Prayer Topics for the week commencing 25th April 2021

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.
Pray for those known who suffer in body, mind, spirit or estate.

The Collect for this week
Risen Christ,
faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:
teach us to hear your voice
and to follow your command,
that all your people may be gathered into one flock,
to the glory of God the Father.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 25th
4th of Easter

– Our Bishops – Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn, & David
– The Nippon Sei Ko Kai: Japan: Most Revd Luke Kenichi Muto

Monday 26th
Easter Season
Mark the Evangelist
St. Mary’s Whorlton: Revd Canon Alec Harding (Vicar), Revd Sarah Cliff (Curate). Readers: Astley Fenwick, David Walker
Pray for this small congregation as it seeks to discern its vocation in the village
Barnard Castle School: Revd Darren Moore (Chaplain)
Secondary schools in Teesdale: Staindrop and Teesdale Academies
– Diocese of Brasília – Brasil: Tr Revd Maurico Jose Araujo De Andrade

Tuesday 27th
Easter Season
Christina Rosetti, Poet, 1894
St Andrew’s, Winston: Rev’d Eileen Harrop (PinC); James Masters (Voc Cand)
Churchwardens, PCC members and all who serve the church and community
Mark Samuelson, Paula Kirkup, and Lynne Lobley (Communications Outreach)
Joyce Wilson (Pastoral Support; Youth Ministry)
– DAC meeting, Chair: Sandra Robertson, Secretary: Daniel Spraggon
– Diocese of Brazzaville – Congo: Rt Revd Molanga Jean Botola

Wednesday 28th
Easter Season
Peter Chanel, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841
St. Mary’s Barnard Castle: Revd Canon Alec Harding (Vicar), Revd Sarah Cliff (Curate). Mixed-mode student: Gillian Lunn. Readers: Astley Fenwick, David Walker. Retired clergy: John Moore, Judith Walker Hutchinson. PMC Steering Team leader: Beverley Pilcher
Pray for our engagement with those who live alone.
Thanks for community relationships strengthened through the pandemic.
– Diocese of Brechin – Scottish Episcopal Church: Rt Revd Andrew Swift

Thursday 29th
Easter Season
Catherine of Siena, Teacher of the Faith 1380
St. Mary’s Staindrop: Revd Ken Steventon (PinC)
Staindrop Cof E primary, Headteacher Mr S Whelerton.
Staindrop Academy Executive Headteacher Mr K Simpson
Staindrop St Mary as it prepares for its 1250th Anniversary in 2021
St. John’s Ingleton: Revd Ken Steventon (PinC)
Ingleton Cof E primary, Headteacher Mrs K Whitaker
– Diocese of Brisbane – Australia: Most Revd Dr Phillip John Aspinall

Friday 30th
Easter Season

Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 1922
St. Mary’s Cockfield: Revd Brian Whitley (PinC), Revd Lloyd Evans (Associate Priest) Revd Susanne Jukes (retired), Maureen Gwilliam and Margaret Linsley PMs
Cockfield Primary School: K. Heatherington
Pray for the work of the YMCA in the area
St. Paul’s Evenwood: Revd Brian Whitley (PinC), Revd Lloyd Evans (Associate Priest) Maureen Gwilliam PM
Evenwood CE School: L. Vollans and S. Rand
Ramshaw Primary School: L. Sturrock
Give thanks for the schools work in the benefice
St. John’s Lynesack and Woodland St. Mary’s: Revd Brian Whitley (PinC), Revd Lloyd Evans (Associate Priest) Maureen Gwilliam PM
Butterknowle and Woodland Primary Schools: Clare Carr
– Diocese of Bristol – England: The Very Revd Vivienne Faull

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Wellands Lane

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Pray for those in the arts, media and sports

Djibouti, Somalia

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is unavailable at the time of preparing this post.