Reading and Prayers: 5th June 2022 - Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost marks fifty days since Easter Day and brings the Easter season to an end. It is a major feast of the Church’s year when Christians recall how God’s Holy Spirit was given to the disciples after Jesus’ ascension, empowering them to begin the work of making disciples of all nations.

'When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.'

Acts 2, Chapter 2

 

Good morning everyone,

Blessings to you on this very special Sunday.

Services this week, all at 10.00am, are:

Holy Communion - Snarestone and Measham (There is also a Baptism at Measham)

Morning Prayer - Donisthorpe

Songs of Praise - Packington

Everyone is sincerely welcome at any of these services.

We are no longer producing a regular recorded service of Morning Prayer but do check out the Cathedral services here which you can join on-line if you would like to: http://leicestercathedral.org/services/

 

Looking ahead, there will be a Coffee and Cake morning at Appleby on 15th June

and a Thanksgiving service at Norton on 16th June.

 

Forest church for June is on the 26 th again at the vicarage in Appleby, this is for

anyone , please bring a friend

 

Details of all these services and events are on the websites.

 

Woodfield Team prayer. 

God our Father, you long to draw all people into your love; increase in number your church   throughout the Woodfield Team, deepen us as followers and learners of Christ and give us courage to share the good news of your kingdom. We pray this in the power of your Spirit, to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Collect for Sunday 5th June 2022

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,

ignite in us your holy fire;

strengthen your children with the gift of faith,

revive your Church with the breath of love,

and renew the face of the earth,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

Reading 5th June 2022 - John 7.37-39

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

 

Prayers for today:

Defend, O Lord, your servants with your heavenly grace,
that we may continue yours for ever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more until they come to your everlasting kingdom.

We pray:

 Gracious God, we give you thanks for the reign of your servant Elizabeth our Queen, and for the example of loving and faithful service which she has shown among us. Help us to follow her example of dedication
and to commit our lives to you and to one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 Heavenly Father, you are my strength and my redeemer. You are my healer and my provider. As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever.

 Almighty and merciful God, whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry. Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.For The people of God, that they may proclaim the risen Lord

 For those we know who are ill and for the recently bereaved

 Creator God, you made us all in your image: may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives' end, through Jesus Christ our Lord.