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THE CHURCH IN WALES Diocese of Monmouth Goetre Fawr Ministry Area The Parishes of Goetre, Llanover, Mamhilad & Monkswood with Glascoed Chapel


22 APRIL 2018

St Illtud’s Church Mamhilad

Please use Gift Aid envelopes where possible these are available at most of our churches, you may find them at the end of each pew or please ask the sidesperson.

Priest-in-Charge 01873-880378 Revd John A Collier  Assistant Curate 01443-820872 Revd Stephen T Smith  Priests Assisting in the Revd Canon Dr Stephen James Ministry Area Ven Peter Woodman Licensed Eucharistic Ministers 01873-880887  Heather Smith 01633-321316  Mark Durbin Licensed Eucharistic Assistants Gaynor Pritchard 01495-752754  Jan Bennett 01873-880322  Geraldine Morgan 01873-881308  Churchwardens Goetre 01873-880999  Russell Jones 01873-880684  Jan Millett Churchwardens Llanover 01873-880592 Val Snell 01600-860520  Sarah Symondson Churchwardens Mamhilad 01633-321316  Mark Durbin 01495-785225  Ruth Precious Churchwardens Monkswood with Glascoed 01495-785584  Bob Evans 01495-785376 Margaret Long Safeguarding Co-ordinators 01873-880683  Terry & Lynn Davies Ministry Area Website Webmaster 01873-880534 

HOLY COMMUNION Anyone who is baptised in the Name of the Trinity is welcome to receive Communion in this church. When you come to receive, hold out your hands and you will be given bread and wine. If you would like a blessing instead, please indicate by holding your service book in your hands. Children under 5 can receive the bread. Over 5’s may receive either bread and wine or the bread alone as parents decide. If you are not yet baptised, please speak to us. We would love to welcome you into the family of the Church. Please note if gluten free Altar Bread is required please inform the sidesperson or churchwarden.

Please stand for the Collect & Gospel and sit for the readings & psalm

EASTER 4 Collect & Post Communion Prayer Collect—Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrec on and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. PC Prayer—Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd, and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again: keep us always under his protec on, and give us grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The First Reading A reading from the Acts of the Apostles Acts 4.5–12 The rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the highpriestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are ques oned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.” There is salva on in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

The Second Reading A reading from the First Le er of John 1 John 3.16–24 We know love by this, that the Son of God laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Li:le children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and ac on. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us. This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

The Psalm Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside s'll waters. He shall refresh my soul and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your sta, they comfort me. You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; you have anointed my head with oil and my cup shall be full. Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

The Gospel Listen to the Gospel of Christ according to Saint John. Glory to you, O Lord. John 10.11–18

Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away – and the wolf snatches them and sca:ers them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’ This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.


If required please inform the sidesperson/churchwardens

NOTICES For further dates see: Where telephone numbers show no area code, it is 01873.....

APRIL Sun 22


Tues 8 Wed 9 Fri 18 Fri 25

7:30pm Joint Prayer Group at Goetre 7:30pm Bible Study at St Peter’s 6pm Sponsored Walk - details later Usk & Raglan Diary cut off date for Jul / Aug issue

Llanover Annual Vestry Meeting after the service


Regular Activities 60+ Lunch - First Tuesday every month at Llanfair Kilgeddin Hall  880322 / 840595 Over 50s Keep Fit - Every Monday & Thursday (not during school holidays) at St Bartholomew’s Church Hall at 2:30pm details  880730 / 840632 To book Weddings & Baptisms - At St Peters 10-12 by appointment Saturday mornings

SERVICES AT A GLANCE (HE) = Holy Eucharist, (SE) = Said Eucharist, (E) = Evensong, (EP) = Evening Prayer, (AAE) = All Age Eucharist, (D) = Devotional, (NE) = Non Eucharist

DATE Apr 22 (Easter 4) Apr 29 (Easter 5) May 6 (Easter 6) May 10 (Ascension) May 13 (Easter 7) May 20 * (Pentecost) May 27 (Trinity Sun)

LLANOVER GOETRE MAMHILAD MONKSWOOD GLASCOED 6pm (E) 10:30am (HE) 10am (HE) 4pm (EP) 5th Sunday Service at Goetre 10:30am - only service today 9am (SE) 10:30am (AAE) 10:30am (HE) 7pm 11am (HE) 10:30am (HE) 10am (HE) 9am (HE) 10:30am (HE) 11am (HE) 6pm (E) 10:30am (HE) 10am (HE) 4pm (EP)

MID - WEEK EUCHARIST- Every Wednesday - 10am at St Peter’s * SUNDAY CLUB - 3rd Sunday of the month - 10:15am at The Rectory