3rd Sunday after Easter, 4th of Easter. B

The Good Shepherd

      "I am the good shepherd," says the Lord. "I know my own and my own know me."
      Almighty God, you alone can order the unruly wills and passions of sinful men: grant to your people that they may love what you command and desire what you promise, that so, among the many and varied changes of the world, our hearts my surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP Easter 4
      Let us pray [that Christ our shepherd will lead us]
      Almighty and ever-living God, you give us new strength from the courage of Christ our shepherd. May he lead us to join the saints in heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Jesus, good shepherd of the sheep, by whom the lost are sought and guided into the fold: feed us and we shall be satisfied, heal us and we shall be whole, and lead us that we may be with you, where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The power of his name.   Acts 4:5-12  
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 23  
      Living the Good News.   1 John 3:10-24   3:16-24
      The good shepherd.   John 10:11-21   10:11-18
Supplementary readings
      The shepherds and the sheep.   Ezekiel 34:1-10 (25-31)
      An exhortation and blessing.   Hebrews 13:7-19   13:7-20
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
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Hymn or Chorus first line
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Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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