FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER B  Lectionary #53

The vine has many branches, but if they are not connected to the central vine, the branches wither.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Acts 9:26-31. This summary of Paul’s early ministry after his conversion on the Damascus road and his protection by the Jerusalem Church ends with a statement that the communities in Jewish Palestine were at peace. (The Book of Acts from this point focuses on the mission to the Gentiles.)

Psalm of the Day: Ps (21) 22
Though this is a psalm of lament, whose first verse was quoted by Jesus on the cross, the verses selected for today’s psalm come from the end of the text—an invitation to all the ends of the earth to join in singing God’s praise.

El Señor Es Mi Alabanza (Johnson) FYC 179
I Will Praise You, Lord (Guimont)  RS 41/GC 28/GC2 893/G3 1074/LPMG 53
I Will Praise You, Lord (Guimont/Gelineau)   WOR4 1089
I Will Praise You, Lord (Hunstiger)   SS
I Will Praise You, Lord (Reagan/Gelineau)  WOR3 846/LPGG 851
I Will Praise You, Lord (Schiavone)   JS 931/LP 75
I Will Praise You, Lord (Warner) PRM B61/LPGA B50/PMB 626/WS
Lord, You Are the Song of My Praise (Chepponis/Black)  CBW 101
You Are My Praise   PSL B-84/SS

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (65) 66
Psalm 66 has three parts: a hymn to divine mercy (vv. 1-7), a communal thanksgiving for deliverance from some danger (vv. 8-12), and an individual thanksgiving (vv. 13-20).

Let All the Earth Cry Out

1 John 3:18-24. John calls on his communities to live the love they profess. The letter also shows that the community relies on the “inner Spirit” as its guiding principle rather than on apostolic authority, as the other Christian communities of the time do.

John 15:1-8. Jesus is the true vine. A branch cannot bear fruit if it is separated from the vine.

Songs for the Liturgy

Abundant Life (G)  RS 636/GC 710/GC2 703/G3 811
All the Ends of the Earth -- Dufford (1)  GP 683/MI-BB 554/GC2 526/G3 604/JS 595
*Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen, v 3 (G,C)   WOR4 503
Christians, Let Us Love One Another, v 5  (2,G)  CBW 595/MI-BB 480/JS 751/GP 646
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (2,G)  WOR3 569/WOR4 662/RS 717/GC 577/WC 855/JS 693
*Come, Taste and See, v 2  (G)   JS 818/GP 526
Dwelling Place (G)  GP 591/GC 594/GC2 582/G3 678/MI-BB 498
Faithful Family (2) GP 365
Go Make a Difference SPS 213
Go Make of All Disciples (1)  WOR3 628/WOR4 792/RS 798/GC 687/GC2 666/G3 769/JS 828/PMB 479/WC 927/WS/BB 189
*God, Bless Your Church with Strength, v 2 (G,C)   WOR4 791
God Is Love (2)  CBW 473/LMGM 241/RS 744/GC 629/GC2 608/G3 699/JS 749/GP 647/SS
God's Blessing Sends Us Forth (1) PMB 473/WC 921/WS
I Am the Bread of Life -- Englert (G)   PMB 321/WC 696
*I Am the Vine (G)  WC 868/GP 545/PMB 436/WOR4 823/WS
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (G)  WOR3 607/WOR4 707/LMGM 41/MI-BB 466/RS 768/GC 646/GC2 622/G3 724/WC 878/JS 729/GP 633/PMB 452/WS/SS
*I Received the Living God, v 2 (G)  WC 676/WOR3 735/WOR4 923/RS 913/GC 851/GC2 809/G3 916/JS 815/PMB 312/WS/SS/MI-BB 349
*I Will Be the Vine (G)   GC2 763/G3 872/SS
*Jesus, Bread of Life, v 5 (G)   PMB 295/WC 683/WS
*Joyfully Give Praise to God (E)   GP 242
Keep Me, Every Day (G)  LMGM 124
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (2,G)  WOR3 588/WOR4 642/GP 640/MI-BB 478/RS 743/GC 622/GC2 613/G3 641/CBW 625/WC 857/JS 746/PMB 431/WS/SS
Love One Another (2)  RS 745/GC 630/WOR4 693/JS 752/GP 645/WC 859/WS/MI-BB 487
Make Me a Blessing (2)  LMGM 278
*Make Your Home in Me (G)   PMB 400/WC 825
*Many Are the Light Beams, v 2 (G) RS 841/GC 736
*New Songs of Celebration (E)  WOR3 533/WOR4 606
No Greater Love (G)  RS 753/GC 628/GC2 607/G3 701/WOR4 698/CBW 599/GP 362/BB 148/SS
Now the Green Blade Rises (2,G)  WOR3 453/WOR4 495/CBW 403/GC 444/GC2 456/G3 534/WC 603/JS 443/BB 169/GP 382/PMB 260/WS
Now We Remain (G)  WC 678/RS 813/GC 694/GC2 696/G3 785/WOR4 764/MI-BB 514/WS/SS
*O Blessed Spring (G)   PMB 414/WC 840
*O Living Bread from Heaven -- Hommerding, v 4 (G) PMB 546/WC 1017, 1028
*O Sing a New Song (E)   IH 26
*Priestly People, v 13 (G)   PMB 383/WC 786/WS
*Psalm of Hope, Easter vss (Ps)  RS 730/GC2 589/G3 684
Pues Sí Vivimos/If We Are Living (G)  RS 727/GC 666/GC2 650/G3 756/WOR4 754/PMB 408/WC 835/WS/SS
Seek Ye First (G)  WOR3 580/WC 862/CBW 704/MI-BB 437/RS 728/GC 615/GC2 600/G3 658/WOR4 663/JS 720/GP 608/PMB 433/WS
Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed Us, v 2 (G)   PMB 307/WC 681
*Sing a New Song – Brown (E)   GP 692/MI-BB 566
*Sing a New Song -- Schuttte (E)   CBW 563/MI-BB 565/RS 686/GP 670/GC 537/GC2 544/G3 607/WOR4 600/JS 607/WC 931/WS
*Sing a New Song to the Lord (E)   BFW 167/SS
*Sing a New Song to the Lord -- Dudley-Smith/Wilson (E)  WOR3 550/WOR4 629/CBW 566/GC 521/GC2 541/G3 627/RS 677/PMB 493/WC 958/SS
*Sing to God a New Song (E)   PSL B-83/SS
Sing to the Lord a Joyful Song (E)  WOR3 532
Spirit of God within Me (1,2)  RS 610/WOR3 480/WOR4 547/GC 468
Take and Eat (G)  RS 910/GC 831/GC2 812/G3 950/WOR4 940/CBW 611/WC 686/WS/SS
Tell It Out SPS 180
*The Branch That Bends with Clustered Fruit (G)   HG 25
The Lord Is My Savior, v 2 (G)   WOR4 691
This Is My Will (2,G)  WOR3 590
Ubi Caritas (2)  WOR3 604/WOR4 694, 702/MI-BB 341,481,482/RS 746, 752/GC 408, 631/GC2 430, 568, 601/G3 500, 696, 705/CBW 67, 376/WC 849, 852/JS 753, 754, 805/GP 364/PMB 428, 430/WS/SS
Unless a Grain of Wheat (G)  JS 760,802/RS 804/GC 697/GC2 699/G3 783/WOR4 759/MI-BB 352, 517
We Gather Together -- Westendorf, v 3 (G)   PMB 468/WC 916/WS
*We Have Been Told (2,G)  WC 826/MI-BB 505/RS 815/GC 699/GC2 694/G3 784/WOR4 763/WS/SS
We Who Once Were Dead (G) CBW 402
Where Charity and Love Prevail (2)  WC 850, 858/RS 747/GC 625/GC2 610/G3 706/WOR4 700/JS 756/MI-BB 485/GP 644/PMB 424, 429/WS/SS
Where There Is Love (2)   JS 569/GP 464/MI-BB 681
World Peace Prayer (G) GC 732/GC2 718/G3 827
You Are Called to Tell the Story (G) GC 680/GC2 675/G3 774/RS 800/WOR4 784
*You Are the Vine (G,C)   PSL B-85/SS

