Readings & Prayers: June 5 – June 11

“I will not leave you desolate, says the Lord; I will come to you.” John 14.18

In this post:

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

This Sunday’s Readings

Seventh Sunday of Easter
June 5, 2011

Acts 1.6-14 Jesus has risen from death. He has shown that he is really alive by eating with the disciples. They have prepared for the next phase of the era of the Risen Lord. Now, as he has instructed them, they await the launch of the age of the church in Jerusalem. 

Psalm 68: 1-10,33-36

1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11  We now come to the closing verses of this letter to Christians who are suffering some form of persecution. The author tells them that to be considered inferior by the world is to be fortunate in God’s eyes. Jesus is not just an example of one who has suffered while doing good.

John 17.1-11 Jesus prays for his followers and all those who will believe through them. This passage is a fitting culmination to his earthly ministry, and leads on to the cross.

Next Sunday’s Readings

Day of Pentecost
June 12, 2011

Acts 2.1-17
John 7.37-38

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 Nsukka – The Rt Revd Aloysius Agbo

  • The ACEN as it promotes local initiatives to protect the environment, and encourages the education of Anglicans, as individuals and as communities, to become better stewards of God’s creation.

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 Yorkton Conference of the Saskatchewan Synod.
  • Bishop Jackson Matovu and his wife Perusi of our Companion Diocese of Central Buganda
  • Our Elders that we may continue to recognize the wisdom they contribute to their communities

our congregations and communities, especially:

  • The people of the parishes of St. Barnabas
  • St. Barnabas, Winnipeg – The Rev Rod Sprange, Priest and The Rev Val Christopherson, Honorary Deacon Assistant and their companion parish of Nabusanke, the Rev Jason Musoke, Rector
  • St. Barnabas, Altamont – The Rev Bill Blackburn, The Rev Carol Mae Guilford, The Rev Deacon Mona Blackburn and the Local Collaborative Ministry Team
  • For those being confirmed at Peguis Parishes
  • For the clergy and lay professionals attending the Residential Conference in Pinawa
  • For the National Day of Healing and Reconciliation, June 11, 2011

Upcoming Services of  Holy Baptism

The Day of Pentecost
June 12, 2011