* Responsive Psalm – select verses of Psalm 118
P: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
C: His mercy endures forever.
P: Let Israel now say, ‘His mercy endures forever!’
C: Let those who fear the Lord now say, ‘His mercy endures forever.’
P: It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
C: It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.
P: The Lord is my strength and my song,
C: And He has become my salvation.
All: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, forevermore. Amen.
* Hymn, 343, vv. 1-4, Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
* Reading: I Corinthians 5:6-8
* Easter Collect #63
* Hymn, 343, vv. 6 & 7, So let us keep the festival…