[WATCH] Celebration of the Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 25 April 2021

Psalm 23-210425

Celebration of the Eucharist for Fourth Sunday of Easter. St Michael’s, Helensburgh

Fourth Sunday of Easter Eucharist Service led by the Revd. Dom Ind from St Michael and All Angles Church. on Sunday, 25 April 2021

For the weekly service sheet please click on the following link: https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/2021/04/24/service-sheet-sunday-25th-april-2021-fourth-sunday-of-easter/

[Watch] Celebration of the Eucharist for Fifth Sunday of Lent, 2 May 2021

Celebration of the Eucharist for Fifth Sunday of Easter. St Michael’s, Helensburgh

Fifth Sunday of Easter Eucharist Service led by Lay Reader. Kevin Boak from St Michael and All Angles Church. on Sunday, 2 May 2021 2021

For the weekly service sheets, please click on this link: https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/2021/05/01/service-sheet-sunday-2nd-may-2021-fifth-sunday-of-easter/

John’s Kiltwalk 2021 – Deadline for donations is midnight, 3 May!

Helensburgh Christian Aid

Midnight on Monday, 3 May is the last opportunity to donate to John’s Kiltwalk JustGiving page and to qualify for a 50% top up from the philanthropic Hunter Foundation to Christian Aid (The page will be taken down after this.).

John has rowed over 100km(!) and won his medal but there is still this brief window when any further donations would be worth so much more and make a wonderful difference.

This is a last plea for any support please, however small for Christian Aid. (If you have any queries Ruth or John will be happy to answer them if you get in touch with them.)

Service Sheet: Sunday 2nd May 2021, Fifth Sunday of Easter

ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS’ CHURCH, HELENSBURGH

Charity Registered in Scotland SC006468 

INTROIT HYMN – 235 I, the Lord of sea and sky

COLLECT

Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another and walk in the way of his commandments, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

Acts 8. 26 – ­40

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

An angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to this chariot and join it.’ So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this:

‘Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.’
The eunuch asked Philip, ‘About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?’ Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?’ He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

PSALM Psalm 22. 24­ – 30
R. All the ends of the earth shall turn to you, O Lord.

My praise is of him in the great assembly; I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship him. The poor shall eat and be satisfied, and those who seek the Lord shall praise him: “May your heart live for ever!” R

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall bow before him. For kingship belongs to the Lord; he rules over the nations. R

To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; all who go down to the dust fall before him. My soul shall live for him; my descendants shall serve him; they shall be known as the Lord’s for ever. They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn the saving deeds that he has done. R

EPISTLE

1 John 4. 7 – ­21

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgement, because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because he first loved us. Those who say, ‘I love God’, and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.

GRADUAL HYMN – 322 (Omit v 3,4,5) Love is his word

GOSPEL

John 15. 1 – ­8

Jesus the True Vine

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine­grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.’

OFFERTORY HYMN – 321 Love divine, all loves excelling

COMMUNION HYMN – 138 For the fruits of his creation

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of love, in this eucharist we have heard your truth and shared in your life. May we always walk in your way, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

RECESSIONAL HYMN – 309 (Omit v 3) Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

BLESSING

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well­pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Scripture quotations from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA amended according to the Revised Common Lectionary in NRSV. Psalm from the Book of Common Worship of the Church of England. Collect, Prayer after Communion and Blessing from Scottish Liturgy 1982 with Propers and Revised Common Lectionary published by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh 2006.

Intercessions 2nd May 2021

Intercessions for Easter 5

Intercessor: Richard Smith

Let us pray for constancy and purity in the service of God.

The response to “Sing to the Lord a new song” is For he has done marvellous things.

Jesus, you are the vine and we your branches. Keep us abiding in your life and love. Guard and guide Kevin, our Bishop, Dom, our Rector, and Kevin our lay reader. 

Silence

Prune and tend your Church that it may bear fruitful disciples of your grace. 

Sing to the Lord a new song- For he has done marvellous things.

Jesus, the Ethiopian official sought to understand your good news. Expand the hearts and minds of all in authority to pursue truth and justice. Grant parliaments and Governments in Westminster and Holyrood grace and wisdom to judge wisely in the responsibilities of their offices. Let people judge the performance of the parties fairly and inspire them to take part in the Scottish Parliamentary election. 

