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The Third Sunday in Easter

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

Opening Hymn: All Hail The Power of Jesus Name

All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all.

Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God Who from His altar call;

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod And crown Him Lord of all.

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod And crown Him Lord of all.

Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe, On this terrestrial ball

To Him all majesty ascribe And crown Him Lord of all.

To Him all majesty ascribe And crown Him Lord of all.

Oh, that with yonder sacred throng We at his feet may fall!

We'll join the everlasting song And crown Him Lord of all.

We'll join the everlasting song And crown Him Lord of all.

Invocation and Opening Sentences

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

People:          Amen.

Pastor:            Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:          He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Pastor:            In Your presence there is fullness of joy;

People:          at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Pastor:            I will extol You, Lord, for You have drawn me up

People:          and have not let my foes rejoice over me.

Pastor:            O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You have healed me.

People:          Lord, You brought my soul up from the pit; You restored me to life!

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

Pastor:            “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” Gracious Lord, by Your name You have called us Your own children, and we are to pray, praise, and give thanks to You.

People:          Yet we often choose not to see the love You have given to us, letting other things of this world impede our vision of Your mercy and grace in Christ. We do not always live as You have called us to be as Your children.

Pastor:            We confess our sins to God in repentance, turning from those things that lead us away, turning back to You in the love You’ve shown:

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

People:          we are sinful and unclean. We confess our failures as we have not followed You. We have not loved others as You have loved us, and our thoughts, words, and deeds have not been pleasing to You. Forgive, renew, and lead us to delight in You and walk in Your ways.

Pastor:            See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. 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 His children, may He keep you in His grace by the Holy Spirit and grant you a renewed life on earth and finally a triumphant life with Him in heaven forever, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Alleluia! He is risen!

People:          He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Praise God!

 

The Prayer of the Day

Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:           Let us pray:

People:          Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

 

The Response: This is the Feast

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Worthy is Christ the lamb who was slain,

Whose blood set us free to be people of God.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Power, riches, wisdom, and strength,

and honor, blessing, and glory are His.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God,

and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing, honor, glory, and might

Be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Acts 3:11-21

11 As the man held on to Peter and John in Solomon’s Porch, as it was called, the people were amazed and ran to them. 12When Peter saw the people, he said to them, “Fellow-Israelites, why are you surprised at this, and why do you stare at us? Do you think that it was by means of our own power or godliness that we made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, has given divine glory to his Servant Jesus. But you handed him over to the authorities, and you rejected him in Pilate’s presence, even after Pilate had decided to set him free. He was holy and good, but you rejected him, and instead you asked Pilate to do you the favor of turning loose a murderer. 15You killed the one who leads to life, but God raised him from death—and we are witnesses to this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can see.“And now, my fellow-Israelites, I know that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was due to your ignorance. 18God announced long ago through all the prophets that his Messiah had to suffer; and he made it come true in this way. 19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that he will forgive your sins. If you do, 20times of spiritual refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send Jesus, who is the Messiah he has already chosen for you. 21He must remain in heaven until the time comes for all things to be made new, as God announced through his holy prophets who lived long ago

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

1 John 3:1-7

1 See how much the Father loved us! His love is so great that we are called God’s children; and so, we are. This is why the world does not know us: it has not known God. 2My dear friends, we are now God’s children, but it is not yet clear what we shall become. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he really is. 3Everyone who has this hope in Christ keeps himself pure, just as Christ is pure. 4 Whoever sins is guilty of breaking God’s law, because sin is a breaking of the law. You know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and that there is no sin in him. 6So everyone who lives in union with Christ doesn’t continue to sin; but whoever continues to sin has never seen him or known him. 7 Let no one deceive you, my children! Whoever does what is right is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

Luke 24:36-49 

36 While the two were telling them this, suddenly the Lord stood among them and said; “Peace be with you.” 37 They were terrified, thinking that they were seeing a ghost. 38But he said to them, “Why are you alarmed? Why are these doubts coming up in your minds? 39Look at my hands and my feet, and see that it is I myself. Feel me, and you will know, for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones, as you can see I have.” 40 He said this and showed them his hands and his feet. 41They still could not believe, they were so full of joy and wonder; so he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of cooked fish, 43which he took and ate in their presence. 44 Then he said to them, “These are the very things I told you about while I was still with you: everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the Psalms had to come true.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and said to them, “This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, 47and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you.”

Pastor:            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:          Praise to You, O Christ.

