Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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Easter 3

04/14/2013 - Sunday Service


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Old Testament Lesson


Jeremiah 32:36-41
32:36 Now therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, ''It is being given into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence'': 37 See, I am going to gather them from all the lands to which I drove them in my anger and my wrath and in great indignation; I will bring them back to this place, and I will settle them in safety. 38 They shall be my people, and I will be their God. 39 I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me for all time, for their own good and the good of their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them, never to draw back from doing good to them; and I will put the fear of me in their hearts, so that they may not turn from me. 41 I will rejoice in doing good to them, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.


Psalm



Psalm 33:1-11
1Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous; *
it is good for the just to sing praises.
2Praise the LORD with the harp; *
play to him upon the psaltery and lyre.
3Sing for him a new song; *
sound a fanfare with all your skill upon the trumpet.
4For the word of the LORD is right, *
and all his works are sure.
5He loves righteousness and justice; *
the loving kindness of the LORD fills the whole earth.
6By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, *
by the breath of his mouth all the heavenly hosts.
7He gathers up the waters of the ocean as in a water skin *
and stores up the depths of the sea.
8Let all the earth fear the LORD; *
let all who dwell in the world stand in awe of him.
9For he spoke, and it came to pass; *
he commanded, and it stood fast.
10The LORD brings the will of the nations to naught; *
he thwarts the designs of the peoples.
11But the LORD''S will stands fast for ever, *
and the designs of his heart from age to age.

New Testament Lesson


Revelation 5:6-14
5:6 Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne. 8 When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 They sing a new song:
''You are worthy to take the scroll
   and to open its seals,
for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God
   saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;
10 you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God,
   and they will reign on earth.''

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 singing with full voice,
''Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honour and glory and blessing!''
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing,
''To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honour and glory and might
for ever and ever!''
14 And the four living creatures said, ''Amen!'' And the elders fell down and worshipped.


Gospel


John 21:1-14
21:1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter said to them, ''I am going fishing.'' They said to him, ''We will go with you.'' They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

4 Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, ''Children, you have no fish, have you?'' They answered him, ''No.'' 6 He said to them, ''Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.'' So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. 7 That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ''It is the Lord!'' When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the lake. 8 But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.

9 When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, ''Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.'' 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, ''Come and have breakfast.'' Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, ''Who are you?'' because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Sermon



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