of The Bishop of London granted him by the Crown in 1634
St Alban’s (Grand Cayman) & St Mary’s (Cayman Brac)
Church & Office - 461 Shedden Road
P O Box 719, Grand Cayman KY1-1103, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Tel (345) 949 2757
23 April 2017
Welcome to St Alban’s Anglican Church
Today's Scripture: Acts 2: 14a, 22-32 1 Peter 1: 3-9 S. John 20: 19-end
Today: 8.35 am Matins; 9.00 am Church School; 9.30 am Holy Eucharist; 6.00 pm Evening Prayer
This Week: Tues (S. Mark, Evang.) 5.00 pm Holy Communion; Wed - Fri 12.30 pm Midday Prayers; Sat 10 am Prison Ministry
Next Sunday: 8.35 am Matins; 9.00 am Church School; 9.30 am Holy Eucharist; 6.00 pm Evening Prayer
Nevertheless, it is still wrong to think that passing on the good news (“evangelising” as it’s called) is something that is for the professionals, for those who have trained for many years or those who hold prestigious degrees. For in St. Matthew's gospel Jesus commands all of his followers to go out and meet people, to teach them, making them disciples and baptising them. (S. Matthew 28: 16-20).
This command of Jesus is sometimes called the Great Commission. It’s the most fundamental aspect of Christian life, witnessing to what we believe. If we stop witnessing then clearly we will die out. If there was no one who first introduced us to Christ, or introduced our parents and grandparents, then we would not be Christians ourselves.
Many of us feel uncomfortable about certain types of witnessing to Christ. Groups of hymn-singing Christians in the middle of the market on Saturday morning can do as much damage as good. Yet we each have a duty as Christians to bring the good news to those around us. How do we do it?
WORD OF GOD
Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20: 28)
WORD FOR TODAY
Christ’s resurrection and ascension are not things of the past. They are very much present and powerful in our world today if we allow them to affect our vision of life and to guide us in our search for the ultimate meaning of our common existence. Jesus promises to be with us until the end of time.
RECEIVE EVERY DAY as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God’s goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things new-created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing! (William Law)
THIS WEEK'S READINGS
Mon: Josh 1: 1-9, Ephesians 6: 10-20, John 15: 1-8
Tues (S. MARK, Evang): Proverbs 15: 28-end, Ephes 4: 7-16, S. Mark 13: 5-13
Wed: Deut 3: 18-end, John 20: 19-end, Coloss 2: 1-15
Thurs: Deut 4: 1-14, John 21: 1-14, Col 2:16 - 3:11
Fri : Deut 4: 15-31, John 21: 15-19, Col 3:12 - 4:1
Sat: Deut 4: 32-40, John 21: 20-end, Col 4: 2-end
NEXT SUNDAY : Acts 2: 14a, 36-41 , 1 Peter 1: 17-23, S. Luke 24: 13-35