Sunday Bulletin

Easter Day (Year C)
Sunday, April 8, 2007

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Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Rector's Message
Parish News
Hymns
Order of Services
Order of Service, 7:30am
Order of Service, 9:45am & 6:00pm

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Resurrected Christ

Christ appears before us in this beautiful icon in a robe of brilliant white, recalling the robes worn by the righteous in John's Revelation. The Lord's arms are opened wide in a gesture of welcome but also displaying the wounds of His crucifixion. Jesus invites us to share in His new life by donning white robes of baptism, the ancient symbol of membership in His church.

“For he has broken the power of death: and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel”
- 2 Tim. 2:13

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

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Order of Services

  • Lighting of the Paschal Candle &
    First Mass of the Resurrection
(5:00am) Click
  • Solemn Sung Eucharist
(7:30am) Click
  • Sung Eucharist
(9:45am) Click
  • Said Mass
(6:00pm) Click

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Welcome

Welcome to the Parish Church of St. Andrew the Apostle.
We hope that the liturgy in this parish will assist you
in prayer and the worship of Almighty God.

The Rector's Message

Beloved people of God:

At Easter we celebrate the Paschal mystery: the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This dying and rising to new life marks the summit of Easter and the weekly celebration of the Eucharist. “Each year the weekly commemoration is celebrated with particular joy when the Church keeps Passover or Easter. This observation includes forty days of preparation in Lent and fifty days of celebration in the Easter season. Easter is the central festival of the church year” (Book of Common Prayer page 9).

The Paschal mystery is not completed until death makes way for resurrected life; the glory of new life given by God. This is the focus and fiber of the Christian faith; our faith and the faith of the Church. Our faith is centered in the life lived by Jesus the Christ. A life of obedience to God ’ s will and faithfulness to the love of the Father. “ The faith of the Church, then, is far more than beliefs held in common. It is the faith by which Jesus lived in submission to and love of His Father. That faith is communicated to the Church by the Spirit of Jesus who both enables believers of every generation to accept that in Jesus the Word was made flesh, and to understand what the Word is saying about God, and what it is calling us to ” (Christening-the Making of Christians: Mark Serrle). As Jesus accepted God ’ s mission for humanity and creation, He committed Himself to redemptive suffering and became for us the source of faith, hope and salvation. (Philippians 2:1-11)

All the passages of the Gospels affirm that the resurrection of Jesus took place on the first day of the week. They also bear witness to the fact that the risen Christ could be touched and handled. This communicates to us that the awakening to faith can happen through our senses as well as through the eyes of faith. As Jesus said to His disciples after His resurrection, “ Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have come to believe ” (John 20:29b).

This is a commitment to believe in God and trust in Him. We are a community of faith; we are responsible to make manifest the reality of the resurrection by participating with God in transforming the evils of this world and the heart of the human mind and soul.

May we this Eastertide be renewed by the power of God and through the presence of the risen Christ, and experience the enabling grace of the Holy Spirit.

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Parish News

The 137th Annual Synod of the Church convenes on Tuesday, April 10 and continues through Friday, April 13. Consequently there will be no morning services here during the week . Our Synod representatives are Mrs. Andrea Chin-See and Miss Greta Bogues.

Anglican Rosaries are available by order. Call our offices at 926-6692.

THANK YOU
We wish to express our thanks to the Altar Guild and all who were in- volved in decorating the church.
We also wish to acknowledge the contribution of Business Management Limited (BML). Our covers were photocopied on a Canon Colour Laser IR4080I, courtesy of BML suppliers of the latest in office equipments such as copiers and printers.

Did You Know?

The Easter Candle or Paschal Candle represents Christ, the Light of the world (John 8:12). At the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night or the early service on Easter Sunday, a new fire, symbolizing our eternal life with Christ, is kindled and lights the Candle. The Easter Candle is blessed by the Celebrant who then inscribes in it a cross, tracing the Greek letter alpha above the cross, the letter omega below, and the numerals of the current year between the arms of the cross. Finally, the Celebrant then fixes five grains of incense in the cross representing the five wounds of Christ.