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Beloved, Let Us Love One Another (SATB, Soprano Solo,Organ) Young, Philip M. Augsburg (11-10464)
2
Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice (SATB) Distler, Hugo Concordia (98-1901)
PS
Everything You Do in “Chantry Choirbook” (SATB, Organ) Buxtehude, Dietrich Augsburg (08006-5777-2)
2
I Am the True Vine (SATB) Sadowski, Kevin Concordia (98-3472)
G, C
I Am the Vine (2- or 3-part, Organ) Pote, Allen Sacred Music Press (S-8636)
G, C
I Am the Vine (SATB) Bender, Mark Concordia (98-3723)
G
I Am the Vine (SATB, Organ) Haan, Raymond H. H. W. Gray (GCMR 3473)
G
I Am the Vine (SATB, Organ) McCormick, Clifford Shawnee (A-373)
G
I Am the Vine (SATB, Organ) Haan, Raymond H. H. W. Gray (GCMR 3473)
C
I Give You a New Commandment (2-part, Organ) Aston, Peter GIA (G-4331)
G
Let Us Love in Deed and Truth (SATB) King Trinitas/OCP 4552
2
O Sing Unto the Lord (SATB, Double Bass) Zimmerman, H. Chantry Music (#n.a.)
E
Offertory (Unison, Keyboard) Schalk, Carl Augsburg (11-9539)
G
opt. Bass instrument in C and 2 Treble instruments in C)
G
Psalm 98 (2-part, Orff inst.) Maeker, Concordia 98-3038)
E
Psalm 98 (SATB, Trumpet) Martinson, Joel Concordia (98-3225)
E
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Haan, Raymond Augsburg (11-0675)
E
Sing a New Song (SATB/SATB, Latin/English) Sing a New Song (SATB/SATB, English) Pachelbel, Johann/Sateren, Leland Pachelbel, J./Ehret, W. AMSI (329) Hinshaw (HMC 297)
E
Sing to the Lord a New Song (2-part mixed, Organ/Keyboard) Pachelbel, Johann Concordia (98-3151)
E
Thou Art the Vine (SATB or Unison, Keyboard, Handbells) Carter, Andrew MorningStar (MSM-50-8504)
G, C
Thou, True Vine that Heals (SATB) arr. by Dengler, L. Concordia (98-3479)
G
You Are the Branches (Unison, 2- or 3-part, Keyboard) Jothen, Michael Choristers Guild (CGA 755)
G, C

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