Invitation to  Worship

Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  Alleluia!

O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


This is the day Adonai has made, alleluia;

~Let us rejoice and be glad in it, alleluia!


Hymn for Easter Sunday

Come, ye faithful, raise the strain Of triumphant gladness;

God has now brought Israel Into joy from sadness.

Loosed from Pharaoh’s bitter yoke Jacob’s sons and daughters;

Led them with unmoistened foot Through the Red Sea’s waters.


‘Tis the spring  of souls today: Christ has burst his prison,

And from three day’s sleep in death As a Sun is risen;

All the winter of our sins, Long and dark, is flying

From his Light, to whom we sing joy and praise undying.

Text: St. John of Damascus, (ca. 750) Tr. JM Neale ); Tune: GAUDEAMUS PARITER 76.76.D






Our Redeemer has risen from the tomb;

let us sing a hymn of praise and exalt Adonai forever.  Alleluia!

Psalm 22/23

You, O LOVE, are my shepherd,

There is nothing more I need.

Fresh and green are the pastures,

Where you take me to rest;

Leading  me near calming waters

You renew my drooping spirit.


You guide me in the path of goodness,

Always true to your Loving-kindness.

If I walk in the valley of death’s darkness

No evil would I fear

You are there with your shepherd’s staff

To strengthen, guide and give comfort.


You spread a feast before me

In the presence of all that I fear,

You soothe my head with oil;

My cup is more than full.


Your goodness and love will tend me

All the days of my life.

I will dwell in the Heart of your Love

For ever and ever.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love.

As always before

so now and evermore. Amen.


READING   – Acts 13:30 – 33

God raised Jesus from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem: and it is these same companions of his who are now his witnesses before our people. We have come here to tell you the Good News. It was to our ancestors that God made the promise but it is to us, their children, that he has fulfilled it, by raising Jesus from the dead. As scripture says in the second psalm: You are my son: today I have become your Abba.



R.  This is the day Adonai has made * alleluia, alleluia!.  V. Let us rejoice and be happy today *alleluia, alleluia!  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.



Canticle of Zachariah


 As she was weeping, Mary peered into the tomb

and saw two angels sitting there,  Alleluia! Alleluia!

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

 As she was weeping, Mary peered into the tomb

and saw two angels sitting there,  Alleluia! Alleluia!



Litany of Intercession

O Risen Christ, help us to proclaim your resurrection ~ by bringing good new to the poor and healing the hearts that are broken.


O Risen Christ, help us to proclaim your resurrection, by feeding those who  are hungry and clothing those who are naked.


O Risen Christ, help us to proclaim your resurrection, by releasing the captives of injustice and all those who are imprisoned in addictions and sin.


O Risen Christ, help us to proclaim your resurrection, by welcoming strangers and immigrants and visiting those who are lonely or in prison.


O Risen Christ, help us to proclaim your resurrection, by living fully and simply and caring for all creation.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba in heaven,…


Closing Prayer

We bless and thank you, O Gracious God, for all that you have done in raising Jesus from the dead. You have conquered the power of death and opened to us a way to experience the freedom, flourishing and fullness of life which your love offers to us and all of your creation.  May the Risen Christ breathe into our hearts, minds and souls, and open our eyes that we may know him in the breaking and sharing of bread and follow him in his risen life now and forever.   Amen


May the God of Peace who raised Jesus from the dead + bless us and grant us peace.  ~Amen.


Let us bless Adonai, Alleluia, Alleluia!.    ~Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Haec Dies…   This is the day the Lord has made, let us exult and rejoice in it!