Vive le Christ – Surrexit Alleluia!
That indeed, all things will be made new in Christ, we pray:
Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to Christ Jesus,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.
Easter Day Collect
At 7pm this Thursday we, along with all parish churches, will ring our village church bells in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Paris and beyond.
Open this link for further reflections on Notre Dame:
Alternative Collect for Easter
God of glory, by the raising of your Son, you have broken the chains of death and hell; fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
We continue to pray for:
Clemmie, Michael Palmer, Ellen Chapman and Kris Tippen
And those who have recently died and their loved ones:
Kathleen Moore and Ceri Lakeman
If you know of anyone who needs our prayers or would appreciate a visit, please let the Rector or the Parish Administrator know.
Should you wish to contact the Rector his mobile number is 07538 011579.
Services for this weekend
8.00 BCP Holy Communion at West Wittering and Itchenor
At the main service at Birdham (9.30am) Susan Monks’ sermon theme will be “New Beginnings”. At West Wittering (10.00) Sarah Manouch’s sermon theme will be ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’. At Itchenor (11.00) Susan Monks’ sermon theme will be “The joys of a fresh start”
There is no Evensong at West Wittering on Easter Sunday
Sunday 21st April
Isaiah 65. 17-end; Acts 10. 34-43; Luke 24. 1-12
Colossians 3. 1-7; John 20. 1-10
Sunday 28th April
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 5. 27-32; Revelations 1. 4-8; John 20. 19-31
1 John 5. 4-12; John 20. 19-23
Isaiah 52. 13-53.12; Luke 24. 13-35