Silence

Bring reason for all people to rejoice.

Sing to the Lord a new song- For he has done marvellous things.

Jesus, your love sets our hearts ablaze. Open the hearts of all people to reflect this love in ways that nurture and foster character. Grant our teachers and all those charged with the care and teaching of children, the wisdom of their calling to enhance the lives and prospects of our youngsters as they start to return to more normal schooling. 

Silence

Strengthen all who support parenting and provide guidance for the young.

Sing to the Lord a new song- For he has done marvellous things.

Jesus, your love precedes us and we respond with adoration and praise. Give to all who are afflicted grace to bathe in this affection. As you shared our frailty, give comfort to all in distress or adversity, especially those in our congregation. Help all those suffering from coronavirus to find healing. 

Silence

Raise us to delight in your loving purposes through good times and bad.

Sing to the Lord a new song- For he has done marvellous things.

Jesus, we are made for your love. Do not forget the children you have made especially all those we now bring to mind. 

Silence

May we all come to abide with you for ever.

Sing to the Lord a new song- For he has done marvellous things.

Jesus, you come to meet us, and we ask that you hear our silent supplications. 

We will now have a period of silence to offer our own petitions.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Thought for Evensong: Sunday 2nd May 2021

4th Sunday after Easter

Psalms 129, 130 and 131, Deuteronomy 8: 1 – 20 and John 15: 14 – 16: 4

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who should stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered. Psalm 130: 3 and 4

Remember the long way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 8: 2

You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. John 15: 14 and 15

Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing that thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Collect for the Fourth Sunday after Easter

Looking through our readings for this Sunday, I was again struck by how relevant the historic scriptures are to our contemporary experiences. The past year of uncertainty, with a palpable fear of infection and the shocking number of deaths, has left people reeling and wondering how ‘normal’ life will ever be in the future. So, it was interesting to read Deuteronomy 8, which forms part of a long discourse delivered by Moses shortly before the Children of Israel crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land. We have to remember that Moses would not live to cross into this new land, having reached the age of 120. (God had other plans: see the final chapter of Deuteronomy to read of the completion of Moses’ eventful life and the verdict on his achievements: ‘Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face’ (34: 10)).

It is the theme of relationship and life-training (and the patience that goes with that) which I want to think about now. Our verse quoted from Deuteronomy 8: 2 asks the people to remember the long way that God had led them through the past forty years. Moses reminds them that much of this delay in reaching the promised destination was due to their disobedience, but the other element was the need for training in humility and trust. We cannot succeed in this life in our own strength, although sometimes we try to prove God wrong by our own futile exertions, and often we need to be taught the lessons of faith, obedience and patience. The past year does not equal the forty years in the wilderness (even if it feels like it), but it has been a time of testing. As our Collect describes it, the sundry and manifold changes of the world have left many of us struggling, and the denial of being able to worship, pray or study together for much of the time has been something of an ordeal. We can be thankful for all the enterprising and imaginative ways in which modern technology has been used to offer online worship and teaching, but our prayer is that we will emerge from this time of trial stronger in faith and with renewed commitment. We need to remember the long way and learn from it.

We turn to the teaching Jesus gave in the upper room to the disciples shortly before his death. As we proceed through this period before the Ascension, we remember the way in which Jesus was preparing the disciples for their new roles as apostles of the faith. The point in John 15 I want to mention is a change in relationship with Jesus. The disciples were no longer to be considered as servants, even though in chapter 13 Jesus had just given them the ultimate lesson in servanthood by washing their feet. Servanthood was doing what the master commanded, but they were being promoted to friends of Jesus if they continued to obey his commandments (conditional, like so many of the promises in the Old Testament). The disciples were not promised an easy life. Jesus candidly told them they would be ostracised and opposed by the very religious institutions who had been watching for the Messiah, but had failed to recognise Jesus. It would be an uphill struggle to establish the new faith, but there was an important ingredient still awaited. When Jesus left the earth at the Ascension, the Holy Spirit would then come to show them the truth (as we were thinking last week) and testify for them – in other words give them the courage, words and wisdom to share the gospel even (or especially) in the face of opposition. The Master would no longer be with them physically, but they would have the Holy Spirit. We enjoy that same relationship of being friends of Jesus, of being sons and daughters of God, if we entrust our lives to him in penitence and faith. Walking the sometimes-difficult path of discipleship, we need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12: 2). Heaven is our destination, even if it seems a long road, and we will be sustained in the race to the finishing line if we trust the promise of Jesus to be with us to the end of the age (Matthew 28: 20).

