Readings & Prayers: May 1 – 7, 2011

“Have you believed, Thomas, because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” John 20.29

In this post:

This Sunday’s Readings
Next Sunday’s Readings
In Our Prayers

This Sunday’s Readings

Second Sunday of Easter
May 1, 2011

Acts 2.14a, 22-32
Luke has described the coming of the Holy Spirit as best he can in human terms. He writes that it was “like the rush of a violent wind” and “divided as of fire”. Now, on behalf of the other apostles, Peter has begun interpreting the event to the crowd that has gathered.

Psalm 16

1 Peter 1.3-9
The author writes to churches in rural Asia Minor. He addresses his letter to those “chosen and destined” by the Father and “sanctified” by the Holy Spirit in order “to be obedient to Jesus Christ” and to share in the forgiveness available through Christ’s sacrificial death.

John 20.19-31
Early on Easter Day, Mary Magdalene has recognized a man standing near the tomb as Jesus. She has told the disciples: “I have seen the Lord”. The disciples fear that they may suffer the same fate as their master.

For next Sunday’s readings & this week’s prayers, continue reading…

Next Sunday’s Readings

Third Sunday of Easter
May 8, 2011

Acts 2.14a, 36-41
Psalm 116.1-3, 10-17
1 Peter 1.17-23
Luke 24.13-35

Want to know more? Join us for our Bible Study to discuss these passages.

In Our Prayers

In the Anglican Communion world-wide, we give thanks for  New Guinea Islands, (Papua New Guinea) The Rt Revd Allan Migi

In the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and the Diocese of Rupert’s Land we pray for:
all Bishops, diocesan leaders (lay & ordained), throughout Canada, especially:

  • Our Primate, Fred Hiltz and General Synod Staff
  • Our National Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald
  • Our Metropolitan, David Ashdown
  • Our Bishop, Donald Phillips and his wife Nancy
  • ELCIC National Bishop, Susan Johnson
  • ELCIC Manitoba & North-Western Ontario Bishop, Elaine Sauer
  • ELCIC Dean, Council and Congregations of the Westman Conference of the Manitoba-Nortwestern Ontario Synod
  • Bishop Jackson Matovu and his wife Perusi of our Companion Diocese of Central Buganda

our congregations and communities, especially:

  • Former students of residential schools as they seek healing, hope, and recovery from abuses.
  • The people of the Parishes of St. Philip
  • St. Philip, Wpg., The Rev. Linda Parsons, Priest, and their companion parish of Lugala, The Rev. Edward Kabuye Rector.
  • St. Philip, Scanterbury-The Rev. Jim Wolf and the Lay Readers from the parish of St. Luke, Winnipeg.
  • St. Philip, Hidgson-The Rev. Barry Bear, Priest and The Rev. Wes Barrett, Deacon and their parish of Nawango, The Rev. Rwekigombe Benon, Rector.
  • Secretaries-especially our parish secretaries and their ministry
  • For those being confirmed at St. Mary Magdalene, Wpg.
  • The leaders, the team and the candidates for Teens Encounter Christ 13 in the Diocese of Brandon

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