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Sunday May 8

Fourth Sunday after Easter

Notices
Opening Hymn: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
Sentence of the Day
Collect of the Day
Lesson
Epistle
Gradual Hymn: How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds
Gospel
Sermon
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: O Taste and See - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Closing Hymn: Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided

Notices

Fisherfolk Newsletter & Pew Sheet for Sunday May 8

Opening Hymn: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

Sentence of the Day

The Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to the springs of the water of life, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Revelation 7:17

Collect of the Day

God of peace,
by the blood of the eternal covenant
you brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great shepherd of the sheep;
make us perfect in every good work,
and work in us that which is pleasing and good;
through Jesus Christ to whom be glory for ever and ever.
Amen.

Lesson

Acts 9:36-43

36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”

39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. 41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive. 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.

Epistle

Revelation 7:9-17

9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God,
 who sits on the throne,
 and to the Lamb.”

11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:

“Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen!”

13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”

14 I answered, “Sir, you know.”

And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 Therefore,

“they are before the throne of God
 and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
 will shelter them with his presence.
16 ‘Never again will they hunger;
 never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,’
 nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
 will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’
 ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

Gradual Hymn: How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds

Gospel

John 10:22-30

22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

Sermon by Vicar Stuart Goodin

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
I’m a great big gorilla
with fat furry arms
and huge white teeth.
When you let me in,
I’m going to hug your breath away!
Then I won’t let you in!

Read more...

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers of the people for Sunday May 8

Anthem: O Taste and See - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Closing Hymn: Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided

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