Readings and Prayers

First Reading:  (Lesson) Acts 17: 22 – 31
Second Reading:  (Epistle) 1 Peter 3: 13 – 22
Gospel Reading:  John 14: 15 – 21

They may be found at the Revised Common Lectionary website.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for the church in the Cycle of Prayer:

• In the Anglican Communion-worldwide, we pray for: The Anglican Church in Ngbo (Enugu, Nigeria), The Rt. Reverend Christian Ebisike;

• In the Anglican Church of Canada we pray for: our Primate, Fred Hiltz; our National Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald; our General Secretary Michael Thompson and General Synod Staff;

• In Our Diocese of Rupert’s Land we pray for: our Bishop, Donald Phillips; the people of the Parish Church of the Ascension, Stonewall; for the Diocesan Council meeting on May 27;

• In Our Parish Family we pray for: Lillian McKenney; Rhoda Miles; Margaret and Ken Moise; WestEnd Commons Families; Grain of Wheat Church Community;

• For Our Parish: St Matthew’s, here in the heart of the city in the heart of God. Strengthen our church to be like a great tree giving shade and shelter to all who come. Under its branches let the people rest in your grace and be re-rooted in your kingdom’s work. May the streets of our community be holy ground beneath our feet.

Pray for people in need: Camron Henderson; Shannon Greene; Arthurson family; Wilk family; Richard; Sierra; Irene and Phil; Trinity; Adrian Wortley; Sylvester Taylor; Les; Doug and Lydia Wilson;

Pray for those have died: Bud Wilk; Norman Arthurson;

Pray for people celebrating: Caroline Corbin; Avi Beardy; Sarah Lynn Apetagon; Vernon Williams Sr. and Courtney Apetagon on their birthdays; Beryl and Sam Taylor on their anniversary;

Pray for those in Care Homes: Zelda W; Winnie C; Stella J; Rose B