Readings & Prayers: May 8 – 14

“Lord Jesus, open to us the scriptures; make our hearts burn within us while you speak.” Luke 24.32

In this post:

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

This Sunday’s Readings

Third Sunday of Easter
May 8, 2011

Acts 2.14a, 36-41
Peter now comes to the conclusion of his speech to the Jerusalem crowd, in which he interprets the event they have just witnessed: the coming of the Holy Spirit. He has accused them of responsibility for Jesus’ Death.

Psalm 116.1-3, 10-17

1 Peter 1.17-23
The author has urged his readers: “Discipline yourselves”, be ready for Christ’s second coming. Do not fall back into the pagan immorality you practiced before your conversion to the faith; rather, separate yourselves from such ways: live ethically.

Luke 24.13-35
It is later on Easter Day, the day which Mary Magalene and the other women have discovered the empty tomb. Two messengers from God have told them that Jesus has risen, as he predicted. But two of Jesus’ followers aren’t so sure.

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

Next Sunday’s Readings

Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 15, 2011

Acts 2.42-47
Psalm 23
1 Peter 2.19-25
John 10.1-10

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  ewcastle (AUS) – (New South Wales, Australia) The Rt Revd Brian George Farran Suffragan Bishop of Newcastle and The Rt Revd Peter Stuart

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 Aurora 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:

  • The mothers and grandmothers who suffered through the absence of their children away at residential schools.
  • The leaders, the team and the candidates for Teens Encounter Christ 13 in the Diocese of Brandon

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