Virtual Chapel

Welcome to our Virtual Chapel

While the Emmanuel Centre is closed during this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to host a space for prayer and contemplation on this page.

If you would like, you can leave a prayer request below and also have a candle lit on your behalf. Some of our chaplains will also be leading virtual worship services, and we will be posting details of these on our social media. Please see our Facebook feed below.

You can still contact us by using the form on the Contact Us page or by:
– Emailing chaplaincy@leeds.ac.uk
– Leaving a voicemail on 0113 343 5071
– Phoning the out-of-hours chaplain on 07780 613 862
– Attending our virtual drop-in sessions on:
Mondays and Tuesdays at 14:00-15:30 – use this link when it’s open: eu.bbcollab.com/guest/519579a03be5428684f7cf0b2c77b0d7
Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00-12:00 noon – use this link when it’s open: eu.bbcollab.com/guest/97bb60fb14f249438c5e595167b0438d

Up-to-date details of Chaplaincy support and activities will be posted on this website and on our social media channels:
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Worship and weekly readings

Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Matthew 20:1–16
1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4 and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. 5 When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. 6 And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ 8 When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ 9 When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. 10 Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. 11 And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? 14 Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Matthew 18:21-35

21Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; 25and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. 26So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. 28But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. 31When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. 32Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ 34And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. 35So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time Year A

Matthew 18:15-20
15 “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
While the Emmanuel Centre is closed during this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to host a space for prayer and contemplation on this page. To submit a prayer request or light a candle, please go to the Virtual Chapel page on our website at https://unichaplaincy.org.uk/virtual-chapel/
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Matthew 16:21-28
21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? 27 “For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. 28 Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
On Monday 31st and Tuesday 1st next week the University will be 'closed' for the Bank Holiday. As a result the Tuesday online Breathe service will not take place.
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Leave a prayer request

All prayers will be prayed for regularly by our chaplains and student outreach workers. A candle for each prayer will be lit by either Father Marc at the Catholic Chaplaincy or outreach worker Joseph at St Luke’s Lutheran Church.

If you would like the prayer to remain private, you may say ‘Private prayer’.