Wednesday 7 April

Collect
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.  Amen.

Matthew 28.16–20
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

Psalm 113
    Alleluia.
      Give praise, you servants of the Lord,
   O praise the name of the Lord.
    Blessed be the name of the Lord,
   from this time forth and for evermore.
    From the rising of the sun to its setting
   let the name of the Lord be praised.
    The Lord is high above all nations
   and his glory above the heavens.
    Who is like the Lord our God,
      that has his throne so high,
   yet humbles himself to behold
      the things of heaven and earth?
    He raises the poor from the dust
   and lifts the needy from the ashes,
    To set them with princes,
   with the princes of his people.
    He gives the barren woman a place in the house
   and makes her a joyful mother of children.
      Alleluia.
      Sing praise to the Lord, O Jerusalem;
   praise your God, O Zion;
      For he has strengthened the bars of your gates
   and has blest your children within you.
      He has established peace in your borders
   and satisfies you with the finest wheat.
      He sends forth his command to the earth
   and his word runs very swiftly.
      He gives snow like wool
   and scatters the hoarfrost like ashes.
      He casts down his hailstones like morsels of bread;
   who can endure his frost?
      He sends forth his word and melts them;
   he blows with his wind and the waters flow.
      He declares his word to Jacob,
   his statutes and judgements to Israel.
      He has not dealt so with any other nation;
   they do not know his laws.
      Alleluia.