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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 600 Morgan Road, Eden, North Carolina
The Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman, Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan/Diocesan Bishop Pro Tem


The Rev. Wheigar J. Bright, Priest-in-Charge, St. Luke’s, Eden

Second Sunday of  Easter                                      April 11, 2021

+ Holy Eucharist Rite II +

Prelude
Processional: The strife is o’er, the battle done                                No. 208
Opening Acclamation                                                                        BCP 355
Gloria in Excelsis (S-280)                                                                BCP 356            
The Collect of the Day *
First Lesson *                          Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133       
Second Lesson *                     I John 1:1-2: 2
Sequence: O sons and daughters let us sing                                    No. 206
The Holy Gospel *                  John 20:19-31
The Sermon                 The Rev. Wheigar J. Bright                              
Doxology
The Nicene Creed                                                                           BCP 358
The Prayers of the People       Form II                                             BCP 385
The General Confession                                                                   BCP 360
The Peace, Welcome and Announcements
Offertory: Special Music

The Great Thanksgiving
(Eucharistic Prayer B)

Salutation                                                                                         BCP 367
Sanctus: (S-129)                                                                              BCP 367
Eucharistic Prayer                                                                            BCP 368
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                           BCP 364
The Breaking of the Bread                                          
Hymns: Sing, my soul, his wondrous love                                       No. 467
Post Communion Prayer                                                                 BCP 366
The Blessing                   
Recessional: Alleluia! Alleluia!                                                        No. 191             
The Dismissal
Postlude
*See Lectionary for today’s propers

Lectionary
The Lessons Appointed for Use on the
Second Sunday of Easter
Year B
RCL

Acts 4:32-35
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31
Psalm 133

The 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.

The First Lesson
Acts 4:32-35

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

The Response
Psalm 133
Ecce, quam bonum!

1 Oh, how good and pleasant it is, *
when brethren live together in unity!

2 It is like fine oil upon the head *
that runs down upon the beard,

3 Upon the beard of Aaron, *
and runs down upon the collar of his robe.

4 It is like the dew of Hermon *
that falls upon the hills of Zion.

5 For there the Lord has ordained the blessing: *
life for evermore.

The Epistle
1 John 1:1-2:2

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life-- this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us-- we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

The Gospel
John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe."

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

HYMNS

208. The strife is o'er, the battle done

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
1. The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
Alleluia!

2. The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.
Alleluia!

3. The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!
Alleluia!

4. He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!
Alleluia!

5. Lord! By the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.
Alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

206. O sons and daughters, let us sing

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
1. O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heaven, the glorious King,
o'er death today rose triumphing.
Alleluia!

2. That night the apostles met in fear;
amidst them came their Lord most dear,
and said, "My peace be on all here."
Alleluia!

3. When Thomas first the tidings heard,
how they had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.
Alleluia!

4. "My pierced side, O Thomas, see;
my hands, my feet, I show to thee;
not faithless, but believing be."
Alleluia!

5. No longer Thomas then denied,
he saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"Thou art my Lord and God," he cried.
Alleluia!

6. How blest are they who have not seen,
and yet whose faith has constant been;
for they eternal life shall win.
Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

467. Sing, my soul, his wondrous love

1 Sing, my soul, his wondrous love,
who, from yon bright throne above,
ever watchful o'er our race,
still to us extends his grace.

2 Heaven and earth by him were made;
all is by his scepter swayed;
what are we that he should show
so much love to us below?

3 God, the merciful and good,
bought us with the Savior's blood,
and, to make salvation sure,
guides us by his Spirit pure.

4 Sing, my soul, adore his Name!
Let his glory be thy theme:
praise him till he calls thee home;
trust his love for all to come.

 

191. Alleluia, alleluia!

1. Alleluia, alleluia!
Hearts and voices heavenward raise:
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise.
He, who on the cross a victim,
for the world's salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,
now is risen from the dead.

2. Now the iron bars are broken,
Christ from death to life is born,
glorious life, and life immortal,
on his resurrection morn.
Christ has triumphed, and we conquer
by his mighty enterprise:
we with him to life eternal
by his resurrection rise.

3. Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits
of the holy harvest field,
which will all its full abundance
at his second coming yield:
then the golden ears of harvest
will their heads before him wave,
ripened by his glorious sunshine,
from the furrows of the grave.

4. Christ is risen, we are risen!
Shed upon us heavenly grace,
rain, and dew, and gleams of glory
from the brightness of thy face;
that, with hearts in heaven dwelling,
we on earth may fruitful be,
and by angel hands be gathered,
and be ever, Lord, with thee
.
5. Alleluia, alleluia!
Glory be to God on high;
Alleluia! to the Saviour,
who has won the victory;
Alleluia! to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity;
Alleluia, alleluia!
to the Triune Majesty.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

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