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord. Psalm 130: 5 and 6

Kevin Boak, Lay Reader

Service Sheet: Sunday 25th April 2021, Fourth Sunday of Easter

ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS’ CHURCH, HELENSBURGH

Charity Registered in Scotland SC006468 

INTROIT HYMN – 139 For the healing of the nations

COLLECT

O God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do your will, and work in us that which is well­pleasing in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Acts 4. 5­ – 12
The Jewish rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high­priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.” There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

PSALM Psalm 23
R. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters. R

He revives my soul and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. R

You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over. Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. R

EPISTLE

1 John 3. 16­ – 24
We know love by this, that the Son of God laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

GRADUAL HYMN – 490 The Lord’s my shepherd

GOSPEL

John 10. 11 – ­18
Jesus said to the Pharisees:
‘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.’

OFFERTORY HYMN – 484 The King of love my shepherd is

COMMUNION HYMN – 463 Sweet sacrament divine

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of steadfast love, watch over the Church redeemed by the blood of your Son. May we who share in these holy mysteries come safely to your eternal kingdom, where there is one flock and one shepherd. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.

RECESSIONAL HYMN – 434 Restore, 0 Lord

BLESSING

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well­pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Scripture quotations from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA amended according to the Revised Common Lectionary in NRSV. Psalm from the Book of Common Worship of the Church of England. Collect, Prayer after Communion and Blessing from Scottish Liturgy 1982 with Propers and Revised Common Lectionary published by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh 2006.

Intercessions for Sunday 25th April 2021

Easter 4

Intercessor: Kevin Boak

The Lord is our Shepherd; knowing his care for us, let us pray. To the words, ‘The Lord is our Good Shepherd’, the response is, there is nothing we shall lack. 

For all who shepherd others as bishops and pastors, and for all in their care; thinking of our own diocese we pray for vacant charges and for efforts to appoint new priests. We pray for Christians threatened and under attack because of their faith, and for all whose ministry feels demanding, particularly those in the front line of providing meals and care for communities suffering deprivation during the Covid crisis. For a greater affection and care, one for another, in the Church. Silence

The Lord is our Good Shepherd, there is nothing we shall lack.

We pray for all in positions of leadership and influence in our world, that they may use that power for good; we pray for countries where tensions are high and for all working for peace and reconciliation between nations and faiths. We remember political leaders in our own nation, whether serving in Westminster or Holyrood, and for all candidates standing in the Scottish elections on the 6thMay, that honesty, courtesy and realism may prevail in our political discourse. Silence

The Lord is our Good Shepherd, there is nothing we shall lack.

We pray for all who provide essential services in society, thinking especially of the NHS and emergency services, for local authority social services departments and care home workers, who have faced high risk from infection in the past year. We remember too, charities and voluntary services that do so much to provide care and support for the needy and sick. Silence

The Lord is our Good Shepherd, there is nothing we shall lack.

On this Sunday we bid farewell to Angela Russell, as she moves south to be with family. We thank you for her faith, her many gifts and her long association with this church, not least for her contribution to the Mothers’ Union and the church choir. Bless and strengthen her as she becomes involved in a new church and community in Twickenham. Silence

The Lord is our Good Shepherd, there is nothing we shall lack.

We pray for those who are wandering, lost and aimless, with no idea that any Good Shepherd exists; for those who face illness or are waiting for delayed treatment without spiritual hope, for those who are facing death unaware they are precious and valued by the God who loved them into being. In our prayers this morning, we pray especially for the Rev. Angela West, once at Craigrownie Church, who is seriously ill with cancer. Silence

The Lord is our Good Shepherd, there is nothing we shall lack.

We remember those who have died in faith, that the Good Shepherd, who understood what it is to die, will keep them in eternal security in the great sheepfold as we await the resurrection of the dead. We name Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Nette Lawrence and Richard Todman. We give thanks for those close to us who have gone before, released from the travails of this earthly life. Silence

The Lord is our Good Shepherd, there is nothing we shall lack.

