Sunday, April 17 Service Leaflet

The Word of God 

VOLUNTARY Selections from the Cathedral Brass 

All stand for the procession. 

HYMN 207 Jesus Christ is risen today Easter Hymn 



Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and  opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day  of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit;  

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,  now and for ever. Amen.  

All sit. 

THE FIRST LESSON Acts 10:34-43 

Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in  every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know  the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord  of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that  

John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power;  how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was  with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to  death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to  appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and  drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to  testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets  testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his  name.” 

Lector The Word of the Lord. 

People Thanks be to God. 

PSALM 118:1-2, 14-24 Chant: George Thalben-Ball Sung by the choir. 

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.  


THE SECOND LESSON 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 

Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you,  which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being  saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come  

to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received:  that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and  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 brothers and sisters  at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 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 has not been in vain. On the  contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is  with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe. 

Lector The Word of the Lord. 

People Thanks be to God.  

All stand for the proclamation of the Gospel. 


The Choir and Congregation sing the Acclamation. All repeat after the verse.