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The Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 3, 2020, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
York, PA

 

Opening Hymn (10:30) [page 10]       Jesus Lives!

Our worship begins/continues with the presider saying

          Alleluia! Christ is risen!
People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

The Presider continues

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse  the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn (10:30 a.m.) [page 11]     The King of Love my Shepherd Is

The following Anthem is said in unison (8:30 a.m.)

Christ our Passover     Pascha nostrum
1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
    therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
    but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.

Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
    death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
    but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
    and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.

Christ has been raised from the dead, *
    the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death, *
    by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
    so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

The Collect of the Day

The Celebrant says to the people

 

The Lord be with you.

People

And also with you.

Celebrant

Let us pray.

The Celebrant says the Collect.

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lessons

A Reading from Acts 2:42-47

Those who had been baptized devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.                                   The Word of the Lord.

People Thanks be to God.

 

  

Psalm 23  is now said in unison

1 The Lord is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.

3 He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.

4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.

6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

A Reading from 1 Peter 2:19-25

It is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, what credit is that? But if you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God's approval. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.                                                     The Word of the Lord.

People Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn (10:30) [page 12]  Jesus, Our Mighty Lord

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 10:1-10
People          Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

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

 

The Homily

The Creed is now said in unison

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:
    by the power of the Holy Spirit
        he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
        and was made man.
    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.
    With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
    He 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.

 

The Prayers of the People for Easter

The presider introduces the prayers as follows

With all our hearts and with all our minds let us pray to the Lord saying “Christ is risen!”

The intercessor continues with the prayers

For the faithful who profess Jesus Christ as the Son of God throughout the world, may we ever strive to live a life centered on Christ and the Good News for which he lived and died and rose again. With joy and hope we proclaim

Christ is risen.

For those who have been called to any position of leadership in our Church, in the nations of the world, in our communities and organizations: may they be faithful to justice, seek Peace and harmony, and work to dissolve all division.  With joy and hope we proclaim,

Christ is risen.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic we pray for those who have contracted this virus and are seeking to be healed; we pray for those who care for those who are sick: nurses, doctors, and all medical professionals; we pray for those who work to keep our life-sustaining businesses open and our first responders and Good Samaritans; we pray for all who are living their lives in a manner to reduce the spread of this virus. In the light of the Resurrection and with joy and hope we proclaim,

Christ is risen.

We pray for those throughout the ages who have died and especially those who have died as a  result of COVID-19.  We pray that they, with Andrew and all the Saints, may go from strength to strength in the presence of the one whose resurrection with joy and hope we proclaim, Jesus Christ,

Christ is Risen.

The presider adds the concluding prayer

Risen Christ, on the night before you died for us you said to your disciples, “Peace I give to you, my own peace, I leave with you,” help us embrace that peace in our lives as this time. As  you promised after your Resurrection to be with us always even to the ends of ages, anchor us in that assurance of your eternal and abiding presence. And we pray in your goodness, love and mercy to hear the prayers which we have now offered and to answer them in accordance with our needs.  All this we offer to the throne of heaven where you live and reign eternally with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Peace

The presider says to the people

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People

And also with you.

 

We great one another in the name of the Risen Christ.

Announcements

 

The Offertory
Information follows at the end of this Order of Service with more information.

Hymn (10:30 a.m.) {page 14]      Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless      

The Lord’s Prayer

Presider          And now as our Saviour Christ as taught us we are bold to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
     hallowed be thy Name,
     thy kingdom come,
     thy will be done,
         on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
     as we forgive those
         who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
     but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
     and the power, and the glory,
     for ever and ever. Amen.

 

A Prayer of Spiritual Communion

 

Lord Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there, and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

 

A Prayer at the Conclusion of Worship

 

Grant, we beseech you, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, through your grace, be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may
bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honor and praise of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 The Easter Blessing the people saying “Amen” after each petition.

May Almighty God, who has redeemed us and made us his children through the resurrection of his Son our Lord, bestow upon you the riches of his blessing. Amen.

May God, who through the water of baptism has raised us from sin into newness of life, make you holy and worthy to be united with Christ for ever. Amen.

May God, who has brought us out of bondage to sin into true and lasting freedom in the Redeemer, bring you to your eternal inheritance. Amen.

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you for ever.  Amen.

 

Dismissal

                             Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.
          People          Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

Hymn (10:30 a.m.) [page 15]      Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

 

 

Information on Financial Giving

 

You may follow the link below to contribute financially the Ministry and Mission of St. Andrew’s.  This is a convenient way to keep up with your pledge and giving as you are able at this time.


https://diocesecpa.org/stewardship/


Scroll down until you see “York – St. Andrew’s.”  Click the box and provide the requested information.  If you have a giving-envelope number, please include that in the comments box.  You do not need an envelope number to contribute online.

You may also send checks to the church office.  We are still regularly checking the mail:  
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1502 Fourth Ave., York, PA 17403.

 

 

Coming Up This Week

May 4-10

 

Please note that for safety and added protection, we are not posting the Zoom links on our webpage. Zoom links will be emailed to you and/or found in the May Network.  If you are having trouble with the links, contact Fr. Grant and he’ll get you’re the needed information:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Monday, May 4 – The Bible Journey @ 7:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 6    – Midweek Worship @ 10:00 a.m.

  • Midweek Bible Study @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Midweek Fellowship @ 5:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 7  Bezalel Crafting Ministry @ 11:00 a.m.

1st Thurs Evening Bible Study @ 7 p.m.

 

Sunday, May 10     8:30 a.m. Zoom Worship

                               10:30 a.m. Live Stream Worship (YouTube)