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The Reverend John Allison, Celebrant

The Third Sunday of Easter

April 18, 2021, 9 AM

Today’s service is aired live on Facebook at 9 AM and will be available the rest of the day.

THE WORD OF GOD

Prelude: Capriccio, Merula                         

Processional Hymn: Lux eoi, Hymnal 191                 

Salutation: Book of Common Prayer Page 355 

Gloria: BCP Page 356                                  

   

The Collect

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading: Acts: 3:12-19

Peter addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

“And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.”

The Response: Psalm 4

1 Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; *
you set me free when I am hard-pressed;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2 "You mortals, how long will you dishonor my glory; *
how long will you worship dumb idols
and run after false gods?"

3 Know that the Lord does wonders for the faithful; *
when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

4 Tremble, then, and do not sin; *
speak to your heart in silence upon your bed.

5 Offer the appointed sacrifices *
and put your trust in the Lord.

6 Many are saying, "Oh, that we might see better times!" *
Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord.

7 You have put gladness in my heart, *
more than when grain and wine and oil increase.

8 I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; *
for only you, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

    

The Epistle: 1 John 3:1-7

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

The Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48

Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things                            

Gradual: Victory, Hymnal 208

   

The Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48

   

Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.     

       

The Sermon: The Reverend John Allison

The Nicene Creed: BCP Page 358

Prayers of the People - Form IV: BCP Page 388

The Peace

THE HOLY COMMUNION

Offertory Hymn:  Middlebury                           Hymnal 213  

The Great Thanksgiving – Prayer D                             BCP Page 372

The Lord’s Prayer                                              BCP Page 364

Communion Hymn: Sursum Corda         Hymnal 306

Post Communion Prayer                                                  BCP Page 365

Blessing

Recessional Hymn: Unser Herrscher                 Hymnal 180

Dismissal                                              

Postlude:  Postlude in G Major                 Merula        

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God

 and in loving memory of Gayle Sommers

by the Beverly Kinne Family.

Please warmly welcome The Reverend Kathleen Killian as Celebrant and the Reverend John Allison as Preacher for Christ Church.

Hymns:  We will not be singing hymns. They will be played on the organ, and we can follow the words in the hymnals.  We are following the latest guidance for church services to protect everyone’s health.

Pastoral Emergencies:  Mtr. Kathleen Killian 718-775-6069, and

Fr. John Allison 606-356-4838.

Prayer: We pray for an end to Covid-19, for safety, healing, and good health for all people.  We also pray for all who have lost employment and in need; and for the safety of health care workers, first responders, and essential service personnel.  We thank God for you and for your compassion, commitment and courage.

The Prayer List: Any names of loved ones to be placed on the Prayer List should be given to Claire Behr by calling her at: 518.672.7349.

Day by Day’ Booklets for February, March, and April are in the back of the church.

The Christ Church Emergency Food Shelf needs this week:

Soups: Chicken with Rice; Beefaroni; Canned Spinach; Canned Pears; Canned Luncheon Meat; Applesauce.

Thank you for your generosity!

Quote of the Week

Jesus came to his disciples and said, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. (John 20:20)  “The risen Christ bears the wounds of crucifixion. God’s holy creation bears the wounds of war, want, and waste. You cannot love God and ignore the wounds.” --Daily Meds, Jim Burns

OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE

Lay Eucharistic Minister: Peggy Gearity

Greeters:  Jamie Parry and Wayne Weber

Lector:  Sara Kahn-Gearity

Attendance Last Sunday: 33

PARISH MILESTONES

Happy Birthday to: Zhem Allen Behr 4/11, Karen Zukowski 4/22, and David Palmquist 4/23.

Happy Anniversary to: John and Eleanor Perry 4/22.

Please remember those whose Anniversary of Death is this week: The Rt. Rev. David S. Bell, Norma Arkinson, Ruth Brown, Sarah Jackson, Alma Hotaling, John W. Clapp, Evelyn Doyle, Alice Bryant, Charles Pratt, and Dorothy Holsapple.

The Reverend Kathleen Killian, Celebrant

The Rev. John Allison, Preacher 

J. Thomas Martin, Music Director

Jamison Teale, Sub-Deacon

     Kathryn Beaver, Parish Secretary

Maggie Hasslacher, Parish Bookkeeper

Garry Stevenson, Sexton

431 Union Street, Hudson   Mail: PO Box 411, Hudson, NY 12534

Website: https://www.christchurchepiscopalhudson.org

Office email: christchurch1802@gmail.com   Phone: 518-828-1329

         

          

The Third Sunday of Easter 

April 18, 2021

CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL

Hudson, NY 12534

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