THE CHURCH IN WALES Diocese of Monmouth Goetre Fawr Ministry Area The Parishes of Goetre, Llanover, Mamhilad & Monkswood with Glascoed Chapel
EASTER 4 nd
22 APRIL 2018
St Illtudâ€™s Church Mamhilad
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Priest-in-Charge 01873-880378 Revd John A Collier email@example.com Assistant Curate 01443-820872 Revd Stephen T Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Priests Assisting in the Revd Canon Dr Stephen James Ministry Area Ven Peter Woodman Licensed Eucharistic Ministers 01873-880887 email@example.com Heather Smith 01633-321316 firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Durbin Licensed Eucharistic Assistants Gaynor Pritchard 01495-752754 email@example.com Jan Bennett 01873-880322 firstname.lastname@example.org Geraldine Morgan 01873-881308 email@example.com Churchwardens Goetre 01873-880999 firstname.lastname@example.org Russell Jones 01873-880684 email@example.com Jan Millett Churchwardens Llanover 01873-880592 Val Snell 01600-860520 firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Symondson Churchwardens Mamhilad 01633-321316 email@example.com Mark Durbin 01495-785225 firstname.lastname@example.org Ruth Precious Churchwardens Monkswood with Glascoed 01495-785584 email@example.com Bob Evans 01495-785376 Margaret Long Safeguarding Co-ordinators 01873-880683 firstname.lastname@example.org Terry & Lynn Davies Ministry Area Website goetre-llanover-churches.btck.co.uk Webmaster 01873-880534 goetrefawrMA@gmail.com
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 nameâ€™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 staďŹ€, 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.
GLUTEN FREE WAFERS
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NOTICES For further dates see: goetre-llanover-churches.btck.co.uk/eventcalendar 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