2nd Sunday after Easter A. 3rd of Easter A

Witnesses to the resurrection

      Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38-39

      Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life; give us grace that we may always thankfully receive the immeasurable benefit of his sacrifice, and also daily endeavour to follow in the blessed steps of his most holy life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for evermore. Amen. BCP. Easter 2

      Let us pray [that Christ will give us a share in his glory]
      God our Father, may we look forward with hope to our resurrection, for you have made us your sons and daughters, and restored the joy of our youth. 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

      O God, your son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA

      Jesus both Lord and Christ.   Acts 2:36-41   2:14a, 36-41
      How shall I repay the Lord for all his benefits to me?   Psalm 116:11-18   116:1-4, 11-18
      Set free by the sacrifice of Christ.   1 Peter 1:13-2:3   1:17-23,   1:13-25
      The walk to Emmaus.   Luke 24:13-35  

Supplementary readings
      A song of praise to the Lord.   Isaiah 42:10-17  
      Adoration of the Lamb / Worthy is the lamb that was slain.   Revelation 5:1-10 / 5:11-14   5:1-14

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 26
AHB 420
CC 160
TIS 541
Hymn or Chorus first line
Come into his presence singing
Jesus my Saviour, Oh how I love you
Jesus thou joy of loving hearts
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
As we walk along beside you
Coming to the table Lord
Hallelujah! We sing your praise
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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