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Easter Day - The First Sunday of Easter

12th April 2020

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Principal Service

Collect One

Collect Two

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 10: 34–43 [Ep1A/E1BC]
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
263* Crown him with many crowns (vv.1–4)
264* Finished the strife of battle now
91* He is Lord, he is Lord
271* Jesus Christ is risen today
96* Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it
102* Name of all majesty
306* O Spirit of the living God
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
286* The strife is o’er, the battle done
491* We have a gospel to proclaim

Alternative Jeremiah 31: 1–6
1st Reading 569* Hark, my soul, it is the Lord

Psalm Psalm 118: 1–2, 14–24 [E1BC]
683* All people that on earth do dwell
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
* (Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner stone
282 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good (Surrexit Christus)
714* Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might
715* Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, the Lord Almighty
334 I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart
340* Sing and be glad, for this is God’s house!
678* Ten thousand times ten thousand
78* This is the day that the Lord has made
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Alternative Canticle Easter Anthems 1 Cor.5: 7–8; Rom.6: 9–11; 1 Cor.15: 20–22 [E1BC]
258* Christ the Lord is risen again
328* Come on and celebrate
264* Finished the strife of battle now
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
703 Now lives the Lamb of God
108* Praise to the Holiest in the height (vv. 1–4, 7)
283* The Day of Resurrection
286* The strife is o’er, the battle done
186 What Adam’s disobedience cost


2nd Reading Colossians 3: 1–4
251 Alleluia, alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise
272* Jesus lives: thy terrors now
427* Let all mortal flesh keep silence
392 Now is eternal life
284* The golden gates are lifted up
287* The whole bright world rejoices now

The Gospel John 20: 1–18 [E1BC]
256 Christ is risen, as he said
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
258* Christ the Lord is risen again
74 First of the week and finest day
265 Good Joseph had a garden
271 Jesus Christ is risen today
338* Jesus, stand among us
424* Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
273 Led like a lamb to the slaughter
274 Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky
277 Love’s redeeming work is done
107 One day when heaven was filled with his praises
283* The Day of Resurrection
288* Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son
115* Thou art the Way: to thee alone
290 Walking in a garden at the close of day

Alternative Gospel Matthew 28: 1–10 [EVA]
260* Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
255* Christ is risen, alleluia!
256 Christ is risen, as he said
258* Christ the Lord is risen again
262 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
264* Finished the strife of battle now
74 First of the week and finest day
693* Glory in the highest to the God of heaven!
269* Hark ten thousand voices sounding
271* Jesus Christ is risen today
274 Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky
277 Love’s redeeming work is done
278 Now the green blade rises from the buried grain
279 O sons and daughters, let us sing! (vv.1–3 & 9)
107 One day when heaven was filled with his praises
283* The Day of Resurrection
286* The strife is o’er, the battle done
288* Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son
115* Thou art the Way: to thee alone
491* We have a gospel to proclaim

Second Service

Collect One

Collect Two

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

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