Reading and Prayers: 22nd May 2022 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Good morning everyone,

Thanks be to God for this day.

 

Services this week all at 10.00am are:

Holy Communion - Appleby Church and Packington Church.

Morning Prayer - Measham Church and Donisthorpe Church.

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 on Sunday 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.

 

Looking forward we are reopening Norton church on Thursday 16 th June at 7pm, Bishop Sadju will be with us.

 

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 22nd May 2022

God our redeemer,

you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,

so by his continual presence in us he may raise us

to eternal joy;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen

 

Reading 22nd May 2022 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter: John 14:23-29.

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

 

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:

 We pray for all Christians around the world. For The people of God, that they may proclaim the risen Lord.

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

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

 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