April Services

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There are, of course, no services in any of our churches during April. Instead, here is a list of some of the resources available to you for this month.

Sunday Readings.

These are the set Eucharistic readings for the day.

5th April – Palm Sunday
There are two sets of readings to choose from:
The Liturgy of the Palms:
Matthew 21.1-11 and Psalm 118.1-2,19-29
The Liturgy of the Passion:
Isaiah 50.4-9a, Psalm 31.9-16, Philippians 2.5-11
and Matthew 26.14 – 27.66 or Matthew 27.11-54

9th April – Maundy Thursday
Exodus 12. 1-14 and John 13.1-17, 31b-35

12th April – Easter Day
Acts 10.34-43 and Matthew 28. 1-10

19th April – Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 2. 14a, 22-32 and John 20.19-end

26th April – Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 2.14a, 36-41 and Luke 24.13-35

Daily Readings

There are set readings for every day of the year in the Church of England’s regular calendar. It could be possible to compile a daily listing here, but a far easier resource for those with Internet access is the excellent Oremus website.

“Oremus” is Latin for “Let us pray” and one page <oremus.org/cofe.html> gives a simple link to the Common Worship liturgy for that day. It’s all in one place and includes all the readings and psalms as well as the Collect and so on.
A really good Take-Away Ready Meal for your soul! That one link will call up the appropriate page for today, yesterday and tomorrow.

If you can’t access this, the full lectionary for April is available in printed format. (Yes! On real paper!). If you want one, get in touch with Chris Wright on 634526 with your address and Postman Pat will do the rest!

Yet another option would be to get a copy of Bible Reading Fellowship notes.
New Daylight (May to August 2020) costs £4.70 and though Cornerstone is closed, Jill (634526) may be able to get hold of a copy for you.

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