Morning Worship: Easter Day

4th April 2021

This is the day when our Lord Jesus Christ 
passed from death to life.

Throughout the world Christians celebrate 
the awesome power of God.

As we hear his word and proclaim all that God has done,
we can be confident that we shall share his victory over death and live with him for ever.

May the light of Christ, rising in glory,
banish all darkness from our hearts and minds.

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:
he has given us new life and hope
by raising Jesus from the dead.

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Collect

God of glory,
by the raising of your Son
you have broken the chains of death and hell:
fill your Church with faith and hope;
for a new day has dawned
and the way to life stands open
in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
New Testament Reading:
Acts 10: 34-43
Gospel Reading:
Mark 16: 1-8

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Peace

Blessing

The God of peace,
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great shepherd of the sheep,
make us perfect in every good work to do his will;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with you always.
Amen.

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia. 
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.