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6th Sunday of Easter
9th May 2021

¶        Preparation        

Alleluia: Christ is risen:
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Almighty God,
your Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence.
Give us new hearts and constant wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.




Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:
help your Church to obey your command
and draw the nations to the fire of your love,
to the glory of God the Father.


¶        Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 10.44-end


Gospel Reading: John 15.9-17

Reflection (pdf) - may also be in Audio



We believe in God the Father,
God almighty, by whose plan
earth and heaven sprang to being,
all created things began.

We believe in Christ the Saviour,
Son of God in human frame,
virgin-born, the child of Mary
upon whom the Spirit came.

We believe in God the Spirit;
in one Church, below, above:
saints of God in one communion,
one in holiness and love.

¶        Prayers     


Let us return to the Lord our God and say to him:

we have sinned against heaven and against you.
We are not worthy to be called your children.
We turn to you again.
Have mercy on us,
bring us back to yourself
as those who once were dead
but now have life through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

May the God of love and power
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,



High and holy God, robed in majesty, Lord of heaven and earth,
we pray that you will bring justice, faith and salvation to all peoples …

In faith we pray: we pray to you our God.

You chose us in Christ to be your people
and to be the temple of your Holy Spirit;
we pray that you will fill your Church with vision and hope …

In faith we pray: we pray to you our God.

Your Spirit enables us to cry, ‘Abba! Father!’,
affirms that we are fellow-heirs with Christ
and pleads for us in our weakness;
we pray for all who are in need or distress …

In faith we pray: we pray to you our God.

In the baptism and birth of Jesus,
you have opened heaven to us
and enabled us to share in your glory:
we remember those who have died …

May your whole Church, living and departed,
come to a joyful resurrection in your city of light.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. 

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. 

¶        Conclusion             

God our Father,
you never cease the work you have begun
and prosper with your blessing
all human labour:
make us wise and faithful stewards
of your gifts
that we may serve the common good,
maintain the fabric of our world
and seek that justice where all may share
the good things you pour upon us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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