Welcome to our Sunday worship. Today we focus on Jesus teaching Peter about his, Peter’s, role in the church after the resurrection and Pentecost. The talk was first given by Glyn in 2014 and refers to our friend Aneurin Jones. But we start as ever by praising God:
Now let us pray:
Our reading is John 21: 15-19 – a lakeside lesson.
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”
Talk by Glyn – The primacy of love.
Now we bring our prayers for a troubled world to God:
Let’s say the grace for each other