The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Readings and prayers 5 May 2013


Sentence:

‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you,’ says the Lord. ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.’
John 14:27

Collect:

Great and loving God,
your will for us in your Son Jesus
is the peace which the world cannot give,
your abiding gift, the Advocate he promised.
Calm all troubled hearts,
dispel every fear,
and keep us steadfast in love and faithful to your word.
Grant this through Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead,
who lives with you now and always in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen

This Thursday is Ascension Day, leading us into the closing stages of the Easter Season, which ends with Pentecost on 19 May. At Ascension Jesus returns to God and he passes the baton to us, his disciples, as we become his body on Earth. The Eucharist on Thursday morning will be a special liturgy celebrating this event. If you aren’t a regular attendee at the Thursday 10am service you might consider attending this week as we celebrate this significant event.

Jesus said,  “I am with you always, to the end of the world.”

Sunday Bible Readings:

Acts 16:9–15
Psalm 67
Revelation 21:10, 21:22 – 22:5
John 14:23–29

Evensong Bible Readings

Psalm 126
Zephaniah 3:14–20
John 15:9–17

Thursday morning (Ascension Day) Bible Readings:

Acts 1:1–11
Ephesians 1:15–23
Luke 24:44–53

Today we pray for:

  • Prison Chaplains at Manawatu Prison and Rimutaka Prison
  • the youth of the Diocese of Polynesia and the many educational institutions that are dedicated to giving young people a hope and a future.
  • staff and students at Johnsonville School and St Brigid’s School
  • our City Councillors, Jo Coughlan, Andy Foster, John Morrison
  • those who have asked for our prayers and those who have died.

Today marks the eighth international prayer day for Madeleine and All Missing Children.

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