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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

22nd April 2018

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Year B  /  Easter  /  White

First Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who showest to them that be in error
the light of thy truth,
to the intent that they may return
into the way of righteousness;
Grant unto all them that are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion,
that they may eschew those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
Raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Acts 4: 5–12 or Ezekiel 34: 1–10

The Psalm

Psalm 23

The Second Reading

1 John 3: 16–24

The Gospel Reading

John 10: 11–18

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Post Communion Prayer

This may be used as Collect Two in year B.

Merciful Father,
you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again.
Keep us always under his protection,
and give us grace to follow in his steps;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 4: 5–12
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
* (Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner–stone
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
211* Immortal love, for ever full
98 Jesus! Name of wondrous love!
99* Jesus, the name high over all
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
340* Sing and be glad, for this is God’s house!
117* To the name of our salvation
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Alternative Ezekiel 34: 1–10
1st Reading 589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
438* O thou, who at thy eucharist didst pray
526 Risen Lord, whose name we cherish
20* The King of love my shepherd is
9 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

Psalm Psalm 23 [L4A/E4AC/Pr11B*/Pr23A*]
644* Faithful Shepherd, feed me
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
466* Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples
467* How bright those glorious spirits shine
655* Loving Shepherd of your sheep
433* My God, your table here is spread
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation
20* The King of love my shepherd is
21* The Lord’s my shepherd; I’ll not want
448 The trumpets sound, the angels sing

2nd Reading 1 John 3: 16–24
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
516* Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
39* For the fruits of his creation
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
421* I come with joy, a child of God
525* Let there be love shared among us
315 ‘This is my will, my one command’
530 Ubi caritas et amor
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell

The Gospel John 10: 11–18
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
655* Loving Shepherd of your sheep
442* Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing
509* Your kingdom come, O God

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who showest to them that be in error
the light of thy truth,
to the intent that they may return
into the way of righteousness;
Grant unto all them that are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion,
that they may eschew those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
Raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Exodus 16: 4–15

The Psalm

Psalm 81: 8–16

The Second Reading

Revelation 2: 12–17

The Gospel Reading

John 6: 30–40

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Post Communion Prayer

This may be used as Collect Two in year B.

Merciful Father,
you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again.
Keep us always under his protection,
and give us grace to follow in his steps;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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