top of page

Worship at Home Service for Deliverance from the Coronavirus


Third  Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2024



"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them"

MATTHEW 18: 31-46

We continue to be in extraordinary times, but St. John’s is committed to acting with care for each other. Our online worship provides music and prayers which are up-dated weekly. We hope our online worship inspires you and helps you to feel united in spirit as we seek God. 

Opening Sentence

Lord Jesus, open to us the scriptures; make our hearts burn within us while you speak.

Luke 24:32.

Gathering the Community

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Opening Hymn

'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' 


Collect for the Third Sunday of Easter


O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who is alive and reign with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


'Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup'

The Word of God

Luke 24: 36b-48


Silence for Reflections


Prayers of the People

During this season of new life, and hope, let us give thanks and pray for the church, the world, and all in need, saying, “God of love, hear our prayer.” 


We continue to pray for peace in our troubled world. We pray for all nations and their leaders. May hatred, greed and violence be replaced with understanding, co-operation and kindness. We pray especially for the people of Ukraine, Gaza, Israel and Haiti. We pray that the day will come soon when all wars end and peace will prevail. 

R- God of love, hear our prayer 

We pray for churches around the world and in our community as they seek to follow Christ and serve. We pray for Rev. Michael and for the people of St. Stephen’s, Hornby. 

We pray for our Bishops, Susan and Colin, for Rev. Audrius and for all clergy leaders working in these challenging times. 

R- God of love, hear our prayer 


We pray for all who are facing challenges. May they feel God’s presence. We pray for the homeless and the hungry, for refugees, for the sick and the dying. We pray for all who are going through treatments and tests and waiting for results. We pray for all who are mourning the loss of loved ones. We pray for our friends and for our families especially remembering, George, Audra, Maureen, Warren and Renee, Jan, Ralph, Barbara Graurberger, Will, Bill, Tom, Mary, Kay and her sisters, Ruth, Gerry Joyce, Wendy, Paul and family, Ryan and family, Bea and John, Mattagan and Carol. 

R- God of love, hear our prayer 


Closing Prayer: Ruler of heaven and earth, you sent your only Son into the world to be our Redeemer, and by raising him from the dead you gave him victory over all his enemies. Show us the power of your saving love and bring us to share in your eternal kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen


Diocese of Niagara Prayer (Corona Virus)



Loving God, whose peace passes all our understanding; as we face this present pandemic, and experience fear and anxiety, may we hear your voice, bringing calm to the storms of our time.


Strengthen those who work to limit the spread of infection, and those who seek to care for the sick, and keep us mindful of those most vulnerable.


May we shape our living to protect one another, and may our changing habits, practices and sacrifices, be for the greater love of our community and all your people. Amen




Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church, and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen


May Eternal God and Father, by whose power we are created and by whose love we redeemed: guide us and strengthen us by his Spirit, that we may give ourselves to your service, and live this day in love to one another and to you.


Go in peace as a sign of hope for all people by showing forth the living presence of God in this world and may the blessing of God almighty the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always. Amen.​

bottom of page