This week’s Pew Sheet

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”  I tell you, he replied, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” ‘

Luke, Ch. 19. vs. 39 – 40.

This week we especially hold in our prayers:

– All Christian peoples during this time of Lent:  that individually and collectively we may all turn back to God in penitence and faith and set an example to a broken, violent and troubled world.   We pray especially for all those for whom professing a faith in Christ represents a real threat to their welfare and safety.
– Our nation and political system: as the turmoil and uncertainty over Brexit continue.
– From the World council of Churches: for the nations of Belarus, Moldova, Russia & Ukraine, praying especially for:

  • guidance, as these nations work to reconfigure politics and economics;
  • compassion and integrity for all peoples in these nations with such diverse ethnic histories;
  • the large numbers who now live in poverty and are unemployed;
  • those who struggle for democracy and truthfulness in the media.
– From the Cycle of Prayer of the world-wide Anglican communion of churches:  we pray for the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East & The Most Revd Suheil Dawani – its Archbishop.
– The continuing life of our Church and community:  praying especially for:

  • the residents of Wild Cherry Way, Honeysuckle Way, Violet Close;
  • for us as a Church, we prepare to mark again the events of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Day, and as we rejoice in the Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has opened the Gate of Heaven to all, and offers us forgiveness of our sins and eternal life.
–  All those known to us who are ill, in hospital, undergoing operations or treatment, or waiting further appointments, or results that may lead to further treatment: and particularly those on our prayer chain.  Pray also for the medical teams looking after them and for their families as they support them.
We pray that our Lord God will be in each situation.  We thank you for answers to prayers this week and continue to pray for those known to us who are going through difficult times.
– All those who have been bereaved in recent days following the death of a loved on.

We remember those who have died in recent days, and those who have passed on at this time of year in the past,
including those known and loved by us, and particularly remembering:
April 19th 1992: William Binding.
R.I.P.