THE WORD OF GOD

PRELUDE
The Wilderness Musicians

GATHERING SONG

Presider Alleluia. Christ is risen.
People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY
Presider  The Lord be with you.
People  And also with you.
Presider  Let us pray.
God of undying life, by your mighty hand you raised up Jesus from the grave and appointed him judge of the living and the dead. Bestow upon those baptized into his death the power flowing from his resurrection, that we may proclaim near and far the pardon and peace you give us. Grant this through our Savior Jesus Christ, first-born from the dead, who lives with you now and always in union with the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

People  Amen.

THE READING
Acts 10:34-43

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Peter said, “I really am learning that God doesn’t show partiality to one group of people over another. Rather, in every nation, whoever worships him and does what is right is acceptable to him. This is the message of peace he sent to the Israelites by proclaiming the good news through Jesus Christ: He is Lord of all! You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism John preached. You know about Jesus of Nazareth, whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit and endowed with power. Jesus traveled around doing good and healing everyone oppressed by the devil because God was with him. We are witnesses of everything he did, both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him up on the third day and allowed him to be seen, not by everyone but by us. We are witnesses whom God chose beforehand, who ate and drank with him after God raised him from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed 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.”

Reader  Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
People  Thanks be to God.

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
All sing.


Give thanks, the Lord is good,
God’s love is forever!
Now let Israel say,
“God’s love is for ever!”
My strength, my song is the Lord,
who has become my savior.
Glad songs of victory sound
within the tents of the just.
With right hand raised high,
the Lord strikes with force.
I shall not die but live
to tell the Lord’s great deeds.
The Lord punished me severely,
but did not let me die.
Open the gates of justice,
let me praise God within them.
This is the Lord’s own gate,
only the just will enter.
I thank you for you answered me,
and you became my savior.
The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the work of the Lord,
how wonderful in our eyes.
This is the day the Lord made,
let us rejoice and be glad.

All stand.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

The Gospel Book is reverenced, kissed, and touched by the People.

Jesus is Lord of all the earth.

He is the King of creation.

Refrain

Spread the good news o’er all the earth:
Jesus has died and has risen.
Refrain

THE GOSPEL
John 20:1-18

Presider  The Good News of our Savior Jesus Christ according to John.
People  Praise and glory to Christ.

Early in the morning of the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. She ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they’ve put him.” Peter and the other disciple left to go to the tomb. They were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and was the first to arrive at the tomb. Bending down to take a look, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he didn’t go in. Following him, Simon Peter entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there. He also saw the face cloth that had been on Jesus’ head. It wasn’t with the other clothes but was folded up in its own place.
Then the other disciple, the one who arrived at the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. They didn’t yet understand the scripture that Jesus must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to the place where they were staying. Mary stood outside near the tomb, crying. As she cried, she bent down to look into the tomb. She saw two angels dressed in white, seated where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head and one at the foot. The angels asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” She replied, “They have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they’ve put him.” As soon as she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she didn’t know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabbouni” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Don’t hold on to me, for I haven’t yet gone up to my Father. Go to my brothers and sisters and tell them, ‘I’m going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene left and announced to the disciples, “I’ve seen the Lord.” Then she told them what he said to her.

Presider  Good News from the Lord.
People  Praise to Christ, the Word.

The People are seated.

THE REFLECTION

All stand.

GROUNDING SONG

All sit. The singing bowl is rung twice for prayerful reflection.

OPEN SPACE

The People are invited to wander the Cathedral in prayer or remain in their seats.

All stand.
CONCLUDING PRAYER

Presider  God of new creation, we offer to you our joys, concerns, and disappointments, trusting in your promise to hear us.
People  Amen.

THE PEACE

Presider  Christ’s peace is with you.
People  And also with you.

The People greet one another with a sign of Peace and are then seated for announcements.

ANNOUNCEMENTS and STEWARDSHIP

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THE LITURGY OF THE ALTAR

OFFERTORY SONG
The Wilderness Musicians

All stand.

THANKSGIVING AT THE ALTAR

Presider  God is with you.
People  And also with you.
Presider  Lift up your hearts.
People  We lift them to the Lord.
Presider  Let us give thanks to our Lord God.
People  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears: In the life, death, and resurrection of your Christ, you have brought us this far along the way. In times of bitterness you did not abandon us, but guided us into the path of love and light. In every age you sent prophets to make known your loving will for all humanity. The cry of the poor has become your own cry; our hunger and thirst for justice is your own desire. In the fullness of time, you sent your chosen servant to preach good news to the afflicted, to break bread with the outcast and despised, and to ransom those in bondage to prejudice and sin. In concert with choirs of martyrs, angels, and saints that praise your name night and day we sing,

SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS
All sing.

The Presider continues.
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
People  Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection, we await the day when Jesus shall return to free the whole earth from the bonds of enslavement and death. Come, Lord Jesus! And let the church say, Amen.
People  Amen.
Send your Holy Spirit, our advocate, to make this bread and wine the Body and Blood of your Son and fill the hearts of all who share this bread and cup with courage and wisdom to pursue love and justice in all the world. Come, Spirit of freedom! And let the church say, Amen.
People  Amen.
Join our prayers and praise with your prophets and martyrs of every age, that, rejoicing in the hope of the resurrection, we might live in the freedom and hope of your Son. Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, Holy God, now and forever.
Presider and People  Amen.
Silence.

As Jesus taught his friends, we now pray,
Presider and People
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,

now and for ever.
Amen.

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

The Presider breaks the consecrated bread and says,

Be known to us, crucified and Risen One, in the breaking of the bread.

The Presider and assistant break the Bread and fill the chalices with Wine.

THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION

The Table now is ready. Feast on Christ.

Following the invitation to Communion, the Ministers and People receive the Sacrament. For those desiring to receive wine, it is available from the common Cup or you are invited to leave the wafer in your open palm and a chalice minister will intinct for you. Gluten-free bread is available upon request.

MUSIC DURING COMMUNION
The Wilderness Musicians

All stand.

THE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Presider
Let us pray.

Presider and People
We thank you for feeding us with the bread of heaven and satisfying us with the cup of freedom. Send us from this place as signs of your Presence as we join you in repairing this fractured world. Through our Healer and Friend, Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE BLESSING

Presider
You have received the body of Christ, now become the body of Christ broken, poured out, and risen for the life of the world. The blessing of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity be upon this day and remain with you for ever.

People  Amen.

SENDING SONG

THE DISMISSAL

Presider  Alleluia. Alleluia. Go in peace.
People  Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.

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