The Rector writes ‘In Anglicanism, the second Sunday of Easter is often called ‘Low Sunday’, perhaps given this name because of the contrast with the high festival of Easter on the preceding Sunday. But there is nothing ’low’ about our continuing celebration of the Resurrection ! The great fifty days of Eastertide form a single festival period is which the tone of joy created at the Easter Vigil , when the Pascal Candle was lit, is sustained through the seven weeks that follow until Pentecost. During this ‘Week of Weeks’, the 50 days from Easter to Pentecost, we continue to celebrate the gloriously risen Christ. The lit Pascal Candle remains up at the Altar, in full view, representing Christ’s real presence among us. After Ascension Thursday, on Pentecost Sunday, the Pascal Candle is moved over to the Baptismal Font, where it remains until it is replaced at the following year’s Easter Vigil. It is then only lit for Baptisms and Funerals. Since I came to Carrigaline Union, over the last 8 years, I have given the old Pascal Candle to the family for whom it was last lit, whether it was a Baptism or a Funeral. This year, the St Mary’s Candle will be going to the Haubold family , as Ewan was baptised there on Mothering Sunday 22nd March. The St John’s Candle will be passed onto the family of Joan Gollock whose funeral in October was the last occasion it was lit.
Alleluia. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
How to view Live Stream Services If you are on a PC , just go to the parish website www.carrigalineunion.org and under the top right hand corner of the screen you’ll see ‘’Live Streaming of Services’ If you click on that you will be able to choose to view the service. You can also google ‘Carrigaline Union of Parishes Youtube’ and click on the link to see the recorded services. A huge thank you to Simon Woodworth for all the work he is doing to keep our online presence possible. This pew sheet has the readings for today and the prayers. A copy of the Holy Communion Service was sent out with previous emails, if you’d like a copy just let me know. Also the Church of Ireland website has all of the Book of Common Prayer online if you’d like to look at it https://www.ireland.anglican.org/prayer-worship/book-ofcommon-prayer . The sermon along with the contents of the Pew Sheet are put up on the parish website if you want to read them later.
Parish Finances Some of you were asking me what to do about your giving during this time of not being able to gather in our churches.
If you use envelopes, you can post it to Helen Arnopp, our Honorary Treasurer at her address in Ballea, Carrigaline,P43 HT95 or if you’d rather set up a standing order or transfer , here are the details of our deposit bank account: IBAN – IE47BOFI90297974081798 BIC – BOFIIE2D Rector & Churchwardens Savings Account
Some parishioners have set up a jam jar at home and are putting their usual ‘Plate’ giving into the jar with the intention of passing it on to the Parish when this is all over.
Easter Anthems 1 Corinthians 5.7b, 8, Romans 6.9–11, 1 Corinthians 15.20–22
Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us: therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness: but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ once raised from the dead dies no more: death has no more dominion over him. In dying he died to sin once for all: in living he lives to God. See yourselves therefore as dead to sin: and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ has been raised from the dead: the first fruits of those who sleep. For as by man came death: by man has come also the resurrection of the dead; for as in Adam all die: even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.
Collect for the 2nd Sunday of Easter
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hymn 288 Thine be the Glory
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay:
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.
Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb; lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom; let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing, for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting:
No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of Life; life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife; make us more than conquerors through thy deathless love; bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above:
Tune: Maccabeus French, Edmond Budry (1854–1932) G.F. Handel (1685–1759) trans. Richard Hoyle (1875–1939)