Reading and Prayers: 15th May 2022 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

  Love one another

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. – 1 John 4:16

Good morning everyone,

Thanks be to God for this day.

Services this week all at 10.00am are:

Holy Communion - Normanton Church, Norton village Hall and Swepstone Church.

Morning Prayer and a Baptism - Donisthorpe Church.

A service at Measham Church too.

You are sincerely welcome at any of these services.

We are no longer producing a regular recorded service of Morning Prayer but do check out the Cathedral services here which you can join on-line if you would like to: http://leicestercathedral.org/services/

 

Forest Church will be starting again onSunday 22nd May 3pm - 4.30pm.
At the vicarage, Rectory Road, Appleby Magna, It's a great event for everyone. Please do come along and bring your friends.

For more details contact; Rick on 01530610235.

 

Woodfield Team prayer. 

God our Father, you long to draw all people into your love; increase in number your church  throughout the Woodfield Team, deepen us as followers and learners of Christ and give us courage to share the good news of your kingdom. We pray this in the power of your Spirit, to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Collect for Sunday 15th May 2022

Risen Christ,

your wounds declare your love for the world

and the wonder of your risen life:

give us compassion and courage

to risk ourselves for those we serve,

to the glory of God the Father.

Amen

 

Reading 15th May 2022 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter: John 13:31-35 NIV

When he (Judas) was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

Prayers for today:

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever.

We pray:

 For those in despair and darkness, that they may find the hope and light of Christ

 For the people of the world who find themselves refugees with nothing to call their own

 For Prisoners and captives

 For The people of God, that they may proclaim the risen Lord

 For God’s creation, that the peoples of the earth may meet their responsibility to care

 For those we know who are ill and for the recently bereaved

 Creator God, you made us all in your image: may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives' end, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 For our own healing of body, mind and spirit