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The Third Sunday of Easter

30th April 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who hast given thine only Son
to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin,
and also an ensample of godly life;
Give us grace that we may always
most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit,
and also daily endeavour ourselves
to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
Give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened
and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Acts 2: 14a, 36–41 or Isaiah 43: 1–12

The Psalm

Psalm 116: 1–3, 10–17

The Second Reading

1 Peter 1: 17–23

The Gospel Reading

Luke 24: 13–35

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Post Communion Prayer

Living God,
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread.
Open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in all his redeeming work;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 2: 14a, 36–41
11* Can we by searching find out God
259* Christ triumphant, ever reigning
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
277 Love’s redeeming work is done
102* Name of all majesty
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
306* O Spirit of the living God

Alternative Isaiah 43: 1–12
1st Reading 642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
12* God is our strength and refuge
128* Hills of the north, rejoice
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
595* Safe in the shadow of the Lord
22 You shall cross the barren desert

Psalm Psalm 116: 1–3, 10–17
362* O God, beyond all praising
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

2nd Reading 1 Peter 1: 17–23
84* Alleluia! raise the anthem
95* Jesu, priceless treasure
525* Let there be love showed among us
432* Love is his word, love is his way
232 Nature with open volume stands
591* O happy day that fixed my choice
371 Thank you, O Lord, of earth and heaven

The Gospel Luke 24: 13–35
629* Abide among us with thy grace
62* Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
253 As we walked home at close of day
260* Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
408* Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest
319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
415* For the bread which you have broken
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
338* Jesus, stand among us
424* Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
272* Jesus lives: thy terrors now
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
588* Light of the minds that know him
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
437 Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
106 O Jesus, King most wonderful
109 Sing alleluia to the Lord
72* Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear
450 Upon thy table, Lord, we place

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who hast given thine only Son
to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin,
and also an ensample of godly life;
Give us grace that we may always
most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit,
and also daily endeavour ourselves
to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
Give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened
and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Haggai 1: 13 – 2: 9

The Psalm

Psalm 48

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 3: 10–17

The Gospel Reading

John 2: 13–22

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Post Communion Prayer

Living God,
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread.
Open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in all his redeeming work;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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