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The Third Sunday of Easter

15th April 2018

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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 3: 12–19 or Micah 4: 1–5

The Psalm

Psalm 4

The Second Reading

1 John 3: 1–7

The Gospel Reading

Luke 24: 36b–48

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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 3: 12–19
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
551 How can we sing with joy to God
99* Jesus, the name high over all
231* My song is love unknown
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
234 O Love divine, what hast thou done?
288* Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son
117* To the name of our salvation

Alternative Micah 4: 1–5 [6–9]
1st Reading 118 Behold the mountain of the Lord
501 Christ is the world’s true light
263* Crown him with many crowns

Psalm Psalm 4
63* All praise to thee, my God, this night
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
620 O Lord, hear my prayer

2nd Reading 1 John 3: 1–7
516* Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
226* It is a thing most wonderful
7* My God, how wonderful thou art
214 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high

The Gospel Luke 24: 36b–48
256 Christ is risen as he said
263* Crown him with many crowns
264* Finished the strife of battle now
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
338* Jesus, stand among us
424* Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
306* O Spirit of the living God
505 Peace be to this congregation
286* The strife is o’er, the battle done

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

Deuteronomy 7: 7–13

The Psalm

Psalm 142

The Second Reading

Revelation 2: 1–11

The Gospel Reading

Luke 16: 19–31

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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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