Easter Season 2021
@The Advocate Pondside
Presider Alleluia! Christ is risen!
People The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Collect of the Day
Presider The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Presider Let us pray.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
The Psalm (see below)
Prayers of the People
The Leader reads the following introduction:
Leader Let us now offer our prayers and thanksgiving to God. Before we pray together, let us, in silence, ask the Spirit to bring to our consciousness those things for which we should pray.
The Leader then offers each bidding. In the silence following each bidding, the people are invited to share their prayers, either silently or aloud. The biddings follow this order:
I bid your prayers for God’s people throughout the world and for the universal church and its leaders;
I bid your prayers for peace and justice;
I bid your prayers for our nation and our state, and for all persons in positionsof authority;
I bid your prayers for the needs and concerns of our counties and our cities;
I bid your prayers for this congregation, for those who suffer and for those in any kind of trouble;
I bid your prayers for those who have died;
I bid your prayers of thanksgivings to God.
The Presider will then add a concluding collect.
Presider The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
People And also with you.
Presider Let us share a sign of Christ’s peace with one another.
The Great Thanksgiving
Presider The Lord be with you
People And also with you
Presider Lift up your hearts
People We lift them to God
Presider Let us give thanks to God
People It is right to offer our thanks and praise.
Presider We praise you and we bless you, holy and gracious God, source of life abundant. From before time you made ready the creation. Your Spirit moved over the deep and brought all things into being: sun, moon, and stars; earth, winds, and waters; and every living thing.
You made us in your image, and taught us to walk in your ways. But we rebelled against you, and wandered far away; and yet, you would not forget us. Time and again you called us to live in the fullness of your love.
And so this day we join with Saints and Angels in the chorus of praise that rings through eternity, lifting our voices to magnify you as we sing (say):
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one
who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
The Presider continues
Glory and honor and praise to you, holy and living God.
To deliver us from the power of sin and death and to reveal the riches of your grace, you looked with favor upon Mary, your willing servant, that she might conceive and bear a son, Jesus the holy child of God.
Living among us, Jesus loved us.
He broke bread with outcasts and sinners, healed the sick, and proclaimed good news to the poor.
He yearned to draw all the world to himself yet we were heedless of his call to walk in love.
Then, the time came for him to complete upon the cross the sacrifice of his life, and to be glorified by you.
On the night before he died for us, Jesus was at table with his friends.
He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke it, and gave it to them, and said:
“Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”
As supper was ending, Jesus took the cup of wine. Again, he gave thanks to you, gave it to them, and said: “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”
Now gathered at your table, O God of all creation, and remembering Christ, crucified and risen, who was and is and is to come, we offer to you our gifts of bread and wine, and ourselves, a living sacrifice.
Pour out your Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Body and Blood of Christ. Breathe your Spirit over the whole earth and make us your new creation, the Body of Christ given for the world you have made.
In the fullness of time bring us, with all your saints,
from every tribe and language and people and nation, to feast at the banquet prepared from the foundation of the world.
Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honor, glory, and praise, for ever and ever.
The Lord’s Prayer
Presider As our Savior Christ has taught us, we now pray:
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.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
The Breaking of the Bread
The Priest breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept, then:
Presider Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
People Therefore, let us keep the feast.
Presider: Behold what you are
People: May we become what we receive
Communion is distributed in one kind. A gluton-free option is available.
Post Communion Prayer
Presider Let us Pray
O God of our ancestors,
God of our people,
before whose face the human generations pass away:
We thank you that in you we are kept safe for ever,
and that the broken fragments of our history
are gathered up in the redeeming act of your dear Son,
remembered in this holy sacrament of bread and wine.
Help us to walk daily in the Communion of Saints,
declaring our faith in the forgiveness of sins
and the resurrection of the body.
Now send us out
in the power of your Holy Spirit
to live and work for your praise and glory. Amen.
(from the Anglican Church of Kenya’s eucharistic liturgy published in “Our Modern Services,” 2002)
The Sending Forth
Presider Let us go forth in the Name of the Risen Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!
People: Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!
1 Oh, how good and pleasant it is, *
when kindred 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 God has ordained the blessing: *
life for evermore.
1 Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; *
you set me free when I am hard-pressed;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
2 “You mortals, how long will you dishonor my glory; *
how long will you worship dumb idols and run after false gods?”
3 Know that God does wonders for the faithful; *
when I call, God will hear me.
4 Tremble, then, and do not sin; *
speak to your heart in silence upon your bed.
5 Offer the appointed sacrifices *
and put your trust in the Most High.
6 Many are saying, “Oh, that we might see better times!” *
Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O God.
7 You have put gladness in my heart, *
more than when grain and wine and oil increase.
8 I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; *
for only you, God, make me dwell in safety.
1 O God, you are my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.
2 You make me lie down in green pastures *
and lead me beside still waters.
3 You revive my soul *
and guide me along right pathways for the sake of your Name.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.
6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of God for ever.
24 My praise is of you in the great assembly; *
I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship you.
25 The poor shall eat and be satisfied,
and those who seek you shall praise you: *
“May your heart live for ever!”
26 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to you, *
and all the families of the nations shall bow before you.
27 For yours is the royal power, O God; *
you rule over the nations.
28 To you alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; *
all who go down to the dust fall before you.
29 My soul shall live for you; my descendants shall serve you; *
they shall be known as the Lord’s for ever.
30 They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *
the saving deeds that you have done.