• St. John's

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, April 11, 2021)


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Prelude: Organ Voluntary

(Please stand as you are able)


Organ Processional: Puer nobis, adapt. Michael Praetorius


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 and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word


The First Lesson: Acts 4: 32-35

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Psalm 133, chant by Garrett: Ecce, quam bonum!

1 Oh, how good and pleasant it is, * when brethren live together in unity!


2 It is like fine oil upon the head * that runs down upon the beard,


3 Upon the beard of Aaron, * and runs down upon the collar of his robe.


4 It is like the dew of Hermon * that falls upon the hills of Zion.


5 For there the Lord has ordained the blessing: * life for evermore.


The Second Lesson: 1 John 1: 1-2: 2

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life-- this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us-- we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.


This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.