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Order of Service for 9:45am & 6:00pm Eucharist

Introit

The day of Resurrection!
(A&M 132 )

 

Kyrie & Gloria

[BCP page 101]

 

Collect

[BCP page 166]

 

First Reading

Acts 10:34-43
(Daniel 12:1-3 at 6pm)

 

Easter Anthem

Christ Our Passover
[BCP page 37]

 

Second Reading

Colossians 3: 1-4

 

Gradual Hymn

Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!

 

Gospel

St. Luke 24: 1-10
(Luke 24:13-35 at 6pm)

 

The Sermon

 

 

RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS

[BCP pages 263-266]

 

Offertory Hymn

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
(A&M 128)

 

Recessional Hymn

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

 


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LIGHTING OF THE PASCHAL CANDLE

The first Mass of Easter is a reverent vigil as we wait in anticipation for Our Lord ’ s Resurrection, and His victory over death. This is the praxis for the new life, freedom, hope and joy in Anglican experience.

In the Easter Vigil, the Celebrant greets the people with the words, “ we are confident that we shall share His [Jesus ’ ] victory over death and live with Him for ever in God ” (BCP p.253). This hope is expressed in the Exultet

“ ….Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
….Let this place resound with joy,
echoing the mighty song of all God ’ s people! ”

These words reflect “ the heart of the paschal mystery, that death has been conquered by the dying and rising of Christ, and that members of His Body share that victory ” (Sykes & Booty, 53). That is the Church ’ s good news to people who have experienced oppression and rejection; to a people who struggle with their identity and who seek socio-economic freedom. All of us who are members of the Church through Baptism “ are united with Christ… sharing not only His death, but also in His resurrection (BCP p.272).

Place book mark at page 253—267 of Book of Common Prayer


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Mass Setting: Mass of St. Thomas

Procession

Organ Voluntary

 

The Service of Light & The Preparation of the Candle

[BCP pages 253-255]

 

The Exultet

[BCP pages 256-257]

Introit: Christ is Risen, Alleluia!
Setting by D.E. Wagner Choir The congregation
remains standing as the altar is incensed
Choir
The Collect

[BCP page 166]

 

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD (Sit)
 
First Reading

Exodus 14:10-15:1

 

Easter Anthem

Christ Our Passover
[BCP page 37]
(All stand)

 

Second Reading

Romans 6:3-11

 

Sequence Hymn

The Day of Resurrection
(A&M 132)

 

The Gospel

St. Matthew 28:1-10

 

The Sermon

Rev.d Major Sirrano Kitson, D.Min.

 

RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS
The aspersion with Holy Water
During the sprinkling of the people with holy water
Hymn: Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!

[BCP page 263-266]
THE GREETING OF PEACE  
Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is Risen
People:

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Celebrant: seek those things that are above
People:

Where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God

 

Celebrant: The peace of the risen Christ be with you
People:

and also with you

 

The ministers and people exchange the kiss of peace

 

OFFERING OF THE EUCHARISTIC SACRIFICE

 

Offertory Hymn

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (A&M 128)

 

  1. Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
    Your sweetest notes employ,
    The Paschal victory to hymn
    In strains of holy joy.

  2. For Judah ’ s Lion bursts his chains,
    Crushing the serpent ’ s head;
    And cries aloud through death’s domains
    To wake the imprisoned dead.

  3. Devouring depths of hell their prey
    At his command restore;
    His ransomed hosts pursue their way
    Where Jesus goes before.

  4. Triumphant in his glory now
    To him all power is given;
    To him in one communion bow
    All saints in earth and heaven.

  5. While we his soldiers praise our King,
    His mercy we implore,
    Within his palace bright to bring
    And keep us evermore.

