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The Fifth Sunday of Easter

19th May 2019

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Year C  /  Easter  /  White

For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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 11: 1–18
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

Alternative Leviticus 19: 1–2, 9–18 [3LAPr2A/Pr25A*]
1st Reading 515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
494* Beauty for brokenness
39* For the fruits of his creation
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
525* Let there be love shared among us
497 The Church of Christ in every age
509* Your kingdom come, O God
499* When I needed a neighbour, were you there?


Psalm Psalm 148 [C1ABC]
682* All created things, bless the Lord
24* All creatures of our God and King
683* All people that on earth do dwell
711 All you heavens, bless the Lord (Surrexit Christus)
350* For the beauty of the earth
705 New songs of celebration render
708* O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height 366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
709* Praise the Lord! You heavens, adore him

2nd Reading Revelation 21: 1–6 [ASB]
512* From you all skill and science flow
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
466* Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples
300* Holy Spirit, truth divine
670* Jerusalem the golden
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
592* O Love, that wilt not let me go
473 Síormoladh is glóir duit, a Athair shíorai
(All glory and praise to you, Father, above)
369* Songs of praise, the angels sang
138 Soon and very soon we are going to see the King
528* The Church’s one foundation
681* There is a land of pure delight
144 Word of justice, alleluia!
292* Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

The Gospel John 13: 31–35
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
298 Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord
520 God is love, and where true love, God himself is there
525* Let there be love shared among us
432* Love is his word, love is his way
315 ‘This is my will, my one command’
530 Ubi caritas et amor
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell

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

The Psalm

The Gospel Reading

View readings View readings

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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