Readings & Prayers: May 29 – June 4

“If you love me, you will keep my word, and my Father will love you, and we will come to you.”
John 14.23

In this post:

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

This Sunday’s Readings

Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 29, 2011

Acts 17.22-31 On the second missionary journey, Paul has crossed Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and has arrived in Athens, a city known for its interest in the divine and for its openness to discussion of philosophies and religions. He now tells the good news to those gathered at the edge of the market place.

Psalm 66: 7-18

1 Peter 3.13-22 The author has exhorted his readers to live ethical lives and not to repay evil for evil. He asks: Who will weaken your faith or cause you to lose it all together?

John 14.15-21 Jesus has told his followers of his impending departure from them. He has told them that he is going, through resurrection and ascension, to the Father, to prepare a place of permanent fellowship for them. He will return to take them there, a place where there is ample room for as many as believe.

Next Sunday’s Readings

Seventh Sunday of Easter
June 5, 2011

Acts 1.6-14
Psalm 68: 1-10,33-36
1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11
John 17.1-11

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 Northern Michigan – Vacant

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 staff of the Saskatchewan Synod.
  • Bishop Jackson Matovu and his wife Perusi of our Companion Diocese of Central Buganda
  • Our retired Clergy and those licensed to the Bishop. We give thanks for their years of faithful service in ministry.

our congregations and communities, especially:

  • The people of the parishes of Holy Trinity
  • Holy Trinity, Winnipeg – The Rev Merv Lanctot, Incumbent and The Rev Henry Falconer, Priest Missioner, The Rev Canon Ron McCullough, The Rev Fitz Griffith, The Rev Donald McKenzie Honorary Assistants;
  • Holy Trinity, Headingley – Rev. Ian Peterson, Priest and Ministry Developer
  • For those being confirmed at Church of the Ascension, Stonewall

Upcoming Services of  Holy Baptism

The Day of Pentecost
June 12, 2011