Easter Day I A

The resurrection of Christ

      Christ is risen
          He is risen indeed

      This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Luke 24:34, Psalm 118:24
      Almighty God, you have conquered death through your dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant us by your grace to set our mind on things above, so that by your continual help our whole life may be transformed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in everlasting glory. Amen. BCP Easter Day.
      Let us pray [that we may know the risen Christ]
      God our Father, by raising Christ your Son, you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. In our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant 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
      Glorious Lord of life, by the mighty resurrection of your Son you overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, who celebrate with joy Christ's rising from the dead, my be raised from the death of sin to the life of righteousness; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      God has raised Jesus.   Acts 10:34-43  
      alt: Everlasting love.   Jeremiah 31:1-6  
      The stone the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.   Psalm 118:19-29   118:1-2, 14-24
      alt: The Hymn of the risen Christ.   See below  
      Real life in Christ.   Colossians 3:1-11   3:1-4
      The empty tomb / Jesus appears to Mary.   John 20:1-10 / 20:11-18   20:1-18
      alt: Christ is risen.   Matthew 28:1-15   28:1-10
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 146
NH 139
NH 78
HTC 364
CC 144
TIS 257
TIS 278
TIS 380
Hymn or Chorus first line
O clap your hands, all ye people
In the presence of your people
Hear the bells ringing
Jesus stand among us
Christ the Lord is risen today
"Celtic alleluia", v1-4.
O what a gift, what a wonderful gift
Thine be the glory
Tunes and sources
The Hymn of the risen Christ
      Christ our passover has been | sacrificed for us:
      so let us cele|brate the feast,
      not with the old leaven of cor|ruption and wickedness:
      but with the unleavened bread of sin|cerity and truth.
      Christ once raised from the dead | dies no more:
      death has no more do|minion over him.
      In dying he died to sin | once for all:
      in living he | lives to God.
      See yourselves therefore as | dead to sin:
      and alive to God in Jesus | Christ our Lord.
      Christ has been | raised from the dead:
      the first fruits of | those who sleep.
      For as by | man came death:
      by man has come also the resurrection | of the dead;
      For as in | Adam all die:
      even so in Christ shall all be | made alive.
      Glo|ry to God:
      Father, Son and | Holy Spirit;
      As in the be|ginning so now:
      and for ever | Amen.

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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