The Sunday after Easter, 2nd of Easter C

Life and peace in Christ

      Jesus 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", John 20:27
      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
      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 gift 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
      Living God, for whom no door is closed, no heart is locked: draw us beyond our doubts, till we see your Christ and touch his wounds where they bleed in others. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      We are witnesses.   Acts 5:17-32   5:27-32
      The stone the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.   Psalm 118:19-29   118:14-29. Alt. Psalm 150.
      John's vision of Christ the king.   Revelation 1:4-8  
      Jesus appears to his disciples.   John 20:19-31  
Supplementary readings
      The risen Christ.   Revelation 1:9-20  
      Christ is risen.   Matthew 28:1-15  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources
Supplementary Hymns
      TIS: 360, 387, 513, 386.

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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