We pray in thankfulness for your shepherding of us, and own you as our Good Shepherd in whom we are kept safe for ever.

We will now have a period of silence to offer our own petitions.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Thought for Evensong: Sunday 25th April 2021

Third Sunday after Easter

Psalm 123, 124 and 125, Numbers 24: 10 – 25 and John: 14: 15 – 31

We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124: 7 and 8

I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near – a star shall come out of Jacob, and a sceptre shall rise out of Israel. Numbers 24:17a

I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. John 14: 25 and 26

Almighty God, who shewest to them that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness: Grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may eschew those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Collect for the Third Sunday after Easter

Last week we were thinking about the appearances of the risen Lord Jesus to his disciples in the days following the resurrection. They were provided with both physical and spiritual proof that it was really him and were given teaching to prepare them for their future mission as apostles of the new Way. Today’s gospel reading takes us back to the Upper Room on Maundy Thursday and a portion of the intensive teaching Jesus gave on that occasion prior to his death. The important points from this passage are helpful to us in our present circumstances. 

The first interesting point is that we should not be surprised at the hostility Christians sometimes face or the lack of comprehension around us to matters of faith. Jesus says in verse 17 that the world in its unregenerate state cannot receive the Holy Spirit (or Spirit of Truth in the NRSV). Non-Christians neither see Jesus nor know him because their eyes are closed and their hearts hardened. However, when repentance takes place and new life received, the Holy Spirit ‘abides’ with us and is ‘in’ us. 

This leads us to the wonderful realisation that we are in the same privileged position as Jesus’ own disciples. When we become Christians, we are granted the rights of children and heirs, inheritors of the promises of God. As Jesus remarks in verse 18, we are not left orphaned in the world. While it may be seemwe are vulnerable and feel cast-adrift by circumstances of life, in reality we are God’s children and under His protection.

The third point is that as our love and devotion increases, the Holy Spirit reveals more of Jesus to us (verse 21). We know him more intimately the more we read the Bible, devote ourselves to prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to influence our attitudes and behaviour. This is one of those virtuous circles, where a little effort on our part is rewarded over and over again in the riches of God’s love and blessings shown to us.

Fourthly, in verse 25 Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit using another name, the Advocate. This shows the teaching role of the Holy Spirit in revealing the truth to us, giving us understanding and ‘arguing the case for us’ as we wrestle in prayer – sometimes feeling powerless to express the anguish in our hearts or our concerns for others. It was this teaching role of the Holy Spirit that the disciples would find so important in subsequent years. We might call it divine inspiration, and when the New Testament came to be written it enabled the authors to recall the words of Jesus and shape the developing theology of Christianity. This is probably most marked in the apostle Paul who had not walked Galilee with Jesus, but had insight into what Jesus had said (through oral transmission of his deeds and words, and visions imparted to Paul). 

The final point returns to the theme of the locked room on Easter Day, when Jesus appeared to the fearful disciples. In John 14: 27 Jesus uses the expression about the peace he leaves with us (just as we saw in John 20: 19 and 26), but supplements it with the addition that this is not peace as the world gives. The peace Jesus gives is not temporary or transient, like the short-term respite the world gives through things like alcohol, drugs or training to use tools like positive thinking or meditation to combat a troubled mind. The peace Jesus gives is guaranteed because he overcame death and sin on the cross, and now has authority in heaven. The Holy Spirit is the ongoing promise that Jesus is with us until the completion of time when he will return in glory to judge the ‘quick and the dead’. 

We pray today’s Collect confident the Holy Spirit will reveal God’s Truth to us, will confirm us in the way we are going, equip and defend us, and make us ready to meet Jesus face to face one day.

Kevin Boak, Lay Reader

[WATCH] Celebration of the Eucharist on the Third Sunday of Easter, 18 April 2021

Celebration of the Eucharist for Third Sunday of Easter. St Michael’s, Helensburgh

Third Sunday of Easter Eucharist Service led by the Revd. Dom Ind from St Michael and All Angles Church. on Sunday, 18 April 2021

For the weekly service sheet please click on the following link: https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/2021/04/17/service-sheet-sunday-18th-april-2021-third-sunday-of-easter/