  6. All glory to the Father be,
    All glory to the Son,
    All glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
    While endless ages run

 
Prayer Over the Gifts

[BCP page 267]

 

Sursum Corda

[BCP page 126]

 

Sanctus & Benedictus (Gibson)

[BCP page 131]

 

Eucharistic Rite ‘A’

[BCP page 131]

 

The Lord’s Prayer
Response: Hallowed by thy Name
[BCP page 144]
COMMUNION

 

 

Breaking of Bread

[BCP page 145]

 

The Invitation

 

 

Agnus Dei

[BCP page 147]

 

Hymns during Communion

390, 135,
The risen Christ

 

Post Communion Prayer

[BCP page 267]

 

Anthem: Alleluia! For Christ the Lord is risen

J.S. Bach

 

The Blessings

 

 

The Great Amen

Music by: Audley Davidson

 

Welcome & Notices

 

 

Recessional Hymn

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

 


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Hymns

Hymn: Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna! Celebrate this day of days!

Christ is risen! Hush in wonder: All creation is amazed.
In the desert all surrounding, See, a spreading tree has grown.
Healing leaves of grace abounding Bring a taste of love unknown.

Christ is risen! Raise your spirits From the caverns of despair.
Walk with gladness in the morning. See what love can do and dare.
Drink the wine of resurrection, Not a servant, but a friend.
Jesus is our strong companion. Joy and peace shall never end.

Christ is risen! Earth and heaven Never more shall be the same.
Break the bread of new creation Where the world is still in pain.
Tell its grim, demonic chorus: “ Christ is risen! Get you gone! ”
God the First and Last is with us. Sing Hosanna, everyone!


Hymn: The risen Christ, who walks on wounded feet

The risen Christ, who walks on wounded feet
From garden tomb through darkened city street,
Unlocks the door of grief, despair, and fear,
And speaks a word of peace to all who hear.

The risen Christ, who stands with wounded side,
Breathes out his Spirit on them to abide
Whose faith still wavers, who dare not believe,
New grace, new strength, new purpose they receive.

The risen Christ, who breaks with wounded hand
The brad for those who fail to understand,
Reveals himself, despite their lingering tears,
Enflames their hearts, then quickly disappears.

May we, Christ ’ s body, walk and serve and stand
With the oppressed in this and every land,
Till all are blessed and can a blessing be,
Restored in Christ to true humanity.


Hymn: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.

  1. Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.
    The cross stands empty to the sky.
    Let streets and homes with praises ring.
    Love, drowned in death, shall never die.

  2. Christ is alive! No longer bound
    to distant years in Palestine,
    but saving, healing, here and now,
    and touching every place and time.

  3. In every insult, rift, and war
    where color, scorn or wealth divide,
    Christ suffers still, yet loves the more,
    and lives, where even hope has died.

  4. Christ is alive, and comes to bring
    good news to this and every age,
    till earth and sky and ocean ring
    with joy, with justice, love, and praise.


Hymn: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord (239 MP)

  1. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord ;
    holy is the Lord God almighty!
    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord;
    holy is the Lord God almighty,
    who was, and is, and is to come!
    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord!

  2. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Lord…

  3. Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord…

  4. Glory, glory, glory to the Lord...


Hymn: He is risen, he is risen! (A&M 143)

He is risen, he is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice:
he has burst his three days' prison;
let the whole wide earth rejoice:
death is conquered, man is free,
Christ has won the victory.

Come, ye sad and fearful-hearted,
with glad smile and radiant brow!
Lent's long shadows have de- parted;
Jesus' woes are over now,
and the passion that he bore--
sin and pain can vex no more.

Come, with high and holy hymning,
hail our Lord's triumphant day;
not one darksome cloud is dimming
yonder glorious morning ray,
breaking o'er the purple east,
symbol of our Easter feast.

He is risen, he is risen!
He hath opened heaven's gate:
we are free from sin's dark prison,
risen to a holier state;
and a brighter Easter beam
on our longing eyes shall stream

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Solemn Sung Eucharist - 7:30 A.M.

