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The Fifth Sunday of Easter

14th May 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O Almighty God,
who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men;
Grant unto thy people,
that they may love the thing which thou commandest,
and desire that which thou dost promise;
that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed,
where true joys are to be found;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

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.

The First Reading

Acts 7: 55–60 or Deuteronomy 6: 20–25

The Psalm

Psalm 31: 1–5, 15–16

The Second Reading

1 Peter 2: 2–10

The Gospel Reading

John 14: 1–14

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Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God,
in word and sacrament
we proclaim your truth in Jesus Christ and share his life.
In his strength may we ever walk in his way,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 7: 55–60
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2t, 3)
550* ‘Forgive our sins, as we forgive’
693* Glory in the highest to the God of heaven
696* God, we praise you! God we bless you!
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
625 Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice

Alternative Deuteronomy 6: 20–25
1st Reading 262 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
383* Lord, be thy word my rule

Psalm Psalm 31: 1–5, 15–16
Ms* A city strong we claim as ours
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
563* Commit your ways to God
459* For all the saints, who from their labours rest (vv. 1–3)
668* God is our fortress and our rock
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
620 O Lord, hear my prayer
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
595* Safe in the shadow of the Lord

2nd Reading 1 Peter 2: 2–10
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
* (Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner–stone
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
380* God has spoken to his people, alleluia!
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
569* Hark, my soul! it is the Lord
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
521 I am the Church! You are the Church!
486* People of God, arise
340* Sing and be glad, for this is God’s house!
528* The Church’s one foundation
532* Who are we who stand and sing?
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

The Gospel John 14: 1–14 [5–1]
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
610 Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life
453* Come to us, creative Spirit
566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
266* Hail the day that sees him rise
270 I know that my Redeemer lives
272* Jesus lives: thy terrors now
100* Jesus loves me, this I know
588* Light of the minds that know him
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
625 Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire
626 ‘Set your troubled hearts at rest’
109 Sing alleluia to the Lord
20* The King of love my shepherd is
21* The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want
660 Thine for ever! God of love
115* Thou art the Way: to thee alone
395* When Jesus taught by Galilee

Second Service

Collect One

O Almighty God,
who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men;
Grant unto thy people,
that they may love the thing which thou commandest,
and desire that which thou dost promise;
that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed,
where true joys are to be found;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

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.

The First Reading

Zechariah 4: 1–10

The Psalm

Psalm 147: 1–12

The Second Reading

Revelation 21: 1–14

The Gospel Reading

Luke 2: 25–32, [33–38]

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Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God,
in word and sacrament
we proclaim your truth in Jesus Christ and share his life.
In his strength may we ever walk in his way,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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