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Sun, 14 Apr


Whitley Bay

Third Sunday of Easter

Join us at 8am for Holy Communion or 10am for Sung Eucharist.

Third Sunday of Easter
Third Sunday of Easter

Time & Location

14 Apr 2024, 10:00

Whitley Bay, Claremont Gardens, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF, UK



A reading from the prophecy of Zephaniah

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;    shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart,    O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgements against you,    he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;    you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion;    do not let your hands grow weak. The Lord, your God, is in your midst,    a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness,    he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you,    so that you will not bear reproach for it. I will deal with all your oppressors    at that time. And I will save the lame    and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise    and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you home,    at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised    among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes    before your eyes, says the Lord.

Zephaniah 3:14 – end

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

‘And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.

Acts 3:12-19

A reading from the Gospel of Luke

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.

Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

Luke 24:36b-48


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