4Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! our triumphant holy day, who so lately on the crosssuffered to redeem our loss,
5Hymns of praise then let us sing Alleluia! unto Christ, our heavenly king,who endured the cross and gravesinners to redeem and save.
6But the pain that He endured Alleluia! our salvation has procured; now exalted He is King,and the angels ever sing:
7praise eternal as his love; praise him, all ye heavenly host, Sing we to our God aboveAlleluia!praise eternal as his love;praise him, all ye heavenly host,Father, Son and Holy Ghost.Anon. Lyra Davidica 1708
8Our Lord Jesus Christ said: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,and with all your soul,and with all your mind,and with all your strength.This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it:You shall love your neighbour as yourself.On these two commandments hangall the law and the prophets.Matthew 22.37–40, Mark 12.30–31
9Let us pray.Almighty God,to whom all heartsare open,all desires known,and from whomno secrets are hidden:cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,that we may perfectly love you,and worthily magnifyyour holy name,through Christ our Lord. Amen.
10HYMN OF PRAISE: THE GLORIA 15/04/2017Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God's people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;
11at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. 15/04/2017you are seatedat the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.For you alone are the Holy One,you alone are the Lord,you alone are the Most HighJesus Christ,with the Holy Spirit,in the glory ofGod the Father.Amen.
12PRAYER OF THE DAY Brightness of God’s glory, whom death could not conquer nor the tomb imprison: as your have shared our frailty in human flesh, help us to share your immortality in the Spirit; let no shadow of the grave terrify us, and no fear of darkness turn our hearts from you.Reveal yourself to us this day and all our days, as the First and the Last,the Living One,Our immortal Saviour and Lord. Amen.
15Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us: so let us celebrate the feast,Not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness:but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.Christ once raised from the dead dies no more:Death has no more dominion over him.In dying he died to sin once for all:in living he lives to God.
16See 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 one man came death:by another has come also the resurrection of the dead;For as in Adam all die:even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
26AFFIRMATION OF FAITH I believe in God, the Father almighty, 15/04/2017AFFIRMATION OF FAITHLet us together affirm the faith of the Church:I believe in God, the Father almighty,creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ,God’s only Son, our Lord,who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died, and was buried;he descended to the dead.
27On the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.15/04/2017
28THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Almighty God,your Son Jesus Christhas promisedthat you will hear uswhen we ask in faith:receive the prayerswe offer.
29Prayer Conclusion:Hear us, Father,through Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns with youin the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.
30THE LORD'S PRAYER As our Saviour taught us, so we pray, Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,your kingdom come,your will be doneon earth as in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.Forgive us our sinsas we forgive those who sin against us.Save us from the time of trialand deliver us from evil.For the kingdom, the power,and the glory are yoursnow and for ever. Amen.
31As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim PREPARATION FOR THELORD'S SUPPERAs often as you eat this breadand drink the cup, you proclaimthe Lord’s death until he comes.Whoever, therefore, eats the breadand drinks the cup of the Lordin an unworthy mannerwill be answerable for the bodyand blood of the Lord.Examine yourselves, and only theneat of the bread and drink of the cup.
32ConfessionChrist our Passover Lamb has been offered for us, therefore we come to celebrate the festival.Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, with a sincere and a true heart.
33Heavenly Father,you have loved us with an everlasting love,but we have broken your holy lawsand have left undonewhat we ought to have done.We are sorry for our sinsand turn away from them.For the sake of your Sonwho died for us,forgive us,cleanse us and change us.By your Holy Spirit,enable us to live for you;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
34ABSOLUTIONGod is slow to anger and full of compassion,forgiving all who humbly repent and trust in his Son as Saviour and Lord.God therefore forgives you in Christ Jesus,in whom there is no condemnation. Amen.Our Lord Jesus Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed Peter 2.24
3515/04/2017We are the body of Christ His Spirit is with us The peace of the Lord be always with you And also with you.
37In Christ alone my hope is found In Christ alone my hope is found. He is my Light, my Strength, my Song; This Cornerstone, this Solid Ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease! My Comforter, my All in all, here in the love of Christ I stand.
38In Christ alone. Who took on flesh; Fullness of God in helpless babe In Christ alone! Who took on flesh; Fullness of God in helpless babe! This gift of love and righteousness, scorned by the ones He came to save: Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied; for every sin on Him was laid; Here in the death of Christ I live.
