4th Sunday after Easter, 5th Sunday of Easter C

The Good News

      God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 1 John 4:16b
      Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth so that they may return into the way of righteousness: grant to all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's service that they may renounce those things that are contrary to their profession and follow all such things as are agreeable to it; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. BCP. Easter 3
      Let us pray [that we may enjoy true freedom.]
      God our Father, look upon us with love. You redeem us and make us your children in Christ. Give us true freedom and bring us to the inheritance you promised. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      We behold your glory, O God, in the love shown by your Son, lifted up on the cross and exalted on high: be glorified anew in the love we have for one another as disciples of the risen Lord Jesus, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Peter explains his actions.   Acts 11:1-18  
      To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and glory for ever.   Psalm 148  
      God will wipe away all our tears.   Revelation 21:1-8   21:1-6
      The new commandment.   John 13:31-35  
Supplementary readings
      To Sardis and Philadelphia.   Revelation 3:1-13  
      Peter delivered from prison.   Acts 12:1-19   12:1-17a
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
FS 84
TCH 597
AHB 571
AHB 93
CH 72
CH 94
SLW 67
Hymn or Chorus first line
On tip-toe
Shall we gather at the river
A new commandment
God is love, let heav'n adore him
Jerusalem is fair
O Lord your love is changing the world
O welcome all you noble saints
Tunes and sources
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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