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Sunday, April 17, 2022
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St. Columba Anglican United Church Port Hardy
Easter Sunday April 17, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
St. John Anglican United Church Port Alice
Easter Sunday April 17, 2022 @ 4:00 PM
9190 Granville Street, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
(PO Box 1260)
Nigei St. Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
Office Phone: 250-949-6247
Administration Email: admin@stcolumbaporthardy.ca
Minister: The Rev. Christine Muise:
email cmuise@bc.anglican.ca
Wardens: Robert Fyles & Priscilla O’Neil;
Treasurer: Judy Fyles
Deputy Warden: Port Alice: Doris Pepper
O’man’s Nam’a LeaderShift Team Member: Sheila Cook
Musician: Roldan Yuipco;
Video: Ammie Yuipco
Community Partner: Cathie Wilson

(The West Coast Liturgy of the Diocese of Islands and Inlets: Updated- 2018)

THE COMMUNITY GATHERS BEFORE GOD

Welcome & Announcements
Land Acknowledgement

Acclamation:
In this time and place We gather on the ancestral territories of Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish peoples. From many places and peoples we come to this house in prayer.
In this time and place We gather in the name of the living God. We meet in the presence of Jesus Christ, risen and alive.

In this time and place We gather with the community of faith around the globe and across the ages. In this time and place heaven and earth are one.
In this time and place We are not alone, but one in Christ. Knit together in the unity of the Spirit.

In this time and place Hallowed, expectant, one people in God. In the name of the Holy and Blessed One, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Centering Stillness
Presider: Let us hold this moment open to the Spirit of God. (silence)

Prayer:

There are alleluias in the air,
that skip a beat as they dance over tombs,
that push at stones and reveal a saviour,
that explode with a slow beauty in the sunrise,
that wake the birds and tear at the dawn.
It is God’s special word:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

There are alleluias in the air,
that are filled with the voice of God,
that are spoken aloud in the chambers of parliament,
that break open hope for the poor,
that paint faith with the colour of rainbows.
It is God’s special word:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

There are alleluias in the air,
that fill silence with song,
that fill fear with hope,
that fill injustice with compassion,
that fill worn out things with new life.
It is God’s special word:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let us worship amidst the alleluias!

Collect of the Day

Opening Hymn: VU 155 Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Jesus Christ is risen today, hallelujah!
our triumphant holy day, hallelujah!
who did once, upon the cross, hallelujah!
suffer to redeem our loss. Hallelujah!

Hymns of praise then let us sing hallelujah!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, hallelujah!
who endured the cross and grave, hallelujah!
sinners to redeem and save. Hallelujah!

But the pains which he endured, hallelujah!
our salvation have procured; hallelujah!
now above the sky he’s King, hallelujah!
where the angels ever sing. Hallelujah!

Sing we to our God above, hallelujah!
praise eternal as God's love; hallelujah!
praise our God, ye heavenly host, hallelujah!
praise the Son and Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!

Words and Music: Lyra Davidica

THE STORY OF FAITH IS PROCLAIMED

Reading from the Acts of the Apostles: Acts 10: 34-43

Psalm/Canticle: Psalm 118 VU 837

Refrain: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Let Israel now say:
'God's love endures for ever.'
Let the house of Aaron say:
'God's love endures for ever.'
Let those who fear God say:
'God's love endures for ever.'
R: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

God is my strength and my song; God has become my salvation.
There are shouts of joy and deliverance in the tents of the righteous.
The right hand of God does mighty things; the right hand of God raises up.
The right hand of God does mighty things.
I shall not die, but live; and I shall proclaim what God has done.
God indeed punished me, but did not give me over to death.
R: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Open to me the gates of the temple, that I may enter and give thanks to God.
This is the gate of God; through it the righteous shall enter.
I thank you for you have answered me; you have become my salvation.
The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
This is God's doing, marvellous in our eyes.
This is the day that God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!
R: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Reading from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians: 15: 19-26

Gospel Hymn: VU 352 I Danced in the Morning

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
and I came from heaven and I danced on earth;
at Bethlehem I had my birth.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he;
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
but they would not dance and they would not follow me;
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;
they came with me and the dance went on.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he;
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame;
the holy people said it was a shame;
they whipped and they stripped and they hung me high,
and left me there on a cross to die.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he;
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;
it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back;
they buried my body and they thought I’d gone,
But I am the dance and I still go on.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he;
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

They cut me down and I leap up high;
-- I am the life that will never, never die;
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me;
-- I am the Lord of the dance, said he.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he;
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

Words: Sydney Carter; Music: Shaker melody; adapt. and harm. Sydney Carter

Gospel
God be with you.
And also with you.

The Good News of Jesus according to Luke. (Luke 24: 1-12)
Glory to you, Jesus the Christ.
The Reading of the Gospel

Reader: The Gospel of Christ
People: Praise to you, Jesus the Christ.

RESPONDING TO THE WORD OF GOD

Sermon Reflection

Affirming the Christian Narrative

Hear, O Israel,
the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.

This is the first and the great commandment.
The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.

Prayers of the People:

In peace, we pray to you, God.
Silence

For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbours, and for all those who are alone.

For this community, our country, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the gospel, and all who seek the truth.

For Anna our bishop and Mark the National Indigenous Bishop and for all bishops, for Richard our Moderator, for all other ministers;
For all who serve God in his Church.

For our own needs and those of others.
Silence. The people may add their own petitions.

