Armadale UCA


Morning of the Resurrection Sadao Watanabe 1978

`Do not be afraid`

Easter Day 2020


Leader: The Lord is risen!

Response: He is risen indeed!

Together: Alleluia! Alleluia!

Scripture sentence

`Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In His great mercy He has given us new birth
into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…`

1 Peter 1: 3

Hymn - Jesus Christ is risen today

(Anon. Lyra Davidica 1708 alt.

Based on 14th-century ms.)

1 Jesus Christ is risen today, alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, alleluia!
who so lately on the cross alleluia!
suffered 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!

3 But the pain that he endured alleluia!
our salvation has procured; alleluia!
now exalted he is king, alleluia!
and the angels ever sing: alleluia!

Easter prayer

Joy to all creatures - honour, feasting, delight.
Dark death is destroyed
and life is restored everywhere.
The gates of heaven are open.
God has shown himself human,
humanity has gone up to him a God.
The gates of hell God has shattered,
the bars of Adam’s prison broken.
The people of the world below have risen
from the dead, bringing good news:
what was promised is fulfilled.
From the earth has come singing and dancing.”

Attributed to Hippolytus, 3rd century



Acts 10: 34-43; Matthew 28: 1-10

Acts 10:34-43 

Gentiles Hear the Good News

34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

L. This is the Word of the Lord

R. Thanks be to God

Matthew 28:1-10 

The Resurrection of Jesus

28 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead,[b] and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

L. This is the Gospel of the Lord

R. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

In Christ alone

                1.     In Christ alone my hope is found,
                  He is my light, my strength, my song.
                  This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
                  firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
                  What heights of love, what depths of peace,
                  when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
                  My Comforter, my All in All.
                  Here in the love of Christ I stand.
                1. In Christ alone, who took on flesh,
                  fullness of God in helpless babe;
                  this gift of love and righteousness,
                  scorned by the ones He came to save:
                  Till on that cross as Jesus died,
                  the love of God was satisfied.
                  For every sin on Him was laid.
                  Here in the death of Christ I live.
                1. There in the ground His body lay,
                  light of the world by darkness slain.
                  Then bursting forth in glorious day
                  up from the grave He rose again!
                  And as He stands in victory,
                  sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
                  For I am His and He is mine –
                  bought with the precious blood of Christ.
                1. No guilt in life, no fear in death,
                  this is the power of Christ in me.
                  From life's first cry to final breath,
                  Jesus commands my destiny.
                  No power of hell, no scheme or plan,
                  can ever pluck me from His hand:
                  Till He returns or calls me home,
                  here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

Stuart Townend & Keith Getty (adapted FW)

Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music 


Do Not be Afraid....

Prayer and the Lord`s Prayer

Thine be the Glory

(Edmund Louis Budry tr. Richard Birch Hoyle)

Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son;
Endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.

Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

 Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won .

 No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conquerors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.

Thine is the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won.



The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!

Alleluia! Alleluia!