Service 4th Sunday of Easter

If on the Youtube website, you can either press PLAY ALL, & then all 6 recordings will be played in the correct order, or you can play them individually by clicking on the picture.

I hope & pray that you are all well & are managing to keep in contact with others, via various means.  

Tomorrow there is Sunday worship at 8.10 am on Radio 4 from Salisbury Cathedral.

On BBC 1 Sunday Worship is on at 10.45 am from Bangor Cathedral, & Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm, looking at the theme of Faith & Farming.

A range of services can be found via the ST Peter’s link  https://www.stpeterscollege.org.uk/streamed-church-services

Also Church of England virtual Services can be found on https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online/virtual-services/virtual-services

Thank you to all those who joined us on Tuesday for our Third Parish Prayer meeting.  We intend to hold another one this coming Tuesday at 2pm, I will send out the link.  As before you can pray a pre prepared prayer, read one you have found, or just enjoy listening, knowing that God is with us as we gather.

We held our second ‘Coffee & Quiz’ gathering on Thursday afternoon at 1.30pm.  The winners where Geoff & Barbara Lord [again].

If you wonder what happened well……..the idea is that you make yourself a nice coffee [tea is allowed], & if you so desire a piece of cake etc.  After a bit of chatter I then host a quiz.  All you will need is a piece of paper & a pen, & a fair degree of honesty as we cannot police your answers.  There will be a magnificent first prize, which every home would be glad to receive, & possibly a 2nd & 3rd.  I will deliver them personally to the winners [maintaining appropriate distancing].

It was good to see other people & just to partake in a bit of fun & laughter.  Next week’s quiz will have a mystery theme, in other words I have not decided yet what it will be.

Once again, if you or anyone you are know is in need please get in contact with me.

The prayers for this Sunday have been prepared by Mike Underwood, thank you.

 

PRAYERS FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, it seems that mankind is driven to compete merely in earthly things, such as wealth, position and authority. In these times when media broadcasts about the Coronavirus remind everyone that these things are temporary and will pass away, please encourage a sense of community in people that they will follow your commandments to love; as it is your Kingdom which brings the repentance, salvation and transformation of a society which has been so needy for so long, so that we might know the fruits of eternal life: according to your Holy Will.

Amen

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, people have learned to value the care with which doctors and nurses tend the sick and dying, and then others who are also just doing their job. We learned of the dangers they faced to their own health with some giving their lives to the service of others. Please help us to remember what you did on the cross in dying for everyone: past, present and future, and to recognise that your sacrifice feeds us all. May we feel grateful and knowingly make the most of what we have, serving to reflect a little more of our Father’s glory into this stricken world by becoming more like you. 

Amen

Lord with us, we thank you for the kind encouragement and guidance your Word so generously gives, to seek the love of God over and above earthly things, whilst remembering that all good things come from you. Knowing how we are made in your image and carry your likeness, we only feel pleased when we please you. Therefore, continue to walk with us through this valley so that, being comforted, we are protected from harm and can learn to believe in the Lord God more faithfully.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; now and forever, Amen.

Keep Safe

Every Blessing

John