Sample Easter Day service

Welcome, notices, creche toys at back


Alleluia! Christ is risen:
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:
He has given us new life and hope!
He has raised Jesus from the dead!

God has claimed us as his own:
He has brought us out of darkness!
He has made us light to the world!

Alleluia! Christ is risen:
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!   
(from Mk 16:6; 1 Pet 1:3; Col 1:12-13))

Song: Well known for guests

Readings telling the resurrection story

Ten minute All Age talk

Kids Song



Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he was buried;
he was raised to life on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
afterwards he appeared to his followers,
and to all the apostles:
this we have received,
and this we believe. Amen.         (1 Corinthians 15:3-7)

Words of institution:
On the same night that he was betrayed, Jesus took bread and gave thanks; he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper, he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying: “Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God. Amen

We pause for private prayer.

Prayer thanksgiving said along these lines:
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in your word you teach that whenever we eat and drink as we do now, we proclaim Christ’s death until he comes again. And so we thank you, we thank you that in your tender mercy you gave your only Son Jesus Christ to take our place - to live in perfect obedience and die in punishment for sin; and that you raised him from the grave so that we might experience eternal life with you. And it is in full assurance of your promises to us through him, that we confess how we have not loved you with our whole heart, nor loved our neighbours as ourselves. Lord forgive us. Change us by your Holy Spirit. As we share in this bread and this wine, grant that we might also share in Christ. Cleanse and feed our souls, and draw us together as one body, that we may continue in faith and so come to feast with him in his heavenly kingdom. Amen.

Communion: Whilst a solo is sung

Lord’s Prayer

Song: Well known for guests

Closing prayer: May God the Father, who raised Christ from the dead as the firstfruits of his new creation, assure us who believe of his gift of eternal life. May God the Son, who rose victorious over sin and death and hell, rule in our hearts that we would serve him as our King. May God the Holy Spirit, who filled the disciples with the life of their risen Lord, fill us with Christ’s peace and empower us to share him with others. And so may the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with us all this Easter and forevermore. Amen.