The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

    And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of  the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Sermon Hymn: Thine The Amen Thine The Praise

Thine the amen Thine the praise Alleluias angels raise

Thine the everlasting head Thine the breaking of the bread

Thine the glory Thine the story Thine the harvest then the cup

Thine the vineyard then the cup is lifted up lifted up.

Thine the life eternally Thine the promise let there be

Thine the vision Thine the tree All the earth on bended knee

Gone the nailing gone the railing Gone the pleading gone the cry

Gone the sighing gone the dying what was loss lifted high.

Thine the truly Thine the yes Thine the table we the guest

Thine the mercy all from Thee Thine the glory yet to be

Then the ringing and the singing Then the end of all the war

Thine the living Thine the loving evermore evermore.

Thine the kingdom Thine the prize Thine the wonder full surprise

Thine the banquet then the praise Then the justice of Thy ways

Thine the glory Thine the story Then the welcome to the least

Then the wonder all increasing at Thy feast at Thy feast.

Thine the glory in the night No more dying only light

Thine the river Thine the tree Then the Lamb eternally

Then the holy holy holy Celebration jubilee

Thine the splendor Thine the brightness only Thee only Thee.

 

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Prayers

Prayer Hymn: Resucito

  (El Coro:)  Resucitó, resucitó, resucitó. ¡Aleluya, aleluya!  

La muerte...¿Dónde esta la muerte?

¿Dónde está mi muerte?  ¿Dónde su victoria?   (coro)

Gracias sean dadas al Padre, Que nos paso a su reino,

Donde se vive de amor.   (coro)

Alegría, alegría hermanos: Que si hoy nos queremos,

es que resucitó.  (coro)

Si con él morimos, Con él vivimos, Con él cantamos;  ¡Aleluya!       (coro:)

 

Resucitó, resucitó, resucitó. ¡Aleluya, aleluya!

¡Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya,aleluya, aleluya!

Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:            Lift up your hearts.

People:          We lift them to the Lord. 

Pastor:            Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:         It is right to give Him thanks and praise.       

Pastor:            It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, eternal Father, and in these days of Easter 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 humanity 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 speak forever of your glory.

People:         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.

 

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.

Post-Communion Prayer

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.

 

Closing Hymn: Sent Forth By Gods Blessing

Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,

the people of God from this dwelling take leave.

The supper is ended. Oh, now be extended

the fruits of this service in all who believe.

The seed of Christ’s teaching, receptive souls reaching,

shall blossom in action for God and for all.

Your grace shall incite us, your love shall unite us

to work for your kingdom and answer your call.

With praise and thanksgiving to God ever-living,

the tasks of our ev’ryday life we will face

our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring,

embracing God’s children, the whole human race.

With your feast you feed us, with your light now lead us;

unite us as one in this life that we share.

Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving

give honor to Christ and his name that we bear.

 

The Blessing

 

The Second Sunday of Easter

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome


Opening Hymn: Alleluia Hearts To Heaven

Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts to heav'n and voices raise;

Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise;

He who on the cross a victim, For the world's salvation bled--

Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, Now is risen from the dead.

Alleluia, Christ is risen! Death at last has met defeat:

See the ancient pow’rs of evil in confusion and retreat;

Once He died, and once was buried: now He lives forevermore,

Jesus Christ, the world’s Redeemer,

whom we worship and adore

Alleluia, alleluia! Glory be to God on high;

Alleluia to the Savior, Who has gained the victory;

Alleluia to the Spirit, Fount of love and sanctity!

Alleluia, alleluia, to the triune Majesty.

Invocation and Opening Sentences

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

People:           Amen.

Pastor: Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:           He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

Pastor: If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness,

People:           we lie and do not live in the truth.

Pastor: But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another,

People:           and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Pastor: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People:           If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Pastor: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

Pastor:            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.


People:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:            Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

People:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

People:           Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Pastor: 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.

People:           Amen.

 

The Prayer of the Day

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

People:           And also with you.

Pastor: Let us pray;

People:           Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father. Amen.

 

 

 

 

The Response: This is the Feast

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Worthy is Christ the lamb who was slain,

Whose blood set us free to be people of God.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Power, riches, wisdom, and strength,

and honor, blessing, and glory are His.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God,

and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing, honor, glory, and might

Be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Acts 4:32-35

32 The group of believers was one in mind and heart. None of them said that any of their belongings were their own, but they all shared with one another everything they had. 33With great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God poured rich blessings on them all. 34There was no one in the group who was in need. Those who owned fields or houses would sell them, bring the money received from the sale, 35and hand it over to the apostles; and the money was distributed to each one according to his need.

