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Easter C

March 31

 

Easter Vigil:  For notes on a prior Easter Vigil posting, see https://lifeinliturgy.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/easter-b-vigil-service/

For an alternate service of Baptismal Renewal, see this post from earlier this year:  https://lifeinliturgy.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/baptism-of-christ-c-jan-13/

 

FOR EASTER SUNDAY:

For a selection of prayers for the day, and other common elements of Easter liturgy, see our post for Easter B.

 

Scripture  (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

 

Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:

Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25
Roman Catholic reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43
United Methodist reading: Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Roman Catholic reading: Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

I Corinthians 15:19-26or Acts 10:34-43
Roman Catholic reading: I Corinthians 15:19-26or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
United Methodist reading: I Corinthians 15:19-26

John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
Roman Catholic reading: John 20:1-9

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

See entries of hymns for the day from Flewelling and from Chafin (below); also see 215-234

 

More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ websiteNEW LINK:  Also see great Hymn References from Oremus Hymnal:  http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/yearc.html

 

 

Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:

Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent).  See page 758.

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

 

On the brightest Easter morn,

in the rising of the sun

as exposed are all delight,

all the freedom, all your joys,

here we know the urgent fact:

Christ indeed is raised to life.

All is in your beauty now.

All the fruits are readied, true.

 

For beyond our seeing shines

glory in the victory

all the peace and all the joy

at the resurrection peal.

Hear the bells of heaven’s gate!

Hear them ringing heaven’s joy!

Find the echo in the soul,

ringing, ringing, pealing now.

 

Here is everything we own.

Here is all creation’s throne.

Here we echo silent joys,

knowing how our God employs

every longing, every hope

in the measureless desire

owned in courts of risen praise,

owning in our hearts his throne.

 

7.7.7.7.D  Suggested tune: Salzburg

 

 

NEW: Hymn for Easter  from Rev. David T. Chafin (©2013 David T. Chafin; All rights reserved)

DOWNLOAD:  where is your sting

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

John 20:1-18

 

Intruding, O God, upon expectations,

you greet your own in sheer surprise.

We run to find the emptiness.

We seek the one who died.

Yet in the coming of the Magdalene to stay

you name her, send her that she say

I have seen the Lord.

In seeing let us answer with our hearts.

 

 

RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP

Collect

 

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.

 

Post Communion

 

God of Life,

who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son

to the death of the cross,

and by his glorious resurrection

have 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 risen life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Alternative Collect

 

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 Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

 

FOR EASTER EVENING

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Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:

Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm 114

1 Corinthians 5:6b-8

Luke 24:13-49

 

Hymns:  Any of the Easter hymns noted above are appropriate; especially for evening 227 (In the Garden), 231 (Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us), and 636 (Abide with me)

 

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2012.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2012 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2012; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.   The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992.  The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.   http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails, archived here at the Disciples Center for Faith and Giving Site, for each Sunday’s service.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw (Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful.  Read more here.

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Easter Vigil

Following sundown

Note that some of the prayers appropriate to Easter Day may be used in this service.

A very fine approach to this service is offered all the way from our friends in New Zealand here.

Scripture (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

A minimum of three Old Testament readings should be chosen. The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.
Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources for each individual pericope:

Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a


Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13

Genesis 22:1-18

Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21

Baruch 3:9-15, 32 – 4:4

Isaiah 55:1-11 / Isaiah 54:5-14 / Isaiah 4:2-6

Ezekiel 36:24-28 / Ezekiel 37:1-14

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6

Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26

Psalm 46

Psalm 16

Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18

Psalm 30

Psalm 19

Isaiah 12:2-6

Psalm 42 and 43

Psalm 143

Psalm 98

Psalm 114

Romans 6:3-11

Matthew 28:1-10

Hymns and Other Resources may be adapted from material in “Easter Sunday” post.

Some preferred hymns may be:

17  O Worship the King
66  Immortal, Invisible…
335 Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
104 Of the Father’s Love Begotten
245 Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
228 The Day of Resurrection
221 The Strife Is O’er
365 Wash, O God, Your Sons and Daughters
373 Be in Our Midst, O Christ
376 We Know That Christ Is Raised
378 Wonder of Wonders, Here Revealed
518 This Is a Day of New Beginnings
 

RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP

Collect

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.

Post Communion

God of Life,
who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son
to the death of the cross,
and by his glorious resurrection
have 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 risen life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Alternative Collect

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 Saviour Jesus Christ.

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2011.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2011 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2011; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.   The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992.  The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.  Version 2012-1.2 30 October 2011.  http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw(Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful.  Read more here.

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