14th April 2024 10.30am – 3rd Sunday of Easter – Eucharist

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The Readings

Acts 3.12-19

When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

‘And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out,


Luke 24.36b-48

Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.

Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.


Scripture Quotations are from: New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. http://nrsvbibles.org

The Sermon
By The Revd Canon James Wilson, to be added shortly.





The Prayers
Prepared by David.

We pray to Jesus who is present with us.

We pray for peace in the world. For Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Palestine and Iran
that a spirit of respect and reconciliation may grow among nations and peoples,
Jesus, Lord of life,
in your mercy hear us.

We pray for the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. For our Bishops, Pete and Sophie, for all who serve at St Mary’s, St Mark’s and St Johns.
That in faithful witness the gospel may be preached with humility and justice.
We pray also for the process of appointing a new Priest in Charge.
Jesus, Lord of life,
in your mercy hear us.

We pray for those preparing for baptism and confirmation
and for their teachers and sponsors and all who support and uphold them.
Jesus, Lord of life,
in your mercy hear us.

We pray for the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer,
for refugees, prisoners, and all in danger;
that they may be relieved and protected, and we give thanks for those who care for them.
Jesus, Lord of life,
in your mercy hear us.

We pray in communion with all those who have walked in the way of holiness, and now dwell with God. We give thanks for their lives amongst us.
Jesus, Lord of life,
in your mercy hear us.

Merciful Father,
Accept these prayers,
for the sake of your son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.



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