April 20, 2014 — Easter Day --- The Sunday of the Resurrection
8:00 AM Rite II BCP p. 355
10:00 AM Rite II BCP p. 355
9:30 A.M. An Easter Prelude
Aire and Gavotte Samuel Wesley
God Gave Us This Glorious Day Dietrich Buxtehude
Concerto in B Minor Vivaldi/Walther
10:00 A.M. PROCESSION AND FESTIVAL HOLY EUCHARIST
Hymn 175 Hail thee, festival day
During the procession the celebrant sprinkles the people with baptismal water.
The Easter Acclamation
Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
People: The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
The Paschal Troparion Russian Chant
The Collect of Easter Day
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Lesson Acts 10:34-43
Peter began to speak to them: “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.”
Reader: The word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Anthem: Jesus loves me Traditional
(sung by the Cherub Choir)
Jesus loves me this I know,
for the bible tells me so;
little ones to him belong;
they are weak but he is strong
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus love me,
Yes, Jesus loves me.
The bible tells me so.
The Epistle: Colossians 3:1-4
Since you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
Reader: The word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Sequence Hymn: 180 He is risen!
The Holy Gospel
The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John
All: Glory to You Lord Christ.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to You Lord Christ.
The Sermon The Reverend Richard A. Kunz
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
The Prayers of the People Form III BCP 387
Welcome & Announcements (Please see insert)
Anthem Christ the Lord is Risen Again John Rutter
Christ the Lord is risen again!
Christ has broken every chain!
Hark the angels shout for Joy,
Singing evermore on high,
He who gave for us his life,
Who for us endured the strife,
Is our Paschal Lamb today!
We too sing for joy and say,
He who bore all pain and loss
Comfortless upon the cross,
Lives in glory now on high,
Pleads for us, as hears our cry.
Now he bids us tell abroad
How the lost may be restored,
How the penitent forgiven,
How we too may enter heaven.
Thou our Paschal Lamb indeed
Christ, today, thy people feed;
Take our sins and guilt away,
That we all may sing for ay,
Hymn 210 The day of resurrection
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic Prayer D Page 373 BCP
Sanctus and Beneditus Barrie Cabena
At the Breaking of the Bread
Alleluia, Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the feast, Alleluia.
Anthems During Communion
Christ Has Arisen Tanzanian Folk Song
(sung by the St. Nicholas Choir)
Christ has arisen, Alleluia.
Rejoice and praise him, Alleluia.
For our redeemer burst from the tomb,
Even from death dispelling its gloom.
Let us sing praise to him with endless joy.
Death’s fearful sting he has come to destroy,
Our sin forgiving, alleluia.
Jesus is living, Alleluia.
I Got Me Flowers Ralph Vaughan Williams
I got me flowers to strew thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.
The Sun arising in the East,
Though he gave light, and the East perfume;
If they should offer to contest
With thy arising, they presume.
Can there be any day but this,
Though many suns shine to endeavor?
We count three hundred, but we miss:
There is but one, and that one ever.
Love Bade Me Welcome Ralph Vaughan Williams
Love bade me welcome, yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning ,
If I lack’d any thing.
A guest, I answer’d worthy to be here:
Love said, You shall be he.
I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
I cannot look on thee.
Love took my hand and smiling did reply,
Who made the eyes but I?
Truth, Lord, but I have marr’d them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.
And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?
My dear, then I will serve.
You must sit down, says love, and taste me meat:
So I did sit and eat.
The Angels Rolled the Stone Away arr. Hairston
Twas on that Easter Sunday morning
That the angels rolled the stone away.
Sister Mary she came running, Just about the break of day
She was bringing news from heaven That the angels rolled the stone away. Jesus said, “touch me not, Mary,
But go on ahead of me.
Go and tell all my disciples
To meet me in Galilee”.
Said that angel “he is not here
He is risen as he said
Why seek ye the living
Way down here among the dead?” Brother Thomas he came running, and his eyes were open wide Jesus said, “Man, if you doubt me Come put your hand right in my side.”
The Postcommunion Prayer
Loving God, we give you thanks for restoring us in your image and nourishing us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and send us forth a people forgiven, healed, renewed; that we may proclaim your love to the world and continue in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.
The Easter Blessing
May Almighty God, who has redeemed us and made us his children through the resurrection of his Son our Lord, bestow upon you the riches of his blessing. Amen.
May God, who through the water of baptism has raised us from sin into newness of life, make you holy and worthy to be united with Christ for ever. Amen.
May God, who has brought us out of bondage to sin into true and lasting freedom in the Redeemer, bring you to your eternal inheritance. Amen.
Hymn 207 Jesus Christ is Risen Today blood. Now
Voluntary Toccata, Symphonie No 5 Charles-Marie Widor
The Season of Easter began last night at the Great Vigil and lasts 50 days until Pentecost, June 8th .
We will be celebrating the entire 50 days!
Please join us.
Walter Simon, Sr. Warden
Michael Heffner, Jr. Warden
Irene Alves, Mary Baker, James Brown,
Oscar Bunche, Curt Constable, Hillary Fleming,
Joseph C. Gallo, Charlotte Roberson, Sharon Werth
The Right Reverend Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Bishop
The Right Reverend Chilton Knudsen, Assisting Bishop
The Reverend Richard A. Kunz, Rector X15
The Reverend Gladys Diaz, Associate Priest X14
The Reverend Martha Jane Dunphy, Deacon
Mr. Timothy Lewis, Director of Music X18
Mr. Arturo Ortiz, Director of Music La Gracia
Mrs. Sandra Gustaferro, Secretary X10
Mr. Taurino Juarez, Sexton X13
The Sunday of the Resurrection
April 20, 2014
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