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Christ Episcopal Church
The Second Sunday of Easter
Holy Eucharist Rite II — 10:00 A.M.
Voluntary O Filii et Filiae Jean-François Dandrieu (1682-1738)

"O Sons and Daughters" appears in our hymnal as #206. Dandrieu created a set of variations on this popular hymn for "Doubting Thomas" Sunday.



Processional Hymn 205 “Good Christians all, rejoice and sing!” GELOBET SEI GOTT



The Word of God

Celebrant: Alleluia, Christ is Risen
People: The Lord is Risen indeed, Alleluia



Gloria Hymnal S278



The Collect of the Day

Celebrant: The Lord be with you
People: And also with you
Celebrant: Let us pray

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.



First Reading: Acts 5:27-32
Reader: S. Bowlby
When the temple police had brought the apostles, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man's blood on us." But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God.



Psalm 118:14-29 (spoken)

14 The Lord is my strength and my song, *
and he has become my salvation.

15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *
in the tents of the righteous:

16 "The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *
the right hand of the Lord is exalted!
the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!"

17 I shall not die, but live, *
and declare the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord has punished me sorely, *
but he did not hand me over to death.

19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the Lord.

20 "This is the gate of the Lord; *
he who is righteous may enter."

21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
and have become my salvation.

22 The same stone which the builders rejected *
has become the chief cornerstone.

23 This is the Lord'S doing, *
and it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 On this day the Lord has acted; *
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Hosannah, Lord, hosannah! *
Lord, send us now success.

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; *
we bless you from the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord; he has shined upon us; *
form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.

28 "You are my God, and I will thank you; *
you are my God, and I will exalt you."

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *
his mercy endures for ever.



Second Reading: Revelation 1:4-8
Reader: S. Bowlby
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God



Sequence Hymn 209 "We walk by faith, and not by sight" ST. BOTOLPH



The Gospel: John 20:19-31 Read by The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to John
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

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.

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.



The Sermon Mr. John Endress



Nicene Creed BCP p. 358



The Prayers of the People for Eastertide

Verse: Risen Christ
Response: To you we give undying praise.



The Peace BCP p. 358



The Holy Communion
Know that whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith there is a place for you. All baptized Christians are invited to receive communion.



Offertory Hymn 204 "Now the Green Blade Riseth" NOEL NOUVELET

Doxology



The Great Thanksgiving (The People Stand) BCP p. 372



Holy, holy, holy (Sanctus & Benedictus) Hymnal S128



Memorial Acclamation (Sung) S140

We praise you, we bless you,
we give thanks to you,
and we pray to you, Lord our God.



The Lord’s Prayer Albert Hay Malotte



The Breaking of the Bread



Fraction Anthem Hymnal S154



Communion Hymn 324 "Let all mortal flesh keep silence" PICARDY



The Post Communion Prayer

Loving God, we give you thanks for restoring us in your image and nourishing us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood. Now send us forth a people, forgiven, healed and renewed; that we may proclaim your love to the world and continue in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.



The Blessing



The Dismissal



Processional Hymn 178 "Jesus is Lord of all the earth" ALLELUIA NO. 1

Voluntary Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Bach's setting of "Christ lay in death's bonds" is based on a Lutheran hymn of the same name. The Lutheran tune comes from the medieval Easter Sequence that appears in our hymnal as #183.

Announcements

Cabaret
Saturday May 14th will be Cabaret night at Christ Church! Social time begins at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. BYOB (Bring your own beverage)! Volunteers are needed to make sweet and savory treats. Tickets will be $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th after the Sunday service.
CHOW Update - We need your help!
We need to the following items to our CHOW inventory

• Men’s and Women’s shampoo (i.e. Medium sizes)
• Bars of soap (i.e. Irish spring, Zest)
• Toothpaste (i.e. All sizes of tubes)
• Mouthwash (i.e. Small and medium sizes)
• Razors (i.e. Disposable plastic)
• Toilet Paper

Please leave any donations in the CHOW basket at the entrance to the Sanctuary or in the CHOW pantry door way. Thank you for your giving and kindness!
Katie's Closet
Men's clothes are desperately needed, especially slacks and jeans (used or new) and underwear and socks (new). We ask that no women's sweaters are donated. Volunteers are also needed for a couple of hours a month. Thank you!
Assisting Ukraine

Should you wish to assist people in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, here are two opportunities to consider:

1) Episcopal Relief and Development has created a special fund and is working to get assistance in and to refugee communities. Your funds will be matched by the Diocese if you donate through them. https://cnyepiscopal.org. You can also write a check to Christ Church.

2) Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church on 230 Ukrainian Hill Road in Johnson City is sending shipments directly to Europe to assist people.

They seek brand new children's clothes, underwear, socks, medical supplies, sanitary items for women, and other personal hygiene items.

You can drop these off at Sacred Heart Church directly or bring items to Christ Church and we will take them to Sacred Heart.
Christ Church Amazon

Christ Church Amazon: When you're shopping on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and list "Christ Church Binghamton" as your charity of choice. The Church will receive .5 % of your purchase! Over $600 has been given to Christ Church from your Amazon purchases since its program began. Thank you for designating Christ Church to receive these proceeds. Every little bit helps.
Christ Church YouTube Link
You can view our livestream Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. or watch it any time after via our YouTube page: Christ Episcopal Church Binghamton (link)
Restrictions for Indoor Worship Services

Everyone will wear a mask when entering and exiting the sanctuary and when in line for communion. You may mask throughout the service and please return to distancing.

No offering plate will be passed. Gifts will be collected online or in plates placed near the Church entrance.

Parking in the Metro Center parking lot is available. Press the button and take a ticket to enter. Please leave the entry ticket in the car so that it is readily available when exiting. Ushers will provide a ticket which you will need to exit. Both tickets will be needed in order to exit.
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