1st Sunday after Easter A. 2nd of Easter A

Life and peace in Christ

      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. 1 Peter 1:3.
      Almighty Father, you have given your only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant that we may put away the old leaven of corruption and wickedness, and always serve you in sincerity and truth; through the merit of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Easter 1
      Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt: may we, who have not seen, have faith and receive the fullness of Christ's blessing; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The pangs of death could not hold Christ.   Acts 2:22-36   2:14a, 22-32
      The Lord is at my right hand and I shall not fall.   Psalm 16  
      New birth.   1 Peter 1:1-12   1:3-9,   1:1-12
      Jesus appears to his disciples.   John 20:19-31  
Supplementary readings
      David's song of praise.   2 Samuel 22:1-51   22:1-7, 47-51
      Christ is risen!   Mark 16:1-8  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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