Third Sunday of Easter
April 18, 2021
The Parish of Blandford Worshiping at All Saints – Holy Eucharist
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Parish of Blandford
Aspotogan Peninsula, Municipality of Chester, Nova Scotia
Striving to be a Christian Community
of Worship, Welcome and Care.
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Contact Information: Telephone: (902)228-2761, Email: email@example.com, Website: parishofblandford.ca
Rector: Reverend Louis Quennelle, Rector, Phone: (902)521-5169, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wardens: All Saints: Malcolm Boutilier (902)228-2961, St. Cuthbert: Ken Miller, (902)204-1000, Saint Barnabas: Claudia Zinck (902)228-2091
Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Anglican Church of Canada
Third Sunday of Easter – Holy Eucharist
Collect: Wounded God,disabled and divine: give us faith to perceive you pierced and embodied, standing here among us feeding us forgiveness, beautifully broken; through Christ, the suffering servant. Amen. Prayers for an Inclusive Church(2009)
First Reading: A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS. Peter addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you. And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.” The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. ACTS 3:12-19
Psalm Refrain: The Lord does wonders for the faithful.
Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; you set me free when I am hard-pressed; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. “You mortals, how long will you dishonour my glory; how long will you worship dumb idols and run after false gods?” R
Know that the Lord does wonders for the faithful; when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me. Tremble, then, and do not sin; speak to your heart in silence upon your bed. R
Offer the appointed sacrifices and put your trust in the Lord. Many are saying, “Oh, that we might see better times!” Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord. R
You have put gladness in my heart, more than when grain and wine and oil increase. I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; for only you, Lord, make me dwell in safety. R PSALM 4
Second Reading: A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF JOHN. See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. Everyone who commits sins is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. 1 JOHN 3:1-7
Gospel: THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO LUKE. Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you – that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” The Gospel of Christ. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. LUKE 24:36B-48
Prayers of the People:
To the God of our ancestors who has glorified his servant Jesus, let us pray for our own needs and those of the world, saying: Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
For the Church of Jesus Christ in all its expressions and all of its leaders, that we may be signs of Christ’s forgiveness to a broken and sinful world. Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
For this parish family, that the Spirit of God will give us courage to share the Gospel and our experience of God’s love and action in our lives. May we never be embarrassed by our faith. Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
For all who are broken and wounded, that we may recognize Christ in them and help them to see Christ in their lives. Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
For the people of St. Vincent whose lives and all those in danger from naturla disasters, that God will watch over them. and keep them safe in the work of our hands and the sharing we can give them. Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
That people of good will may come together to work for justice, the end to race based prejudice and the welfare of all, and that peace may prevail, especially in cities and communities which are threatened by storms of rage and violence. Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
For those who are commended to our prayers, remembering especially tose who are ill in our parish and communities, that they may put their trust in the Lord who makes them dwell in safety. Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
For those who have died, remembering especially His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, whose funeral was yesterday. We remember also the victims of the mass shooting in and around Portapique last year. May they now be with Jesus, the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. We pray for those who mourn, especially Elizabeth our Queen and the Royal Family and the families and friends of the Portapique victims. May they all be comforted by faith in God, the love of those who surround them and the hope in the Resurrection. Let us pray to the Lord. Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer.
Blessed are you, O God of our ancestors in the faith, you have glorified your servant Jesus, and made him the source of peace and reconciliation for the world. Hear the prayers we offer this day and send us forth as heralds of that peace and forgiveness. Glory to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Prayer over the Gifts: Creator of all, you wash away our sins in water, you give us new birth by the Spirit, and redeem us in the blood of Christ. As we celebrate the resurrection, renew your gift of life within us. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.
Prayer After Communion: Author of life divine, in the breaking of bread we know the risen Lord. Feed us always in these mysteries, that we may show your glory to all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Life Continues in the Parish of Blandford
Next Week: Morning Prayer at Saint Barnabas, 10 am.
Parish Council: Tuesday, April 20, 7:30pm at All Saints
Pastoral Presence during Uncertain Times: Rev. Louis is available by telephone or email anytime. Rev. Louis will be working from home this week.
Food Bank Donations: A small donation box is be available at the service for Monetary Donations ONLY to the Chester Food Bank. No food donations will be accepted at this time. If you wish to make food donations, please do so as you have done since the beginning of Covid 19 restrictions.
How you can continue to contribute to the parish at this time: Checkout our website (parishofblandford.ca) or contact Rev. Louis for different options available.
Diocesan Prayer Partner: King’s College Chapel
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Tangier, Nova Scotia: The Reverend Tricia Ingram, Priest-in-Charge, and Dave,Holy Trinity, Tangier, St. James’, Spry Bay,St. Andrew’s, Spry Harbour, St. Thomas’, Mooseland, St. Paul’s, Mushaboom, St. Peter’s, Murphy Cove, St. Michael’s and All Angels, Sheet Harbour; Retired Clergy of Eastern Shore Region: The Reverend Pamela Bishop and Bill, The Reverend Kathleen Knott, The Reverend Katherine Tait, The Reverend Tricia Ingram and Dave; Widows of Eastern Shore Region – Mrs. Bernice Logan, Mrs. Sandra Wagner.
Anglican/Lutheran Cycle of Prayer –
ACC: The Most Rev. Anne Germond, Archbishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Algoma
ELCIC: The dean, council, and congregations of the Manitoba South Area of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod
ACC/ELCIC: The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Free, Prior and Informed Consent and a renewed commitment to responsible resource extraction.