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Hymn and Prayers for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, 1st May

"Jesus Calls Us"

Reading & Collect

This week's readings can be found here for this Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Easter are John 21.1-19

Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday

A Special Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine

24-7 Prayer - A Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine (ENG)
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Disgraceland By Mary Karr

Before my first communion at 40, I clung to doubt as Satan spider-like stalked the orb of dark surrounding Eden for a wormhole into paradise. God has first formed me in the womb small as a bite of burger. Once my lungs were done He sailed a soul like a lit arrow To inflame me. Maybe that piercing Made my howl at birth, Or the masked creatures Whose scalpel cut a lightning bolt to free me— I was hoisted by the heels and swatted, fed And hauled through rooms. Time-lapse photos show My fingers grew past crayon outlines, my feet came to fill spike heels. Eventually, I lurched out to kiss the wrong mouths, get stewed, and sulk around. Christ always stood to one side with a glass of water. I swatted the sap away. When my thirst got great enough to ask, a stream welled up inside; some jade wave buoyed me forward; and I found myself upright In the instant, with a garden inside my own ribs aflourish. There, the arbor leafs. The vines push out plump grapes. You are loved, someone said. Take that and eat it.

To Pray for

  • Peace among nations - and an end to the war between the Ukraine and Russia

  • Young Offenders inside prisons across the country

  • Those fearing poverty amid the steep rise in energy costs

  • Lifes torn apart, to be restored

  • Compassion to all

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