Sunday 24th May - The Seventh Sunday of Easter










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The Presider and preacher is our Assistant Priest, Revd Sue Hulme


Allelulia, Christ is Risen!

He is Risen indeed - Allelulia!

Entrance hymn:

Christ whose glory fills the skies - New English Hymnal 234


Collect

O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen


First reading

Acts 1 : 6-14


So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.'


Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.


Gospel

John 17 : 1-11


After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to     

heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your  

Son so that  the Son may glorify you, since you have       

given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to  

all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that

they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ  

whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing

the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify  

me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your

presence before the world existed.                                


‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.


Offertory hymn:

Alleluia sing to Jesus - NEH 271




Hymn after Communion:

O thou who at thy Eucharist didst pray - NEH 302




Post communion prayer

Eternal God, giver of love and power, your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world to preach the gospel of his kingdom: confirm us in this mission, and help us to live the good news we proclaim; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


Final Hymn:

At the name of Jesus - NEH 338



Allelulia, Christ is Risen!

He is Risen indeed - Allelulia!


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