PARISH OF ALL

                            SAINTS’ AND

                             ST CEDD’S,

                            SHRUB END

 

(Easter Day - Sunday 12th APRIL 2020)

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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.

 Opening Prayer

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. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.

 

 

 

Gospel Acclamation

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. 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 toward 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.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

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 around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” 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.

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.

Blessing

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 …

 

Dismissal

Priest.           Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!

People. Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

EVENSONG READINGS

Psalm 105, Exodus 14:5-end and John 20:11-23

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