Sunday 1 June, 2014 – Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year A

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 1:6-14 Waiting in prayer for the Spirit
    PSALM Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35*For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 Suffering as a Christian
    GOSPEL John 17:1-11 Jesus prays for his disciples in the world
  • 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 gospel: Pr David Christian; Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on first reading: edited for lay reading sermon – acts 1 6-14 – year a – easter 7
    Based on all readings: Pr Tim Stringer
  • 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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    grant that we may always have a will devoted to you,
    and serve you as our king with a pure heart;
    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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    help us always
    willingly to serve you as our king,
    with a pure heart.
    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 (revised alternative)
    (Let us pray for the unity of the Holy Spirit. [silence)]
    Holy Father,
    your Son prayed for his disciples
    that they would be one,
    as you and he are one.
    Keep your whole church harmoniously together
    in faith and love,
    united by the one Spirit.
    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.

  • Prayer after the gospel
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ (, raised to live forever).
    Lord Jesus, thank you for making the Father known to us.
    May we and all believers be one,
    as you and the Father are one.
    Amen.

  • Offering prayer
    God of comfort,
    your Son prayed for his followers in the world,
    that they might be one.
    Use us and what you have given us
    to serve you and one another.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Easter 7A
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * =  Modernised version available (please click here to go to the Modernised hymns page) ;G3, G4 . . . =  Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS =  Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH
    First reading: Acts 1:6-14
    LHS

    106    Since Christ has gone to heaven, his home* G3
    107    Lo, God to heaven ascendeth G4
    108    The Lord ascendeth up on high G3
    109    Draw us to Thee* G5
    110    Conquering Prince and King of glory
    111    Hail the day that sees Him rise G5
    112    Hail, Thou once despised Jesus G3
    113    Crown Him with many crowns G5
    114    See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph G4
    115    Rejoice, the Lord is King!
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5
    219    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun G3
    771    Hallelujah! sing to Jesus G3
    782    At the name of Jesus G7
    AT
    26    He is Lord
    73    Where two or three are gathered
    146    They knew who he was
    161    Majesty
    163    Hymn of glory
    165    He is the King of kings
    166    Clap your hands all you people
    177    Love one another
    217    Shine, Jesus, shine
    226    All is nearness
    252    He is exalted
    257    Jesus is living
    370    You are glorious
    TIS
    207    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
    216    Rejoice, the Lord is King
    228    Crown him with many crowns
    231    At the name of Jesus
    369    Hail the day that sees him rise
    371    God is gone up on high
    373    Hail, our once despised Jesus
    378    The head that once was crowned with thorns
    419    Like the murmur of the dove’s song
    517    Hallelujah! sing to Jesus
    520    Lord, enthroned in your heavenly splendour
    675    Lord, the light of your love is shining

    Second reading: 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
    LHS

    147    O Morning Star so bright and fair* G3
    156    Jesus our Saviour, of true joy the giver* G3
    195    A mighty fortress is our God* G3
    308    ‘Come unto me, ye weary’* G6
    352    Fight the good fight with all thy might* G4
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    384    Who trusts in God, a strong abode G9
    392    How firm a foundation G6
    407    If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G6
    417    Submissive to Thy will* G6
    426    What a friend we have in Jesus G, STJ 26
    443    Through all the changing scenes of life G7
    479    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives* G5
    790    O Lord of light, who made the stars
    862    As we step from the edge of morning GS
    865    God will take care of us all through the day G6
    873    Safe in the shadow of the Lord
    AT
    101    As we step from the edge of morning
    185    Jesus, Son of God and man
    281    Nothing in all creation
    339    In you, O Lord, I find refuge
    384    If we will trust in God to guide us
    408    May the Lord bless you today
    490    When human voices cannot sing
    496    Don’t be afraid
    TIS
    103    A mighty fortress is our God
    112    Through all the changing scenes of life
    127    Holy God, we praise your name (esp v 5)
    146    God, who made the earth
    198    I greet you my Redeemer sure, who lives
    199    Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star
    208    Jesus has come, and brings joy as our Saviour
    366    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives
    444    Dear Shepherd of your people, hear
    478    I bind unto myself today
    554    If we will trust in God to guide us
    578    How firm a foundation, you people of God
    590    What a friend we have in Jesus
    594    Fight the good fight with all thy might
    644    Safe in the shadow of the Lord

    Gospel: John 17:1-11
    LHS

    21    Of the Father’s love begotten (vv 1,4,5) G7
    116    Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove* G9
    117    Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
    185    Sun of righteousness divine* G3
    186    I love Thy kingdom, Lord G4
    193    Jesus, with Thy church abide* G9
    197    Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy word* G5
    199    Christ, Thou strong guardian, e’er Thy church defending* G9
    228    Lord Jesus Christ, the cause is thine* G3
    239    Son of God, eternal Saviour G4
    800    May we be one
    803    Peace with the Father
    AT
    172    May we be one
    244    We have seen the Word of life
    250    Glorify your name
    265    Take us now, we are yours (suitable for offering song)
    370    You are glorious
    TIS
    127    Holy God, we praise your name
    290    Of the Father’s love begotten (vv 1,4)
    396    Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire
    436    Lord, keep us steadfast in your word
    466    Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his Son
    551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus
    606    Son of God, eternal Saviour
    PSALM 68

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 68 p114 , Psalm 68 p115

    OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR CHURCH MUSIC
    While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.
    Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site.
    Together to Celebrate: lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
    Singing from the Lectionary: has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.
    Song Select: you can search for more contemporary songs by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music.
    Hymns Without Words: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes.

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