Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for Sunday, April 11, 2021.
This Sunday in our prayer’s today, we join with Anglican’s around the world who are giving thanks today for the life and witness of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The prayer is included along with our other prayers in the Prayer’s of The People.
This week our family ministry resources focus today’s gospel story of Thomas and the other disciples’ encounter with the resurrected Jesus. In our weekly Sunday email, there is the link to the Family Page and a link to some fun colouring and activity pages that have something for every age.
Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.
Our opening him is another hymn we sing every Easter, “Thine Be The Glory.”
The reading for this Sunday is John20:19-31:
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.1
Message and Prayers
And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Message and Prayers:
For our closing music this week I chose “We Walk by Faith, and Not by Sight.”
For a more contemporary song, this weeks song is “Open The Eyes of My Heart Lord.”
I wish you all a week full of blessings and I thank you for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.