Saint Alban's Anglican Church

Committed to sharing Christ's Commandments: To love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves, through worship, education and outreach.



Easter 7

05/12/2013 - Sunday Service


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Old Testament Lesson


1 Samuel 12:19-24
12:19 All the people said to Samuel, ''Pray to the LORD your God for your servants, so that we may not die; for we have added to all our sins the evil of demanding a king for ourselves.'' 20 And Samuel said to the people, ''Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart; 21 and do not turn aside after useless things that cannot profit or save, for they are useless. 22 For the LORD will not cast away his people, for his great name''s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself. 23 Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; and I will instruct you in the good and the right way. 24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him faithfully with all your heart; for consider what great things he has done for you.


Psalm



Psalm 47
1Clap your hands, all you peoples; *
shout to God with a cry of joy.
2For the LORD Most High is to be feared; *
he is the great King over all the earth.
3He subdues the peoples under us, *
and the nations under our feet.
4He chooses our inheritance for us, *
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
5God has gone up with a shout, *
the LORD with the sound of the ram''s horn.
6Sing praises to God, sing praises; *
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7For God is King of all the earth; *
sing praises with all your skill.
8God reigns over the nations; *
God sits upon his holy throne.
9The nobles of the peoples have gathered together *
with the people of the God of Abraham.
10The rulers of the earth belong to God, *
and he is highly exalted.

New Testament Lesson


Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20
22:12 ''See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone''s work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.''

14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.

16 ''It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.''
17 The Spirit and the bride say, ''Come.''
And let everyone who hears say, ''Come.''
And let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.

20 The one who testifies to these things says, ''Surely I am coming soon.''

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!


Gospel


John 17:20-26
17:20 ''I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24 Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

25 ''Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.''

Sermon



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