The Cayman Islands are within the ancient Episcopal Jurisdiction

 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

www.churchofenglandcayman.com

rector@churchofenglandcayman.com


27 March
2016

Welcome to St Alban’s Anglican Church - Easter Day


Today's Scripture
: Isaiah 65: 17-end     Acts 10: 34 - 43     S. Luke 24: 1 - 12
Today: 9am Matins; 9.30 am EASTER EUCHARIST with RECOLLECTION OF BAPTISMAL VOWS; 6 pm Evening Prayer
This Week: Easter Monday 12.30 pm Holy Communion; Tuesday in Easter Week 5.00 pm Holy Communion; Wednesday 5.30 p.m. Church Council Meets; Saturday 10 a.m. Prison Ministry.
Next Sunday: 8.35 am Matins; 9.00 am Ch School; 9.30 am HOLY EUCHARIST; 6 pm EP

EASTER DAY

Almighty God, who through thy only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.


FAITH IN FOCUS: TODAY’S THE DAY

Today’s the day of victory when Christ rose from the grave, conquering everything before him and restoring us to the life that God intended for us...

Today’s the day when our God lets us know in the most vivid form possible just how much we are loved...

Today’s the day when the idols of comfort, fleeting pleasure and false security go fleeing as Jesus proclaims the power of the only true God...

Today’s the day when Satan is cast down as condemnation, violence, greed, pride and oppression are overcome by one man’s obedience...

Today’s the day when the empty promises that cannot satisfy us are shown in their true light...

Today’s the day when even death is subdued as we announce Christ’s shattering of the tomb and rejoice that our life with God is never ending...

Today’s the day when we are reborn once more to live as members of Christ’s Body, the Church, in unity with our fellow Christians scattered over the globe...

Today’s the day when the darkness of our lives is dispersed as the Light of the World rises upon us...

The power of this day drives away all evil, washes away all guilt, restores lost innocence, brings joy to those who mourn, casts out hatred, brings peace and humbles earthly pride.

Today is Easter Day. May we experience its power in our lives and in the lives of those we love.

A very Happy Easter!



WORD OF GOD

Christ our passover has been sacrificed;

let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.

(I Corinthians 5:7-8)


WORD FOR TODAY

Christ is risen from the dead and we share in his victory. From now on there is nothing that can ever claim such a hold over us as to drag us down permanently. Death, sin and evil have been taken on and have been defeated. The Church joyfully proclaims today that Jesus is Lord over all life, to the glory of God the Father.


EASTER BAPTISM HAS ITS CONSEQUENCES. There is a great mystery to learn and a great mission to begin. Eastertime is not just a remembering something that happened long ago. It is Christ dead and risen in our midst. It is the Spirit breathing in us today. For Easter is made present in the baptised among us. Easter is made present in the confirmed and those who are come to the table to make their eucharist. And it is baptism and eucharist that tells us what to do with these fifty days.


EASTER WEEK’S BIBLE READINGS

Mon: Exodus 12: 1-14, Acts 2: 14, 22-32, S. Matt 28: 8-15

Tues: Exodus 12: 14-36, Acts 2: 36-41, S. John 20: 11-18

Wed: Exodus 12: 37-end, 1 Cor 15: 20-28, Matt 28: 16-end

Thurs: Exod 13: 1-16, 1 Cor 15: 29-34, Luke 7: 11-17

Fri: Exod 13:17 - 14:14, 1 Cor 15: 35-50, Luke 8: 41-end

Sat: Exod 14: 15-end, 1 Cor 15: 51-end, John 11: 17-44

NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 5: 27-32, Revelation 1: 4-8, S. John 20: 19-end