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Holy Communion For The Second Sunday Of Easter

Ours is not a naive, fairy tale faith but a faith built on reality, the reality of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. When he said, “"Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe," the apostle Thomas was not rejected by Christ or even chastised by him. Jesus gave Thomas the proof he, as an intelligent human being, required by revealing himself in his friend’s presence and then loving him still. In the sacrament of holy communion, Jesus Christ reveals himself to those of us who are his friends today by being present with us as we are present with each other.

At Saint Laika's everyone is welcome to take communion and be in communion, with each other and with God. There are no exceptions. So, come, join us.

If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol).

CLICK HERE to access the podcast via iTunes.

To stream the service direct from this page without having to use the iTunes' facility, click on the arrow on the left of the player below.

Join in with us as we worship God by CLICKING HERE for the order of service, credits and details of the music featured. The words in bold type are the ones we say together.

The Easter Liturgy

When Jesus Christ became flesh and was born of his mother, Mary, he shared so fully in our humanity that it became possible for human beings to share in his divinity. Those who choose to be one with Christ choose to die with him and to be raised to new life in him as he was raised to a new and glorious life on the first Easter morning. Through Jesus Christ we are one people worshipping the one God. It is this togetherness, both human and divine, and its fruits, that we celebrate in the sacrament of holy communion. Like Mary Magdalene outside the empty tomb we come face to face with our teacher who is present in the bread and wine. As with Mary, our meeting with Christ should compel us to rush out into the world to proclaim the good news of Easter, that Jesus Christ is risen indeed.

At Saint Laika's everyone is welcome to take communion and be in communion, with each other and with God. There are no exceptions. So, come, join us.

If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol).

CLICK HERE to access the podcast via iTunes.

To stream the service direct from this page without having to use the iTunes' facility, click on the arrow on the left of the player below.

Join in with us as we worship God by CLICKING HERE for the order of service, credits and details of the music featured. The words in bold type are the ones we say together.

Lo-Fi Wi-Fi

Annoyingly, I am a victim of, if not exactly an alternative fact, then certainly a lack of fullness of truth. The campsite we are staying on this miserable Easter weekend proudly advertised the availability of wifi on its webpage. It turns out that it has wifi in the same way the stable behind the inn in Bethlehem was fully ensuite. It just about copes with a basic webpage but it is completely incapable of handling the uploading of an audio file. So, having spent days putting together the Saint Laika Easter liturgy I cannot make it available on the day it is intended for. I will upload it when I get home tomorrow afternoon but by then everyone will have done the resurrection to satiation and won't be inclined to listen to the fruits of my labours. What a waste of time and money!

Be An Angel – Support My Online Ministry

Dear friends,

Although it remains my predominant hope that I will one day get to pursue, once again, the parish ministry to which I truly believe I was called as well as continuing to have an online presence, it is very unlikely that this will happen. Therefore, as I refuse to give up my full-time priesthood, my vocation for the foreseeable future is to be an internet priest based at Saint Laika's, the online Christian community I set up some years ago to provide adult Christian worship and more for absolutely anyone who wants it (there are no exceptions).

However, without a stipend from my denomination, the Church of England, it would be impossible for me to pursue this project without the help of my very good friends who send me some of their hard earned cash every month as, not only do I have to pay the costs of keeping a website with audible content going, I also have to find money to live on. The generosity of the Saint Laika angels, as I call them (for they are my guardian angels indeed) means that I have at my disposal just over seven hundred and fifty dollars a month (six hundred pounds) which is brilliant but, unfortunately, not quite enough. I really could do with doubling this so that I do not have to worry every time a bill arrives on the doormat or my computer breaks down (I have been without a desktop computer for over six months now which makes my online ministry very cumbersome and difficult).

So, here's the thing, I need your help. To put it bluntly, if you appreciate the purpose of my ministry and you are not already one of the wonderful people who regularly donate and you can afford to, please would you commit to sending me some of your money every month. Although I greatly appreciate the one off donations that sometimes come my way, it is the regular monthly payments that keep me sane as they give me a sense of security and I am not a person who copes well with insecurity.

At the end of this post there are two PayPal widgets. One is for donations in US dollars and the other is for donations in British pounds. It does not matter which country in the world you live in, you can choose either one as PayPal converts all monies received into pounds before sending them to me. You also do not need your own PayPal account in order to donate. Just click on the up and down arrows on the right of the widget, choose how much you want to donate each month and then follow the instructions. You can cancel or alter your donation whenever you want to without notice.

Please do help me if you can. I would really love to make a go of this unexpected and unusual ministry I have stumbled into, not only for the people that I serve but also for myself. Some people have the ability to go with the flow wherever life takes them. I do not. I need direction and stability and to achieve this, I need the help of my friends.

Please help me.


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Holy Communion For Passion Sunday

As Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead so too will God raise us, who are also friends of Jesus, from death to new life. In the sacrament of holy communion we are given the opportunity to experience, for now only briefly, the eternal life that will one day be ours in the Kingdom of God.

At Saint Laika's everyone is welcome to take communion and be in communion, with each other and with God. There are no exceptions. So, come, join us.

If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol).

CLICK HERE to access the podcast via iTunes.

To stream the service direct from this page without having to use the iTunes' facility, click on the arrow on the left of the player below.

Join in with us as we worship God by CLICKING HERE for the order of service, credits and details of the music featured. The words in bold type are the ones we say together.

Email Jonathan at revjph@saintlaika.com