Sonata IV, Opus 65 | Andante | Felix Mendelssohn
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heav’nly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
Praise him, all ye heav’nly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Glory be to God on high,
and on earth peace, good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee,
we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,
have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy;
thou only art the Lord;
thou only, O Christ,
with the Holy Ghost,
art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast 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 the same thy Son Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wine on the lees well refined. And he will destroy on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *
his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let Israel now proclaim, *
“His mercy endures for ever.”
14 The Lord is my strength and my song, *
and he has become my salvation.
15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *
in the tents of the righteous:
16 “The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *
the right hand of the Lord is exalted!
the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”
17 I shall not die, but live, *
and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me sorely, *
but he did not hand me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the Lord.
20 “This is the gate of the Lord; *
he who is righteous may enter.”
21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
and have become my salvation.
22 The same stone which the builders rejected *
has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing, *
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 On this day the Lord has acted; *
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit*
As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
I would remind you, brethren, in what terms I preached to you the gospel, which you received, in which you stand, by which you are saved, if you hold it fast—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
He Is Risen, He Is Risen
He is risen, he is risen! Tell it out with joyful voice:
He has burst his three days’ prison; let the whole wide earth rejoice;
Death is conquer’d, man is free, Christ has won the victory.
Come, ye sad and fearful hearted, with glad smile and radiant brow:
Lent’s long shadows have departed; all his woes are over now,
And the passion that he bore: sin and pain can vex no more.
Come, with high and holy hymning, chant our Lord’s triumphant lay;
Not one darksome cloud is dimming yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o’er the purple east, symbol of our Easter feast.
He is risen, he is risen! He hath opened heaven’s gate:
We are free from sin’s dark prison, risen to a holier state;
And a brighter Easter beam on our longing eyes shall stream!
On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away 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.” Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths 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 know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?” 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, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father;
by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man;
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried;
and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
and he shall come again, with glory,
to judge both the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
who proceedeth from the Father and the Son;
who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped
who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins;
and I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Prayers of the People (Form VI)
In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.
For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.
For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom and peace.
For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.
For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.
For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.
For Bartholomew of Constantinople, Francis of Rome, Justin of Canterbury; Michael the Presiding Bishop; Susan of San Diego; and the clergy of St. Michael’s by-the-Sea. In the Anglican cycle of prayer, pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In the Diocesan cycle of prayer, pray for the clergy and people of Church of the Good Shepherd, Hemet, and for all who are being baptized throughout the diocese; for all bishops and other ministers.
For all who serve God in his Church.
For the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially Ben and the PRO Mentors Prison Ministry, the children and staff of Vida Joven de México; the Lenten Mite Can Outreach; St. Michael’s Garden Guild, Community Connections organizations, and Worship Team; and Agnes, Alberto, Amed, Angela and family, Asa, Assyrian Christians, Austen, the Banuelos family, Barbara, Bob, Cameron, Carl, Casey, Cha, Chad, Charlie and family, Chris, Christine, Clayton, Cleveland, Dale, Dan, Danny, Darren and Jenny, Darryl, Deb, Donnie, Dustin, Evie, Garden Guild, Ginny, Healing Prayer and Pastoral Care members and families, Heather and family, Israel, Jack, Jackie, Jake, Jamie and Julia, Jason, Jason and Donna and family, Jhase, Joey, John, Jonny, Joseph, Joy, Juan, Julie and family, June, Jung, the Kates family, Larr, Leigh, Linda, Lisa and family, Lloyd, Lorenzo, Lou, Louis, Lubov, Luke, Luke and family, Lynne, Lynnie, Madeleine, Marcel and Sadie, Mary Ann, Maureen and Sue, Nada, Nathan, Oriole, Pat and the Miller family, Patrick, Paul, Peter, RJ and Casey, Ralph, Ranmeen, Rick, Rodney, Ron and Marianne, Rose, Ryan, Salam, Scott, Sherilyn, Taylor, Tom, Victoria, Willie and Jane and family, Xander, and Yvonne; and for these loved ones deployed through the armed forces: Alex, Bryan, CJ, David, Jacklyn, Jake, Jarrett, Jennifer, Joshua, Phillip, Ryan, Stephanie, and Trent.
Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.
We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.
We exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your Name for ever and ever.
We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.
Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.
We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.
Confession of Sin
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
In your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown, things done and left undone;
and so uphold us by your Spirit
that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Almighty and merciful Lord grant us absolution and remission of all our sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and
consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.
Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.
We Know That Christ Is Raised | Charles Villiers Stanford
We know that Christ is raised and dies no more.
Embraced by death, he broke its fearful hold.
And our despair he turned to blazing joy. Hallelujah!
We share by water in his saving death.
Reborn, we share with him an Easter life,
As living members of our Savior Christ. Hallelujah!
The Father’s splendor clothes the Son with life.
The spirit fission shakes the Church of God.
Baptized, we live with God the Three in One. Hallelujah!
A new creation comes to life and grows
As Christ’s new body takes on flesh and blood.
The universe restored and whole will sing: Hallellujah!
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of thy Holy Ghost. Amen.
Lord, I cannot seek Thee
On Thine altar throne,
Yet I may receive Thee,
Weary and alone.
When, before Thine altar,
Crowds adoring kneel,
There in very essence,
Thou didst come to heal.
Far from Priest and altar,
Christ, to Thee I cry,
Come to me in spirit,
Let me feel Thee nigh.
In my silent worship,
Let me share the feast,
Be Thy love the altar,
By Thyself the Priest. Amen.
O most blessed Saviour, in union with the faithful at every altar of Thy Church where Thy blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer Thee praise and thanksgiving, I present to Thee my soul and body with the earnest wish that I may always be united to Thee. And since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally into my heart, I unite myself to Thee and embrace Thee with all the affections of my soul. Amen.
Come, Lord Jesus, and dwell in my heart.
Come, Ye Faithful, Raise The Strain
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness;
God hath brought his Israel to joy from sadness;
Loosed from Pharoah’s bitter yoke Jacob’s sons and daughters;
Let them with unmoisten’d foot through the Red Sea waters.
Tis the spring of souls today; Christ hath burst his prison,
And from three days’ sleep in death as a sun hath risen;
All the winter of our sins, long and dark, is flying
From his light, to whom we give laud and praise undying.
Now the queen of seasons, bright with the day of splendor,
With the royal feast of feasts, comes its joy to render
Comes to glad Jerusalem, who with true affection
Welcomes in unwearied strains Jesus’ resurrection.
Neither might the gates of death, nor the tomb’s dark portal,
Nor the watchers, nor the seal hold thee as a mortal:
But today amidt thine own Thou didst stand, bestowing
That thy peace which evermore passeth human knowing.
Soul of Christ, be my sanctification.
Body of Christ, be my salvation;
Blood of Christ, fill all my veins;
Water from the side of Christ, wash, wash out my stains;
Passion of Christ, my comfort be;
O good Jesu, listen to me;
Within Thy wounds I fain would hide;
Ne’er to be parted from Thy side;
Guard me when the foe assails me;
Guide me when my feet shall fail me;
Bid me come to Thee above,
With Thy Saints to sing Thy love,
For ever and ever. Amen.
At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
At the Lamb’s high feast we sing praise to our victorious King,
Who hath washed us in the tide flowing from his pierced side;
Praise we him, whose love divine, gives his sacred Blood for wine,
Gives his Body for the feast, Christ the victim, Christ the priest.
Where the Paschal blood is poured, death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel’s hosts triumphant go through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed, Paschal victim, Paschal bread;
With sincerity and love eat we manna from above.
Mighty victim from the sky, hell’s fierce powers beneath thee lie;
Thou has conquered in the fight, thou has brought us life and light:
Now no more can death appall, now no more the grave enthrall;
Thou has opened paradise, and in thee thy saints shall rise.
Easter triumph, Easter joy, sin alone can this destroy;
From sin’s power do thou set free souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory, songs of praise, Father, unto thee we raise:
Risen Lord, all praise to thee with the Spirit ever be.
Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.
But Now The Lord Is Risen | Heinrich Bach, Johann Pachelbel