3rd Sunday after Easter, 4th of Easter C

The Good Shepherd

      The Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17
      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 may 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
      Gracious God, you sent Jesus, the good shepherd, to gather us together: may we not wander from his flock, but follow wherever he leads us, listening for his voice and staying near him, until we are safely in your fold, to live with you for ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Aeneas and Dorcas.   Acts 9:32-43   9:36-43   13:43-52 e
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 23  
      The Lamb is the Shepherd.   Revelation 7:9-17  
      The good shepherd.   John 10:22-30  
Supplementary readings
      To Pergamum and Thyatira.   Revelation 2:12-29   2:12-19 (20-24) 25-29
      The conversion of Cornelius.   Acts 10:1-28   10:1-7, 23-28
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 60
TIS 437
HTC 348
TIS 10
CH 50
Hymn or Chorus first line
Sweet Water
We are his people
My sheep hear my voice
Blessed Jesus
Shout for joy
The Lord's my shepherd
Tell my people
He will cover me
Tunes and sources
Jeff Cothran. Celebration
Gather Together. Mel Bay
Tune: Brother James Air
Marilyn Moir
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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