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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

7th May 2017

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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 2: 42–47 or Nehemiah 9: 6–15

The Psalm

Psalm 23

The Second Reading

1 Peter 2: 19–25

The Gospel Reading

John 10: 1–10

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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 2: 42–47
397* Alleluia! Alleluia! Opening our hearts to him
519 Come, all who look to Christ today
522* In Christ there is no east or west
336* Jesus, where’er thy people meet
301 Let every Christian pray
306* O Spirit of the living God
309* When God the Spirit came

Alternative Nehemiah 9: 6–15
1st Reading 262 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
353* Give to our God immortal praise
581* I, the Lord of sea and sky
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Psalm Psalm 23 [L4A/E4BC/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 Peter 2: 19–25
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
417 He gave his life in selfless love
224* How deep the Father’s love for us
229* My God, I love thee; not because
436 Now let us from this table rise
673 O Christ, our hope, our heart’s desire
593* O Jesus, I have promised
234 O Love divine, what hast thou done
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
239* See, Christ was wounded for our sake
241* Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
244* There is a green hill far away
9 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
248* We sing the praise of him who died

The Gospel John 10: 1–10
215* [Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended]
683* All people that on earth do dwell
690* Come, worship God who is worthy of honour
644* Faithful Shepherd, feed me
496* For the healing of the nations
330* God is here! As we his people
614* Great Shepherd of your people, hear
649* Happy are they, they that love God
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
456* Lord, you give the great commission
655* Loving Shepherd of your sheep
438* O thou, who at thy eucharist didst pray
244* There is a green hill far away

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

Ezra 3: 1–13

The Psalm

Psalm 29: 1–10

The Second Reading

Ephesians 2: 11–22

The Gospel Reading

Luke 19: 37–48

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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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