Easter Day April 17

The Collect: O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.

First Lesson: Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25 both read from New Revised Standard Version Anglicized

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43 both will be read from the Easy to Read Version Bible

Gospel:John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12 both will be read from The New International Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On April 17 we celebrate the life of Emily Cooper, Deaconess. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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