• St. John's

Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 4, 2021)


April 4 Easter Day 10AM B
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Prelude

Mysterious Barricaides, Francois Couperin

Le Tombeau de Couperin, Menuet, Maurice Ravel

Notturno, Cyril Scott

Christ Lag in Todesbanden, J. S. Bach

(Please stand as you are able)


The Easter Procession

Let us go forth in Peace. Alleluia, alleluia.

And also with you.

In the name of Christ, Amen. Alleluia, Alleluia.


Organ Processional: Easter Hymn, from Lyra Davidica


The Opening Acclamation

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!


The Gloria in Excelsis: William Matthias


The Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.


Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word


The First Lesson: Acts 10: 34-43

Peter began to speak to Cornelius and the other Gentiles: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 chant by T. A. Walmisley: Confitemini Domino

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; * his mercy endures for ever.