Hear us, God; For your mercy is great.

We thank you, God, for all the blessings of this life.
Silence. The people may add their own thanksgivings.
We will exalt you, O God;
And praise your name for ever and ever.

We pray for all those who have died in the peace of Christ,
and for those whose faith is known to you alone,
that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.
Silence. The people may add their own petitions.

God, let your loving kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.

We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.
Silence may be kept.

Have mercy upon us, most merciful God;
in your compassion, forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honour and glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gracious God, you have heard the prayers of your faithful people; you know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking. Grant our requests as may be best for us. This we ask in the name of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace

The peace of God be always with you.
And also with you.

Offertory Hymn: VU 179 Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Give Thanks

Hallelujah, hallelujah.
Give thanks to the risen Christ;
hallelujah, hallelujah!
Give praise to God's name.

Jesus is Lord of all the earth,
firstborn of all creation.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.
Give thanks to the risen Christ;
hallelujah, hallelujah!
Give praise to God's name.

Spread the good news o'er all the earth:
Jesus has died and is risen.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.
Give thanks to the risen Christ;
hallelujah, hallelujah!
Give praise to God's name.

We have been crucified with Christ,
now we shall live forever.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.
Give thanks to the risen Christ;
hallelujah, hallelujah!
Give praise to God's name.

Come let us praise the living God,
joyfully sing to our Saviour.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.
Give thanks to the risen Christ;
hallelujah, hallelujah!
Give praise to God's name.

Words and music: Donald Fishel; arr. Darryl Nixon.

Response: IONA: CAYP 80: Glory and Gratitude and Praise

Glory and gratitude and praise
Now let earth to heaven raise
Glory and gratitude and praise
These we offer to God

Words and Music: John L. Bell

THE SACRED MEAL IS SHARED

Prayer over the Gifts
God of miracles, ...
...We raise our praise because the risen Christ has shared our earthly life and conquered death to end all our strife.
Alleluia, Alleluia, and Amen. Alleluia, Alleluia, and Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer A

Presider: God is here
People: The Spirit is with us.
Presider: Lift up your hearts and minds.
People: We lift them to God.
Presider: Let us give thanks to God the Creator.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Presider:
Great Creator...

...Therefore, together with our ancestors in faith and with your beloved creation we sing:

SANCTUS AND BENEDICTUS: St. Bride Setting IONA: CAYP #92

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
God of pow’r and might,
God of pow’r and might,
Heaven and earth are full,
Heaven and earth are full,
are full of your glory.
are full of your glory.

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
God of pow’r and might,
God of pow’r and might,

Heaven and earth are full,
Heaven and earth are full,
are full of your glory.
are full of your glory.

Blessed is the one who comes
Blessed is the one who comes
In the name of the Lord!
In the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the Highest!
Hosanna in the Highest!
Hosanna in the Highest!
Hosanna in the Highest!

Hosanna in the Highest!
Hosanna in the Highest!
in the Highest!

Tune: John L. Bell 

Presider: We praise you, Source of all, for the living Word: Jesus ...

Entering into the mystery of faith we call:

All: Come Source of life. Come, transforming Word. Come, Creator Spirit.

Presider: With his sacred presence unbounded by space and time...

...Glory and honour to you Triune God, dynamic of love, complete and perfect unity, now, and in all ages. Amen

An adaptation of The Lord's Prayer: Marth Blacklock, Mother Thunder

Holy One, our only Home, hallowed be your name. May your day dawn, your will be done, here as in heaven. Feed us today, and forgive us as we forgive each other. Do not forsake us at the test, but deliver us from evil. For the glory, the power, and the mercy are yours, now and forever. Amen.

Breaking of the Bread

Presider: Jesus, we died with you on the cross.
All: In Christ we are raised to new life.
Presider: Jesus, we were buried in your tomb.
All: In Christ we share in your resurrection.
Presider: Live in us, that all may live in you.

The Communion:
(communion will be distributed to be consumed at the same time as one another)

The body of Christ: God will always love you.

The blood of Christ: God will never leave you.

Prayer after Communion: please stand as you are able

Doxology
Glory to God,
whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: VU 186 Now the Green Blade Rises

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
love lives again, that with the dead has been:
love is come again, like wheat arising green.

In the grave they laid him, love by hatred slain,
thinking that he would never wake again,
laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen;
love is come again, like wheat arising green.

Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
he that for three days in the grave had lain;
raised from the dead, my living Lord is seen;
love is come again, like wheat arising green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving or in pain,
your touch can call us back to life again,
fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been;
love is come again, like wheat arising green.

Words: John M. C. Crum Music: medieval French carol; harm. Martin Fallas Shaw


Blessing

Threefold Amen

Dismissal/Sending:
One: Go, respecting and serving all that God has created.
People: For God created all and saw that it was good!
One: Carry out into the world the love of God in Christ.
People: Loved, forgiven and redeemed, we go forth!

Announcements:

  • Bible study and Celtic Prayer will be taking a break until May
  • April 18 to 24 Christine is taking a break, there will be no office hours this week.
  • Mission focus is Naramata and Sorrento Centres

Resources:
https://bc.anglican.ca/resources/worship-resources
https://www.anglican.ca/about/liturgicaltexts/
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Voices United 155 Jesus Christ is Risen Today Words and Music: Lyra Davidica 1708. Words, Music: Public Domain. [Descant © Derek Holman. Oregon Catholic Press.] All rights reserved. 

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