Reader:           This is the Word of the Lord.

People:           Thanks be to God!

 

1 John 1:1 - 2:2

1:1 We write to you about the Word of life, which has existed from the very beginning. We have heard it, and we have seen it with our eyes; yes, we have seen it, and our hands have touched it. When this life became visible, we saw it; so we speak of it and tell you about the eternal life which was with the Father and was made known to us. 3What we have seen and heard we announce to you also, so that you will join with us in the fellowship that we have with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4We write this in order that our joy may be complete. 5 Now the message that we have heard from his Son and announce is this: God is light, and there is no darkness at all in him. 6If, then, we say that we have fellowship with him, yet at the same time live in the darkness, we are lying both in our words and in our actions. 7But if we live in the light—just as he is in the light—then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from every sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us. 9But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we make God out to be a liar, and his word is not in us. 2:1  I am writing this to you, my children, so that you will not sin; but if anyone does sin, we have someone who pleads with the Father on our behalf—Jesus Christ, the righteous one. 2And Christ himself is the means by which our sins are forgiven, and not our sins only, but also the sins of everyone.

Reader:           This is the Word of the Lord.

People:           Thanks be to God!

 

John 20:19-31 


19 It was late that Sunday evening, and the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities. Then Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. 20After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.” 22Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”  24 One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (called the Twin), was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”  Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the scars of the nails in his hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”  26 A week later the disciples were together again indoors, and Thomas was with them. The doors were locked, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands; then stretch out your hand and put it in my side. Stop your doubting, and believe!”  28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”  29 Jesus said to him, “Do you believe because you see me? How happy are those who believe without seeing me!”  30 In his disciples’ presence Jesus performed many other miracles which are not written down in this book. 31But these have been written in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your faith in him you may have life.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:           Praise to You, O Christ.

The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

    And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of  the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Kid Sermon

Sermon Hymn: Ancient Words

Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world

They resound with God's own heart;

oh, let the ancient words impart.

Words of life words of hope

give us strength help us cope

In this world where e’er we roam,

ancient words will guide us home.


Ancient words, ever true, changing me and changing you.


We have come with open hearts;

oh, let the ancient words impart.

Holy words of our faith, handed down to this age,

Came to us through sacrifice.

Oh, heed the faithful words of Christ.

Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world

They resound with God's own heart;

oh, let the ancient words impart.

Ancient words, ever true, changing me and changing you.

We have come with open hearts;

oh, let the ancient words impart. (X3)

We have come with open hearts;

oh, let the ancient words impart.

Sermon

Prayers

Prayer Hymn: Cantad al Señor

Cantad al Señor un cantico nuevo.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

Porque el Señor ha hecho prodigios. (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

Cantad al Señor alabadle con arpa.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

Es él que nos da el Espíritu Santo.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

¡Jesús es Señor, amén, aleluya!  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

 

Service of the Sacrament

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

People:           And also with you.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

People:           We lift them to the Lord. 

Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:           It is right to give Him thanks and praise.  

Pastor: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, eternal Father, and in these days of Easter 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 humanity 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 speak forever of your glory.

People:           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.

 

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.

Post-Communion Prayer

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.

 

Closing Hymn: Alleluia Sing To Jesus

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, His the throne;

Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion, Thunder like a mighty flood:

"Jesus out of ev'ry nation Has redeemed us by His blood."

Alleluia! Bread of heaven, Here on earth our food, our stay;

Alleluia! Here the sinful Flee to You from day to day.

Intercessor, Friend of sinners, Earth's Redeemer, hear our plea

Where the songs of all the sinless Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal, Lord omnipotent we own;

Alleluia! Born of Mary, Earth Your footstool, heav'n Your throne.

As within the veil You entered

Robed in flesh, our great High Priest,

Here on earth both priest and victim In the eucharistic feast.

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, His the throne;

Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion Thunder like a mighty flood:

"Jesus out of ev'ry nation Has redeemed us by His blood."

 

The Blessing

Easter - 2021

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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

 

Sit

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.

 

Stand

 

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.

 

Sit

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

 

Sermon

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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!

 

Prayers

 

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

 

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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

Despedida

 

Announcements

 

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.

Amen

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