5th Sunday after Easter, 6th of Easter. B

Love one another

      Jesus said, "You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit", Jn.15:16

      Heavenly Father, the giver of all good things, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and grant that by your holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by your merciful guidance may perform them; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. BCP Easter 5

      Let us pray [that we may practise the faith we profess]
      Ever-living God, help us to celebrate joyfully the resurrection of the Lord and to express in our lives the love we celebrate. Grant 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

      Loving God, your Son has chosen us and called us to be his friends: give us grace to keep his commandments, to love one another, and to bear fruit which will abide; through him who is the true vine, the source of all our life, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. APBA

      The Holy Spirit came upon them.   Acts 10:44-48  
      All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.   Psalm 98  
      Begotten by God.   1 John 5:1-5   5:1-6
      You are my friends.   John 15:9-17   alt. 16:17-24  

Supplementary readings
      The gospel for the whole world.   Acts 13:44-14:7  
      The witness of the Spirit.   John 15:18-25   15:17-27

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
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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