Sunday Prayers – 25 April 2021

A painting from the Mafa Community - Jesus leads sheep, carrying one on his shoulders.

Good Shepherd Sunday!

This coming Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. It’s often called Good Shepherd Sunday, because the gospel which is proclaimed always comes from the tenth chapter of John’s gospel–Jesus talking about how he is the Good Shepherd.

Our Sunday Prayers will be live-streamed to our Facebook page, beginning at 9:30 am. (There will be a few minutes of music beforehand, to help us prepare for prayer.) You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch the service.

Join in from home or wherever life finds you! The order of service is available here, to enable everyone to participate.

The image of the good shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love.

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[Information for the image used above. JESUS MAFA. The good shepherd, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 20, 2021]. Original source: (contact page: Used under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License.]