Sunday 19th May 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon




Almighty God,
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Old Testament

Acts 11:1-18

   1And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

   2And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

   3Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

   4But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

   5I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

   6Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

   7And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.

   8But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

   9But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

   10And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

   11And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.

   12And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:

   13And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter;

   14Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

   15And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

   16Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

   17Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?

   18When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.



Revelation 21:1-6

   1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

   2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

   3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

   4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

   5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

   6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.



Psalm 148

   1Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

   2Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

   3Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

   4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

   5Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

   6He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

   7Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

   8Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

   9Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

   10Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

   11Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

   12Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

   13Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

   14He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.



John 13:31-35

   31Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

   32If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.

   33Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

   34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

   35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.



I danced in the morning

Complete Anglican - 305


Father of heaven, whose love profound

Complete Anglican - 165


God forgave my sin

Complete Anglican - 212


Nada te turbe

Complete Anglican - 937



Light's abode, celestial Salem

Complete Anglican - 398

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