Readings/Collects

 

1st April – Easter Day
Acts 10: 34-43
Mark 16: 1-8

God of glory
by the raising of your Son
you have broken the chains of death and hell:
fill your church with faith and hope;
for a new day has dawned
and the way to life stands open
in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

 8th April – Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 4: 32-35
John 20: 19-end

Risen Christ,
for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:
open the doors of our hearts,
that we may seek the good of others
and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,
to the praise of God the Father.

 

15th April – Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 3: 12-19
Luke 24: 36b-48

Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.

 

22nd April – St George’s Patronal
2 Timothy 2: 3-13
John 15: 18-21

God of hosts,
who so kindled the flame of love
in the heart of your servant George
that he bore witness to the risen Lord
by his life and by his death:
give us the same faith and power of love
that we who rejoice in his triumphs
may come to share with him the fullness of the resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

29th April – Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 8: 26-end
John 15: 1-8

Risen Christ,
your wounds declare your love for the world
and the wonder of your risen life:
give us compassion and courage
to risk ourselves for those we serve,
to the glory of God the Father