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A Meditation of Preparation for Easter


Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity. Amen!

The Ringing of the Bells and the Welcome Light of Christ

Las Campanas Y La Bienvenida

The congregation stands and faces the back of the sanctuary. As we process in

the cross leads the way - representing our baptismal journey from death to life. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation


I Know That My Redeemer Lives

I know that my Redeemer lives; What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead; He lives, my ever-living head.

He lives triumphant from the grave; He lives eternally to save;
He lives all-glorious in the sky; He lives exalted there on high.

He lives to silence all my fears; He lives to wipe away my tears;
He lives to calm my troubled heart; He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives and grants me daily breath; He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives my mansion to prepare; He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to His name! He lives, my Jesus, still the same;
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives; I know that my Redeemer lives!

Entrance Rite

La Invocación


En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All Amen.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

All He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Lord Jesus Christ, our Paschal Lamb who was offered for us and has taken away the

sins of the world:

All have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus Christ, who by Your death has destroyed death, and by Your rising to life

again has restored to us eternal life:

All have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus Christ, who rose early in the morning on the first day of the week and did

first appear to Mary Magdalene:

All have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus Christ, who appeared to Your disciples proclaiming peace and breathed on them the Holy Spirit:

All have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus Christ, who revealed Yourself to Thomas with the marks of Your suffering

and who commended the faith of those who have not seen and yet believed:

All have mercy on us.

By Your suffering and dying:

All deliver us from sin, its guilt, and its punishment.

By Your glorious resurrection:

All deliver us from this body of death.

By the majesty of Your risen body:

All deliver us from the weakness of this mortal life and lead us to eternity.

Set our minds on things above, that we may walk in love in this earthly journey and

that we may dwell with You forever in the heavenly places of light and life.

All Grant that we may live in Easter joy today and all the days of our lives until we

attain its eternal joys in heaven; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


The Easter Proclamation


All Rejoice now, all you heavenly choirs of angels; Rejoice now, all creation; Sound forth, trumpet of salvation, And proclaim the triumph of our King. Rejoice too, all the earth, In the radiance of the light now poured upon you and made brilliant by the brightness of the everlasting King; Know that the ancient darkness has been forever banished. Rejoice, O Church of Christ clothed in the brightness of this light; Let all this house of God ring out with rejoicing, With the praises of all God's faithful people!


Light of Christ


Luz De Cristo.

All Gracias a Dios.

Luz de Cristo.

All Gracias a Dios.

Luz de Cristo.

All Gracias a Dios.


Prayer of the Day


The Lord be with you.

All And also with you.

All God of glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen!


Alleluia! Jesus is Risen!


Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Trumpets resounding in glorious light!

Splendor, the Lamb, heaven forever! Oh, what a miracle God has in sight!

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!


Walking the way, Christ in the center, telling the story to open our eyes;

breaking our bread, giving us glory: Jesus, our blessing, our constant surprise.

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!


Jesus the vine, we are the branches; life in the Spirit the fruit of the tree;

heaven to earth, Christ to the people, gift of the future now flowing to me.

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!


Weeping, be gone; sorrow be silent: death put asunder, and Easter is bright.

Cherubim sing: "O grave, be open!" Clothe us in wonder, adorn us in light.

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!


City of God, Easter forever, golden Jerusalem, Jesus the Lamb,

river of life, saints and archangels, sing with creation to God the I AM!

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!


The Liturgy of the Word

La Liturgia del Palabra



First Reading

Isaiah 25:6-9


Here on Mount Zion the Lord Almighty will prepare a banquet for all the nations of the world—a banquet of the richest food and the finest wine. 7Here he will suddenly remove the cloud of sorrow that has been hanging over all the nations. The Sovereign Lord will destroy death for ever! He will wipe away the tears from everyone’s eyes and take away the disgrace his people have suffered throughout the world. The Lord himself has spoken! 9 When it happens, everyone will say, “He is our God! We have put our trust in him, and he has rescued us. He is the Lord! We have put our trust in him, and now we are happy and joyful because he has saved us.”


