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This Week's Photo Diary: Flower Guild 2011; All Saints' Spring Garden!
The late Eileen Stubbe and the late Margaret Mather.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Liz Turner (Apr 1).
O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favour, we pray, on your servant Liz as she begins another year.
Grant that she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her trust in your goodness
all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WE REMEMBER the late Eileen Stubbe, who died 6 years ago on March 30;
the late Margaret Mather, who died last year on April 2 at age 99.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. [Deut. 33.27]
SERMONS by the Rev Gyllian Davies may be found here.
COLLECT OF THE DAY
Eternal Lover of our wayward race, you open your arms to accept us even before we turn to meet your welcome; you invite us to forgiveness even before our hearts are softened to repentance. Hold before us the image of our humanity made new, so that we may live in Jesus Christ, your new creation. Amen.
Before watching the service, we invite you to read the lectionary first. The links below are the actual texts; you can use your favourite Bible or read the texts right here:
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. (Psalm 145:14)
Let us pray for the church throughout the world, that she may shine God’s light in the darkness and always speak the truth in love. Please respond with Hear our Prayer
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for the Church of the Province of Myanmar.
In the Anglican Church of Canada: We pray for our Primate, Linda Nicholls, and our National Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald. We also pray for the theological colleges and training programs within the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada: the Atlantic School of Theology, the Montreal Diocesan Theological College and Queens College.
In our Ecclesiastical Province: We pray for the Diocese of Yukon and their Bishop, Lesley Wheeler-Dame.
In our Diocese: We pray for Anna, our Bishop and for St Luke, Victoria, and Daniel Fournier, their priest
On our Island: We pray for the Community Gospel Chapel and for Dustin Little, their pastor.
In our Parish, We pray for Gyllian our priest, and for the Wardens and the Parish Council and we give thanks for their work among us. We pray for the households of Jim and Deborah Smith, Jordan Soames, David and Joanna Southwell, Margaret Spencer, and Dovene and John Steele and we give thanks for their lives among us. God of Love, hear our prayer
God of love hear the cry of those who yearn for love; for those from fractured families and broken homes; for those who are homeless, neglected, unwanted, and alone. God of love ALL: hear our prayer
God of justice hear the cry of those who yearn for justice; for those who are persecuted and oppressed, exploited, ill-treated and broken. We pray for all refugees around the world who have fled their countries, who have lost their homes and who are separated from their loved ones. May they receive the care they need in transition and opportunities to start life over again. God of justice ALL: hear our prayer
God of peace hear the cry of those who yearn for peace in their lives; for those in battle zones and broken states who are frightened, fearful and anxious. We pray for the citizens of Syria, Myanmar, Yemen, the Congo and Sudan. We continue to pray for the people and leaders of Ukraine and Russia. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of Comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war and peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons……….. God of peace ALL: hear our prayer
God of Life, creator and sustainer of this universe and our planet earth, move in our hearts and in the hearts of all leaders of all nations that we might make the changes in our countries and in our own lives that would bring healing to our planet, so that life in all its forms may live in harmony within the systems that you have created……………….God of Life: Hear our prayer
God of healing hear the cry of those who yearn for healing; physical and spiritual hurting, weakened, depressed. In our parish we pray for Kathy Darling, Mark Fraser, Stephanie’s grandmother, Mary Gelpke, Colin Lawler and his family, Mark MacDonald and Virginia Sha Lynn, Don MacDougall, Sarah Mathieson and her family; Ruth Seltner and her family; Carles’ father Josep Roch; Rita and Al Robertson, Ros & Mike Woolley, and Connie & Bob Wray. I invite you all to name those who are on your hearts at this time………….. God of healing ALL: hear our prayer
God of Comfort, We give you thanks for all those who have died in the love of Christ. And we pray for those who grieve for them. God of comfort: hear our prayer
God of mercy, Hear the cry of those who yearn for mercy; convicted, in need of your Grace, contrite, humble, bowed down. God of mercy ALL: hear our prayer
Let us love the LORD, for he has heard our voices; he has heard our cries for mercy. He has turned his ear towards us. Let us call on him as long as we shall live. Amen.
Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.
The love of the faithful Creator, the peace of the wounded Healer, the joy of the challenging Spirit, The hope of the three in One surround and encourage you on your sacred journey, today, tonight and forevermore. Amen.