Glin Pastoral Council – Easter Sunday 🌞

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Easter Vigil

From darkness into the light we sing: Lumen Christi – Thanks be to God!

From remembering our history to giving glory for Christs ressurection: we quiet our hearts and listen to the Word

From honouring what was to recognising what is: In Eucharist we accept the challenge to be the Body of Christ in this time and place

From welcoming new members to Baptism, to calling on all the saints in prayer: we come not as individuals but as community

Friends, the tomb is empty!
The stone has been rolled away!
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!
For three days he lay in that cold and lonely cave.
But God’s love cannot be contained by anything,
not even death!
Thanks be to God,
who gives us victory throughout our Risen Lord.
Death has been swallowed up in victory!
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?
Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
Come, let us worship the Risen Christ!

Amen

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Welcoming the dawn on Easter Sunday morning

Litany of the Dawn

When the world was young at that first sunrise and the new light held a promise of new days and fresh mornings
The Word spoke…

…When the Word spoke
and creation sparked and the alleluias unfolded
the dawn was set free…

…When the dawn was set free
the trees clapped hands and mountains bowed
and the birds sang a new song fresh every morning…

…Fresh every morning
the day holds a hope that this day is God’s
and this day holds the promise and this day is a new beginning…

…A new beginning
is the song of the morning that takes the shadows of night
and paints them gold and green for the earth rejoices…

…The earth rejoices
for stones have rolled and tombs have been empties
and angels are whispering and death has been conquered…

…Death has been conquered
and resurrection has left footprints in the dew
that tell us he has gone ahead of us
he is not among the dead he is not here…

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website. https://www.nkchurch.org.uk/original-liturgy
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Easter Sunday

Pastoral Prayer for Easter

(By Rev. Michaela Youngson and the Preach the Story website)

When everything was dark
and it seemed that the sun would never shine again,
your love broke through.

Your love was too strong,
too wide,
too deep
for death to hold.

The sparks cast by your love
dance and spread
and burst forth
with resurrection light.

Gracious God,
We praise you for the light of new life
made possible through Jesus.

We praise you for the light of new life
that shone on the first witnesses of resurrection.

We praise you for the light of new life
that continues to shine in our hearts today.

We pray that the Easter light of life, hope and joy,
will live in us each day;
and that we will be bearers of that light
into the lives of others. Amen.

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