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Second Sunday of Easter

Call to Worship – A Prayer of Saint John of Damascus


One: Alleluia! Christ is Risen! ☩


Many: The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia! One: Now let the heavens be joyful,

Let earth her song begin:

Many: Let the round world keep triumph,

And all that is therein;

One: Invisible and visible,

Their notes let all things blend,

Many: For Christ the Lord is risen

Our joy that hath no end.


One: Come, let us worship.


Collect


Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Liturgy of the Table


(Adapted From Lift Up Your Hearts: Year C, OSL Publications) One: The Lord be with you. Many: And also with you. One: Lift up your hearts. Many: We lift them up to the Lord One: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Many: It is right to give our thanks and praise.


One: It is right, and a good and joyful thing

Always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth.

Whose blessed son, Jesus, is exalted at God's right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins


Many: 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. Hosanna in the highest.


One: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son, Jesus Christ,

the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

Your Spirit anointed him to preach the good news to the poor,

to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

and to announce that the time had come when you would save your people.

He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection,

you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery of sin and death,

and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit. </