Sunday Prayers – May 2, 2021

Join Canon Matthew, Peter, Arlene, and folk connecting online for our Sunday Prayers, live-streamed on the parish Facebook page at 9:30 on May 2nd! (You do not need to have a Facebook page to stream the video live or at a later time.)

While the service begins at 9:30, our director of music will be playing for ten to fifteen minutes beforehand to help us prepare to enter into prayer. The order of service to help you participate fully can be found here on our website.

Here’s how Sundays and Seasons describes the readings for this week:

Jesus speaks with two people in front of grape vines in fruit
from Sundays and Seasons

This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding described in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.