3rd May 2020

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Sunday 3rd May 2020                     4th Sunday of EASTER,

 

Leader:        Alleluia, Christ is risen.

All:             He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Leader:        Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

All:             By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope

Leader:        Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

All:             Through him you have come to trust in God,

Leader:        Who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,

All:             so that your faith and hope are set on God.

                                                                                                (1 Pet 1: 3, 21)

Leader:        (prayer)

                   Lord Jesus Christ,

                   Risen from death to life in the Father’s love,

                   Raise us to share in the new life, that we

                   May know your presence among us now,

                   And serve you in te power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

                   The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:             And also with you.

 

Leader:        A welcome to our Youtube service and notices

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Collect for the third Sunday of Easter

All:             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

                   In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

                   One God, now and forever.

                   Amen.

 

Leader:        Glory be to you,

All:             God, our strength and our redeemer.

 

Leader:        Almighty God,

                   Through the rising of your Son from the grave,

                   You broke the power of the grave,

                   You broke the power of death

                   And condemned death itself to die.

 

                   As we celebrate this great triumph

                   May we also make it the model for our living.

 

All:             Help us to identify in our lives

                   All that should rightly die -

                   Redundant relationships,

                   Tired habits,

                   Fruitless longings.

 

                   Resurrect in our lives

                   Faith, hope and love

                   As surely you raised Jesus Christ from the grave.

                   Amen.

 

We say the Lord’s Prayer together

                   Our Father in heaven,

                   Hallowed be your name,

                   Your kingdom come,

                   Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,

                   Give us today our daily bread,

                   Forgive us our sins,

                   As we forgive those who sin against us,

                   Save us in the time of trial

                   And deliver us from evil,

                   For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

                   Now and forever. Amen.

 

Our Readings:                                                  

Acts 2: 42-47               The fellowship of the believers                        © NIV

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

 

John 10: 1-10      The good shepherd and his sheep                                      © NIV

10 ‘Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognise a stranger’s voice.’ Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.

Therefore Jesus said again, ‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

Reflection from the Vicarage   (a word from Rev David Austin)

 

Time to Pray         (prayers from Rev Angie Austin)

 

Ending

Leader:        Today and tomorrow,

All:             Today and tomorrow,

 

Leader:        Lo, I am with you always,

All:             When we try to do your will,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             When we go

                   Where we do not know,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             When we meet

                   One we do not recognise,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             where faith ends and doubt begins,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             and should we forget you….

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             Today and tomorrow,

                   Today and tomorrow,

                   You are with us always

                   To the end of the world.

                   Amen.

 

 

Blessing:    May Christ, who makes saints of sinners,

                   Who has transformed those we remember today,

                   Raise and strengthen you that you may transform the world;

                   And the blessing of God Almighty,

                   The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

                   Be among you and remain with you always,

All:             Amen.

 

Leader:        Go in peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

All:             Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

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