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2nd Sunday of Easter
11th April 2021

¶        Preparation        

Alleluia: Christ is risen:
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Almighty God,
your Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence.
Give us new hearts and constant wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.




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.


¶        Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 4:32-35


Gospel Reading: John 20.19-end

Reflection (pdf) 


We declare our faith
in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he was buried;
he was raised to life on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
afterwards he appeared to his followers,
and to all the apostles:
this we have received,
and this we believe.

¶        Prayers     


God of mercy,
we acknowledge that we are all sinners.
We turn from the wrong that we have thought and said and done,
and are mindful of all that we have failed to do.
For the sake of Jesus, who died for us,
forgive us for all that is past,
and help us to live each day
in the light of Christ our Lord.

May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Lord God,
through your grace we are your people;
through your Son you have redeemed us;
in your Spirit you have made us as your own.

As we remember Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,
we give thanks for his long life,
for the love that he received from you
and showed among us.
We recall with gratitude his devotion to duty,
his service in the Royal Navy
and his support for many causes.
Now we pray that he may know the joys of your everlasting kingdom,
where sorrow and pain are no more.

Lord, receive our praise
and hear our prayer.

We pray for the Church …
Make our hearts respond to your love.

Lord, receive our praise
and hear our prayer.

We pray for the world
and our local communities …
Make our lives bear witness to your glory
in the world.

Lord, receive our praise
and hear our prayer.

We pray for people in need
and our response …
Make our wills eager to obey,
and our hands ready to heal.

Lord, receive our praise
and hear our prayer.

We give thanks for those who have died …
Make our voices one with all your people in heaven and on earth.

Lord of life, hear our prayer,
and make us one in heart and mind
to serve you with joy for ever.

The Lord’s Prayer

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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. 

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. 

¶        Conclusion             

Lord God our Father,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ
you have assured your children of eternal life
and in baptism have made us one with him:
deliver us from the death of sin
and raise us to new life in your love,
in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Common Worship, material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council                 CCL43729