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Thursday, 9 April 2020

1 Corinthians 11.23-26

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians,

Beloved:

I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus on the night that he was betrayed
took a loaf of bread,

and when he had given thanks,
he broke it and said,
"This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me."

In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.


John 13.1-17, 31b-35

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Now before the festival of the Passover,
Jesus knew that his hour had come
to depart from this world and go to the Father.
having loved his own who were in the world,
he loved them to the end.

The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simeon Iscariot
to betray him.
And during the supper

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands,
and that he had come from God and was going to God,

got up from the table,
took off his outer robe,
and tied a towel around himself.

Then he poured water into a basin
and began to wash the disciples' feet
and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him,
"Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

Jesus answered,
"You do not know what I am doing,
but later you will understand."

Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet."
Jesus answered,
"Unless I wash your feet, you have no share with me."

Simon Peter said to him,
"Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"

Jesus said to him,
"One who has bathed does not need to wash,
except for the feet, but is entirely clean.
And you are clean, though not all of you."

For he knew who was to betray him;
for this reason he said,
"Not all of you are clean."

After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe,
and returned to the table,
he said to them,
"Do you know what I have done to you?

You call me Teacher and Lord -
and you are right for that is what I am.

So if I, your Lord and Teacher,
have washed your feet, you ought also to wash one another's feet.

For I have set you an example,
that you also should do as I have done to you.

Very truly, I tell you,
servants are not greater than their master,
nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them.

If you know these things,
you are blessed if you do them.

Now the Son of Man has been glorified,
and God has been glorified in him.

If God has been glorified in him,
God will also glorify him in himself
and will glorify him at once.

Little children, I am with you only a little longer.
But you will look for me;
and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you,
'Where I am going, you cannot come."

I give you a new commandment,
that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you,
you also should love one another.

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another."


Collect

God our Father,
you have invited us to share in the supper
which your Son gave to his Church
to proclaim his death until he comes:
may he nourish us by his presence,
and unite us in his love;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Service Times

10:00am Sunday Service

Useful links


Here are some links to resources you may find helpful:


  1. Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming services. For the Eucharist and order of service Click here before 10:00am Sunday and follow the instructions.
  2. The BBC Daily Service is available here.
  3. Prayer for today.
  4. The C of E youtube channel.
  5. We will be updating Fr Stephens Message page on a regular basis.
  6. Hearing You is a new phone help line launched by the Diocese of Chichester in partnership with Together in Sussex in response to the impact that Covid 19 has had on Just about the whole community. It aims to provide pastoral support and a listening ear to the recently bereaved and people directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  7. COVID-19 advice from the Diocese of Chichester here.