1st Sunday after Easter, 2nd of Easter, B

Life and peace in Christ

      "Peace be with you", says the Lord. "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." John 20:21
      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 merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP Easter 1
      Let us pray [for a deeper awareness of God's blessings to us in baptism]
      God of mercy, you wash away our sins, you give us new birth in the Spirit, and you redeem us in the blood of Christ. As we celebrate Christ's resurrection, increase our awareness of these blessings, and renew your gifts of life within us. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Risen Christ, whose absence leaves us in despair, but whose presence is overwhelming: breathe on us with your abundant life, that where we cannot see, we may have courage to believe that we may be raised with you. Amen. APBA
      The life of the early Christians.   Acts 4:32-37   4:32-35
      Let us love one another, for love is of God.   Psalm 133  
      Walking in the light.   1 John 1:1-10   1:1-2:2
      Jesus appears to his disciples.   John 20:19-31  
Supplementary readings
      I will put my Spirit within you.   Ezekiel 37:1-14
      Christ is risen.   Luke 24:1-12
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 14
TIS 517
CC 185
CH 15
TIS 366
HTC 127
TIS 650
Hymn or Chorus first line
This, this is the day
Alleluia, sing to Jesus
Jesus how lovely your are
There's a river of praise
Jesus lives and so shall I
In my distress I cried to God
Empty he came
Brother let me be your servant
Tunes and sources
HFG 288
Unknown source
Tune: Kenosis
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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