Sentences

BISHOPS AND OTHER PASTORS

Opening Sentence

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news; he has sent me to proclaim release to the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour.

Luke 4. 18, 19


or:
Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.

Acts 20.28

Gospel Sentence

Alleluia! Alleluia! I am the good shepherd: I know my own and my own know me. Alleluia!

John 10.14


or:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Make disciples of the nations: baptising and teaching them, as I have commanded you. Alleluia!

Matthew 27. 19, 20

Post-Communion Sentence

You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last.

John 15.16


or:
Jesus said, "Blessèd is that servant whom the master will find at work when he arrives."

Matthew 24.46