The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday, April 4, 2021

8:00am, 9:30am, & 11:00am

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Celebrant– The Rev. Elisa P. Harres (8AM, 9:30AM)

The Rt. Rev. Don A. Wimberly (11:00AM)

 

The Liturgy of the Word

Opening Voluntary                                     Prelude on the Easter Hymn Tune “St. John Damascene”                                    Noel Rawsthorne

Acclamation

     Priest:        Alleluia! Christ is risen!

     People:   The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!     

     Priest:        Christ is risen from the dead,
     People:   trampling down death by death, and giving life to those in the tomb.

     Priest:        The Sun of Righteousness is gloriously risen,
     People:   giving light to those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death.

     Priest:        The Lord will guide our feet into the way of peace,
     People:   having taken away the sin of the world.

     Priest:        Alleluia! Christ is risen!

     People:   The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!     

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

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.

Celebrant           The Lord be with you.

People               And also with you.

Celebrant           Let us pray.

O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection 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 resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Lessons

The First Reading: Acts 10:34-43

Peter began to speak to the gentiles: “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.”

Reader              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  (said responsively by half verse)

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; *

      his mercy endures for ever.

Let Israel now proclaim, *
      “His mercy endures for ever.”

The LORD is my strength and my song, *
      and he has become my salvation.

There is a sound of exultation and victory *
      in the tents of the righteous:

“The right hand of the LORD has triumphed! *
      the right hand of the LORD is exalted!

           the right hand of the LORD has triumphed!”

I shall not die, but live, *

      and declare the works of the LORD.

The LORD has punished me sorely, *

      but he did not hand me over to death.

Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
      I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.

“This is the gate of the LORD; *
      he who is righteous may enter.”

I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
      and have become my salvation.

The same stone which the builders rejected *
      has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the LORD’S doing, *
      and it is marvelous in our eyes.

On this day the LORD has acted; *
      we will rejoice and be glad in it.

The New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Reader              The Word of the Lord.

People            Thanks be to God.

The Gospel      Mark 16:1-8

Priest                The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

People            Glory to you, Lord Christ.

            When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Priest                The Gospel of the Lord.

People            Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon, The Rev. Tom Pumphrey

The Nicene Creed (also on page 358 in the Book of Common Prayer)

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life,

Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Prayers of the People   

Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;

     That we all may be one.

Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;

     That your Name may be glorified by all people.

We pray for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, our presiding Bishop, Rob, Don, and Paul our Bishops, Tom and Elisa, our priests and we pray for all bishops, priests and deacons;

     That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

We pray for our Nation and its people

     That we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will.

We pray for Joseph, our President and Brian, our Governor and for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;

     That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;

     That our works may find favor in your sight.

Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble,

     That they may be delivered from their distress.

Give to the departed eternal rest,

     Let light perpetual shine upon them.

We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;

     May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.

Let us pray for our own needs and for those of others. (please add your prayers)

We thank you, Lord, for the blessings of this life. (please add your thanksgivings)

The priest adds a concluding Collect.

The Confession 

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.  Amen.

The Absolution

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen.

The Exchange of the Peace of Jesus Christ        

Celebrant           The peace of the Lord be always with you

People                And also with you.

The Liturgy of the Table

The Offertory                                                                                    The Bells of Easter                                                                     Dorothy Wells         

At the Presentation    

     Priest:       Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Alleluia!

     People:    Praise him, all creatures here below! Alleluia!

     Priest:       Praise him above, ye heavenly host! Alleluia!

     People:    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Amen! Alleluia!

 

The Great Thanksgiving, Eucharistic Prayer A  (page 361 in the Book of Common Prayer)

Celebrant:    The Lord be with you.

People:       And also with you.

Celebrant:    Lift up our hearts.

People:       We lift them up to the Lord.

Celebrant:    Let us give thanks to the Lord.

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…….

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 of your glory.

     Hosanna in the highest.

     Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

     Hosanna in the highest.

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:

Celebrant and People

     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.

The Lord’s Prayer 

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, for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Fraction

     Alleluia! Christ, our Passover is sacrificed for us;

     Therefore, let us keep the feast! Alleluia!

The Communion

All are welcome at the table either to receive the blessing of the church if you are not baptized (please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chest), or to share in communion with Christ and his church if you are a baptized Christian of any age or any denomination. Gluten free wafers are available upon request.

Communion Music                                                                       Victimae Paschalae

Postcommunion Prayer (also in the Book of Common Prayer, page 366)

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom.  And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.  To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.

Blessing

Dismissal

     Priest:        Alleluia! Christ is risen!

     People:   The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!     

     Priest:        Christ is risen from the dead,
     People:   trampling down death by death, and giving life to those in the tomb.

     Priest:        The Sun of Righteousness is gloriously risen,
     People:   giving light to those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death.

     Priest:        The Lord will guide our feet into the way of peace,
     People:   having taken away the sin of the world.

     Priest:        Alleluia! Christ is risen!

     People:   The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!  

Closing Voluntary        

Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 

Charles-Marie Widor

Thank you for worshiping with us!

Clergy & Musician

The Rev. Thomas C. Pumphrey, Rector

The Rev. Elisa P. Harres, Associate Rector

George Chesnut, Director of Music