Reading and Prayers: 24th April 2022 - The Second Sunday of Easter

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Good morning everyone,

Welcome to this God given day.

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

 

Services this week, all at 10.00am are:

Holy Communion - Appleby

Morning Prayer - Measham and Packington

You will be very 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/

 

The Woodfield Team as a group want to appoint an administrator to help with the ever increasing tasks that need to be carried out. Information about this is on the websites (look under latest articles). Do you know of anyone who might be interested?

 

Rev’d Rick is on holiday until Thursday 28th

 

Sunday May 8th is Rev’d Wilma’s last day with the Woodfield Team. There will be a team service in St Laurence’s Measham, followed by a Bring and Share lunch in Measham Church Hall. Do come along if you can.

 

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 24th April 2022

Risen Christ,

for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:

open the doors of our hearts,

that we may seek the good of others

and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,

to the praise of God the Father.

Amen

 

Reading 24th April 2022 - The Second Sunday of Easter:

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

  Prayers for today:

 God of glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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

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

 For our own healing of body, mind and spirit

 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.