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Holy Communion For The Fourth Sunday Of Easter

In the sacrament of holy communion we, the people of God, gather together as sheep gather together in one flock. We are led by Jesus Christ as the sheep are led by their shepherd and we know him in the bread and in the wine. He is the good shepherd who is always with the people of his flock.

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).

To download the podcast click on "MP3 File" beneath the player below.

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.

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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.

Holy Communion For The Third Sunday Of Easter

Sometimes it is extremely difficult to recognise the divine in our lives. We can become so despondent in the face of all the evil and human failure in the world that we just stumble along through life with no hope or direction. But Jesus is here beside us and it is only our foolishness that hides him from us. Fortunately, we do not have to rely on our own poor perception to recognise our lord for, in the sacrament of holy communion, in the breaking of the bread, he reveals himself to us. We are witnesses to his resurrection and we are sent out into the world to proclaim the good news with a new enthusiasm and willing hearts.

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.

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!

Email Jonathan at revjph@saintlaika.com