On the Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the Life-giving Resurrec- tion of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ: Pascha, which, translated from the Hebrew, means Passover. For this is the day on which God created the world from nothing- ness. On this day, He delivered the Israelites from Pharaoh ’ s hands and led them through the Red Sea. On this day, God has redeemed the world from the bondage of sin. On this day we are called to live in harmony with God, community and self.
Processional Dance: Christ is risen!

Choir

 

ENTRANCE:

Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna

 

Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ the Lord is risen indeed:
People:

Come, let us adore Him, Alleluia!

 

Celebrant: (+) Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:
People:

He has given us new life and hope!
He has raised Jesus from the dead!

 

Celebrant: God has claimed us as his own:
People:

He has brought us out of darkness!
He has made us light to the world!

 

Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen:
People:

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Gloria

Glory, glory in the
Glory, to the Almighty; Glory to the Lamb
And glory to the
Glory to the Lamb! Glory, glory …

Men: I give glory,
Women: glory,

Men: glory,
Women: glory,
Men: glory,
All: glory to the Lamb!

Men: I give glory …
All: I give glory to the Lamb!

 

Danny Daniels (MP 174)
Celebrant: The Lord is Here
People:

His Spirit is with us.

 

Celebrant: Let us pray  
The Collect for Easter

[BCP page 166]

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD (Sit)

 

First Reading

Acts 10:34-43

 

The Easter Anthem: Christ our Passover

[BCP page 37]

 

Second Reading

Colossians 3:1-4

 

Sequence Hymn:

Jesus Christ is risen today
(A&M 134)

 

The congregation shall sing : Alle...alle...alle...uia before the Gospel is announced and after the proclamation.

 

The Gospel

St. Luke 24:1-10

 

The Sermon

Rev.d Major Sirrano Kitson, D. Min.

 

RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS

[BCP pages 264-266]

 

The aspersion with Holy Water
During the sprinkling of the people with holy water
Hymn Wonderful grace –966 (MP)

 

 

Wonderful grace
That gives what I don’t deserve,
Pays me what Christ has earned,
Then lets me go free.
Wonderful grace
That gives me the time to change,
Washes away the stains
That once covered me.

Refrain: And all that I have I lay at the feet Of the wonderful Savior who loves me.

Wonderful love
That held in the face of death,
Breathed in it’s latest breath
Forgiveness for me.
Wonderful love,
Whose power can break every chain,
Giving us life again
And setting is free.

 

 
THE GREETING OF PEACE  
Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is Risen
People:

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Celebrant: seek those things that are above
People:

Where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God

 

Celebrant: The peace of the risen Christ be with you
People:

and also with you

 

The ministers and people exchange the kiss of peace

 

OFFERING OF THE EUCHARISTIC SACRIFICE

 

Offertory Hymn

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem
(A&M 222)

 

Offertory prayer

[BCP page 126]

 

Sursum Corda

[BCP page 126]

 

Sanctus & Benedictus

[BCP page 131]

 

Eucharistic Rite ‘A’

[BCP page 131]

 

The Lord’s Prayer

[BCP page 144]

 

COMMUNION

 

 

Breaking of Bread

[BCP page 145]

 

The Invitation

 

 

Agnus Dei

[BCP page 147]

 

Hymns during Communion

412, 413, 414,
Holy, holy is the Lord
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

 

Post Communion Prayer

[BCP page 148]

 

The Blessing
Then shall follow
All Stand (514 A&M)
(Bishop Heber)
ALL:

Virgin-Born, we bow before thee:
Blessed was the womb that bore thee;
Mary, Maid and Mother mild,
Blessed was she un her Child .

 

V Blessed was the breast that fed thee;
Blessed was the hand that led thee;
R

Blessed was the parent’s eye
that watched thy slumbering infancy.

 

V Blessed she by all creation,
who brought forth the world’s salvation,
R

And blessed they-for ever blest
who love thee most and serve thee best.

 

V Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
R

Because Our Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

 

V. Let us pray.
O God, who by the resurrection of your Son, brought joy to the whole world: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by His blood, may share with the Virgin Mary, His Mother, the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.  
Welcome & Notices  
Hymn: He is Risen! He is risen!  

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