4th Sunday in Lent

New Life

      The Son of Man must be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. Jn.3:14-15
      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 the 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
      Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you: give us purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no selfish passion my hinder us from knowing your will, no weakness prevent us from doing it; that in your light we may see light, and in your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The bronze snake.   Numbers 21:4-9  
      Give thanks to the Lord: his mercy endures for ever.   107:17-22   107:1-3, 17-22
      God gave us new life in Christ.   Ephesians 2:1-10  
      God's love in Christ.   John 3:16-21   3:14-21
Supplementary readings
      The new covenant.   Jeremiah 31:23-37   31:27-37
      Jesus before Pilate.   Mark 15:1-20  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
HFG 225
TIS 210
TIS 147
AHB 46
CH 26
Hymn or Chorus first line
I am so glad that my Father in heaven
Sweet water
Lord of Life
Be still for the presence of the Lord
Of for a thousand tongues to sing
To God be the glory
Oh God our help in ages past
Jesus my saviour.
Tunes and sources
American hymn
Community of Celebration
Words, Marcus Maneche
1987/88 edition
Tune: Lyngham
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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