This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.


Second Reading

Colosenses 3:1-4


1 Por lo tanto, ya que ustedes han sido resucitados con Cristo, busquen las cosas del cielo, donde Cristo está sentado a la derecha de Dios. 2Piensen en las cosas del cielo, no en las de la tierra. 3Pues ustedes murieron, y Dios les tiene reservado el vivir con Cristo. 4Cristo mismo es la vida de ustedes. Cuando él aparezca, ustedes también aparecerán con él llenos de gloria.


This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.




Gospel Reading

Mark 16:1-8


The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the sixteenth chapter.

All Glory to You, O Lord.


When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.


This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All Praise to you, O Christ.


The Creed


All 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 Spirit 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 sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian 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.



In Christ Alone


In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground, Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace, When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All, Here in the love of Christ I stand.


In Christ alone! - who took on flesh, Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died, The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid, Here in the death of Christ I live.


There in the ground His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day, Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory, Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine, Bought with the precious blood of Christ


No guilt in life, no fear in death, This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home, Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.


Children’s Sermon



Reference Picture

Now all the Vault of Heaven Resounds


Now all the vault of Heav'n resounds in praise of love that still abounds:
"Christ has triumphed!  He is living!"
Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear!  Repeat their song of glory here:
"Christ has triumphed!  Christ has triumphed!"
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Eternal is the gift he brings, therefore our heart with rapture sings:
"Christ has triumphed!  He is living!"
Now still he comes to give us life and by his presence stills all strife.
Christ has triumphed!  He is living!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Oh, fill us, Lord, with dauntless love; set heart and will on things above
That we conquer through your triumph;
Grant grace sufficient for life's day that by our lives we truly say:
"Christ has triumphed!  He is living!"
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Adoring praises now we bring and with the heav'nly blessed sing:
"Christ has triumphed!  Alleluia!"
Be to the Father and our Lord, to Spirit blest, most holy God,
All the glory, never ending!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!




Padre Nuestro


All Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre; Venga a nos tu reino; Hágase tu volutad, así en la tierra como en el cielo; El pan de cada día, dánoslo hoy; Y perdónanos nuestras deudas, así como nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores; Y no nos dejes caer en tentación; mas líbranos del mal; Porque tuyo es el reino, el poder y la gloria, por los siglos de los siglos. Amén



The Liturgy of the Sacrament

La Liturgia del Sacramento



Merciful and loving Father, we confess that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by our sinful actions and our failure to do the good You desire. Grant to us the forgiveness and peace that you alone offer; that having been made free from the burden of guilt we may live in your love and grace forever.

All Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, that we may delight in your will and walk in Your

ways, to the glory of Your holy name.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. As we delight in God’s forgiving love, let us be reconciled to one another and share the peace of the Lord.

La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All Y también contigo.


The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

All We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, almighty and eternal Father, and on this day of our redemption to celebrate with joyful hearts the memory of your wonderful works. For by the mystery of his passion Jesus Christ, your risen Son, has conquered the powers of death and hell and restored in all people the image of your glory. He has placed them once more in paradise and opened to them the gate of life eternal. And so, in the joy of this Passover, earth and heaven resound with gladness, while angels and archangels and the powers of all creation tell forever of your glory:

All Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

We proclaim the mystery of faith:

All Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again! Amen!

Prayer of Thanksgiving


Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen


Lamb of God


Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.


Consecration and Distribution


Thank the Lord


Thank the Lord and sing His praise; tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord, rejoice and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.


Prayer after Communion


All We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen





The Dismissal





The Blessing


La gracia del nuestro Señor Jesucristo, el amor de Dios, y la comunión del Espíritu Santo siempre sean con todos ustedes.

All Amen.


Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Jesus Christ is ris'n 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!



Prayer as You Go


Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate
Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen
Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing
Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty
Christ is Risen indeed from the dead,
the first of the sleepers,
Glory and power are his forever and ever.


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