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
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