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EASTER 2

(Sunday 19th 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:

Like new born infants, alleluia! long for the pure spiritual milk, alleluia! that by it you may grow into salvation, 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

Almighty Father,

you have given your only Son to die for our sins

and to rise again for our justification:

grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness

that we may always serve you

in pureness of living and truth;

through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

FIRST READING Acts 2.14a, 22–32

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

 

On the day of Pentecost,  Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, ‘You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know – this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power.

 

For David says concerning him, “I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.” Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, “He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.” This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.’

 

 

PSALM

Psalm 16

 

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup

 

Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; I have said to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord, my good above all other.’ All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, upon those who are noble among the people.

 

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup

 

But those who run after other gods shall have their troubles multiplied. Their libations of blood I will not offer, nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

 

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup

 

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; it is you who uphold my lot. My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

 

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup

 

I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

 

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup

 

My heart, therefore, is glad and my spirit rejoices; my body also shall rest in hope. For you will not abandon me to the grave, nor let your holy one sees the Pit. You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

 

 

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup

 

 

SECOND READING

1 Peter 1.3–9

A reading from the first letter of Peter

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith – being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

 

 

GOSPEL John 20.19–31

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

 

When it was evening on the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.

 

If you forgive the sins of any, they have forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’ But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So, the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’ A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’

 

Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’ Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

 

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

Lord Jesus Christ, in baptism you give us your Spirit of forgiveness and peace: by this sacrament of unity, grant us to know your victory over sin and death; for you are alive and reign, now and forever. Amen.

 

Communion Antiphon:

We have been buried with Christ by baptism into death, so that, just as he was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life, alleluia!

 

Prayer after Communion                    

Lord God our Father,

through our Saviour Jesus Christ

you have assured your children of eternal life

and in baptism have made us one with him:

deliver us from the death of sin

and raise us to new life in your love,

in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. 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 and honour and glory and power be yours for ever and ever    

 

Dismissal

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

People. Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

 

EVENSONG READINGS

Psalm 30:1-5, 1 Kings 17:18-end and John 20:24-end

 

 

 

 

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