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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

6th May 2018

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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

The Psalm

Psalm 98

The Second Reading

1 John 5: 1–6

The Gospel Reading

John 15: 9–17

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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 10: 44–48
298 Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord
299* Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
456* Lord, you give the great commission
306* O Spirit of the living God

Alternative Isaiah 45: 11–13, 18–19
1st Reading 581* I, the Lord of sea and sky

Psalm Psalm 98 [CPr3ABC/EVABC/Pr27C/Pr28C*]
146* [A great and mighty wonder]
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
166* [Joy to the world, the Lord is come]
705 New songs of celebration render
710* Sing to God new songs of worship
369* Songs of praise the angels sang

2nd Reading 1 John 5: 1–6
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
528* The Church’s one foundation

The Gospel John 15: 9–17 [5–14]
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
516* Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
421* I come with joy, a child of God
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
525* Let there be love shared among us
75* Lord, dismiss us with your blessing
456* Lord, you give the great commission
231* My song is love unknown
315 ‘This is my will, my one command’
530 Ubi caritas et amor
451 We come as guests invited
627* What a friend we have in Jesus


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

Song of Solomon 4: 16 – 5: 2; 8: 6–7

The Psalm

Psalm 45

The Second Reading

Revelation 3: 14–22

The Gospel Reading

â?¡ Luke 22: 24–30

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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.

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