Readings and prayers for Sunday 21 April 2024 and the following week: 

We pray for Anna, our bishop, and Allen, our rector. In our diocesan cycle of prayer this week, we pray for the people of the parish of St Columba, Tofino. In our provincial cycle of prayer, we pray for the people and clergy of the Territory of the People and Bishop Clara Plamondon.

This week the Anglican Church of Canada prays for The Rt. Rev. Todd Townshend, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Huron.

In the Anglican Communion cycle of prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Australia.

Collect:  Lord of the Sheepfold, whose love is not for hire: we thank you that Christ laid down his life for us when we could not help ourselves. Give us strength to work for peace in the world he came to serve; through the same Jesus Christ, the good shepherd.  Amen. (Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.)

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for the week:

  • Mon Apr 22 The Diocese of Dunedin – The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
  • Tues Apr 23 The Diocese of Dunkwa-on-Offin – The Church of the Province of West Africa
  • Wed Apr 24 The Diocese of Durgapur – The Church of North India (United)
  • Thurs Apr 25 The Diocese of Durham – The Church of England
  • Fri Apr 26 The Diocese of Dutse – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Sat Apr 27 The Diocese of East Kerala – The Church of South India (United)

BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK - click links for full text of readings for that day

Lectionary for Sunday 21 April:  Acts 4:5-12  • Psalm 23  • 1 John 3:16-24  • John 10:11-18

Daily readings:


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