4th Sunday after Easter Order of Service

Published Saturday 14th May 2022, at 10:38 a.m.

Celebrant and preacher: Fr Tim Choir: Stellae Cantores Organist: Andrew Parmley Setting: Darke in E   Voluntary Morning, Sarabande & Last Spring (Edvard Grieg)

Introit God be in my head (John Rutter) God be in my head and in my understanding; God be in mine eyes and in my looking; God be in my mouth and in my speaking; God be in my heart and in my thinking; God be at mine end and at my departing

Hymn No. 490 Jesus shall reign where’re the sun


Please kneel for the Prayers of Preparation

Lord’s Prayer & Collect for Purity BCP p.237 The Summary of the Law, after which the people say: Lord have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.


Collect for the Queen BCP p.239 Collect for the Day BCP p.141

The Epistle: S. James 1.17 BCP p.141

Gradual Blessed be the God and Father (S S Wesley)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed at the last time. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation. Pass the time of your sojourning here in fear. Love one another with a pure heart fervently. See that ye love one another. Love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth,and the flower thereof falleth away. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. Amen.

After the Gospel is proclaimed the people say Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Gospel: S. John 16.5 BCP p.141

After the Gospel the people say: Praise be to thee, O Christ.




Offertory Hymn No. 606 Thy hand, O God, has guided (Thornbury)

Prayer for the Church BCP p.244 Invitation & Confession BCP p.251 Absolution, Comfortable Words BCP p.252


Priest: The Lord be with you R: And with thy spirit Sursum corda BCP p.252 Sanctus & Benedictus BCP p.253 Prayer of Humble Access BCP p.255


After the Consecration, the priest says: The peace of the Lord be always with you R: And with thy spirit



Motet The day draws on with golden light (Edward Bairstow)

1 The day draws on with golden light, Glad songs go echoing through the height, The broad earth lifts an answering cheer, And hell makes moan with wailing fear. 2 For lo, he comes, the mighty King, To take from death his power and sting, To trample down his gloomy reign, And break the weary prisoner’s chain.

3 Maker of all, to thee we pray, Fulfil in us thy joy today; When death assails, grant, Lord, that we May share thy Paschal victory.

Priest: As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, so we are bold to say: Lord’s P rayer BCP p.257

PRAYER OF OBLATION Said by the priest alone


Blessing & Easter Dismissal Go forth in peace, Alleluia, Alleluia! Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Hymn No. 627 Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

Organ voluntary Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg)