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Sunday May 12

Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sunday After Ascension Day

Notices
Opening Hymn: Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
Sentence of the Day
Collect of the Day
Lesson: Acts 1:15-17 & 21-26
Epistle: 1 John 5:9-13
Gradual Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns
Gospel: John 17:6-19
Sermon
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: I am with you always - John Rutter
Closing Hymn: To God Be The Glory

Notices

Fisherfolk Newsletter & Pew Sheet for Sunday May 12

Opening Hymn: Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven

Sentence of the Day

Jesus prayed, "Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one."
John 17:11

Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
ever lives to make intercession for us;
have pity on our weakness,
and in your mercy give us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask,
except through his merits,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Amen.

Lesson

Acts 1:15-17 & 21-26

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.”

21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Epistle

1 John 5:9-13

9 We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Gradual Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns

Gospel

John 17:6-19

6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Sermon by Vicar Stuart Goodin

On Thursday evening we celebrated the Ascension. The Ascension is the event when the risen Jesus concludes his earthly ministry, disappears from the earthly realm to be received into God’s heavenly realm, taking his place enthroned at the right hand of God the Father.

As I said on Thursday, Ascension can be thought of as a bit of a hinge, a turning point in the story of God and thus in the calendar of the church: Jesus’ personal ministry on earth is no longer the major theme; now it is the ministry of the church. We turn from Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and move on to what it all enabled in the lives of his followers. Jesus was God incarnate, God in flesh; now the church continues his work, in a sense as Jesus in flesh, as the body of Christ.. Read more...

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers of People for Sunday May 12

Anthem: I am with you always - John Rutter

Closing Hymn: To God Be The Glory

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