Readings & Prayers: May 15 – 20

“I am the good shepherd, says the Lord: I know my own and my own know me.” John 10.14

In this post:

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

This Sunday’s Readings

Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 15, 2011

Acts 2.42-47 Peter, speaking for the other apostles, has interpreted the coming of the Holy Spirit at the Pentecost as a sign that the final age, the age of the Church, has begun. Many have turned to Christ and have been baptized.

Psalm 23

1 Peter 2.19-25 Even though the readers, as Christians, are seen by their pagan neighbours as socially inferior, the author has urged them to live ethically, as “servants of God”. Now he tells Christian slaves, or servants, how they are to behave and who they are to emulate in their lives.

John 10.1-10 Some religious leaders have questioned Jesus’ healing of a blind man on the Sabbath as being against the law. He has raised their ire by suggesting that their claim to understand the path to salvation is ill-founded. The way to eternal life is through Christ.

Next Sunday’s Readings

Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 22, 2011

Acts 7.55-60
Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16
1 Peter 2.2-10
John 14.1-14

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 and pray for the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. Rowan Williams; and for  the Diocese of North Carolina – The Rt Revd Michael Bruce Curry Suffragan Bishop, The Rt Revd James Gary Gloster, The Rt Revd Mark Lawrence.

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 Hamilton-Niagara Conference of the Eastern Synod
  • Bishop Jackson Matovu and his wife Perusi of our Companion Diocese of Central Buganda

our congregations and communities, especially:

  • All Indigenous Peoples working towards ordination, and for those helping and teaching them
  • For those being confirmed at St. James, Winnipeg
  • The leaders, the team and the candidates for Teens Encounter Christ 13 in the Diocese of Brandon

Upcoming Services of  Holy Baptism

The Day of Pentecost
June 12, 2011