39There in the ground his body lay; Light of the world by darkness slain; Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again! And as He stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me; For I am His and He is mine – bought with the precious blood of Christ.
40No guilt in life, no fear in death – This is the power of Christ in me;From life’s first cry to final breath,Jesus commands my destiny.No pow’r of hell,no scheme of mancan ever pluck me from his hand;Till He returns or calls me home,here in the pow’rof Christ I’ll stand.Words & music by Keith Getty & Stewart Townend
41THE GREAT THANKSGIVING The Lord be with you.And also with you.Lift up your hearts.We life them to the Lord.Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.It is right to give our thanks and praise.
42All glory and honour be yours always and everywhere,mighty Creator, everliving God.We give you thanksand praise for your Son,our Saviour Jesus Christ,who by the power of your Spiritwas born of Maryand lived as one of us.By his death on the cross,he offered the one true sacrifice for sin,and obtained an eternal deliverancefor his people.
43And now we give you thanks that you raised him to life triumphant,and exalted him in glory.By his victory over death,the reign of sin is ended,a new day has dawned,a broken world is restoredand we are made whole once more.Therefore with angels and archangels,and with all the company of heaven,we proclaim your greatand glorious name,for ever praising you and saying:
44Holy, holy, holy Lord,God of power and might,heaven and earthare full of your glory.Hosanna in the highest.And now, gracious God, we thank youfor these gifts of bread and wine,and pray that we who receive them,in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,according to our Saviour’s word,in remembranceof his suffering and death,may share his body and blood.
45On the night before he died, Jesus took bread,and when he had given you thankshe broke it,and gave it to his disciples,saying,‘Take and eat.This is my body which is given for you.Do this in remembrance of me.’
46After supper, he took the cup, and again giving you thanks he gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Drink from this, all of you.This is my blood of the new covenantwhich is shed for you and for manyfor the forgiveness of sins.Do this, as often as you drink it,in Remembrance of me.’We eat this bread and drink this cupto proclaim the death of the Lord.
47We do this until he returns. Come, Lord Jesus!Father, as we recall his saving deathand glorious resurrection,may we who share these giftsbe renewed by your Holy Spiritand united in the body of your Son.Bring us with all your peopleinto the joy of your eternal kingdom,there to feast at your table andjoin in your eternal praise:
48Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive praise and honour and glory and power for ever and ever. Amen. We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. We who are many are one body, for we all share in the one bread.
49All visitors are welcome HOLY COMMUNIONAll visitors are welcometo come forwardto receive communion.Communion Hymn: Power of the Cross
50Oh, to see the dawn Of the darkest day: Christ on the road to Calvary Oh, to see the dawn Of the darkest day: Christ on the road to Calvary. Tried by sinful men, Torn and beaten, then Nailed to a cross of wood. CHORUS: This, the pow'r of the cross: Christ became sin for us; Took the blame, bore the wrath— We stand forgiven at the cross.
51Oh, to see the pain written on Your face, bearing the awesome weight of sin. Ev'ry bitter thought, ev'ry evil deed crowning Your bloodstained brow.Now the daylight flees; now the ground beneath quakes as its Maker bows His head. Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life; "Finished!" the vict'ry cry.
53Most glorious Lord of life, we thank youthat you nourish usin these Easter mysteries.Fill us with the Spirit of loveand unite us in faith,that we may witnessto the resurrectionand show your gloryto all the world.
54THE SENDING OUT OF GOD’S PEOPLE 15/04/2017THE SENDING OUT OF GOD’S PEOPLEFather, we offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice through Jesus Christ our Lord. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory.
56Almighty God,who redeemed us through the resurrection of Christ,and has brought us out of slavery into everlasting freedom,give you joy and peace in faith and bring you to your eternal inheritance;and the blessing of God almighty,the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
58I know that He is living, whatever men may say. I serve a risen Saviour,He's in the world today;I know that He is living, whatever men may say.I see His hand of mercy,I hear His voice of cheer;and just the time I need Him,He's always near.
59Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me He lives, He lives,Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with meand talks with mealong life's narrow way. He lives, He lives,Salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
60In all the world around me I see His loving care, and though my heart grows weary I never will despair;I know that He is leading,through all the stormy blast, the day of His appearingwill come at last.
61Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me He lives, He lives,Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with meand talks with mealong life's narrow way. He lives, He lives,Salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
62Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing eternal hallelujahsto Jesus Christ the King! The hope of all who seek Him,the help of all who find,none other is so loving,so good and kind.