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Sunday 3rd May 2020

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The Season of Easter lasts for 7 weeks, all the way to Pentecost.  During it, we think of the various post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus.  

So during this time, our church bells remind us that we are still engaged with the Easter story.  
 
 
Played by Anne Derrick

Fourth Sunday in Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday

Hymn: The Lord's My Shepherd

PRAYER

O God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the good shepherd of your
people: Grant that when we hear his voice, we may know him who
calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you
and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

An Appreciation of Lorraine Mulholland

from Interim Moderator Very Rev. Finlay MacDonald

 

LESSON

John 10: 1-10

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the
sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief
and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of
the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep
listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them
out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of
them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But
they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him
because they do not recognise a stranger’s voice.” Jesus used this
figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he
was telling them.
Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for
the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers,
but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever
enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and
find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I
have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Love Divine, all loves excelling

REFLECTION

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

PRAYER

Prayer in time of crisis

Lord Jesus,
In the midst of a storm,
You said, ‘Peace be still.’
Bid our anxious fears subside,
Sustain your church in faith, hope and love,
Bring our nation, and our world through this tumult,
Grant wisdom to those with heavy responsibilities,
And healing and hope to those who are infected.
Amen.

Hymn: And can it be that I should gain

Voluntary

 

 

7 thoughts on “Sunday 3rd May 2020

  1. Janette

    Thank you all for another inspiring service. You are all doing a wonderful job keeping us spiritually inspired.

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  2. Karen Ritchie

    Thanks again everyone. This Service is so brought to life when we look at fields surrounding us at this time.

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  3. Frances Carrol

    Thank you for another helpful service it is good to feel connected with our beloved church!

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  4. Geoff Goldstraw

    Lovely service once again.Great to hear about New Zealand,saw the wee Church when we were there but it was locked.

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  5. Marjory Cassells

    Another encouraging service helping us feel connected to one another. Lovely memories of that beautiful wee church from our visits to NZ. Looking forward in hope to the next time we can meet together.

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  6. Alison Brown

    Thank you everyone for a great job and keeping everyone's spirits lifted in these difficult times also loved hearing about New Zealand , have family there and have only been to the North Island very beautiful like Scotland hope to go back 1 day and see the south

    Keep safe everyone

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