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Easter Sunday | April 4
The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas
The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas
Sunday, April 4, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Easter Sunday as we celebrate Christ's triumph over darkness. 

Presider: The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas

Preacher: The Right Rev. John Stephens

Deacon: The Rev. Jeffrey Priess

MC: Vincent Carey

Reader & Intercessor: Andrea Gailus


ASL Interpeter: Lisz Keallen

A pdf version of the Bulletin is available here. 

A text version of the Bulletin is available below. Continue scrolling down to follow along right here in the service notes tab. 

Gathering of the Community
Cathedral Parish Announcements

Presider This is the day which the Lord has made.
All Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Presider Let us go forth in peace.
All In the name of Christ. Amen.

Processional Hymn Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (CP 206)

Text: Charles Wesley (1707 –1788), alt.; Music: Melody Robert Williams (1781? –1821);
harm. John Roberts (1822 –1877); tpt. desc. S. Drummond Wolff (1916 –), alt.; Llanfair

Presider Alleluia Christ is risen!
All The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia.
Presider May his grace and peace be with you.
All May he fill our hearts with joy.
Presider We gather on the unceded and ancestral lands of Coast Salish nations,
on this Holy Day to celebrate the Ressurection of our Lord Jesus Christ
whom God raised from the dead.
Behold, he has made all things new!

Presider Let us pray (silence)
God of life and power,
through the mighty resurrection of your Son,
you have overcome the old order of sin and death
and have made all things new in him.
May we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
reign with him in glory, who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive,
one God, now and for ever

All Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading Acts 10:34-43
Reader The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

Canticle Christ Our Passover

Text: 1 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Music: Paul Halley
Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast.
Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and evil,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has dominion over Him.
The death that Christ died, He died to sin, once for all;
But the life Jesus lives, He lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin,
And alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ is risen from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by Jesus came death;
came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die,
so also in Christ, shall all be made alive!

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Reader The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing (CP 207)

Text: Latin (Ad cenam Agni, 1632); tr. Robert Campbell (1814 –1868), alt.;
Music: Melody Jakob Hintze (1622 –1702); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 –1750);
altern. harm. Derek Holman (1931 –); Salzburg

Deacon The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.

Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Before the Gospel Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel John 20:1-18

Deacon The Gospel of Christ.
After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon The Right Rev. John Stephens

Silence for Reflection

The Nicene Creed  John Merbecke; adapt. Stephen Darlington & Rupert Lang

Prayers of the People

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In the joint Anglican & Evangelical Lu-
theran Churches in Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Most Rev. Anne Germond, Metropolitan, and the people and clergy of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario; the dean, council, and congregations of the
Manitoba East Area of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we prayfor John Stephens our Bishop; Linda Nicholls our Primate; Susan Johnson the National Lutheran Bishop in Canada; Mark MacDonald the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop; Gregory Mohr the Evangelical Lutheran Bishop in British Columbia; Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury; our companion diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines and the Rt. Rev. Brent Alawas; our companion parish, All Saints Cathedral, Bontac, Philippines and the Very Rev. Padi Luc; and the Mission of God in the Diocese of New Westminster. In our Parish we pray for Parish-
ioners, Friends, and Visitors.

If you have a special intention for which you wish to receive prayers, please email your prayer request to the
Rev. Helen Dunn at

The Peace
Presider The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.
All Alleluia.

Presider The peace of the risen Christ be always with you.
All And also with you.
All may exchange a sign of peace, greeting one another with these words:
All Christ is risen.

Celebration of the Eucharist
The Offertory
You are invited to make a financial offering to further God’s mission through the work of the church by texting “Give” to 639.739.0843 and following the instructions; or by clicking on this link Tax receipts are issued annually for gifts totalling $20 or more. Your financial gifts matter and together with the bread and wine they are presented in spirit at the Altar as a sign of thanksgiving to God from whom all blessings flow.
If you are participating in this worship from another church please give generously to your local parish.

