Shotley peninsula Shoreline Benefice: Easter Service and Readings

  Posted: 04.04.21 at 00:10 by Liesbeth Oosterhof

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Easter Day Sunday 4 April 2021
Rev Canon Liesbeth Oosterhof

First reading
Acts 10.34–43
Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all.

That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem.

They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.

All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’

Mark 16.1–8
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.

He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’

So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

The Shoreline Benefice St Mary’s - Shotley
St Andrew’s - Chelmondiston St Mary the Virgin’s - Erwarton St Mary’s -Harkstead
Revd Canon Liesbeth Oosterhof - Rector Rural Dean of Samford Deanery
01473 781902
[email protected]m

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Wednesday morning Worship starts at 9.30 am (lasts ± 10 minutes) Sunday worship starts at 10.45 am (lasts ± 20 minutes)
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A. Using your phone (landline)
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The number to dial is: 0333 011 2327
A recorded lady’s voice will then ask you to dial the room number:
36992009 followed by #
You will then be asked to dial the pin number: 5499 followed by #
After a polite “Thank you” you will be connected and able to speak with me and anyone else who has joined in.

B. Using your smartphone or tablet
To use your smartphone or tablet you need to download the free app suitable for your device.
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And here you can find the Android version:
You can join ten minutes before the service (but not before!).
Using the app, the room number is: 36992009 and the pin number: 5499

C. Using your computer
Joining on your computer, using Google Chrome, Edge or Firefox for your browser, just click on this link: and when asked use this PIN: 5499
When you are connected, switch on your microphone and camera with the buttons at the bottom of your screen, either side of the red button which you only use to leave the meeting.
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