4th Sunday of Easter – 22 Apr – John 10:11-18 ~ The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.


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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Prayer

God of everlasting love, fulfill your plan of salvation to gather into one fold the peoples of the whole world. Let everyone on earth recognize your Son, Jesus Christ, as the Good Shepherd – who freely lays down his life for all to take it up again in power. Grant this through Christ our Savior, the resurrection and the life, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Shepherd of Love” – George Beverly Shea


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Gospel Reading: John 10:11-18 (NLT)

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to…

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