PARISH OF ALL
(Easter Day - Sunday 12th APRIL 2020)
As you are aware by now, we are not able to hold any services in our two churches under the direction of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. With the buildings fully closed, the Pewslips will now be online only
Entrance Antiphon: Christ has been raised from the dead, Alleluia! the first-fruits of those who have died, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Invitation to Confession
Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us. Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.
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. Amen.
FIRST READING Isaiah 65:17-25
A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah
I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: See, I will create new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever, in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. “Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach[ a hundred will be considered accursed. They will build houses and dwell in them, they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands. They will not labour in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them. Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.
PSALM 118:1-2 and 14-24
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”
The Lord is my strength and my defence, he has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right and has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death. Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
SECOND READING Colossians 3:1-4
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Cantor. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
People. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Cantor. Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed for us;
therefore let us keep the feast.
People. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
GOSPEL John 20:2-18
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.
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.
Introduction to the Peace
The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.
Prayer over the Gifts
Holy God, you feed us with earthly and with spiritual food: deathless, unalterable, you have chosen us, sinful as we are, to hear your word and to proclaim your truth. Alleluia! Make us salt of the earth; make us yeast in the loaf; we ask this in the name of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Communion Antiphon: Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, says the Lord, and I will raise them up on the last day, Alleluia!
Prayer after Communion
God of life, 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 daily die to sin,
that we may evermore live with him
in the joy of his risen life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight; and the blessing …
Priest. Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!
People. Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Psalm 105, Exodus 14:5-end and John 20:11-23