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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

25th April 2021

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Year B  /  Easter  /  White

Principal 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

The Psalm

The Gospel Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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.

Collect Of The Word

Jesus, good shepherd of the sheep,
by whom the lost are sought
and guided into the fold:
feed us and we shall be satisfied,
heal us and we shall be whole,
and lead us that we may be with you,
where you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Acts 4: 5-12

*326 - Blessèd city, heavenly Salem (Christ is made the sure foundation)
*327 - Christ is our corner-stone
87 - Christ is the world's Light, he and none other
*92 - How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
*211 - Immortal love for ever full
98 - Jesus! Name of wondrous love!
*99 - Jesus, the name high over all
*104 - O for a thousand tongues to sing
*340 - Sing and be glad, for this is God's house!
*117 - To the name of our salvation
*493 - Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Ezekiel 34: 1-10

589 - Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
*438 - O thou, who at thy eucharist didst pray
526 - Risen Lord, whose name we cherish
598 - Take this moment, sign and space
*20 - The King of love my shepherd is
9 - There's a wideness in God's mercy

Psalm 23

*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 these glorious spirits shine!
*S58 - I will nor be afraid of what I hear
*S60 - I will sing the wondrous story
*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
*20 - The King of love my shepherd is
*21 - The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want
*S147 - The Lord's my shepherd (Townend)
448 - The trumpets sound, the angels sing
*S162 - When peace, like a river, attendeth my way

1 John 3: 16-24

*515 - A new commandment I give unto you
*516 - Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
*517 - Brother, sister, let me serve you
*39 - For the fruits of his creation
520 - God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
*312 - Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
*523 - Help us to help each other, Lord
*421 - I come with joy, a child of God
*S60 - I will sing the wondrous story
*S65 - In the heart where love is abiding, God is in that heart
*525 - Let there be love shared among us
*S92 - Lord, make us servants of your peace
9 - There's a wideness in God's mercy
315 - This is my will, my one command'
530 - Ubi caritas et amor
531 - Where love and loving-kindness dwell

John 10: 11-18

*644 - Faithful Shepherd, feed me
*92 - How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
*S60 - I will sing the wondrous story
*655 - Loving Shepherd of your sheep
*438 - O thou, who at thy eucharist didst pray
*366 - Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
*442 - Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing
*20 - The King of love my shepherd is
*S150 - There is a higher throne
9 - There's a wideness in God's mercy
*509 - Your kingdom come, O God

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 Psalm

The First Reading

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

The ‡ prefaced to Gospel readings in the Second Service listing is a provision to be used if that service is a celebration of Holy Communion

View readings

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

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Psalm 81: 8-16

48 - God in his love for us lent us this planet
*360 - Let all the world in every corner sing
44 - Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer

Exodus 16: 4-15

*325 - Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here
*549 - Dear Lord and Father of mankind
*647 - Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
*425 - Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
*588 - Light of the minds that know him
*431 - Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
589 - Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
*657 - O God of Bethel, by whose hand
*435 - O God, unseen, yet ever near
*445 - Soul, array thyself with gladness

Revelation 2: 12-17

*549 - Dear Lord and Father of mankind
638 - O for a heart to praise my God
*285 - The head that once was crowned with thorns

‡ John 6: 30-40

*398 - Alleluia! sing to Jesus
*S12 - Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away
*S19 - Bread is blessed and broken
*403 - Bread of the world, in mercy broken
*379 - Break thou the bread of life
*408 - Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest
*411 - Draw near and take the body of the Lord
S31 - Eat this bread, drink this cup
*S43 - God everlasting, wonderful and holy
*647 - Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
S50 - He came down that we may have love
*418 - Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
*420 - I am the bread of life
*425 - Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
*588 - Light of the minds that know him
*431 - Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
589 - Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
*435 - O God, unseen, yet ever near
*443 - Sent forth by God's blessing, our true faith confessing
*445 - Soul, array thyself with gladness
624 - Speak, Lord, in the stillness
*S145 - The hour has come, foretold since time began
451 - We come as guests invited

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