Sunday 21st April
8.30am Holy Communion St. Andrew’s Church
10.00am Parish Communion with Easter Egg Hunt All Saints’ Church
Services During the Week
8.15am Morning Prayer - Monday All Saints’ Church
8.45am Morning Prayer - Tuesday & Friday St. Andrew’s Church
- Wednesday & Thursday All Saints’ Church
Sunday 28th April
8.30am Holy Communion All Saints’ Church
10.00am Parish Communion St. Andrew’s Church
Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.
Post Communion Prayer
God of Life, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection have delivered us from the power of our enemy: grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his risen life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Acts 10. 34-43
Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’
1 Cor. 15. 19-26
If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Luke 24. 1-12
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’ Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.
The Week Ahead
Tues 23rd 11.00am Interment of ashes for Hester Barrett St. Andrew’s Church
Sat 27th 3.30pm Messy Church All Saints’ Church
Following the APCM on the 28th March the Churchwardens for the coming year are David Baldwin and Katya Duncan. The following people have been elected to the PCC – Patsy Dymond, Christine Outhwaite, Hilary Dunford, Sue Kellagher and Gillian Sinclair.
Thank you to everyone who has given Easter lilies in memory of loved ones, provided the beautiful Spring flowers and arranged them all so skilfully for the glory of our risen Lord.
On Sunday the Cream Teas team provided the refreshments at the Vintage Market at the Market House and raised £182 for the All Saints Development Fund. Thank you to all those involved in making cakes and helping on the day. The team will be providing the refreshments for all of the Vintage Markets this year and are keen to find volunteers to either help during the market or to make cakes to sell. If you are interested please contact Sarah Stringer email@example.com or 01963 351080.
Revd. Liz’s day of rest this week is Friday 26th
Gluten free wafers are available. If you require one please contact the churchwarden.