Offertory Hymn Light’s Glittering Morn Bedecks the Sky

Text: 7th cent. Latin, trans. John Mason Neale, 1851; Music: Geistliche Kirchengesäng Cologne 1623;
arr. R. Vaughan Williams; verses 5 & 6, arr. John Rutter; Lasst uns Erfreuen

1. Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky;
Heaven thunders forth its victor-cry:
Alleluia, alleluia!
The glad earth shouts her triumph high,
And groaning hell makes wild reply:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
2. The pains of hell are loosed at last;
The days of mourning now are past;
Alleluia, alleluia!
An angel robed in light hath said,
“The Lord is risen from the dead.”
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
3. Jesus, the King of gentleness,
Do thou thyself our hearts possess,
Alleluia, alleluia!
That we may give thee all our days
The tribute of our grateful praise:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
4. From every weapon death can wield
Thine own redeemed forever shield;
Alleluia, alleluia!
O God of all, with us abide
In this our joyful Eastertide.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Prayer over the Gifts
Presider God our strength and salvation,
All receive all we offer you this day,
and grant that we who have confessed your name,
and received new life in baptism,
may live in the joy of the resurrection,
through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving
Presider The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Presider Lift up your hearts.
All We lift them to the Lord.
Presider Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Presider Eternal God, Source of all being, we give you thanks and praise for your faithful love.
You call us into friendship with you and one another to be your holy people,
a sign of your presence in the world.
When those we trust betray us, unfailingly you remain with us.
When we injure others, you confront us in your love
and call us to the paths of righteousness.
You stand with the weak, and those, broken and alone,
whom you have always welcomed home, making the first last, and the last first.
Therefore we raise our voices with angels and archangels,
forever praising you and singing:

Sanctus Trad. 15th cent. French carol; Text & Music: adapt. Rupert Lang

Presider Blessed are you, O Holy One:
when Hagar was driven into the wilderness you followed her and gave her hope.
When Joseph was sold into bondage, you turned malice to your people’s good.
When you called Israel out of slavery,
you brought them through the wilderness into the promised land.
When your people were taken into exile
you wept with them by the river of Babylon and carried them home.
All Restore us, O God, let your face shine!

Presider At the right time you sent your Anointed One
to stand with the poor, the outcast, and the oppressed.
Jesus touched lepers, and the sick, and healed them.
He accepted water from a woman of Samaria and offered her the water of new life.
Christ knew the desolation of the cross and opened the way for all humanity
into the redemption of your reconciling love.
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus, at supper with his friends,
took bread, gave you thanks, broke the bread, gave it to them, and said,
“Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”
After supper he took the cup of wine, and when he had given thanks,
he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you:
this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you
and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”
Loving and Holy One, recalling Christ’s death and resurrection, we offer you these gifts,
longing for the bread of tomorrow and the wine of the age to come.
Therefore we proclaim our hope.
All Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life.
Lord Jesus, come in glory.

Presider Pour out your Spirit on these gifts that through them
you may sustain us in our hunger for your peace.
We hold before you all whose lives are marked by suffering, our sisters and brothers.
When we are broken and cast aside, embrace us in your love.
All Restore us, O God, let your face shine!

Presider Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, O Source of all life, now and for ever.
All Amen.

The Lord's Prayer  sung by cantor

Easter Acclamation Rupert Lang

Share the Gifts
If you know the brokenness of life, its fractures within and its division without, then you have
participated in the broken body of Christ and you are invited to share in Communion.
If you are not physically receiving Communion, then offer this prayer:

In union, O God, with all your faithful people
gathered wherever the eucharist is celebrated this day,
I offer you praise and thanksgiving for creation and all the blessings of this life,
for the redemption given to us through the life, death and resurrection of Christ,
and for the means of grace and the hope of glory.
I pray you come into my heart, my soul and my mind.
Let nothing separate me from you.
May I serve you in this life until, by your grace,
I come to your promised reign of justice and peace;
through Christ and in the unity of the Spirit. Amen.

While the communion is being administered, we respectfully ask that you keep the silence—
this is a time for quiet prayer and meditation.

During Communion This Joyful Eastertide Music: Traditional Dutch Carol; arr. Charles Wood

Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion
Presider Life-giving God,
All in the mystery of Christ’s resurrection
you send light to conquer darkness,
water to give new life,
and the bread of life to nourish your people.
Send us forth as witnesses to your Son’s resurrection,
so that we may show your glory to all the world,
through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.

Presider Glory to God,
All 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.

The Episcopal Blessing

Closing Hymn Jesus Christ is Risen Today (CP 203)

Text & Music: Lyra Davidica, 1708, alt.; desc. Derek Holman; Verse 3, arr. David Willcocks; Easter Hymn

1 Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

The Dismissal
Presider Go forth into the world rejoicing in the power of the risen Lord. Alleluia!.

All Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

Postlude Jesus Christ is Risen Today (CP 203)

3 But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured. Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

The service of the Church into the World — begins again this week.