Easter Sunday Worship at Home

We are not able to gather physically to worship today. However, we remember that although we may be apart, we can still worship together. Here are some resources and suggestions to help you worship at home and join together as the body of Christ. 

On Easter day at 6am we will live stream a short service on our Facebook Page. This service will include lighting the Easter Candle, the Exultet and the Easter Gospel. You do not need to sign up to Facebook to watch, just click the link above. 

If you’d like to join Rev Jo and many others for coffee at 10am on Easter Day via Zoom then use this Zoom invitation link.

You can watch the latest episode of Rev David and Jo’s weekly Rev Chat video podcast over on our YouTube page.

And now below our main Easter Sunday service for you to join in the worship at home.

Worship at Home

You can watch the video below and join in. To help you here is the order of service for Easter Day 2020, feel free to download it so you can follow along with the video.

The service above includes two hymns: Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine be the Glory recorded at Hamdon Community Arts Project by Martin Schellenberg, Director of Music, St Mary’s Beaminster.

The readings for Easter Day are:

  • Acts 10:34-43
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
  • Colossians 3:1-4
  • John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10

Collect for Easter Day

Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.

All  Amen.

External Resources

The BBC will broadcast Easter from Kings on BBC 2 at 19.00 on Saturday 11th April – BBC Easter From Kings

There will be an Easter Day Eucharist at 11.25am on BBC 1 on Easter Day –BBC Easter Day Eucharist

And plenty available on Radio 4 – Religious Programming on Radio 4

And finally some music:

A modern worship song, See What a Morning (via YouTube)
And an old favourite Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus (via YouTube)