Service Sheet

Sixth Sunday of Easter 10 May 2015
name of Jesus Christ. Then they
invited him to stay for several days.
This is the word of the Lord
thanks be to God
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The Gathering (Page 1 Red Book)
In the Name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Prayer of Preparation
(Page 2)
Invitation to Penitence
Christ died to sin once for all, and
now he lives to God. Let us renew
our resolve to have done with all that
is evil and confess our sins in
penitence and faith.
Prayer of Penitence
(Page 3)
Gloria In Excelsis (Sung)
(Page 5)
The Collect
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 your Son our Lord, who
is alive and reigns with you, in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles:
chapter 10 verses 44 - end.
While Peter was still speaking, the
Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard
the word. The circumcised believers
who had come with Peter were
astounded that the gift of the Holy
Spirit had been poured out even on
the Gentiles, for they heard them
speaking in tongues and extolling
God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone
withhold the water for baptizing
these people who have received the
Holy Spirit just as we have?’ So he
ordered them to be baptized in the
you. And I appointed you to go and
bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that
the Father will give you whatever you
ask him in my name. I am giving you
these commands so that you may
Second Reading
A reading from the First Epistle of St John love one another.
This is the Gospel of the Lord:
chapter 5 verse 1-6
praise to you O Christ.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is
the Christ has been born of God, and Children’s Talk (If children are present)
everyone who loves the parent loves Sermon
the child. By this we know that we
love the children of God, when we The Creed
(Page 7)
love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, Prayers of Intercessions (Page 8)
that we obey his commandments.
And his commandments are not The Peace
(Page 9)
burdensome, for whatever is born of
God conquers the world. And this is
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the victory that conquers the world,
our faith. Who is it that conquers the
world but the one who believes that Eucharistic Prayer (G) (Page 35)
Jesus is the Son of God? This is the [With a Special Preface for Eastertide]
one who came by water and blood,
(Page 12)
Jesus Christ, not with the water only The Lord’s Prayer
but with the water and the blood.
(Page 13)
And the Spirit is the one that testifies, Breaking of the Bread
for the Spirit is the truth.
Agnus Dei (Sung)
(Page 13)
This is the word of the Lord
thanks be to God
Giving of Communion (Page 14)
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If you are not confirmed
come forward, holding a prayer book,
The Holy Gospel
for a blessing
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus
Post Communion Prayer
Christ according St John 15 (9-17)
God our Father, whose Son Jesus
All: Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Christ gives the water of eternal life:
Father has loved me, so I have loved may we thirst for you, the spring of
you; abide in my love. If you keep my life and source of goodness, through
commandments, you will abide in my him who is alive and reigns, now and
love, just as I have kept my Father’s for ever. Amen
commandments and abide in his love.
I have said these things to you so that Prayer after Communion Page 16
my joy may be in you, and that your Almighty God, we thank you we
joy may be complete. This is my thank you for feeding us with the
commandment, that you love one body and blood of your Son Jesus
another as I have loved you. No one Christ. Through him we offer you
has greater love than this, to lay down our souls and bodies to be a living
one’s life for one’s friends. You are sacrifice. Send us out in the power
my friends if you do what I command of your Spirit to live and work to
you. I do not call you servants any your praise and glory. Amen.
longer, because the servant does not
know what the master is doing; but I
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have called you friends, because I
have made known to you everything
that I have heard from my Father.
The Blessing
You did not choose me but I chose