THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
April 23, 2023
CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!
LIVE AUDIO STREAMING during today’s service is available on the Order of Service page. Recorded audio will be added following worship.
GETTING READY FOR SUNDAY: PREVIEW OF THE READINGS.
THE LESSON: 1 Peter 2:19-25
For one is approved if, mindful of God, he endures pain while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have God’s approval. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 10:11-18
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.’
PARISH LIFE NOTES
RECTOR’S EASTER BREAK. Claude will be away from the parish from April 10-24th. Revd. Winna Martin will on call for pastoral emergencies and can be reached at email@example.com or 306-525-1575.
MEMORIAL SERVICE PRAYER. It’s with deepest sorrow and heartbreak that our family received an unpleasant death of our brother Dau Mark Atem on April 11th, 2023. Our family will be conducting a memorial service prayer for Dau on Sunday April 23, 2023 and we invite all the South Sudanese, Sudanese, and Canadian friends in Regina and surrounding areas to join us.
- Date: Sunday April 23, 2023.
- Venue: Well Springs Victory Church.1625 Montreal Street.
- Time: 5:00 P.M.
Thank you for your continued prayers and consideration to join us.
Deng and Elizabeth.
Please note that we have canceled the refugee welcoming event that was scheduled on April 29, 2023 until further notice to give the family time for mourning until the end of 40 days, starting Monday April 10, 2023
PARISH FAMILY MEETING follows the service today. Please join us for update and news from the Vestry.
QU’APPELLE HOUSE SPECIAL CARE HOME Qu’Appelle House is a care home affiliated with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, and the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle, located at 1425 College Avenue. There is an immediate opening for a casual cook, and they have asked our assistance to advertise in Regina. Please pass this message on to anyone who may be interested.
For more information or to apply, please contact:
- Sherry Griffiths, Administrative Assistant
- Qu’Appelle House Seniors Care Home, 1425 College Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 1B4
- Ph: 306-522-0335 / Fax: 306-522-4800 Sherry.Griffiths@saskhealthauthority.ca