Sunday 28 April, 2013- Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C

Here are the resources you need for this Sunday. Please feel free to choose what is suitable for your congregation’s needs. You will notice that the orders of service are available in different formats: choose the “pdf” format if you want something that is ready to print and photocopy, the “doc” or “rtf” format if you wish to change the formatting yourself or the “ppt” format if you use PowerPoint.

  • Altar colour: White
  • Bible readings:
    FIRST READING Acts 11:1-18 Peter explains how God’s salvation is also for Gentiles
    PSALM Psalm 148 *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Revelation 21:1-6 God will wipe away all tears
    GOSPEL John 13:31-35 The new commandment: love one another
  • Sermons:
    Lay-readers please note: the linked sermons have not been edited for general use. As part of your preparations, keep in mind that they have been written for specific people in a specific context, and for this reason the issues they address or the examples they use may not be entirely suitable for people in your congregation. If you feel this is the case, you may need to make minor adjustments or find another sermon

    Based on second reading: Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on first reading: Vicar Tristan Klein
    Based on gospel: edited for lay reading sermon – john 13 31-35 – year c – easter5
  • Orders of service:
    Easter Sunday Word & Prayer ( pdf / doc / ppt )
    Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Service without communion (pdf / doc / ppt)
  • Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
    Traditional
    O God,
    since you make the minds of the faithful
    to be of one will:
    Grant that your people
    may love what you command
    and desire what you promise,
    that among the many changes of this world
    our hearts may there be fixed
    where true joys are to be found;
    through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Lord God,
    you make the minds of the faithful
    to be of one will.
    Lead us to love what you command
    and desire what you promise,
    so that, among the changes of this world,
    our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found.
    We ask this through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, alternative
    (Let us pray that we may remain in Christ. [silence])
    Loving heavenly Father,
    you sent your Son Jesus Christ
    to reconcile the world to yourself.
    Strengthen our faith,
    so that we remain united with him
    and bear the fruit of love.
    We ask this through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray that we love others. [silence])
    Merciful Father,
    you have reached out to all people
    through your Son Jesus,
    who died for us all.
    Encourage us to live as your chosen people
    and give of ourselves to others.
    We ask this through Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Easter 5C
  • Offering Prayer:
    God of love,
    you have shown us how you love us and all people.
    Lead us to love one another
    through our lives and our gifts.
    Amen.
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * =  Modernised version available (please click here to download the text file) ;G3, G4 . . . =  Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS =  Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH
    First reading: Acts 11:1-18
    LHS

    769    With high delight let us unite G7
    773    Filled with the Spirit’s power G7
    AT
    421    Born forever
    TIS
    411    Filled with the Spirit’s power

    Second reading: Revelation 21:1-6
    LHS

    164    Love divine, all loves excelling G3
    168    O blessed Sun, whose splendour G4
    248    Christ is made the sure foundation
    464    Songs of praise the angels sang G6
    489    Rejoice, rejoice, believers* G4
    494    Jerusalem the golden G6
    AT
    181    Faith, hope and love
    212    Hush now
    215    My hiding place
    254    I give you my joys and my sorrows
    302    Soon and very soon
    453    The world is waiting (vv 4-6)
    479    For living, for dying
    512    All things new
    TIS
    217    Love divine, all loves excelling
    432    Christ is made the sure foundation
    562    I’m not ashamed to own my Lord

    Gospel: John 13:31-35
    LHS

    118    O Holy Ghost, to Thee we all pray* G3
    295    O Lord we praise Thee, bless Thee and adore Thee* G3
    344    Our God is love, and all His saints* G6
    381    O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
    853    A new commandment GS
    AT
    65    A new commandment
    177    Love one another
    310    Yesu, Yesu
    561    Community
    571    On that final night (Communion)
    TIS
    403    Come, Holy Spirit, Lord of grace
    433    Where there is charity and love
    440    Christ, from whom all blessings flow
    534    Love is his word, love his way
    630    The law of Christ alone can make us free
    640    Kneels at the feet of his friends
    648    Help us accept each other
    697    All the sleepy should have a place to sleep
    699    A new commandment

    PSALM 148
    A paraphrased version of Psalm 148 from the Iona Community may be found in John L Bell, Psalms of patience, protest and praise on page 57 (also available in TIS 94). As the tune will be new to most people, consider having the congregation sing the chorus as an antiphon and a cantor or choir sing the verses. Another song version is ‘Great in power’, ATW 426.

    There are also two hymns based partly on this psalm: ‘O praise ye the Lord’, LH 468 / ‘Sing praise to the Lord’, TIS 96; and ‘Praise the Lord, ye/you heavens adore him’, sung to Austria (LH 458, TIS 93). However, the second verse of the latter is not a paraphrase of the psalm. The Psalter (1912) gives two extra verses that are true paraphrases of the psalm, which are provided here in a modernised form. The first verse below is the modernised text from TIS.

    Praise the Lord, you heavens adore him;
    praise him, angels in the height;
    sun and moon, rejoice before him,
    praise him, all you stars and light.
    Praise the Lord, for he has spoken,
    worlds his mighty voice obeyed:
    laws, that never shall be broken,
    for their guidance he has made.

    On the earth let all things praise him:
    seas and all that they contain,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
    hail and lightning, snow and rain.
    Hills and mountains, praise your Maker;
    praise him, all you flocks and herds.
    Fields and orchards, sing his glory;
    praise him, creeping things and birds.

    All you nations, come before him:
    earthly rulers and all kings,
    men and women, parents, children,
    join with all created things.
    Praise the God of our salvation,
    who restores from sin and shame.
    Heaven and earth and all creation,
    praise and glorify his name.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 148 p247 , Psalm 148 p248

2 comments to Sunday 28 April, 2013- Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C

  • Ross Salomon

    Hi,

    Thank you for the metrical version of Psalm 148 from The Psalter (1912) to be sung to the tune ‘Austria’ (LH 458, TIS 93).
    Here is another verse which could replace the Gloria Patri at the end:

    Glory be to God the Father,
    Who sustains us all our days;
    Glory to the Son be given,
    With whose blood our ransom pays;
    Glory to the Holy Spirit,
    Advocate and Comforter.
    Always praise and adoration
    On the Three in One confer.

  • Ross Salomon

    I have been struggling with certain etymological subtleties in the last line.
    Might this be better?

    Glory be to God the Father,
    Who sustains us all our days;
    Glory to the Son be given,
    With whose blood our ransom pays;
    Glory to the Holy Spirit,
    Advocate and Comforter.
    With eternal laud and honour
    To the Three in One refer.