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Acts 4:5-12

Peter and John were arrested after healing the lame beggar and preaching to the crowds. When interrogated  by the Jewish religious authorities, Peter speaks out boldly about his faith.    

The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;  it has become the cornerstone.” 

There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

John 10:11-18   

Jesus said to the Pharisees, ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’

Collect

Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:

teach us to hear your voice and follow your command,

that all your people may be gathered in one flock,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

The Prayer after Communion:

Merciful Father,

you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,

and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:

keep us always under his protection,

and give us grace to follow in his steps;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

If you wish to add someone you know to the prayer list, please check with them first, as a matter of courtesy.

Members of our congregations unable to attend today.

Those who are sick or suffering: especially Marjorie Burtonshaw, Charles Haycock and those known to you.

The recently bereaved, especially the families and friends of Keith Tait, Marjorie Mattinson, Neve Tipper, Joyce Williams, Barbara Woodhouse and Christine McCarthy.

Ernest Stokes, being Christened today in St.Oswald’s.

Victoria Hannifin & Nicholas Day, whose wedding is in St.Oswald’s next Saturday.


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