Today, from our church family, we pray for Kath Hayward.
Collect for the Third Sunday of Easter
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,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
This morning Messy Church is meeting in the main hall to provide a happy and exciting time for the children who come and their parents. We pray for all involved in delivering this service and ask for your blessing, Lord, on all the children who come to St. Martin’s today. Our communion service will be taking place in church and we pray for all involved in preparing and leading this service. During the service, Carole and David Gregory will be speaking about the work of RETRAK, which was our featured charity last month. It is so useful to learn about a charity first hand, so we look forward to hearing from Carole and David and thank you, Lord, for all they do to support RETRAK.Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.