Third Sunday of Easter, 26th April

Alleluia, Christ is risen.

In this week’s podcast, I continue to reflect on how our thinking can change and how we might find encouragement from the New Testament.

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Almighty Father,
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.

Acts 2.14a,36–41

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.
36Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.’
39 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?’ 38Peter 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. 39For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’ 40And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ 41So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.

Psalm 116.1–3,10–17

1  I love the Lord,
      for he has heard the voice of my supplication;
   because he inclined his ear to me
      on the day I called to him.
2  The snares of death encompassed me;
      the pains of hell took hold of me;
   by grief and sorrow was I held.
3  Then I called upon the name of the Lord:
   ‘O Lord, I beg you, deliver my soul.’
10  How shall I repay the Lord
   for all the benefits he has given to me?
11  I will lift up the cup of salvation
   and call upon the name of the Lord.
12  I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
   in the presence of all his people.
13  Precious in the sight of the Lord
   is the death of his faithful servants.
14  O Lord, I am your servant,
   your servant, the child of your handmaid;
      you have freed me from my bonds.
15  I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
   and call upon the name of the Lord.
16  I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
   in the presence of all his people,
17  In the courts of the house of the Lord,
   in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

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Today’s podcast from the Chaplain

Worship today in Public Broadcasting

Today’s Sunday service from Radio Four is broadcast at 9:10 am, Swiss time
Prof Jennifer Strawbridge and the Rev Dr Steve Nolan explore the place of hope in times of despair. They reflect on the Road to Emmaus and how it speaks to us today. They explore Jesus’ appearance to his two disciples on the Road to Emmaus and how that encounter speaks to us today.
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Today’s Songs of Praise on BBC1 television at 14:15 Swiss time
Today’s programme introduces highlights of journeys Songs of Praise has made to ancient places of pilgrimage and explores the spiritual significance of pilgrimage with hymns and songs recorded before the current restrictions.
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Choral Evensong today is on Radio 3 at 15:00hrs and on listen now

Signs of spring in St Andrew’s church garden