Third Sunday of Easter

 

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This Sunday Third Sunday of Easter

Services 

9am Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, West Lulworth

10:45am, All Age Worship, Whole Benefice, Streamed Live

Services in Church, please contact your Church Warden to book, please see contacts box

Collect for the Third Sunday of Easter

Almighty Father,who in your great mercy gladdened the discipleswith the sight of the risen Lord:give us such knowledge of his presence with us,that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen lifeand serve you continually in righteousness and truth;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.  Amen

Post Communion Prayer for the Third Sunday of Easter

Living God,your Son made himself known to his disciplesi n the breaking of bread:open the eyes of our faith,that we may see him in all his redeeming work;who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen

The Readings: Acts 4:5-12 and John 10:11-18

Gospel; John 10:11-18

“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.One who is hired to watch the sheep is not the shepherd. He does not own the sheep. He sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep. He runs away while the wolf gets the sheep and makes them run everywhere.The hired man runs away because he is hired. He does not care about the sheep.“I am the Good Shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me.I know My Father as My Father knows Me. I give My life for the sheep.I have other sheep which are not from this sheep-pen. I must bring them also. They will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock with one shepherd.“For this reason My Father loves Me. It is because I give My life that I might take it back again.No one takes my life from Me. I give it by Myself. I have the right and the power to take it back again. My Father has given Me this right and power.

 

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh May He Rest In Peace

Reverend Carol Langford R.I.P.

LANGFORD The Reverend Carol Passed away peacefully at home on 6th April 2021, aged 60 years. Much loving wife to Mark, mother to Daniel and Tom, grand-mother to Harry. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Due to current circumstances a private Funeral Service will take place. However, we will be taking Carol on a final journey through Wool on Friday 23rd April starting from Lower Hillside Road at 12.15pm. The route will take in Lower Hillside, Hillside, Chalk Pit Lane, Collier's Lane, Breach Field , Station Road, Main Road and the High Street. Please observe current social distancing regulations. Donations if desired for Christian Aid and Weldmar Hospicecare may be sent direct to the charities or by cheque payable to Woods Dorchester Ltd, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester. DT1 1EW. Telephone 01305 250425 (From the Echo Tuesday 13th April 2021)

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK

The work of the Church;  Pray for The Church of Ireland. Also the Mission Aviation Fellowship, our PCC’s and Church Wardens, and financial needs of our Church

This Benefice; We pray for all those who are isolating or not able to join in with worship at this time. Also the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance Services and Hospitals. Also the residents of Morris Road and Manor Barn Cottages in Bovington, New Cottages in Coombe Keynes, New Road in East Stoke, Thornicks and Langcotes in Winfrith and East Knighton, The Launches and Triangle in West Lulworth, Culeaze, Doddings and Griffin Gardens in Bere Regis.

Those who are ill, especially those suffering from the Coronavirus; We pray too for, Jude, Jean Day, Andy, Chris Rumbold, Brian Horn, Jenny , Dot and Mike Palmer-Fry, Beccy and Freya Wright, Alison, Brian Branch, Sarah Shepherd, Daphne Bark-er, Jo Syrett, Richard Barrett, Lucy, Shaun Burt, Pauline Matthews, Tom Marsh, Paul Norris and Dorothy Snowden.The families and friends of those who have died in recent days, Revd Carol Langford, Tony Booth and Brian Rodgers. Also the families and friends of those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.

 

The work of the Church; Pray for the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo. Also our Pastoral Team.

This Benefice; We pray for all those who are isolating or not able to join in with worship at this time. Also for all those volunteering in their community with transport, prescriptions and shopping. Also the Foodbanks in Wareham and Bere Regis. Also the residents of Newtown Hill in Coombe Keynes, Oakdene Road and Penn Gardens in Wool, Middlefield Cottages in East Stoke, Shirley Close and Sunnyside in West Lulworth, Gatemore Road and Colehill Drive in Winfrith and East Knighton and Bladen Valley, Chalk Pit Close, Chamberlaynes, in Bere Regis.

Those who are ill, especially those suffering from the Coronavirus; We pray too for, Jude, Jean Day, Andy, Chris Rumbold, Brian Horn, Jenny , Dot and Mike Palmer-Fry, Beccy and Freya Wright, Alison, Brian Branch, Sarah Shepherd, Daphne Barker, Jo Syrett, Richard Barrett, Lucy, Shaun Burt, Pauline Matthews, Kevin Davies, Tom Marsh, Paul Norris and Dorothy Snowden.

The families and friends of those who have died in recent days, Revd Carol Langford, Tony Booth and Brian Rodgers. Also the families and friends of those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.

NOTICES

HELLO AGAIN DAY: July 3rd 2021 in Holy Rood Church and churchyard. We are hoping to celebrate being able to chat and say hello again with a simple few hours of fun and a picnic. Watch this space.

Messy Church ‘The Empty Tomb’ Sunday 25th April 4pm on Zoom to sign up contact Pat Wharf patswiftwharf@outlook.com

Worship in Church Please be aware that The Church of the Holy Rood, WOOL, will be closed for two weeks from April 12th,reopening on Sunday 25thApril. We are having to abide to by COVID 19 regulations while having workmen working inside the church.

Wool and East Stoke APCM on Sunday 18th April via Zoom.

Please contact sue@whomwah.com for the link to join the meeting and to be send the digital paperwork.Please telephone Sue Burroughs on 01929463803 to request the paperwork only and this will be sent to you at the earliest opportunity.

Benefice Office

The Benefice office continues to work from home during the National Lockdown please contact by email or telephone.Benefice Contact Details:Officeemail address is westpurbeckoffice@gmail.com Telephone number is 07729484866

 

Mid Week Services:

Monday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Tuesday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Wednesday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Thursday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Friday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

 

Next Sunday 25th April The Fourth Sunday of Easter

9am Holy Communion, St Laurence, Affpuddle

9am Holy Communion, St Nicholas, Chaldon Herring

10.45am Holy Communion CW, Whole Benefice, Streamed Live