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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

8th May 2022

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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 Second 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

Gracious God,
you sent Jesus, the good shepherd,
to gather us together:
may we not wander from his flock,
but follow wherever he leads us
listening for his voice and staying near him,
until we are safely in your fold,
to live with you for ever;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
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 9: 36-43

*211 - Immortal love for ever full
*373 - To God be the glory!

Numbers 27: 12-23

*456 - Lord, you give the great commission
*639 - O thou who camest from above
*457 - Pour out thy Spirit from on high

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

Revelation 7: 9-17

*250 - All hail the power of Jesu's name
*398 - Alleluia! sing to Jesus
*S8 - And he shall reign for ever
*346 - Angel voices, ever singing
*325 - Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here
*562 - Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
*332 - Come, let us join our cheerful songs
*459 - For all the saints, who from their labours rest
463 - Give us the wings of faith to rise
*646 - Glorious things of thee are spoken
*694 - Glory, honour, endless prayers
*269 - Hark, ten thousand voices sounding
*466 - Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples
*321 - Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty
*467 - How bright these glorious spirits shine!
468 - How shall I sing that majesty
*522 - In Christ there is no east or west
*670 - Jerusalem the golden
275 - Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
*276 - Majesty, worship his majesty
*7 - My God, how wonderful thou art
674 - O fair is our Lord's own city
474 - Such a host as none can number
*678 - Ten thousand times ten thousand
*528 - The Church's one foundation
*S150 - There is a higher throne
142 - Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling
475 - Who are these like stars appearing
*376 - Ye holy angels bright
*492 - Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
*476 - Ye watchers and ye holy ones
*S175 - You're the Lion of Judah, the Lamb that was slain

John 10: 22-30

*432 - Love is his word, love is his way
*655 - Loving Shepherd of your sheep
392 - Now is eternal life
*660 - Thine for ever! God of love

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 Gospel Reading

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.

Psalms 113

501 - Christ is the world's true Light
*360 - Let all the world in every corner sing
718 - O praise the Lord, ye servants of the Lord
719 - Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord
*712 - Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
*73 - The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

114

254 - At the Lamb's high feast we sing
262 - Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
*647 - Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
*652 - Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
*657 - O God of Bethel, by whose hand
*537 - O God, our help in ages past
*661 - Through the night of doubt and sorrow

Isaiah 63: 7-14

3 - God is Love: let heaven adore him
*222 - Here is love, vast as the ocean
*585 - Jesus, good above all other
*313 - The Spirit came, as promised
*374 - When all thy mercies, O my God

Luke 24: 36-49

*84 - Alleluia! raise the anthem
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
*480 - God forgave my sin in Jesus' name
*224 - How deep the Father's love for us
*338 - Jesus, stand among us
*424 - Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
*655 - Loving Shepherd of your sheep
*104 - O for a thousand tongues to sing
279 - O sons and daughters, let us sing!
505 - Peace be to this congregation
71 - Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
*S136 - Spirit of holiness, wisdom and faithfulness
*286 - The strife is o'er, the battle done

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