Easter Sunday (Year B)
Jesus Christ, in your triumph over the grave and your resurrection from death, the heavens and earth rejoice!
We praise you, O God! For you have made us victorious over sin!
On the mountain of the Lord, all people will feast and all wine shall be poured!
We praise you, O God! For you have prepared a table before us and our cups overflow!
The Lord has swallowed up death forever; the Lord has wiped away the tears from all faces!
We praise you, O God! For you have brought us from death to life!
The disgrace of God's people has been taken away from the earth because the Lord has spoken!
We praise you, O God! For you have given us joy and gladness!
The Lord has said, "I am the Lord your God, beside me there is no other."
We praise you, O God! For you have proclaimed your Word to all creation!
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
Let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation!
Adapted from Isaiah 25 and Isaiah 43
Call to Confession
O Lord, you will ordain peace for us,
for indeed, all that we have done,
you have done for us.
Prayer of Confession
Risen Lord, Eternal and Almighty God,
we come to you, today, rescued by your holiness.
You have so loved us that you have sent your only Son, our Lord,
into this world for the forgiveness of sins and for the reconciliation of justice.
We humble our hearts in praise and virtue.
Give to us the love you have promised,
the hope you have embodied,
the life you have christened.
Have mercy upon us and hear our prayers.
May we praise you this day and all days to come.
Hallelujah! Christ has died!
Hallelujah! Christ is risen!
Hallelujah! Christ will come again!
Sung Response: "My Jesus, I Love Thee"
Assurance of Pardon
Sung Response: "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!"
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Suggested Hymns and Songs of Praise
"Jesus, Lover of My Soul"
"Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him"
"Jesus Lives, and So Shall I"
"The Power of the Cross"
"My Redeemer Lives"