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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

21st May 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O Lord,
from whom all good things do come;
Grant to us thy humble servants,
that by thy holy inspiration
we may think those things that be good,
and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Collect Two

God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
Grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Acts 17:22–31 or Isaiah 41:17–20

The Psalm

Psalm 66:7–18

The Second Reading

1 Peter 3:13–22

The Gospel Reading

John 14:15–21

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Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:
May we also thirst for you,
the spring of life and source of goodness,
through him who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 17: 22–31
10* All my hope on God is founded
25* All things bright and beautiful
270 I know that my Redeemer lives
28* I sing the almighty power of God
581* I, the Lord of sea and sky
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
336* Jesus, where’er thy people meet
29* Lord of beauty, thine the splendour
31 Lord of the boundless curves of space
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
35* The spacious firmament on high
112* There is a Redeemer

Alternative Isaiah 41: 17–20
1st Reading 29* Lord of beauty, thine the splendour
45* Praise, O praise our God and King
35* The spacious firmament on high

Psalm Psalm 66: 7–18
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
640 Purify my heart

2nd Reading 1 Peter 3: 13–22
218* And can it be that I should gain
260* Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
257 Christ is the world’s Redeemer
417 He gave his life in selfless love
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
456* Lord, you give the great commission
102* Name of all majesty
392 Now is eternal life
214 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high
439* Once, only once, and once for all
200* The sinless one to Jordan came
244* There is a green hill far away
372* Through all the changing scenes of life

The Gospel John 14: 15–21
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
516* Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
294* Come down, O Love divine
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
300* Holy Spirit, truth divine
422* In the quiet consecration
307* Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
451 We come as guests invited

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
from whom all good things do come;
Grant to us thy humble servants,
that by thy holy inspiration
we may think those things that be good,
and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Collect Two

God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
Grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Zechariah 8:1–13

The Psalm

Psalms 87; Psalms 36:5–10

The Second Reading

Revelation 21:22–22:5

The Gospel Reading

John 21:1–14

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Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:
May we also thirst for you,
the spring of life and source of goodness,
through him who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

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