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St Mary Redclife Church Pew Leaflet - April 15 2018

The Gospel Acclamation -

The Gospel Acclamation - Sung by all Choir: Lord Jesus, open the scriptures to us. Luke 24.32 Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us. All: Alleluia. Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John: Response: Glory be to thee, O Lord Luke 24.36b-48 While the eleven and their companions were talking about what they had heard, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.’ Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord. Response: Praise be to thee, O Christ. Prayer after Communion O living God, whose Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of the bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever. Amen

Our Prayers The Anglican Church We pray for the Church of Ireland, particularly the Most Reverend Richard Lionel Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan. In our local diocese, we pray for all Licensed Lay Ministers. The World Let us pray for the innocent people affected by the recent chemical attack in Syria. We pray that the leaders of nations involved find a peaceful way to resolve the ongoing war. The Community We pray for the Sunday School and all involved. We also pray for the Sisters of the Church and all those they help. Recent Prayers Jan Manley. Our Ongoing Prayers Fiona Kettle, Hazel Cripps, Joyce Stock, Christine and Jonathan Forsyth, Lizzie Rees, Paul Clothier, Tom Langmaid, Lizzie Dando, Valerie Lee, Caitlin Fish, Christina Braun and Wilfried Heinemann. Departed John Morris and Keith Scudamore. World War I Commemoration Let us remember Private Thomas Sheppard who died 14 th April 1918 aged 27 and Private Francis J. West who died 15 th April 1917 aged 20, both of the Gloucestershire Regiment. Prayer for the Pew Leaflet My dearest Lord, be thou a bright flame before me, Be thou a guiding star above me, Be thou a smooth path beneath me, Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me, Today and for evermore. St Columba