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Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 8,  2022


Incumbent [on leave] : The Rev Canon Ruthanne Ward

Presiding: The Rev Canon Anthony Jemmott, Interim Priest

Music Director: Elizabeth Lambert

Service Books: The Book of Alternative Services, Common Praise


Processional Hymn: CP# 383 Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun

Welcome and Announcements 

Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People: The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant: May his grace and peace be with you.

People: May he fill our hearts with joy.

P 186 Glory to God (sung)

The Collect for the day O God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do your will, and work in us that which is well-pleasing in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord..

The Proclamation of the Word

Acts 13. 15-16, 26-33

Psalm 23

Revelation 7. 9-17

The Gospel John 10. 22-30

Homily Fr Anthony

Choir Anthem:  Shepherd Me, O Gentle Lamb – J.M.Martin

The Apostles’ Creed

Let us confess the faith of our baptism as we say,

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of the People 

Confession and Absolution

Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; he welcomes sinners and invites them to his table. Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Peace

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn:  CP# 520 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

The Preparation of the Gifts 

The Prayer over the Gifts   God of loving care, you spread before us the table of life, and give us the cup of salvation to drink. Keep us always in the fold of your Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our shepherd.

P 198 Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus CP# 719

P 211 The Lord’s Prayer

The Breaking of the Bread

P 213 Sentence  8

CP# 745 Lamb of God

The Communion

All those who are baptized and would normally receive communion in their own parish churches are welcome to receive at this altar. Those requesting a blessing only may also come to the altar crossing their arms across their chests to indicate their wish. 

Communion Hymn:  CP# 85 Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

Closing Rite

Prayer after communion  God of steadfast love, watch over the Church redeemed by the blood of your Son. May we who share in these holy mysteries come safely to your eternal kingdom, where there is one flock and one shepherd. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.

Doxology Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Blessing

Closing Hymn: CP# 444 Your Hand, O God, Has Guided  verses 1, 3 5 only

The Dismissal