4th Sunday in Lent. A

New life

      'I am the light of the world,' says the Lord; 'those who follow me will have the light of life.' John 8:12
      Almighty God, grant that we, who justly deserve to be punished for our sinful deeds, may in your mercy and kindness be pardoned and restored; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. BCP. Lent 4
      Let us pray [for a greater faith and love]
      Father of peace, we are joyful in your Word, your Son Jesus Christ, who reconciles us to you. With our eyes fixed on him, let us run the race that is set before us with eagerness of faith and love. 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
      Gracious God, in order that we children of earth might discern good from evil, you sent your Son to be the light of the world: as the light of Christ shines upon us, may we learn what pleases you, and live in truth and goodness; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      David, God's chosen instrument.   1 Samuel 16:1-13  
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 23  
      What pleases the Lord.   Ephesians 5:3-14   5:8-14
      That God might be glorified.   John 9:1-41  
Supplementary readings
      Bricks without straw.   Exodus 5:1-6:1   5:1-9, 19-6:1
      The trial of Jesus.   Matthew 27:1-31  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
SLW 21
HTC 63
NLP 193
SLW 34
Hymn or Chorus first line
All praise and glory and honour to Jesus
In the bulb there is a flower
Son of God, we come before you
Lord you were rich beyond all splendor
Christ be our light
O the love of the Lord is the essence
I want to walk as a child of the light
Tunes and sources
Term 2, 1995
Vol II, # 3.
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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