Sunday this week – May 21st – is the Sixth Sunday of Easter, the Sunday before Ascension Day, and therefore Rogation Sunday. Benefice Services to reflect all this are:
10:30 Informal Worship for Rogation Sunday at St Mary’s, Stottesdon
16:00 Holy Communion for the Sixth Sunday of Easter at Holy Trinity, Sidbury
18:30 Rogation Evensong at St Giles, Farlow
Genesis 8:20-9:17 – The Rainbow
Acts 17:22-31 – Paul at the Areopagus
John 14:15-21 – Promise of the Holy Spirit
1 The Lord is my shepherd : therefore can I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures : and leads me beside still waters.
3 He shall refresh my soul : and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me : you have anointed my head with oil and my cup shall be full.
6 Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me all the days of my life : and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit : as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.
Collect for the Day
God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; 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.