righteousness,

Scorned by the ones He came to save:

Till on that cross as Jesus died,

The wrath of God was satisfied –

For every sin on Him was laid;

Here in the death of Christ I live.


There in the ground His body lay,

Light of the world by darkness slain:

Then bursting forth in glorious day

Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine –

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.


No guilt in life, no fear in death,

This is the power of Christ in me;

From life’s first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny.

No power of hell, no scheme of man,

Can ever pluck me from His hand:

Till He returns or calls me home,

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.


Stuart Townend & Keith Getty Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music (Adm. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family, songs@integritymusic.com)

The Lord be with you. And also with you


God the Father, by whose glory Christ was raised from the dead,

strengthen you to walk with Him in His risen life.

And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always. Amen.


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia!

In the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!


An Order for the Holy Eucharist, material from which is included in the booklet, is copyright © Church in Wales Publications and the Representative Body of the Church in Wales 2004, 1994.

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