Rev. Rana Khan will lead our service for Trinity Sunday, with special music for the occasion from the choir, and refreshments after the service.
Service of Communion
Led by Rev. Jeremy Bevan.
In this weeks Sunday School the theme is Acts 1: 6-14 "Jesus taken up to heaven".
Service of Communion
Led by Rev. Jeremy Bevan
In this weeks Sunday School the theme is 1 Peter 3:13 and Acts 17:22-31.
Service of Communion
Led by Rev. Rana Khan.
|Hymns||97, 503, 763 (c), 565|
|Psalm||Psalm 31. 1-5, [15, 16]|
|Readings||Acts 7. 55-60 ; 1 Peter 2. 2-10 ; John 14. 1-14|
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us
the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Post Communion Prayer
whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
grant us to walk in his way,
to rejoice in his truth,
and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.
Acts 7. 55-60
But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!’ But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he had said this, he died.
Psalm 31. 1-5, [15, 16]
1-5 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge;
let me never be / put to / shame :
de/liver me / in your / righteousness.
Incline your / ear to / me :
make / haste / to de/liver me.
Be my strong rock, a fortress to save me,
for you are my / rock and my / stronghold :
guide me, and / lead me / for your / name’s sake.
Take me out of the net that they have laid / secretly / for me :
for / you / are my / strength.
Into your hands I com/mend my / spirit :
for you have redeemed me, O / Lord / God of / truth.
[15-16] My times are / in your / hand :
deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
and from / those who / persecute / me.
Make your face to shine up/on your / servant :
and save me / for your / mercy’s / sake.’
1 Peter 2. 2-10
Like new-born infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture: ‘See, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.’ To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not believe, ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the very head of the corner’, and ‘A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes them fall.’ They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
John 14. 1-14
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.’ Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’
Philip said to him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father”? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
In this weeks Sunday School the theme is John 14:1-14 "I am the way the truth and the life".
For more information on todays readings see:
Led by Rev. Annabelle Elletson.
Crickhowell Music Festival Service including:
- Bach Cantata BWV 192, Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God)
- Schütz: Psalm 23
With baroque ensemble and Festival soloists Áine Smith (soprano) and Stephen Hamnett (bass)
Helping to celebrate the joys of Easter (and in keeping with our festival tradition of hearing a Bach Cantata as originally intended during a church service), we perform one of the great man’s most uplifting works: Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God). This effervescent piece was written to mark the anniversary of Luther’s reformation and as such also marks one of history’s great manifestos. Festival soloists and players are on hand to take us through this rollercoaster of a piece.
A setting of Psalm 23 (The Lord’s my Shepherd) by Bach’s great predecessor, Heinrich Schütz, adds a further dimension to this service.
Service of Morning Prayer
Led by Katy Tutt.
|Hymns||205, 754, 305|
|Psalm||116 v 1-8|
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened and sustained
by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Acts 2. 14a, 36-41
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.’
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we do?’ Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’ And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.
1 Peter 1. 17-23
If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.
Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.
Luke 24. 13-35
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?’ He asked them, ‘What things?’ They replied, ‘The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.’ Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’ That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!’ Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Psalm 116 v 1-8
I love the Lord, for he has heard the voice of my / suppli/cation :
because he inclined his ear to me
on the / day I / called to / him.
The snares of death encompassed me;
the pains of / hell took / hold of me :
by grief and / sorrow / was I / held.
Then I called upon the / name of the / Lord :
‘O Lord, I / beg you, de/liver my / soul.’
Gracious is the / Lord and / righteous :
our / God is / full of com/passion.
The Lord watches / over the / simple :
I was brought very / low – / and he / saved me.
Turn again to your rest / O my / soul :
for the Lord / has been / gracious to / you.
For you have delivered my / soul from / death :
my eyes from tears / and my / feet from / falling.
This weeks Sunday School is based on the Road to Emmaus, from Luke 24: 13-35.
For more discussion on the Road to Emmaus see the Link.
Service of Communion
Led by Rev'ds Sarah and Richard Burton.
|Hymns||103 53 195 (c) 667|
|Psalm||16 p 459 green book|
|Anthem||This joyful Eastertide – trad. arr. Wood|
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Acts 2. 14a, 22-32
‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.
‘You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know—this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says concerning him, “I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover, my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.” ‘Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, “He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.” This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.
Psalm 16 p 459 green book
1 Peter 1. 3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
John 20. 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.
Post Communion Prayer
Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ you have assured your children of eternal life and in baptism have made us one with him: deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This weeks Sunday school will talk about 'doubting Thomas'.
To know more about the Gospel of John see the Link.
Easter Sunday Service of Communion
Led by Rev. Morgan Llewellyn.
A celebratory service of Communion for Easter Sunday morning with blessing of the Easter Lilies, and a bake sale of Easter treats afterwards.
Sunday School activities:
The story behind God’s great plan for mankind is told through an interactive activity that uses “resurrection eggs”. Each egg will hold the clue to all the various elements of the events that took place.
Bible passage: John 20: 1-18
Activity and games: Easter Egg hunt outside and parachute games. Look forward to seeing you all
Palm Sunday Service of Communion
This Sunday at 9:30am, Rev. Rana Khan will lead our service of communion for Palm Sunday. We will meet on the small bridge in the village and process to the church as we remember Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. If you would prefer to wait inside the church, you are very welcome to do so.
Steve will be leading Sunday School activities for our younger ones, and there will be refreshments available after the service.